Michele E. Buttermann
California offers travelers a wealth of new services to discover, from theme park experiences and cultural attractions to photogenic museums and luxury resorts, coming to the Golden State in 2023.
What’s the latest on theme parks?
Founded on October 16, 1923 by Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney, The Walt Disney Company will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2023.
Disney 100 Years of Wonder will be the largest cross-company global celebration in The Walt Disney Company’s history. Disneyland Resort will be the centerpiece of this celebration with fun events starting January 27 and limited-time offers throughout the year. Highlights include: Platinum-infused decor throughout the resort. His two all-new nighttime spectacles, ‘World of Color – One’ at Disney California Adventure Park and ‘Wanderlust Journey’ at Disneyland Park. New Mickey & Minnie Runaway Railway attraction. The reimagined Mickey’s Toontown opens in Spring 2023, bringing back the much-anticipated “Magic Happens” parade at Disneyland Park in time for Spring.
Universal Studios Hollywood
Super Nintendo World, an innovative, immersive and highly anticipated themed land, will open at Universal Studios Hollywood on February 17th as the first Super Nintendo World in Japan.
The US debut will bring theme park guests and Nintendo fans into the world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach. The immersive land features vibrant colors and architectural features within the theme park’s newly expanded areas, featuring groundbreaking rides, interactive areas for the whole family, and themed shopping and dining. It becomes a visual spectacle of ingenuity.
The nearby Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is an original concept restaurant opening at Universal CityWalk in early 2023.
Seaworld San Diego
The highly anticipated new coaster, Arctic Rescue, will open at SeaWorld San Diego in Spring 2023. Joining other thrill rides at the theme park, Arctic Rescue will be the longest and fastest straddle coaster on the West Coast. This family-friendly, multi-launch ride allows guests to hop on a snowmobile and embark on a chilly adventure at speeds of up to 40 mph while zipping through unpredictable Arctic climates to help animals in danger. increase. With a height requirement of 48 inches, even young adventure seekers can enjoy Arctic Rescue.
knott’s berry farm
Revenge of Montezuma was the world’s first flywheel roller coaster, which opened at Knott’s Berry Farm in 1978, and is the oldest shuttle loop roller coaster still in its original location.
For 2023, Revenge of Montezuma will change the theme with new thrills that will leave guests completely amazed at the direction the train is heading.
The new Fiesta Village will re-open at Knott’s Berry Farm in Summer 2023 with three new zones in the area, a brand new food location, an updated Fiesta Plaza stage and a redesigned marketplace inspired by Los Angeles’ Olvera Street. presents a beautiful decoration.
New information on major attractions
Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza
The new Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza, opening in downtown Palm Springs in 2023, will house the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, Séc-he’s spa, and an outdoor oasis trail. A new museum celebrates the history, culture and modern times of the Agua Caliente Band of Kawila Indians, while a state-of-the-art spa showcases the tribe’s ancient Agua Caliente hot mineral springs. The design inspiration for the Cultural Plaza includes Agua Caliente traditions such as basket weaving and pottery, as well as elements found in nature.
Museum of Illusions Coming to San Diego
The Museum of Illusions will open a new museum in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter towards the end of 2023. The nearly 10,000-square-foot museum features optical illusions, 3D holograms, mind-boggling exhibits, and interactive illusion rooms designed for visitors of all ages. fun.
Los Angeles Pink Panther Experience
In partnership with MGM, new experiential travel app Bounce launches “The Pink Panther and the Case of the Missing Diamond,” an interactive app navigation outdoor adventure that will revolutionize the travel and entertainment experience in Los Angeles.
Through the Bounce app, individuals, friends and families, led by the peerless inspector Clouseau, navigate Los Angeles stopping at top destinations and local gems.
Each location unlocks a new part of the story, interrogates suspects and uncovers clues, while also bringing friends and family together to explore new and possibly unknown places in your own backyard. We encourage
Yosemite Virtual Reality
Located at the South Gate entrance of Yosemite National Park in Oakhurst, Yosemite Cinema is making history by adding Yosemite Virtual Reality. Yosemite VR is the only permanent, positron-powered virtual reality theater in the United States.
The feature film, Experience Yosemite, narrated by Bryan Cranston, lets you see the park like never before. The state-of-the-art Positron Voyager Chair features sight, sound, smell, tactile feedback and movement.
What’s new in accommodations
In 2022, 30 new hotels will open in California, adding more than 5,100 rooms.
Notable new hotels scheduled to open in 2023 include:
Pendry Newport Beach (www.pendry.com/newport-beach) replaces the iconic former Fashion Island Hotel.
Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa, www.miramonteresort.com, opening in Indian Wells in late 2023.
Canopy by Hilton, www.hilton.com/en/canopy, opening in downtown Sacramento in early 2023.
Appellation Hotel in the rolling hills of Healdsburg, https://appellationhotels.com/healdsburg.
Palihotel San Diego (www.palisociety.com/hotels/san-diego) will open in Spring 2023, with three new hotels within Palisociety’s new Le Petit Pali brand.