California's Great America California's Great America

4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 988-1776

Amusement park in Santa Clara, California

California's Great America is a 100-acre (40 ha) amusement park located in Santa Clara, California. Owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, it originally opened as Marriott's Great America in 1976 as one of two parks built and operated by the Marriott Corporation. The park has appeared in 1994 films Beverly Hills Cop III and Getting Even with Dad and features over 40 rides and attractions. One of its most notable attractions, Gold Striker, has been featured as a top-ranked wooden roller coaster in Amusement Today's annual Golden Ticket Awards publication. Wikipedia

Opened: May 29, 1976
Area: 99 acres (40 ha)

 

Six Flags Discovery ParkSix Flags Discovery Kingdom

1001 Fairgrounds Dr, Vallejo, CA 94589
(707) 644-4000

Theme park in Vallejo, California

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is a 135 acre animal theme park located in Vallejo, California. The park includes a variety of roller coasters and other amusement rides, along with a collection of animal exhibits and shows. Wikipedia

Opened: 1968
Area: 140 acres (57 ha)
Notable animals: Kisa, Jocko, Fedor, Darshon, Quillson, Maksim, More
Exhibits: Flamingo Lagoon, Tiger Island, Penguin Passage,


Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-5590

Amusement park in Santa Cruz, California

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is an oceanfront amusement park in Santa Cruz, California. Founded in 1907, it is California's oldest surviving amusement park and one of the few seaside parks on the West Coast of the United States. Wikipedia


Opened: 1907
Area: 24 acres (10 ha)
Phone: (831) 423-5590
Rides: Giant Dipper, Cyclone, Speed Bumps, Logger's Revenge, Double Shot

 

Gilroy GardensGilroy Gardens

3050 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 840-7100

Theme park in Gilroy, California

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is a garden themed family theme park in Gilroy, California, United States. The park has 22 rides and 5 attractions. It is also home of the Circus Trees, created by Axel Erlandson. Wikipedia

Opened: June 2001
Area: 536 acres (217 ha)
Rides: Quicksilver Express, Timber Twister, Sky Trail Monorail, Mushroom Swing, Garlic Twirl

 

Children's Fairyland Children's Fairyland

699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 452-2259 

Theme park in Oakland, California

Children's Fairyland, U.S.A. is a family destination park, located in Oakland, California on the shores of Lake Merritt. Wikipedia

Opened: 1950