California's Great America

California's Great America, Santa Clara: Address, Phone Number, California's Great America Reviews: 4/5

California's Great America
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#AmazingLooksLike the state’s only combination theme and water park offering more than 100 acres of world-class entertainment for guests of all ages!
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Laura N
1 contribution
Extremely long wait times
Jul. 2021 • Family
We went to great America in July 2021 and had a horrible experience. We stood in line for over 4.5 hours for the rail blazer ride. It was awful! What a waste of money. That just messed up the kids day. They were ready to go home after that. There was no communication on how long the ride would take or nothing. I’m so disappointed. I’ve been here before and had a great experience, so I think this must be a post pandemic issue. Hope they get their mojo back. For now though, I’m out✌🏾.
Written 24 July 2021
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Lila
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The worst. The literal worst.
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Absolutely awful. I couldn’t believe how bad it was. I’d never experienced the park to be like this in the past. We were there for over 6 hours and only made it on three rides. One ride’s wait took two hours. Multiple rides were down throughout the day. They seemed really understaffed and mismanaged — there was very little clear signage or communication, the loading/unloading of people on the rides was so inefficient, and buying food at the park was chaos. Honestly, they just seemed not at all prepared for a post-quarantine opening. There was way too many people for how few rides were working — it didn’t seem like they limited the capacity at all. We literally saw two people faint in line from how long they had to wait in the heat. It became clear going here could only be worth it for the people with fast passes, who ended up extending the wait time for everyone without fast passes. I don’t usually write dramatic online reviews, or any online reviews for that matter, but the day was honestly a nightmare. Don’t do it! Save your money and your sanity! :)
Written 10 July 2021
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Safrin
3 contributions
Horrible!!
Jul. 2021 • Family
Horrible! We were at the park for 4 hours did about 3 rides. First two rides broke down after waiting in line for over an hour. How can they operate and take people's money like that. It takes 15-20 mind to load people. So inefficient!
Written 1 July 2021
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Robert L
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Leaves lots to be expected.
Jun. 2021
We came here 4 years ago and had a great time. Today was nowhere near the same. We bought the tickets and our dining plans online. The tickets were a great deal. The dining plans were a great waste. The only food actually available was cheeseburger and fries or chicken tenders and fries, they virtually had no other options, no salad no wraps, nothing remotely healthy. But after having paid online and spending nearly an hour waiting in line we had no choice. please do yourself a favor and pass on the dining option. We then got to spend over two hours waiting in line for rides as the fast lane folks and the fact that so many rides are down have caused the not fast lane peoples wait times to double. If you can't afford the extra 50 to 60 bucks per person don't expect to ride more than three or four rides during an 8 hour stay.
Written 27 June 2021
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Alex v
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Not worth your time or money.
Jun. 2021 • Family
This place is horrible. Yes you are going to wait in line, but too many rides closed funnels people to the ones left. Coasters running only one set of cars instead of two doubles times. Cars half full for no reason at all. Some rides way understaffed, others have multiple people standing around. Same price but reduced hours means during the week you pay $40 for maybe 6 rides if you are lucky. Or you can pay another $60 to $70 a person to cut to the front. I'm writing this review as there is nothing else to do except stare at chain link fence.
Written 25 June 2021
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David C
Hixson, TN514 contributions
Nice Theme Park
Jun. 2021
California’s Great America is a nice Cedar Fair theme park. It offers a mix of roller coasters - inverted, floorless, wooden and Raptor style RMC. They provide free wi-fi but their mobile app could use some work.
For instance, Mass Effect has scheduled showtimes every few hours but their app says it is open all day which is misleading. Some restaurants accept the dining plan but the mobile app says they don’t (Great American Pizza Company). Very confusing and wastes your time. To be located in Silicon Valley, their mobile app should be top notch.
Written 20 June 2021
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Nick H. Bell
San Jose, CA5 contributions
Awesome amusement park
Sep. 2020
What an awesome amusement park!! Went on a day with little crowd so we got to try many rides. The food is really pricey so perhaps don't buy much when you're there. Aside that the rides are fun and the design of the park is definitely appealing
Written 16 May 2021
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Chris
1 contribution
THE BEST
Sep. 2019
i love this place. every time i go here it feels great, great food, great people, great attractions, so yeah i would call it great america.
Written 27 March 2020
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Juvenal Lombera
East Palo Alto, CA1 contribution
My Home Park!
Mar. 2020
This is my home park so I'm pretty biased, but I love this park to death. I've always came here ever since I was 1 and a half and would ride Carousel Columbia. There's also a Water Park, 9 Roller Coasters, 52 rides in total. I'm really glad they're updating the water park because they haven't done that since 2007 so I'm really excited, the park opens in 10 days and I can't wait!
Written 12 March 2020
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fvillota1222
323 contributions
Winter fest
Dec. 2019 • Family
Came here with my family. Nighttime event. Everything was nicely decorated very festive. They had rides and show going on. Highly recommend the hot cocoa and churros. They even have a location where the kids can write a letter to santa clause and mail it to him. They do it annually so if you get a chance try it out
Written 10 March 2020
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