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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 in California's Great America

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From US$140

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

Nice Hotel
The Hilton in Santa Clara is a little bit smaller and cramped than other Hilton's I've stayed at, but that being said they had a nice restaurant and the room was clean and comfortable. The only...
10 Sep 2013
From US$139

2 Santa Clara Marriott

4 stars
4.0 / 5

2700 Mission College Boulevard Map

Rate includes breakfast

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

From US$123

3 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

The rooms are almost with no privacy and the closet was in the toilet . Not recomended
19 Jan 2015
From US$139

4 Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

4 stars
3.3 / 5 4 reviews

5101 Great America Pkwy Map

Rate includes Breakfast Buffet for 2

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

Fun getaway
This was an easy vacation getaway trip! Literally, across the street from Great America an Levi stadium. We had a blast at the hotel restaurant and bar! Food and drinks were yummy, though perhaps a...
15 Oct 2014
From US$119

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

Great last minute birthday trip!
I booked a suite here a day before I had planned to go to San Jose for the San Francisco 49ers game on Sunday and I couldn't have been more pleased! I know I read the description but I was still...
25 Nov 2014
From US$82

Extended Stay America San Jose Santa Clara Hotel offers comfortable accommodation and modern facilities that are ideally suited for both business and holiday trip. Just 4 kilometres away from the... More

From US$119

7 HYATT house San Jose Silicon Valley

3 stars
4.4 / 5

75 Headquarters Drive Map

Save 15% on your stay

Boasting a prime location and an edgy contemporary design, Hyatt House San Jose / Silicon Valley invites travellers in visiting the capital of Silicon Valley for business or leisure. Vacationers... More

From US$124

8 Courtyard San Jose North/Silicon Valley

3 stars
4.6 / 5

111 Holger Way Map

Rate Includes Breakfast

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

From US$119

9 Residence Inn by Marriott Sunnyvale Silicon Valley I

3 stars
4.3 / 5

750 Lakeway Drive Map

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

From US$139

10 Embassy Suites Santa Clara - Silicon Valley

3 stars
3.8 / 5

2885 Lakeside Drive Map

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

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

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