California's Great America

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California's Great America
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Santa Clara, California, USA
Status Operating
Opened May 20, 1976
Owner Cedar Fair
General manager Raul Rehnborg
Previous names Marriott's Great America (1976–1985)
Great America (1985–1993;2006–2008)
Paramount's Great America (1993–2006)

California's Great America is an amusement park in Santa Clara, California, USA.

History[edit | edit source]

The land on which the park sits on was acquired by Cedar Fair for $150 million in June 2019.[1]

On August 4, 2020 the park announced that it would not operate at all in 2020 due to challenges associated with the coronavirus pandemic.[2]

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

Present (9)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Demon Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down 1976 Operating
Flight Deck Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted 1993 Operating
Gold Striker Great Coasters International Wooden 2013 Operating
Grizzly Curtis D. Summers Wooden 1986 Operating
Lucy's Crabbie Cabbies E&F Miler Industries Kiddie 1999 Operating
Patriot Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless 1991 Operating
Psycho Mouse Arrow Dynamics Wild Mouse 2001 Operating
RailBlazer Rocky Mountain Construction Single rail 2018 Operating
Woodstock Express Intamin Kiddie 1987 Operating

Past (5)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Greased Lightnin' Schwarzkopf Shuttle 1977 2002 -
Gulf Coaster Allan Herschell Company Kiddie 1976 1980 -
Invertigo Vekoma Shuttle 1998 2010 Dorney Park
Stealth Vekoma Flying 2000 2003 Carowinds
Whizzer Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 1976 1988 -

Attractions[edit | edit source]

Operating[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Berserker Schwarzkopf Bayern Kurve 1976
Celebration Swings Zierer Waveswinger 2001
Centrifuge Schwarzkopf Calypso 1976
Columbia Carousel Chance Rides Carousel 1976
Delirium Chance Rides Frisbee 2002
Drop Tower: Scream Zone Intamin Drop Tower 1996
Eagle's Flight Von Roll Cableway 1976
Flying Eagles Larson International Flying Scooters 2002
Kite Eating Tree S&S Worldwide Frog Hopper 1999
Orbit Schwarzkopf Enterprise 1976
Rip Roarin' Rapids Intamin River Rapids 1988
Rue Le Dodge Soli Dodgems 1976
Star Tower Intamin Observation Tower 1979
Thunder Raceway J&J Amusements Go-Karts 2001
Tiki Twirl Zamperla Disk'O 2006
Whitewater Falls Intamin Shoot The Chute 1990
Xtreme Skyflyer Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 1997

Closed[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Firefall HUSS Top Spin 2008 2016 Scrapped
Loggers Run Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1976 2017 Scrapped

References[edit | edit source]