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California's Great America

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Address: Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone Number: 408-988-1776
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Description: The new roller coaster, called Stealth, mimics flight and is one of the...
The new roller coaster, called Stealth, mimics flight and is one of the park's thriller rides.
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Love this place!

I go to Great America just about every weekend for a little while. As an annual pass holder it is easy to slip in and ride some roller coasters and slip out again. Definitely a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
CAndrewSemon
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I go to Great America just about every weekend for a little while. As an annual pass holder it is easy to slip in and ride some roller coasters and slip out again. Definitely a fun place to hang out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

I have been going to GA for 20 years. Now I bring my children there often. The rides are greet the place is clean and except for the long lines on busy days, it's awesome

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great America In Santa Clara California Is great for every age group. Specially for young kids(age 3 to 9) they have a beautiful water park and rides are great. I took my son there(2 years old) he loves the water park. They have a new stadium next to the park and its beautiful.

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Turlock, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
56 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I remember going the first week it opened I was around 9 or 10. I still like to go and look around. I don't much rides anymore. Lots have things have changed. But have good memories.

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Milpitas, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Once a year, we're in Great America. Our children outgrew the place but still they love to come and visit Great America. It's the place for kids, teenagers and even adults. Rides are enjoyable, swimming is lovable, watching shows are desirable. It's a place for everybody!

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Los Gatos, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Took my niece and I hadn't really been here in 15 years. The good: a few great rides and mild crowds make it possible to have plenty of fun. The gold pass is a great value, so you don't have to sell any internal organs to pay for the visit. The bad: Several rides are getting old and losing some... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Okay ignore the ppor grammar, spelling and awful pun of the title for just a moment and let me explain why i called it this. California's Great America has a modern built, old-world feel, Wooden Rollercoaster that will knock your frickin' socks off (at high speed on tight bends). The coaster is beautifully constructed and looks amazing, when you get... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

The rides are ehhh, nothing spectacular. The food is abysmal and the crowd is eclectic. The place is clean and well cared for.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I want to great America the first day it opened, and several seasons thereafter. But the last years it's gone downhill. They have maybe three roller coasters that are good, in all fairness I think the park is great for children between two and seven. For us big kids the park gets boring awful fast, years ago they had a... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We went with some friends because we had some discounted tickets at $10 which made it a great deal, otherwise, I'd say it's a little overpriced for what they offered. The attractions were (to the bare eye) well maintained and the staff super courteous. The food offer is very limited, and just "junk food", of course overpriced since you have... More 

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