Interesting Facts About California Attractions

Interesting facts about the top tourist attractions of California, from the California Travel and Tourism Commission.
  • California has more theme parks and amusement parks than any other state.

  • More than 30 million LEGO bricks were used to build all of the models at LEGOLAND California.

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is California's oldest amusement park.

  • The Giant Dipper Roller Coaster at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk is California's oldest operating roller coaster.

  • Castle Air Museum, in Atwater, California, has the largest display of military aircraft in California.

  • "Superman The Escape" at Six Flags Magic Mountain, is the world's fastest and tallest thrill ride - it goes from 0 to 100 mph in 7 seconds and is 415 feet tall (41 stories).

  • "The Viper" at Six Flags Magic Mountain is the world's largest looping roller coaster. It is 188 feet high, 3,380 feet long, goes upside down 7 times, and reaches speeds up to 70 mph.

  • "The Colossus" at Six Flags Magic Mountain is the world's highest capacity roller coaster. It can move over 2,600 guests per hour! J Knott's Berry Farm, which opened in 1940, is America's oldest theme park.

  • "The Timber Mountain Log Ride" at Knott's Berry Farm, which opened in 1969, was America's first log flume ride.

  • "Bigfoot Rapids" at Knott's Berry Farm is California's longest man made white water river.

  • Knott's Berry Farm is the site of America's first 360-degree looping roller coaster (Opened in 1975, replaced in 1990).

  • The San Diego Wild Animal Park hosts the only Northern White Rhinoceroses in the Western hemisphere.

  • The San Diego Zoo boasts the world's largest zoological society membership, with members in more than a quarter million households.

  • The San Diego Zoo hosts the most comprehensive collection of deer in the world, with 17 species.

  • The Outer Bay Exhibit in Monterey features the largest window on earth, 17 feet by 57 feet by 13 inches thick.

  • The Star of India, located in San Diego, is the oldest active tall ship in the world.

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