There is a reason Buena Park is known as Southern California’s “Fun City.” Well, many reasons, in fact. From amusement park fun at Knott’s Berry Farm to whimsical adventure at Medieval Times, not to mention the city’s close proximity to other SoCal attractions like Disneyland, it’s no wonder family travelers often choose this great destination as a home base during vacations. But this summer, one Buena Park fan favorite gives families a whole new reason to visit this adventure-packed city.
Pirates Dinner Adventure recently made a pretty big change to its show with the addition of a new cast member: a giant animatronic dragon. While guests cheer on their favorite pirates, the dragon gives crewmembers a whole new foe to battle, elevating the guest experience to a new level. The show, which combines dinner theater with a healthy dose of pirate lore, debuted its newest cast member in June, making it the perfect blend of fantasy, comedy, adventure and great food for a family night out in Southern California.
The show lasts about 1.5 hours and runs Tuesday–Sunday, with two daily performances on Saturday and Sunday. Guests of all ages are welcome and not only is the theater wheelchair accessible, but the menu is also designed with a variety of dietary needs in mind, so you have options ranging from roasted meat dishes to vegan choices with plenty of upgrades and appetizers to choose from.
The performances are interactive, with actors encouraging audiences to let loose and have a good time. They even encourage visitors to dress up in costume if they wish, making it an especially fun experience for the little ones.
Can joining Disney Vacation Club help you save on family travel? Well, David’s Vacation Club Rentals, a source for Disney Vacation Club rentals, can provide some insight. Disney travel experts like Melissa Mullett, director of operations, David’s Vacation Club Rentals, provided some tips and insider knowledge on how Disney Vacation Club works.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Does your road trip crew include young kids? We’ve been there, too, and know keeping everyone busy and entertained makes those long stretches of interstate much more peaceful.
In the market for new luggage? If you’re outfitting your entire family of travelers, you may want to check out some new offerings available at Target from travel brand Atlantic. Atlantic’s new line focuses on making travel more convenient with kiddos, and includes seven pieces to choose from, all made with durable, lightweight, sustainable materials (each item is made from up to 27 recycled plastic bottles).
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Norwegian recently launched the newest addition to its fleet, Viva, with a spectacular debut earlier this month. The ship, launched from Trieste, Italy, and finishing its inaugural run in Lisbon, Portugal, is the second in its Prima Class of ships, set to give family travelers the ultimate vacation experience.