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California's Great America

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” (43 reviews)
“roller coaster” (47 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 43 reviews
"roller coaster"
in 47 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 7 reviews
"admission price"
in 7 reviews
"planet snoopy"
in 7 reviews
"drop zone"
in 7 reviews
"knott's berry farm"
in 6 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 18 reviews
"big rides"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days 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

Thank David T
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 10 April 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

3  Thank Natalia C
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Reviewed 5 April 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 29 March 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

Thank FamilyTraveler623
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

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

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

The roller coaster originally opened as Vortex,Now known as the Patriot a stand-up roller coaster designed by Werner Stengel and produced by Bolliger & Mabillard,on March 9, 1991.I believe I was here on opening day the Vortex was the brand new roller coaster at the...More

Thank Anthony B
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite theme parks, as far as rides go. I am a fan of roller coasters, and I think this park has some of the best ones. Of course there are are other rides if roller coasters aren’t your thing, and...More

1  Thank Megan H
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

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 8 February 2018

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

Thank dc243180
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vactrip99
22 May 2018|
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Response from Natalia C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, however I would recommend buying tickets online if possible. From my experiences, it's always cheaper buying online through their websites. Good luck!
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Dana S
14 May 2018|
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Response from dc243180 | Reviewed this property |
The Park is only open from May-December
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sherrymarie2018
12 March 2018|
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Response from Marc W | Reviewed this property |
The best time is on weekdays during the months when school is still in (March, April, and May). Check the calendar for the exact days and hours the park is open (search on Google "California's Great America Calendar and... More
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