Calling all history vultures and adventure seekers! 2023 is the year for long-awaited openings and exciting anniversaries in California.
The Walt Disney Company's 100th year anniversary and the 60th anniversary of the closure of Alcatraz present two remarkable events that cater to different interests.
Plus, get ready to level up your theme park experience with the opening of the new SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Ready to discover what's new and what's still a classic favourite? Keep reading!
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™, the innovative, immersive and highly-anticipated themed land, opened earlier this year at Universal Studios Hollywood and is the first SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ to debut in the United States.
The new attraction transports theme park guests and Nintendo fans into the world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach to become part of their compelling universe.
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ was created in partnership with Nintendo and the visionaries at Universal Creative to deliver exhilarating entertainment with innovative technological achievements inspired by characters and video games that have appealed to generations of Nintendo fans for over 40 years.
2023 marks 60 years since the closure of San Francisco’s infamous prison on 21 March 1963. Families can experience a chilling walk-through of hidden spots used for famously attempted escapes and fascinating accounts of notorious convicts, including Al ‘Scarface’ Capone and Robert ‘Birdman’ Stroud.
Tours available include the audio ‘Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour’ which transports its listeners to the scene where escapees’ cells were revealed to be empty.
Feel the adrenaline of the events unfurling as this award-winning audio tour guides through the prison.
No trip to California is complete without a visit to the “Happiest Place on Earth”. With its classic attractions, beloved characters and parades, Disneyland is a must-visit for families.
There has never been a better time to visit the park either as it is celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the Walt Disney Company with new attractions and experiences. These festivities will include a new nighttime firework spectacular called “Wondrous Journey” featuring nods to every Walt Disney Animation Studios film to date, and a heartwarming new song, “It’s Wondrous.”