California’s Great America Theme Park in Santa Clara is northern California’s biggest amusement park. Thrill rides here match or exceed theme parks in Southern California including Six Flags. Great America is about an hours drive from San Francisco and a little over two hours from Sacramento.
Major rides at California’s Great America Theme Park include Gold Striker a huge wood coaster, Flight Deck, the Demon, the Grizzly and Vortex. There is also the exhilarating Rip Roaring Rapids, replicating a white water rafting trip, and White Water Falls.
For the younger set, there is Planet Snoopy and Kidzville which is full of rides perfect for children up to about age 12. Live stage productions entertain guest all day long and are a great way e to relax in between rides. All tickets include admission to Boomerang Bay water park.
Boomerang Bay Water Park is open during the summer season and a great place to cool off for the whole family. Great America’s Halloween Haunt runs the last week in September all the way through the month of October.
Open Great America is open March through October (weekends September and October.) California’s Great America has the most kids’ rides, the most thrill rides and the most water rides in Northern California. Full price tickets are a little expensive so be sure to take advantage of the discounts offered on this page.
Parking is $15 per vehicle for Regular Parking and $18 for Preferred Parking. RV parking is $22 per vehicle.
Like most theme parks no outside food, beverages or coolers are allowed to be brought into California’s Great America. The park offers a wide assortment of dining places from hot dogs to fried chicken. There are also plenty of places to eat nearby in Santa Clara.
California’s Great America is owned by Cedar Fair the same company that owns Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park and Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, CA. This is why you will see snoopy characters when you visit the theme park
California’s Great America Theme Park 4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054