California’s Great America Theme Park in Santa Clara is the largest amusement park in northern California. Thrill rides here match or exceed theme parks in Southern California, including Six Flags. Great America is a one-hour drive from San Francisco and two hours from Sacramento.
Popular rides at California’s Great America Theme Park include Gold Striker, a huge wood coaster, Flight Deck, the Demon, the Grizzly, and Vortex. The exhilarating Rip Roaring Rapids is exhilarating, replicating a whitewater rafting trip and Rail-Blazer, a single-rail steel coaster.
Best Deals on Tickets
These tickets are good for any day. Print your ticket or scan the bar code at the entrance—no waiting at the ticket booth.
More Ways to Save at Great America
- Great America GROUPON Deal – Save $20.00 on Single-Day Admission.
- Costco Great America Discount – On occasion, Costco may offer discounted tickets for California’s Great America. Check your local store for information and details.
- Military Discounts – California’s Great America usually offers a Military Discount for Active duty, Veterans, and retired military.
- Season tickets are a great way to save if you live within easy driving distance of California’s Great America Theme Park.
Boomerang Bay Water Park California’s Great America
Boomerang Bay Water Park is open during the summer season and a great place to cool off for the whole family. Great America’s Halloween Haunt runs the last week in September through October. All tickets include admission to Boomerang Bay water park.
Planet Snoopy and Kidzville
For the younger set, there is Planet Snoopy and Kidzville, which is full of rides perfect for children up to about age 12. Live stage productions entertain guests all day long and are a great way e to relax in between rides. All tickets include admission to Boomerang Bay water park.
Food and Drink
Like most theme parks, no outside food, beverages, or coolers can be brought into California’s Great America. The park offers a wide assortment of dining places, from hot dogs to fried chicken. There are also plenty of places to eat nearby in Santa Clara.
Parking at Great America
Parking is $25 per vehicle. RV parking is $27 per vehicle. Accessible parking spaces are available, but space is limited. School bus parking is free.
Getting to California’s Great America
California’s Great America is owned by Cedar Fair, the same company that owns Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park and Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, CA. This is why you will see snoopy characters when you visit the theme park. California’s Great America Theme Park 4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, California. Website.