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It’s not just Disneyland rides that draw thrill seekers to California. With a variety of amusement parks in California to rival anywhere else in the world, the Golden State serves up endless theme park fun under a nearly year-round sun. In addition to yo-ho-ho-ing with the Pirates of the Caribbean, you can cast spells at Hogwarts and soar high above the Pacific on a beachfront Ferris wheel. Plus, adrenaline junkies will find scores of coasters packed with gut-churning loops, plummets, and gravity-defying inversions. Whether you’re looking to catch a few Gs or simply snap a few mouse-ear selfies, here’s where to get your thrills at the best amusement parks in California. Make a weekend of it with a stay at one of the best hotels in California.
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