FAQs

Imaginarium was an outdoor walk-thru event that is a magical journey through light. There were over three million LED lights in four different zones. The zones included Rhapsody in Blue (where lights and music were synchronized); Winter Wonderland (where the holidays were celebrated in an area aglow with white); Field of Dreams (where visitors could walk through a field of 30,000 LED roses in various colors); and the Under the Sea  There were also carnival rides, games, costumed characters, a DJ, snow machines and bubble machines, a Beer Garden, and food options.

Imaginarium was open from November 19th, 2021 through January 16th 2022 (select days). Dates for 2022 will be announced this summer.

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Imaginarium will be located at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA. 

Yes. There were a variety of food options for purchase. If you are interested in being a vendor in the future, check out our vendors page.

All items found in the park were turned over to Cal Expo Police. You can call them if you’ve lost something at (916) 263-3000.

Imaginarium is an outdoor walk-thru event that is a magical journey through light. There are over three million LED lights in four different zones. The zones include Rhapsody in Blue (where lights and music are synchronized); Winter Wonderland (where the holidays are celebrated in an area aglow with white); Field of Dreams (where visitors can walk through a field of 30,000 LED roses in various colors); and The Ocean Experience (where visitors can feel like they can walk on water and be inside a wave). There are also carnival rides, games, costumed characters, a Beer Garden, and food options.

Imaginarium opens on November 19th and runs through January 16th (select days). For a look at our calendar, click here.

While we’re open until 10 or 11 (depending on the day), our ticket sellers stop selling tickets up to one hour before closing time so you may not be able to purchase at the gate. Also security might close the gate up to 45 minutes before our closing time so be prepared that you might not get in at that late time.

Ticket costs vary depending on day and the age of the guest. Please visit our ticket page to learn more.

Yes, you can buy tickets at the gate once we open. Please note that event days may sell out and you may not be able to purchase a ticket at the gate.

If you purchased your tickets online, open up the attachment on your computer and select a printer. You can then print paper tickets to show at the gate. You can also bring your phone to the event and open up the attachment on your phone and show it to the Ticket Scanner. If you have an iPhone you can add your tickets to your Apple Wallet and scan the QR code.

Yes, you can reschedule your tickets to another weekday or weekend, depending on what type of tickets you purchased. We cannot reschedule tickets after 1/15/2022, as the last day to attend the event is 1/16/2022. Please use the form on our contact page and give us the date you would like to reschedule your tickets.

If it’s going to rain during our operating hours, we will not open our gates because of safety concerns. If you pre-purchased tickets, we will email you the day of the event and give you the opportunity to reschedule your tickets to another day that we are open. This is how you do it: Pull up your tickets on your phone, tablet, or desktop and click on the “Reschedule” button and find another day that will work with your calendar and the upcoming weather forecast. If you cannot locate the Reschedule button, click on the ? in the upper right corner and choose the radio button Reschedule tickets and proceed from there.

The health and safety of our guests and staff is of the utmost importance and continues to be at the forefront during our run at Cal Expo. We are actively monitoring and following all State and County guidelines pertaining to COVID-19. During the 2021 – 2022 season, tickets will be sold by the day and capacity will be limited to enhance safety and guest experience.

Please note the important details below prior to attending our event:

  • All guests (ages 2 and up), vaccinated and unvaccinated, are required to wear masks indoors.
  • When outdoors, face coverings remain optional for all Guests in outdoor common areas.
  • The State of California strongly recommends that all Guests be fully vaccinated or receive a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering an event venue or attending a large public gathering.
  • An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.

To see the current COVID-19 regulations, please visit – https://covid-19.acgov.org/index

Yes, for Active, Retired, or Veterans of the U.S. Military and for First Responders, Nurses, and Medical Workers you can receive $4.00 off for no more than four (4) admission tickets (to include the eligible member). Must be redeemed at the gate on either a ticket purchased at the gate or in the form of a refund to an already purchased ticket online. If other members of the party purchased pre-sale tickets, then the admission ticket will be sold at the price of the pre-sale ticket and will include $4.00 off. Must present a valid  ID.

You can buy a separate rides wristband for those members of your party that want to have unlimited access to the rides or buy individual tickets if you only want to ride one or two rides. Individual ride tickets cost $1.00 and can only be purchased on the night you attend. See our pricing here.

We accept VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and cash. Parking is cash only.

$12.00 per vehicle. Cash Only.

The parking gates will open at 3:30pm and allow guests to enter and park. The gates to the event do not open until 5:00pm.

Unfortunately, no, once you exit, you will have to pay for parking again if you return.

Yes, drop off and pick up without paying for parking can be accomplished at the main entrance loop to Cal Expo. Imaginarium guests would then walk to the west gate.

Dress warm, bring cash for parking, cash or cards for carnival rides, games, and food.

Imaginarium is located at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA. You can see our map here.

Yes. Wheelchairs can be rented for $25.00 on a first come, first served basis. When you arrive to the event, request a wheelchair from a ticketing agent or at the guest service window.

Yes. We will have a variety of food options for purchase.

Animals needed to assist guests (such as guide dogs) are welcome at Cal Expo. To learn more about service animals, please visit Visit ADA.gov site for Service Animal info. Other pets are not allowed at Imaginarium.

Please do not leave pets in your vehicle unattended if it is warm out. Your windows could be broken by the Sacramento County Animal Shelter, your pets taken and you could be charged with a crime. Always leave your name and phone number on your window or dashboard so you can be reached if it’s an emergency.

All items found in the park are turned over to Cal Expo Police. You can call them if you’ve lost something at (916) 263-3000.

Be sure to be in contact with someone identified as either a carnival or Imaginarium staff member and let them know you’ve been hurt. They will contact a supervisor who will let the on-site EMT know and they will come to you.

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