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Great America Attractions

The Disney Company has them, Universal Studios has them, and in 1992, Paramount Communications, at that time the owners of Paramount Pictures, decided it wanted to have them too. They are, of course, theme parks, and Paramount got in on the act by purchasing King’s Entertainment with its three theme parks, including Great America in Santa Clara California.

Great America is now owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment; and Cedar Fair has licensed Nickolodeon’s themes, ensuring the park’s popularity for years to come.

The twelve-plus hectares of Great America include a water park, Boomerang Bay, with thirteen water slides and its own water playhouse. The oldest of the five Great America roller coasters is the 31-metre high, 80 kph Demon Rollercoaster, and the newest is the Survivor. Based on the enormously popular TV reality series, the Survivor is a weaving, spinning, undulating ride set against the same sort of tropical backdrop as many of the shows have been.

In addition to its ten thrill rides, Great America has family rides featuring SpongeBob SquarePants™, the Hannah-Barbera family of ‘toon characters, and the RugRats™. Great America has the tallest two-story carousel on the planet, and the Logger’s Flume and Rip Roaring Rapids for kids who just love to get wet. Wearing quick-drying apparel for a day at Great America is recommended.

Nickelodeon™ Central is where kids can interact with all their favorite Nick performers, and the eighteen rides of Kidzville shrink the theme park to a size manageable for the littlest ones. Nickolodeon™ stage shows happen at all hours, and the Nickelodeon™ Celebration Parade with along with floats and more than a hundred performers, dances and clowns its way through Great America in a thirty-minute extravaganza.

Great America admission is $49.95 USD for those 3-61 and over 122cm tall; and 29.95 for those under 122cm. Hours vary and can be checked on the parks website.

Just blocks from Great America, the Santa Clara Holiday Inn Great America Hotel and only 6.5 kilometres from the San Jose Airport offers Internet access, microwaves, and refrigerators in each room.

Hotels near California's Great America

195 hotels near California's Great America

1 Hilton Santa Clara

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

4949 Great America Parkway Map

Whether you are on a business trip or travelling on a holiday, the Hilton Santa Clara greets you with a smile and offers attentive service as well as understands your needs. GeneralThe versatile... More

2 Avatar Hotel - Great America, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

3 stars
2.8 / 5 5 reviews

4200 Great America Parkway Map

Featuring an elegant decor and a warm hospitality, Avatar Hotel - Great America, a Joie de Vivre Hotel welcomes you for an unforgettable vacation. GeneralA well-appointed business centre and... More

3 Santa Clara Marriott

4 stars
4.0 / 5

2700 Mission College Boulevard Map

Santa Clara Marriott Hotel creates an ideal atmosphere for a relaxing stay, while visiting the region of Santa Clara. Business as well as leisure travellers can equally experience the comforts of... More

4 Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

4 stars
3.3 / 5 4 reviews

5101 Great America Pkwy Map

Offering convenient amenities and services for business and leisure travellers, the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara ensures a memorable stay in California. GeneralHyatt Regency Santa Clara offers... More

5 The Plaza Suites

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

3100 Lakeside Drive Map

Offering a perfect blend of family hospitality, contemporary accommodation and impeccable service, this property creates an intimate place for business and relaxation. GeneralThis exceptional... More

6 HYATT house Santa Clara

4 stars
4.5 / 5

3915 Rivermark Plaza Map

Hyatt House Santa Clara provides peaceful holiday accommodation for every business and leisure traveller. The local point of interests like Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce, Statue of Saint Clare,... More

7 Residence Inn by Marriott Sunnyvale Silicon Valley II

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

1080 Stewart Drive Map

Residence Inn By Marriott Sunnyvale Silicon Valley II creates an ideal atmosphere for a relaxing stay, while visiting the city of Sunnyvale. Business as well as leisure travellers can equally enjoy... More

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9 Courtyard San Jose North/Silicon Valley

3 stars
4.6 / 5

111 Holger Way Map

The new state-of-the-art lobby at Courtyard provides greater flexibility and choices for our guests. At the center of it all is The Bistro, your destination for a great breakfast, or drinks and... More

10 Embassy Suites Santa Clara - Silicon Valley

3 stars
3.8 / 5

2885 Lakeside Drive Map

Characterised by elegant and understated design, this property offers luxurious accommodation to make this hotel an ideal place for a relaxing as well as unforgettable vacation. GeneralAssuring... More