California's Great America

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Enter the Bay Area’s most exciting theme park for a day of riding, splashing, and endless entertainment!

Gate Price

Adult: $64.00
Child: $44.00
Skip the ticket line!

Located in Santa Clara, California, Great America offers electrifying activities for every member of the family. You’ll get a rush of adrenaline on the dozens of thrill rides, splash about and ride the waves at the Boomerang Bay water park, make a stop at Planet Snoopy, cruise on over to Kidzville, and enjoy countless entertainment and dining options!

Thrill Rides: With options ranging from high to aggressive thrills, you’ll be sure to get a jolt of adrenaline on any of the Great America thrill rides! Get hoisted 153 feet above the ground, and dive at speeds up to 6 miles per hour on the Xtreme Skyflyer, twist and turn over a 91-foot hill through 360-degree loops on the Vortex, experience the rush of gravity as you descent 22 stories in less than four seconds on the Drop Tower, and more!

Boomerang Bay: From level 1 to level 4 thrills, there are plenty of water rides to provide each family member with a splashing good time! Relax on the area’s longest lazy river, travel through a series of watery twists and turns on the Tasmanian Typhon, feel the power of ocean waves at the Great Barrier Reef, and slide down a 30-foot tall body water slide! There’s plenty of ways for kids and adults to cool off and enjoy the aquatic adventures.

Planet Snoopy: Planet Snoopy houses thrill rides dedicated to the Peanuts gang – including the Peanuts Pirates mini-pirate ship, Sally’s Love Buggies, the Woodstock Express family-friendly rollercoaster, and beyond. You’ll even get to meet and greet Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, and Sally!

Kidzville: For your little tykes, Kidzville offers rides for the youngest guests that are pint sized! Climb, play, and run through a giant ‘construction zone’ at KidZConstruction, embark on a swinging adventure and feel the wind in your hair, and ride one of the miniature rollercoasters.

Entertainment & Dining: With a variety of ongoing and changing live stage productions, as well as special events, there’s always something to see! With so much activity, you may work up an appetite. Luckily, Great America has no shortage of delicious dining options. From traditional amusement park fare, sports bars, cafes, and healthy options, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

What could be better than a day in the California sun experiencing one of the most beloved amusement parks? Make the most of your visit to the Bay Area and adventure onto Great America!

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[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Read every thing WORD BY WORD
By Shortee Verified Reviewer from Fremont, CA on
Money Saver
Need To Be More Specific Pick Up At Guest Services
Best Uses:
Great for families
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations :

Skip the TICKET line included. NOT the "Fast Lane" where you can cut in for the rides! So read, word by word on what's included.

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  • Seasonal attraction

Phone: (408) 988-1776


4701 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054


March-October. Hours vary by season. Please refer to for the most up-to-date information.


Your Pass is accepted for admission until 5:30 pm. Once inside the park guests are welcome to stay until closing.


Closed November - March.


4701 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Public Transportation

Via BART: Take the # 140, #141 or #180 VTA bus from the Fremont Bart station.
Via CalTrain: Connect to the VTA light rail at the Mountain View Caltrain station from points throughout the San Francisco Bay Peninsula and south to Gilroy.

Driving Directions

From San Francisco: US 101 south to Great America Parkway exit (45 mi/72km);
From San Jose: US 101 north to Great America Parkway exit (3mi/5km);
From Oakland: I-880 south to 237, then west to Great America Parkway exit (45mi/72km);
From Sacramento: I-80 west to I-680 south; then Highway 237 west to Great America Parkway exit (142mi/229km).
Skip the ticket line!
To receive your admission ticket, present your Go Select pass at Guest Services located near the far right Front Gate entrance. Then you will have everything necessary to enjoy the thrill rides, family attractions, water slides, musicals and Peanuts characters at California’s Great America!

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