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

Fireworks Spectacular With Patriotic Music Set For Friday, Saturday & Sunday

California's Great America Opens Daily May 20; Boomerang Bay Opens May 23

May 18, 2015, 10:00 ET from California's Great America

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 also include a military color guard and patriotic songs. On May 23, 24 and 25 America's current and past service men and women will receive free park admission (with valid ID). In addition, attending military may bring up to 6 guests for just $19.99 each.

A fireworks spectacular, set to patriotic music, will decorate the sky above California's Great America on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and military personnel and vehicles will be positioned in front of the entrance from 10am-2pm for photo opportunities all three days.

"Providing free admission to those who currently or have previously served our country is just a small token of our appreciation," said California's Great America Vice President and General Manager Raul Rehnborg. "We hope everyone finds time to honor current, retired and deceased military service men and women this weekend."

Memorial Day will also feature an All-You-Can-Eat BBQ for just $15.99 (plus tax).

Great America begins daily operations May 20, with our new expanded 10am-10pm summer hours taking effect June 5. Boomerang Bay water park opens May 23, with daily operations starting May 30. Great America Seasons Passes begin at just $64 and are currently available at

California's Great America is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN." In addition to California's Great America, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, four water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.


SOURCE California's Great America