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“It’s ok. Not worth it in the end.”
Review of Pixieland

Pixieland
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Concord
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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Came here on an end of the school preschool fieldtrip with my sons class. I want to say how amazing this place is, but it’s really not. Even as a mom of young boys, it’s just not great and definitely not worth the money. I’d MUCH rather drive to the zoo, Gilroy Gardens or Santa Cruz beach Boardwalk for rides with the kids.

The rides here are soooooo small! And short ride times. We did every ride in 45 and that’s with line wait times and stopping to talk with friends.

Something key to know is an adult can only ride on a few rides and most rides need another kid as a buddy or an adult. However roller coaster only can take 3 adults and then they won’t even fill up the coaster, so long wait times. Same with other rides. Only so many adults allowed per ride. This place is for small children. To me that just doesn’t make sense. How can this be targeted for small children, yet if my husband and I want to ride the ride with our young boys we will have to wait for the next ride to do that.

We will definitely not be back. Again, we’d much rather prefer to drive to the Oakland zoo, gilroy gardens or Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for ride fun with the kids.

I guess this place is ok if you are single parent, or your spouse is working and you are taking a single young child.

1  Thank themermaidrach
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

I have always loved the idea of this little local amusement park in Concord. It was always so easy to bring the kids there, or the grand kids. Also has a duck pond for feeding ducks. A true gem hidden in Concord!!

1  Thank MikeyBoy1951
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This is a great family place. The rides are great for young kids and toddlers. You can bring your own picnic or purchase food there. You can also picnic outside of the play/ride area on the lawn or picnic tables. there is also a duck pong to feed the ducks.

Thank outwaken
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

This was great for our 3 and 2 year old. They LOVED it. We loved it too because it wasn’t crowded and it is a small space so you don’t get over tired with all the walking. The tickets do go fast though since we had to accompany them on all the rides. We spent $50 in tickets in about two hours. With snacks at the end, it was about a $75 for three hours. Super fun.

Thank Pooja R
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Reviewed December 15, 2017

Driving to Pixieland in Concord, CA. is rather obscure because this junior amusement park is just past a residential area, which one would not suspect it to be near such an area. The park is situated and set up like a city park. Pixieland is geared toward the younger generation, which explains why the park has a focus on junior rides. Their ride lineup includes a carousel, train, Red Baron airplanes, Frog Hopper, and Tea Cups. One of the most bizarre, yet shocking rides in Pixieland is a nostalgic Musical Ferris Wheel (manufactured by Elektro-Mobiltechnik, which is now Merkur Kids Gaming); the last time I saw one of these rides was in the mid-90s at various stores like K-Mart, TG&Y, etc!

Flying Dragon Coaster is manufactured by Wisdom Rides, which is based in Merino, Colorado. One of Wisdom’s classic thrill rides is the Gravitron! Flying Dragon has the exact same layout as Tiger Trek at the Oakland Zoo with a spiral lift hill, small initial drop, swooping left drop with a small helix, and a left turn before the station. The theming is a dragon train that goes around a couple of trees, real and faux, and a rider can obtain two circuits with two ride tickets. Even though the layout is the exact same as Tiger Trek at Oakland Zoo, the ride experience is just as good.

Overall, Pixieland is a cute park, yet needs more to cater to a broader audience. At least the coaster “credit” is very affordable for the price you pay (i.e., $4.50 for two tickets) compared to that of other parks that have a pay-per-ride schedule.

My Park Ratings:

Excitement: 3 (good)
Variety of Roller Coasters: 0 (the park has one coaster)
Unique Flat Thrill Rides: 0 (one thrill ride exists)
Seat Choice: 5 (guests can choose any row/seat they wish)
Roller Coaster Re-Ride: N/A (tickets must be purchased)
Park Cleanliness: 5 (the park is quite clean)
Staff/Operations: 5 (the staff is very friendly, and operations are great)
Water: 3 (the taste is normal city water, but is cool)
Food Prices: 4 (prices were reasonable for the quantity and quality)
Park Map: N/A
Website: 5 (very user-friendly)
Affordable: 5 ($45 and below; current pricing as of (CAO) 27 May 17 shows $2.25 per ticket, and riding the coaster takes two tickets or $4.50)
Parking Prices: 5 (parking price is $10 and below; current pricing for parking is free)

Overall: 53/16 = 3.31 (Needs Improvement—3.00 to 3.50)

My Roller Coaster Ratings:

The five ratings are as follows in this order:

1. Coaster Excitement
2. Elements
3. Uniqueness
4. Smoothness
5. Theming/Storyline

Flying Dragon Coaster: 3/2/1/5/2 (13)—This coaster is basic with a dragon theme.

1  Thank Valedc03ls
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