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Aug 28, 2015, 19:21 ET

New Maze At Great America's Halloween Haunt Opening September 25

 Halloween Haunt at California's Great America, the Bay Area's premier Halloween spectacular, will begin terrifying guests September 25. Haunt...

Aug 06, 2015, 16:19 ET

Great America Hosts 99.7NOW's Summer Splash Concert Aug 13

 California's Great America hosts 99.7 NOW's Summer Splash concert on Thursday, August 13. Little Mix, with their hit "Black Magic," and Flo...

Jul 31, 2015, 17:06 ET

Great America Hiring 500 Halloween Haunt Monsters

 California's Great America, Santa Clara's 5th largest employer, is now accepting applications to fill approximately 500 Halloween Haunt...

May 18, 2015, 10:00 ET

Great America To Honor 2 WWII Veterans Memorial Day; Free Admission For Current & Past Military Members May 23, 24, 25

 California's Great America will honor two World War II veterans on Memorial Day with a 9:45 am ceremony before the park's opening that will...

Jan 28, 2015, 15:05 ET
The expanded Planet Snoopy at California's Great America will feature three new rides that parents can enjoy with their kids. The 40th anniversary season begins March 28-29.

Great America Opens March 28-29 For 40th Incredible Season

California's Great America will kick off its celebratory 40th season March 28-29 with special events planned throughout the weekend and the grand...

Aug 29, 2014, 16:26 ET

Great America To Celebrate 75 Millionth Guest Milestone

 Labor Day Weekend at California's Great America will be extra special as the park celebrates its 75 Millionth Guest the entire weekend. One...

Aug 14, 2014, 16:06 ET

Red Zone Rally At Great America Pavilion Debuts August 17

California's Great America, the official amusement park of the San Francisco 49ers, will host the inaugural Red Zone Rally pregame experience...

Aug 13, 2014, 17:53 ET

Summer Splash 2014 Features Teen Choice Award Performers MAGIC! And Cher Lloyd!

 California's Great America and 99.7Now! present Summer Splash 2014 this Saturday, August 16, with performances by Cher Lloyd, MAGIC!, The...

Jun 27, 2014, 18:16 ET

New Great America Pavilion To Host Red Zone Rally For 49ers Games

California's Great America, the official amusement park of the San Francisco 49ers, is pleased to announce the opening of Great America Pavilion,...

May 21, 2014, 21:00 ET

Great America Honors Military Heroes Memorial Day Weekend

 California's Great America will honor America's current and past service men and women Memorial Day Weekend. The park will open Memorial Day...

May 11, 2014, 11:56 ET

Great America Hosts 25th Annual Courageous Kids Day

On Mother's Day, May 11, 2014, California's Great America amusement park will celebrate the 25th annual Courageous Kids Day and host 600 young...

Apr 02, 2014, 15:49 ET

Great America Celebrates 15th Annual Pride Night May 23

California's Great America will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Pride Night on Friday, May 23, kicking off Pride Month for the Bay Area. Debuting...

Mar 11, 2014, 18:43 ET

Great America's Opening Weekend Set For March 29-30

 California's Great America's 38th season kicks off Saturday, March 29 with Opening Weekend festivities continuing from Opening Day Saturday...

Oct 23, 2013, 18:07 ET

Great America's Halloween Haunt Enters Final Weekend

 Halloween Haunt at California's Great America heads into its final weekend delivering record attendance for the Bay Area's premier Halloween...

Sep 13, 2013, 14:59 ET

Great America's Halloween Haunt Opens September 27

Halloween Haunt at California's Great America will begin frightening and scaring guests Sept. 27 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and keep the...

Jun 03, 2013, 14:56 ET
Gold Striker, the fastest and tallest wooden coaster in Northern California, is now open daily at California's Great America. Gold Striker contains the longest initial decent tunnel on any wooden coaster and has opened to raved reviews.  (PRNewsFoto/California's Great America)

Great America's Gold Striker Coaster Opens To Rave Reviews

California's Great America has opened Gold Striker, the tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster in Northern California and the early reviews...

Mar 26, 2013, 13:31 ET

Great America's Opening Weekend Set For March 29-31

California's Great America's 2013 season kicks off with Opening Day on Friday, March 29, and Opening Weekend festivities continuing through...

Mar 06, 2013, 13:00 ET
A bird's-eye view of the new Gold Striker roller coaster at California's Great America set to open Spring 2013.  (PRNewsFoto/California's Great America)

Great America & 49ers Foundation Team Up On First Rider Program

California's Great America and the San Francisco 49ers Foundation have joined together to raise money for the San Francisco 49ers Foundation with...

Feb 20, 2013, 11:50 ET

Gold Striker Coaster Now Includes Record Tunnel

 The newest roller coaster at California's Great America, Gold Striker, will now include the world's longest covered initial descent tunnel...

Jan 30, 2013, 20:09 ET
The newest coaster at California's Great America, Gold Striker, reached its highest construction point on Wednesday. Gold Striker will be Northern California's tallest and fastest wooden coaster.  (PRNewsFoto/California's Great America)

California's Great America's New Gold Striker Coaster Hits High Point

Wednesday marked a construction milestone at California's Great America as Gold Striker – soon to be Northern California's tallest and...