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California's Great America

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Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95050
+1 408-988-1776
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California's Great America Theme Park
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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” (70 reviews)
“gold striker” (44 reviews)
“roller coaster” (48 reviews)
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Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95050
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+1 408-988-1776
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"water park"
in 70 reviews
"gold striker"
in 44 reviews
"roller coaster"
in 48 reviews
"amusement park"
in 55 reviews
"season pass"
in 38 reviews
"flight deck"
in 43 reviews
"boomerang bay"
in 31 reviews
"all ages"
in 33 reviews
"halloween haunt"
in 16 reviews
"top gun"
in 15 reviews
"funnel cake"
in 8 reviews
"admission price"
in 7 reviews
"planet snoopy"
in 7 reviews
"drop zone"
in 7 reviews
"big rides"
in 6 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 18 reviews
"minute wait"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great America used to be a great theme park. Not any more. Rides: While there are some rides still available, others are closed or under construction. Why would they be constructing rides when the park should be ready for thousands of guests?Rides are dirty, showing...More

Thank Explorer238
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a nice weather weekend with the fam. Surprisingly not to many long lines. Pretty clean and organized. No rides were closed.

1  Thank fvillota1222
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great America is smaller than Six Flags Magic Mountain, but that makes it better! It has charm, thrill rides, a little water park, and good eats. The staff was very friendly, kind even when my friend wasn't allowed to ride a ride because he exceeded...More

2  Thank tarynlw
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Numbers 2-7 happened all on one day in July of 2017. 1) Some staff looked like they didn't want to be there and one was rude to my children instead of speaking politely to them on the first day we went in April. We were...More

4  Thank katrice7967
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Some questions I had that were not on other reviews. Also, my kids ages 16 & 13. Great park for this age. All rides had an area you can keep your personals. When you get on the ride, you walk across the ride and put...More

1  Thank David T
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Reminded me a lot of Lagoon in Utah, but larger. Rides were good. Food lines were ridiculously slow though. Nice group areas. I lost my phone on the first roller coaster I rode. After the park closed they were nice enough to retrieve it for...More

1  Thank Carina B
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Had a wonderful time with the family here. The weather was questionable but ended up not raining. I would recommend going when the weather is like that because there were no lines and no crowds at all. We were Abe to stay on the rides...More

4  Thank Natalia C
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We went on a sunny hot weekday and there were low crowds. The downside was that there were quite a few rides that were not operating (mostly the young kid rides and all of the water rides). The longest we waited was 20 minutes, but...More

1  Thank renees884
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

This park is on the small side - there are not too many rides to choose from. The Grizzly was closed on the day we went. There are only a few roller coasters and none are too thrilling. The park seems a bit run down...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

must try again! next time i will come with my family again. good for filling free time on weekends....

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mmehorn
June 5, 2018|
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Response from Marc W | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately yes, since someone who claims they won't ride rides might end up riding something anyway.
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Forge Pivots V
May 27, 2018|
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Response from Marc W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, just go to guest services (immediately to the right after going through the booths where you would normally buy a ticket).
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seoulnatik
May 27, 2018|
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Response from Marc W | Reviewed this property |
On December 23rd, California's Great America will be having Winterfest from 6PM to 10PM. A limited amount of rides are open and only half the park is accessible, however there are many Christmas-oriented shows, ice-skating... More
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