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California’s Royal Summer
After the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Will and Kate) announced their plans to visit to the Golden State this July, the California Travel and Tourism Commission declared the summer of 2011 to be “The Royal Summer.”
To give your California visit a dash of royal cachet and enjoy major savings, check out CityPASS’s California ticket collections:
Southern California CityPASS packs the crown jewels of the Golden State’s theme parks into one deeply discounted entrance pass. The pass includes a Disneyland Resort 3-Day Park Hopper Bonus Ticket (entrance to both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park), as well as one-day admissions to SeaWorld San Diego, Universal Studios Hollywood, and either the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
Home to myriad princesses — Sleeping Beauty, Tiana, Cinderella, Snow White, Jasmine and more — Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park are well versed in all things royal. The latest princess to be granted her own attraction is Ariel, whose signature ride (The Little Mermaid — Ariel’s Undersea Adventure) debuted this summer. Nearby, Universal Studios Hollywood continues to celebrate last summer’s opening of King Kong 360 3-D, a multi-sensory experience that thrills riders with mind-blowing 3-D film footage and cutting-edge special effects. Also new in 2011 is SeaWorld San Diego’s killer whale show One Ocean, a magnificent tribute to the sea’s most regal residents.
Southern California CityPASS is valid for 14 days, starting with the first day of use. Passes can be purchased online at www.citypass.com/southern-california or at any of the participating attractions.
Adults $276 (save $132)
Children, 3-9, $229 (save $135)
Hollywood CityPASS: A Royal Pass to the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood CityPASS packs Tinseltown’s marquee attractions into one easy-to-use pass that offers line-skipping royal cachet and prepaid admission to Red Line’s “Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes” Tour, a guided excursion to famous film locations, classic movie palaces, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and more; a Starline Movie Stars’ Homes Tour; Madame Tussauds Hollywood; and a choice of either the Dolby Theatre (home of the Oscars) Guided Tour or The Hollywood Museum.
Like the city itself, Hollywood CityPASS invites visitors to dive in and indulge their every starstruck fantasy: scour the Hollywood Walk of Fame for remembrances of their favorite entertainers; fit their hands inside the prints left by Hollywood royalty outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre; or pop into Madame Tussauds to pose for photos with the “King of Pop” (Michael Jackson), or Lady Gaga (a new figure unveiled in December 2010).
Hollywood CityPASS is valid for nine days, starting with the first day of use. Passes can be purchased online at www.citypass.com/hollywood or at any of the participating attractions.
Adults $59 (save $49)
Children, 3-11, $39 (save $38)
San Francisco CityPASS: A Royal Summons to the City by the Bay
San Francisco CityPASS transforms ordinary visitors into kings and queens who enjoy line-skipping VIP access to the city’s top attractions and unlimited cable car access. Included with each CityPASS is a 7-Day Muni & Cable Car Transportation Passport, allowing unlimited rides on all Muni cable cars, buses and streetcars; as well as prepaid admission to the California Academy of Sciences, Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruises, Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and a choice between either the Exploratorium or the de Young and Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museums.
The national media recently crowned San Francisco with a bevy of honors and accolades. In fact, according to a 2011 U.S. News & World Report article, San Francisco is both America’s top summer destination and one of the top five vacation spots in the world. And, with CityPASS in hand, visitors can see the best this magnificent city has to offer without paying a king’s ransom.
San Francisco CityPASS is valid for nine days, starting with the first day of use. Passes can be purchased online at www.citypass.com/san-francisco or at any of the participating attractions.
Adults $69 (save $60)
Children, 5-12, $39 (save $40)