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Address: Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95050
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+1 408-988-1776
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The new roller coaster, called Stealth, mimics flight and is one of the...

The new roller coaster, called Stealth, mimics flight and is one of the park's thriller rides.

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Great America has all the bells and whistles like any other amusement park. They have the same junk food offering's like most theme parks, with their

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Stockton, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't wait to go again. Took my children when they were young and now taking my childrens children. Ya Great America

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Manteca, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little disappointed in What used to br Marriotts Great America.....admittedly it's been years since going to Great America.....it opened in the 70's and we used to go regularly when our kids were small.....but now their ride pricing is strange and the park seems a bit rundown.....sad

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great America has all the bells and whistles like any other amusement park. They have the same junk food offering's like most theme parks, with their

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1,641 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It's a solid theme park. Lots of rides and bland overpriced fast food. You kids would probably like it. Infested with teens.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We needed a place to hang out until picking my husband up from the airport. I thought why not an amusement park, it was 10 min away from the airport. First thing is the park didn't open until 5:00pm which would not have been an issue if it had been posted everywhere so victors to the area would know. We... More 

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is the third year now I have purchased season tickets for my grandson and I. He is 8 and each year there is something we can add to our list of experiences. There are rides for the very young (and very timid) up to thrilling rides. we especially love the special events. Last week we attended Winter Fest. This... More 

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Tampa,Fl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We went the weekend before Halloween, so it was rather busy. I Have learned from other places in Florida, spend a little more and get the upgraded pass which allows front of the line access, since we purchased ahead of time, we got a great deal on our tickets. For what I consider a smaller park I think they did... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

First time to this park. As a roller coaster fan, I have visited Magic Mountain, Cedar Point, Knott's Berry Farm, Disney, Universal and both Busch Gardens. Gold Striker is one of the best wooden coasters I have experienced. It is so fast and it maintains a high speed the whole ride. Flight deck was also very good. Rip Roaring Rapids... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Place was clean, staff was friendly, while I didn't eat-wasn't hungry, they did have soda fountains... was a nice touch. Coke products to include lemonade.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great fun with teenagers. This was my second year of attending. Here are some tips: Arrive early an hour early and be there when they drop the entrance rope at 7pm. Head straight for the back of the park without distraction. If you start with the high school maze, you can then do the toy maze and Cornstalkers all before... More 

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