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California's Great America

Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95050
+1 408-988-1776
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Good mix of rides, quieter than expected for a Sunday, enjoyable visit

My wife and I visited on the last Sunday in August 2016, and we expected it to be really busy, but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Davidjellis
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Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
No signs or direction

Great america was alright. There aren't too many rides even with the new water park. If you don't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
danie K
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The new roller coaster, called Stealth, mimics flight and is one of the park's thriller rides.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“water park” (84 reviews)
“gold striker” (39 reviews)
“season pass” (37 reviews)
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Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I visited on the last Sunday in August 2016, and we expected it to be really busy, but it seems that Sundays are not too bad and the lines were short, which allowed me plenty of opportunity to ride the coasters, my...More

Thank Davidjellis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great america was alright. There aren't too many rides even with the new water park. If you don't want to get lost, get a free map or download their app. Great america need to add direction or arrows pointing to rides or attraction. One of...More

Thank danie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a good day here at beginning of June. Park was not too busy, so no long waiting times in lines for attractions. Staff were friendly and seemed to be very safety conscious. Park itself was looking a little tired and could probably do with...More

Thank Willie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I split up and he did the big coasters with our older kids and I was able to take our 2 year old over to the "Peanuts" area and she was able to do several rides. We ate in the park, we...More

Thank Marknjacki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome place with thrilling rides ... best vertical fall ride & rollercoasters I had been so far ! A good place to enjoy with family & friends !!

Thank saurabhvyas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are from So-cal, who has so many theme park to enjoy to. We thought it may be like a small unattractive one. But it turn out they have quite so may rides including water ride to choose from and music entertainment too. It 's...More

Thank A H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this park in early April at the end of our 10 day spring break vacation to San Francisco and Yosemite and it there were hardly any people and we didn't have to wait in line very long. It has rides for the...More

Thank Daniela3162
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are here this is must visit. Best thrill park and water park around. Summer is the best time to visit (park generally opens from May till August). If you are local and with kids then annual membership will save you $$.

Thank amitonly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to Great America since 1982, a lot has changed but some things remain the same! My very first concert was here (Eddie Money). Over the years I've come here for 8th grade Graduation, Company picnics and also been a season ticket holder....More

Thank LYLE M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I guess you get what you pay for. Yes we had discount tickets but what a bummer. I couldn't believe when we arrived some of the restrooms were running out of toilet paper! I understand the water attractions not being opened this early in the...More

Thank Ginger B
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Laura V
Can they give me a refund on accidential purchase on season passes?
31 May 2017|
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Response from LYLE M | Reviewed this property |
Best thing to do is call customer service.
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Linda S
ticket prices? thanks
19 April 2017|
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Response from Letitia W | Reviewed this property |
I went during their Christmas special so an adult ticket was 29.99
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