Theme Park Will Start New Year with New Attraction, New Show and a Brand New Name

Oct 25, 2007, 01:00 ET from California's Great America

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Great America will be
 transformed in 2008 starting with a new name -- California's Great America.
 Part of the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company's family of theme parks,
 California's Great America's new name signifies exciting new additions to
 the popular attraction as well as a 14 million dollar investment from the
 Cedar Fair Entertainment Company over the next two years.
     New Rides
     Taking guests head-over-heels this season will be FireFall. This new
 thrill ride will take 40 brave riders to a height of 60 feet, then subject
 them to 360 degree vertical arcs as they twist, turn and spin through both
 fire and water effects. FireFall is manufactured by Huss of Germany and
 promises to be the hottest ticket in 2008.
     In 2009, California's Great America will add to its roster of thrill
 rides a new world-class wooden coaster. This copious coaster will boast a
 lift of 104 feet and take riders on a two minute ride at 52 mph through a
 twisting first drop, low to the ground S-turn, and a high speed station
 fly-by! Designed by Great Coasters International, this ride promises to
 take coaster enthusiasts to new heights.
     New Ice Show
     Bringing back an old time favorite for the entire family, California's
 Great America will debut an all-new Ice Show Spectacular to their summer
 line-up. Performed in the newly named "Great America Theatre" the Ice Show
 Spectacular will feature a professional ensemble of skaters, dazzling sets,
 colorful costumes, and plenty of surprises!
     New Hours
     California's Great America will also be offering new and longer
 operating hours for the 2008 season, staying open as late as 10:00 PM the
 majority of the summer. Extended operating hours will give guests more time
 to enjoy the park and all the new attractions.
     New Seasonal Event
     In 2008 throughout the month of October, California's Great America
 will be bringing Halloween Haunt to the Bay Area. From the creative team of
 Knott's Scary Farm's Halloween Haunt, voted the "Number One Halloween Event
 in the World" by Amusement Today, this ultimate, in-your-face, Halloween
 extravaganza features walk-through mazes, scare zones, themed rides and
 Halloween themed shows. And for the junior set, California's Great America
 will continue its kid-friendly, non-scare Halloween themed daytime event,
     New Passes
     Great America has three different Season Pass options, starting with
 the Season Pass for California's Great America admission only, the Gold
 Pass which includes California's Great America and Gilroy Gardens, and the
 Platinum Pass which allows admittance to ALL Cedar Fair properties,
 including Knott's Berry Farm in Southern California. As an added bonus, ALL
 pass types include FREE Parking at California's Great America.
     "Ultimately, it is all about providing our guests with new and exciting
 reasons to visit," says Bill Lentz, General Manager of California's Great
 America, "and we feel that these new additions for the 2008 season will
 accomplish just that."
     California's Great America is owned and operated by Cedar Fair
 Entertainment Company. In addition to California's Great America, Cedar
 Fair owns and operates 10 other amusement parks, five outdoor water parks,
 one indoor water park resort and six hotels. Cedar Fair also owns and
 operates Star Trek: The Experience, an interactive adventure located in Las
 Vegas, and operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif.
 under a management contract.
     For more information visit or call (408) 986-5841.

SOURCE California's Great America