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Visit California Lunches New Fun Spots Promoting Highlighting State’s New Attractions

Sacramento, CA, USA (May 1, 2012) /PRNewswire/ — Visit California has launched a premium edition of its Fun Spots promotion to celebrate the significant enhancements opening this summer at some of the Golden State’s premiere attractions. Save on admission at California theme parks, zoos, aquariums, museums as well as boat and train rides through downloading discount coupons at

This summer, Disney California Adventure reopens June 15 after a $1.2 billion enhancement that includes the new movie-inspired Cars Land and re-imagined Buena Vista Street. SeaWorld San Diego premieres the Manta double launch roller coaster May 26, 2012 that includes gliding through a 100,000-gallon underwater habitat providing the sensation of swimming like a giant Manta Ray. Los Angeles’ Universal Studios also premieres Transformers: The Ride 3D on May 25, 2012, fusing one-of-a-kind HD 3D media and flight simulator technology creating a new benchmark in a theme park attraction.

“It is unprecedented to have three of California’s biggest attractions to unveil major enhancements all in one season,” says Caroline Beteta, CEO and President of Visit California, “These developments provide another reason to visit the Golden State this summer, especially for families.”

A sample of savings only available through Visit California’s Premium Fun Spots promotion at includes:

  • Obtain 15% off tickets to IRIS from Cirque du Soleil® at Los Angeles’ Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
  • Buy one day and get a second day free Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Receive $10 off a one-day admission at LEGOLAND® California
  • Adults can visit SeaWorld San Diego, at the kid’s admission fee

“The Premium Fun Spots promotion showcases the abundance of diverse attractions available across the entire state,” Beteta said. “Through logging onto the promotion website, it has never been easier to include a broad range of family-fun attractions into a California summer vacation itinerary.”

For more information on the Premium Fun Spots promotion, visit:

Visit California (formerly known as the California Travel & Tourism Commission) is a non-profit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs – in partnership with the state’s travel industry – that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination. According to Visit California, travel and tourism expenditures total $102.3 billion annually in California (20 percent of which is international), support jobs for 893,000 Californians and generate $6.3 billion in state and local tax revenues. For more information about Visit California and for a free California Official State Visitor’s Guide, go to

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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