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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

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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Fun day for everyone

I've been going here since I was a little girl so this place is a bit nostalgic to me. Besides a few changes, this place still remains to be great fun for the whole family... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If u ever in santa clara and are with your kids you gotta visit californias great america. Ive been coming since i was a lil kid im 29 now. And now the san francisco 49ers new stadium is right next to it. Pretty awesome. Your kids will love u so much if you bring them there.

Thank josesU1923WF
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Numerous calls and e-mails to park personnel did not resolve problems with obtaining a 2016 season pass. Our one visit was a disappointment, in that there was off season chatter of; NEW SHOWS and RIDES, as though there were additions and remodeled to the old ... Only saw, one change in the entire park, from 2015.

1 Thank CI R
San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going here since I was a little girl so this place is a bit nostalgic to me. Besides a few changes, this place still remains to be great fun for the whole family. Favorite rides- grizzly, demon, mouse trap and drop tower! I'm a thrill seeker so the scarier the ride, the better! I didn't like the new... More 

Thank alexandrabroos8
Kahuku, Hawaii
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rides were closed due to under staffing or rides were broken down on tracks and people were having to be evacuated from a ride. Food is so expensive and the waterpark was not too adventurous.

1 Thank smantarays
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love coming to this park it's so much fun there's so much to do. This park caters to all ages from small children to teenagers to adult. Not only that there's so many varieties of restaurants to eat at

Thank JusMichelle
Gilroy, California
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218 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like amusement parks and wild rides, this is the spot for northern California. A favorite with teens a season pass for Christmas is perfect, and they have smaller rides and shows for younger and older crowds.

Thank Norma W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quick easy get away to a nice park for the day. We live in East Bay a short drive for an easy day trip. Not exactly Magic Mountain but worth the money, less crowds and not too far avoids travel expenses. Recommend the Fast Lane pass we breezed through lines and never waited longer than a few minutes.

Thank PS_Stef
El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my wife here on weekend to ride some coasters and had a blast. We rode the Goldmine coaster first and wow beware its a killer but fun. Entire park was great just be prepared to wait a lot in line especially on weekends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited California's Great America in June 2016 with our kids (teens) on a Tuesday which was great because the park was not crowded. There are a multitude of exciting high-speed rides and rides for those who like something a little slower. I enjoyed everything we participated in but especially the Mass Effect simulation and the skyride. There is a... More 

Thank Matthew K
Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We chose to spend the day here on a recent trip to satisfy the teens in our group. As we had to travel over an hour to get there and back from where we were staying and did not know how busy it would be we splurged on fast passes and a cabana. The Cabana was nice to have with... More 

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