Friday, September 22, 2023

Southern Calif theme parks and attractions discounted through CityPASS

LOS ANGELES & SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Helping to make any Golden State getaway even more enjoyable is Southern California CityPASS, which shaves 29 percent off the cost of visiting Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park (the Southern California CityPASS includes a 3-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Bonus Ticket), as well as one-day admissions to Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld San Diego, and a choice between either the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

An adult Southern California CityPASS sells for $276 (a value of $389.90), saving 29 percent off combined admission to the participating attractions. Children’s passes (ages 3-9) retail for $229 (a value of $340.90).

CityPASS reminds travelers that Disneyland’s tried-and-true favorites are being joined by several new attractions: On June 3, Disney will unveil both The Little Mermaid — Ariel’s Undersea Adventure (a fresh addition to the Disney California Adventure Park) and the newly revamped, 3-D-enhanced Star Tours: The Adventure Continues ride in Disneyland. Mickey’s Soundsational Parade will also premiere in Disneyland Park this summer.  With so much to do and see in both parks, CityPASS recommends its 3-Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket, allowing visitors to hop back and forth between Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park on all three days.

Nearby, Universal Studios Hollywood continues to celebrate the spectacular success of King Kong 360 3-D Created by Peter Jackson, opened in July 2010. Described as “the world’s largest, most intense 3-D experience,” King Kong combines thrilling visceral effects with the world’s largest Surround Digital projection. King Kong’s fellow attractions on the Studio Tour include a set from Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds, Alfred Hitchcock’s original Psycho House and Bates Motel, the Desperate Housewives Wisteria Lane sets, and Courthouse Square. To enter Universal Studios Hollywood, CityPASS holders present their passes at the park turnstiles, allowing them to skip the main ticket line.

At SeaWorld San Diego, CityPASS users also present their passes at the turnstile, bypassing the main-entrance line. This faster entry leaves Southern California CityPASS travelers with more time to enjoy SeaWorld’s shows, including One Ocean, which will debut this Memorial Day weekend.  All SeaWorld shows are included with CityPASS, including Blue Horizons, which debuted in May 2010. This “theatrical spectacular unites sea and sky,” showcasing energetic bottlenose dolphins, a colorful array of exotic birds and human performers, including divers and aerialists.

Southern California CityPASS also includes an option ticket that gives visitors a choice between the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The newest star at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is Jioni, a gangly giraffe calf born on Dec. 24, 2010. The park is now home to 16 Uganda giraffes: five males and 11 females. 

Southern California CityPASS can be purchased online at or at any of the CityPASS attractions. It is valid for 14 consecutive days, beginning with the first day of use. CityPASS is also available for New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hollywood, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California and Toronto.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

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