4 Adrenaline-Pumping Activities to Try in Anaheim, CA

If you’re a thrill-seeker, you might be wondering what you can do on your trip to Anaheim to get your adrenaline flowing. If so, you’re in luck. There are a few extreme sports you can take part in while in SoCal.

Aerobatic Thrill Flights

Located just 30 minutes from Anaheim in Long Beach, SkyThrills can take you on the flight of a lifetime. The best part is, the experience depends on what you want. It can range anywhere from a quick intro to over-the-top moves. For pilots, you even get the chance to take control of the stunt plane and learn some of the stunts yourself.


Parasailing combines skydiving with a parachute and flying. It’s a great thrill for anyone who tries it. Those as young as 5 years old are able to go as long as they have their parent’s permission.

There are a few parasailing companies in the Southern California area. You’ll want to make a reservation in advance, so you can take the flight when it’s most convenient for you. As you plan for your trip, check out hotels in Anaheim so you can reserve accommodations near your favorite activities.

Flying a Fighter Jet

If you’ve ever wanted to fly a jet, or at least a realistic simulation, now is your chance. At Flightdeck, you can have an immersive flying experience without leaving the ground. This is done with simulators that actually put you in the cockpit of either a Boeing 737 or an F-16 Fighting Falcon. With the first, you’ll take the plane up and experience what it’s like to be a commercial pilot. With the second, you get a chance to fight others to see who can triumph over all. Because they have eight fighter jets total, the simulation allows you to actually try to hit the other pilots.

Everything about the experience is realistic, from the military flight suits you wear to the classroom where you are trained, to having a headset through which specialists in the control room tell you where you need to fly. It’s definitely an opportunity you shouldn’t miss. Age restrictions require participants to be 11 years old or older. The fighter jet experience is 90 minutes with 40 minutes “in the air,” whereas the Boeing 737 experience is 30 to 90 minutes with a retired commercial pilot as your co-captain.

Zip Lining

Ever wanted to propel across ropes at speeds of 30 miles per hour? You can if you head to one of the zip lining locations near Anaheim. With Catalina Island Zip Line Eco Tour, you travel on five zip lines to see incredible views while traveling at speeds that are sure to give you a thrill.

At Ziplines at Pacific Crest, you can choose from two packages or combine both for a full day of adventure that includes a total of 15 zip lines. Skull Canyon Zipline Eco Tours has four zip line courses, including an Extreme Course that is higher and faster. Whichever course you choose, you’re sure to have a blast.

With so many adventurous opportunities, you could spend your whole trip to Anaheim with your heart pumping at full throttle.