NorCal Early Summer Recap

Byron: The Northern California theme parks have undergone some pretty significant changes, and in this article we aim to address the goings on at California’s Great America and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. With the opening of a new exciting ride behind us and the announcement of another in the near future, there’s a good bit of ground to cover so let’s get started. Continue reading “NorCal Early Summer Recap”

California’s Great America – Trip Report June 2017

Sean: It was time to spend a full day at California’s Great America again, it has certainly been a while, so instead of writing a general park update, we combine park update aspects with a bit more of a trip report approach, telling you a bit about our excellent experience at the park! Continue reading “California’s Great America – Trip Report June 2017”

Red White and Brews at California’s Great America

Byron: Last weekend we were able to experience the all new Red White and Brews event at California’s Great America. Located in Hometown Square, Red White and Brews offers a variety of beer, food, and wine offerings as well other games, attractions and entertainment to keep those of all ages entertained. Below we’ll break down what it has to offer specifically as well as made us like this event so much. Continue reading “Red White and Brews at California’s Great America”


Boomerang Bay Water Park And New Red, White And Brews Festival Open May 27

SANTA CLARA, CA – The Bay Area’s summer season officially kicks off at California’s Great America this week with the park beginning daily operations on Thursday, May 25 and Boomerang Bay Water Park and the new Red, White and Brews festival openingSaturday, May 27. Memorial Day is also the final opportunity for all current or past military members (valid identification required) to receive free admission and buy up to six additional tickets for just $30 each. Continue reading “CALIFORNIA’S GREAT AMERICA OPENS DAILY MAY 25”


The Hometown Celebration of Americana Food and Fun is May 27-29 & June 3-4

California’s Great America will add to its incredible lineup of live entertainment and festivals with Red, White & Brews, a hometown celebration of Americana food and fun taking place May 27-29 and June 3-4. Red, White & Brews will bring the Hometown Square area of the park to life with locally sourced food experiences, more than 25 regional craft brews, Northern California wines, Bay Area bands, outdoor games and kids entertainment. Continue reading “CALIFORNIA’S GREAT AMERICA INTRODUCES RED, WHITE & BREWS”

California’s Great America Purchases 100% Renewable Energy from Silicon Valley Power to Cover Electricity Use

Silicon Valley Power (SVP) is pleased to announce that California’s Great America, Santa Clara’s 100-acre amusement park, will cover 100% of its electricity use with renewable energy through SVP’s Santa Clara Green Power program. Santa Clara Green Power is a renewable energy program that allows Santa Clara residents and businesses to purchase 100% solar and wind energy. Continue reading “California’s Great America Purchases 100% Renewable Energy from Silicon Valley Power to Cover Electricity Use”

Patriot Opens at California’s Great America

Byron: California’s Great America was nice enough to invite us to the media day for their new ride experience for 2017; Patriot! After a 25 year run as one of the first B&M stand up coasters, Vortex closed last year to receive new floorless trains and be converted to Patriot. Below I’ll go over what the media day and opening ceremony consisted of, as well as my thoughts on this new ride experience.

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Patriot Trains Are Being Placed on the Tracks at California’s Great America!

California’s Great America showed off the brand new Patriot trains a while ago, and during the park’s off-season, lots of work has been done to convert Vortex to Patriot. The Stand-Up to Floorless conversion is the second one to take place in the Cedar Fair chain. The park just released a video showing off the cars being placed on the freshly-painted blue tracks! Continue reading “Patriot Trains Are Being Placed on the Tracks at California’s Great America!”

Winterfest at California’s Great America

img_1124We had the opportunity to visit the brand new Winterfest at California’s Great America on opening night. We were very impressed by the scope and detail of the event, especially considering that this is its very first year. Below you’ll find what you can expect as far as attractions and entertainment as well as our more specific opinions. Please enjoy the following write up from California’s Great America’s Winterfest! Continue reading “Winterfest at California’s Great America”

California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part FOUR (20-11)

TOP 50 TNail001 YESWe’ve rated and reviewed many coasters and rides over the last few years, and although we’re usually not fans of listing/ranking rides or parks, we do create an annual California TOP 50! You might, and likely will, disagree, and that’s totally fine! That’s what this TOP 50 is all about! Of the many rides in the state, we selected the 50 we think are best! Here are places 20-11 in the California TOP 50 of 2016! Continue reading “California TOP 50 – 2016 – Part FOUR (20-11)”