Magazine article Sunset

What's New at the Parks?

Magazine article Sunset

What's New at the Parks?

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THIS SUMMER PROMISES TO BE one of the most animated in years, at least at Southern California's amusement parks. Here's a rundown of what's new at the four major theme parks.

Disneyland. The telephone is bigger than a breadbox, the couch is covered in rubber, and the old black-and-white TV plays nothing but cartoons. ln short, everything about this house is, well, kind of Mickey Mouse.

Which is as it should be since this is Toontown, the park's first new "land" in 20 years, and it is Mickey's house. Children can also visit the homes of Minnie Mouse, Chip 'n' Dale, and Goofy, whose living room and furnishings are inflated, allowing kids to literally bounce off the walls.

From Interstate 5 in Anaheim, take either the Harbor Boulevard or Katella Avenue exit; follow signs. Admission costs $28.75, $23 for ages 3 through 11.

Knott's Berry Farm. Four new rides have spruced up Camp Snoopy, a 6-acre wooded theme area designed for preschoolers. The new attractions include the Rocky Road Trucking Company, where children get to hop aboard a pint-size 18-wheeler.

Knott's Berry Farm is at 8039 Beach Boulevard in Buena Park. From State Highway 91, exit south on Beach Boulevard and follow signs. …

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