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California's Great America: Rides and Attractions

Located in Santa Clara, California's Great America is an exciting amusement and water park destination perfect for days of family-filled fun. The Bay Area's most exciting theme park electrifies you with thrill rides, water slides, family attractions, and Gold Striker - the tallest and fastest wooden coaster in Northern California. Enjoy 3-D animation shows at the Paramount Action FX Theater and live stage shows, as well as seasonal events like Halloween Haunt and WinterFest.



Open weekends at the end of March.  Daily operation begins Memorial Day Weekend. Event hours vary.


  • Adult: Online:  $42 / Gate:  $59.99
  • Children & Senior: Online:  $44.99 / Gate:  $29.99
  • 3 & Under: Free


  • Halloween Haunt
  • Student ID Days
  • Run and Ride
  • WinterFest
  • The Great Pumpkin Fest
  • New Year's Eve at WinterFest


  • Amusement Rides
  • Dining
  • KidZville
  • Live Entertainment & Shows 
  • Boomerang Bay Waterpark
  • Special Events


  • Where is California's Great America located?

    California's Great America is located in Santa Clara, California, just a 10-minute drive from Hotel Vue via CA-237 and 45 miles southeast of San Francisco. Parking at CGA is $22 per vehicle for regular parking and $30 for preferred parking. Enjoy free parking at Hotel Vue during your stay in Mountain View.
  • Can I bring food into California's Great America?

    California's Great America offers a variety of food and beverage options including pizza, burgers, hot dogs, and snacks while enjoying the park. No outside food, coolers, or beverages are allowed into the park unless it's for guests with special dietary needs, baby food, or formula.

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