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California's Great America

Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95050
+1 408-988-1776
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Great place that is just the right size to have everything for a great family adventure without... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
812841
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Wichita, Kansas
What an amusement park by the 49er's new stadium?!

If you are planning on attending a SF 49er football game or if you are in the Silicon Valley to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dc243180
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Laguna Niguel, California
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The new roller coaster, called Stealth, mimics flight and is one of the park's thriller rides.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“water park” (88 reviews)
“gold striker” (43 reviews)
“season pass” (39 reviews)
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Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95050
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in 32 reviews
"halloween haunt"
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"planet snoopy"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place that is just the right size to have everything for a great family adventure without excessive walking that just leaves you exhausted. My 10 year old can't wait to go back!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are planning on attending a SF 49er football game or if you are in the Silicon Valley to hobnob with techies be sure to carve out an afternoon California's Great America Park. Easy to get to with no long lines and not nearly...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is ok for someone who has never visited a theme park. Most of the rides had long lines ~60-70minutes so the Fast Lane Pass is a must. Food was expensive and not of a quality that matched the price. The only good thing...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After first glimpse of this place my eyes dazzled by here's glamour. One of its most notable attractions ], Gold Striker has been a top ranked wooden roller coaster.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been going to this park since 2013 and have had a season pass in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 (season starts in March but I'm ready).Since 2015 I have gone around 30 times per season. I never really get bored of coming since...More

Thank Marc W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Different rides for different levels of adrenaline rush. They have rides that cater to young and/or old. Make sure to visit their Halloweenfest and Winterfest.

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Okay folks, this is a fun summer activity, but the real magic happens in October during the HALLOWEEN HAUNT! Stuff your face with fair ground food and then go on the rides, through the mazes, or just walk around the park trying to not jump...More

Thank dolphingrid
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Visited Santa Clara specifically to go to Winterfest at California Great Adventure. A few of the rides were closed, as well as sections of the park. Managed to do all of the good stuff in a few hours. Expensive food, $40 for 2 chicken finger...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I used to visit Great America 10x a summer as a kid. What happened!? This place went to hell in a hand basket. I remember this place being clean, classy and fun. Now it is just ghetto. Such a sad day for GA.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Went for winterfest. Some rides great, others average. Queued for 45 minutes to spend 2 minutes on the dodgem cars which didn’t impress us. Some roller coasters great, others not so much. Food exceptionally overpriced and service so slow it was painful. If you wear...More

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retiredandhappy43
15 February 2018|
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Response from Marc W | Reviewed this property |
No, the park opens for the season on March 24th, 2018. Sorry :( General park improvements are underway I including the construction of a new, world-class roller coaster and several restaurants as well as updated scenery and... More
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darkfalcon500
18 August 2017|
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Response from licha19 | Reviewed this property |
If you buy the gold season pass includes you parking and Halloween hunt. Otherwise if you buy your day pass for this season you'll have to buy your ticket separate for the Halloween hunt
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