News from california's great america A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics/government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle.

Latest

Nov 19, 2018, 11:00 ET WinterFest At California's Great America Opens November 23

The Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition, WinterFest at California's Great America, opens for the 2018 holiday season this Friday, Nov. 23 and will...


Aug 13, 2018, 12:05 ET New for 2019, California's Great America Introduces Free Pre-K Season Pass

There is a new way for families with young children to enjoy California's Great America, with the launch of the free "Pre-K Pass" program. Starting...


Jun 11, 2018, 09:00 ET RailBlazer, the West Coast's Only Single Rail Steel Coaster, Debuts at California's Great America

The wait is over for guests who are ready to ride the groundbreaking new single rail steel coaster, RailBlazer, at California's Great America....


Jan 17, 2018, 11:38 ET California's Great America Dramatically Upgrades 2018 Food Offerings

California's Great America is undergoing a food revolution heading into the 2018 season with four new eateries - a full-service Starbucks®, French...


Aug 16, 2017, 14:30 ET California's Great America Debuts First of its Kind Single Rail Steel Coaster for 2018

California's Great America will introduce a groundbreaking new single rail steel coaster, RailBlazer, for the 2018 season. RailBlazer will be the...


Aug 18, 2016, 10:18 ET Great America Introduces Patriot Floorless Coaster For 2017

Today California's Great America announced that for the 2017 season, it will introduce Patriot, the first floorless coaster in the park's 41-year...


Jun 21, 2016, 07:17 ET California's Great America To Host July 4 Fireworks

July 4 fireworks set to patriotic music will decorate the night sky above Great America on America's birthday. Additionally, current and past...


Jun 11, 2016, 02:12 ET Great America and 99.7 NOW! Present Summer Splash on July 15!

California's Great America is proudly teaming up with 99.7 NOW! to bring "Summer Splash" concert in the Redwood Amphitheatre on Friday, July 15....


Jun 08, 2016, 07:03 ET Taste Of Orleans Comes To Great America July 23-24 & 30-31

California's Great America will introduce the exciting new Taste Of Orleans festival July 23-24 and 30-31 in the park's Orleans Place area. Taste of...


May 25, 2016, 04:17 ET Free Admission For Current & Past Military Members May 28-30

California's Great America celebrates Memorial Day Weekend with military personnel and vehicles at the park May 28-30 and with a brief opening...


Feb 16, 2016, 10:04 ET Great America Opens 40th Anniversary Season March 25: 2016 Season To Extend Through December With Exciting New Holiday Event

California's Great America will open its 40th anniversary season Friday, March 25 with the most extensive attraction lineup in park history. In...


Sep 29, 2015, 05:57 ET Great America anuncia nueva atracción con la serie de videojuegos Mass Affect en 2016

California's Great America y Electronic Arts (EA), un líder global en el entretenimiento interactivo, se están asociando para crear una experiencia...


Sep 29, 2015, 01:29 ET Great America Announces New Attraction Featuring Mass Effect Videogame Series For 2016

California's Great America and Electronic Arts (EA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, are teaming up to create a first-of-its-kind guest ...


Aug 28, 2015, 07:21 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 runs...


Jul 31, 2015, 05:06 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 positions....


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 also...


Jan 28, 2015, 03:05 ET 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, 04:26 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 lucky...


Aug 14, 2014, 04:06 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 before...


Aug 13, 2014, 05:53 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 Janoskians, ...


Jun 27, 2014, 06:16 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, an...


May 21, 2014, 09:00 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 itself...


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 cancer ...


Apr 02, 2014, 03:49 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, 06:43 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 through...