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What’s Coming to California in 2023

by Aoife O'Riordan

Nov 28, 2022

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From theme park additions to new attraction openings, California invites family travelers to experience its many exciting openings and expansions in 2023.

 

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD

The highly anticipated SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will open at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023, making it the first SUPER NINTENDO WORLD in the country. The immersive space transports guests to the world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, with vibrant colors and a groundbreaking ride.

 

SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego plans to open its newest rollercoaster, Arctic Rescue, in spring 2023. Slated to be the longest and fastest straddle coaster on the West Coast, this family-friendly, multilaunch ride brings guests on a snowmobile, before launching them 40 mph on a snowy adventure.

 

Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza

The Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza will grace downtown Palm Springs, featuring Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, an outdoor Oasis Trail and Spa at Séc-he. The museum highlights the history, culture and modern times of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

 

Disney 100 Years of Wonder

Set to be the largest cross-company global celebration in the history of The Walt Disney Co. at Disneyland Resort, Disney 100 Years of Wonder begins Jan. 27. The celebration includes limited-time offerings, with highlights including two all-new nighttime spectaculars; the opening of the reimagined Mickey’s Toontown; and the return of the “Magic Happens” parade at Disneyland Park.

 

Museum of Illusions

Museum of Illusions comes to San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter near the end of 2023. The 10,000-square-foot museum includes 3-D holograms, optical illusions, interactive rooms and brain-puzzling exhibits.

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