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Which Rides Are Open During WinterFest?

Danny Messinger

As communications manager, I get to tell the incredible stories of our park to the world—and take our biggest fans "Between the Lines." I’ve been an incurable amusement park fanatic since I was a kid and have worked at two other parks (shout-out to Cedar Point and Valleyfair!). Now, I can’t wait to share my passion with our readers!

WinterFest is coming to town—next Friday, in fact! The day after Thanksgiving, and all the way through New Year’s Eve, California’s Great America is completely transformed into a holiday wonderland with millions of lights, incredible shows, indulgent foods and memorable holiday experiences during WinterFest.

New this year: we’re expanding the number of rides that will be open during this magical time! We’ll have five more rides open this winter, including our newest roller coaster.

So, what rides are going to be open during WinterFest?

This year, you can ride up to 30 of your favorite Great America rides, including:

Roller Coasters

  • Flight Deck
  • Gold Striker
  • Patriot
  • Psycho Mouse
  • RailBlazer

Family and Thrill Rides

  • Berserker
  • Carousel Columbia
  • Celebration Swings
  • Centrifuge
  • Delirium
  • Flying Eagles
  • North Pole
  • Rue le Dodge
  • Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Xtreme Skyflyer

Kids Rides (Charlie Brown’s Christmas Town)

  • Character Carousel
  • Flying Ace
  • GR8 SK8
  • Joe Cool’s Dodgem School
  • Kite Eating Tree
  • Lucy’s Crabbie Cabbies
  • PEANUTS 500
  • PEANUTS Pirates
  • Planet Snoopy Construction Zone
  • Sally’s Love Buggies
  • Sally’s Swing Set
  • Snoopy’s Space Buggies
  • Snoopy’s Space Race
  • The Pumpkin Patch
  • Woodstock Express

Keep an eye on our social media channels (are you following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram yet?) and on our Between The Lines blog in the coming weeks to learn even more about WinterFest.

A 2019 Gold Season pass gets you unlimited admission to WinterFest in 2018—plus all the fun of 2019, including free parking, Boomerang Bay water park, Halloween Haunt, and next year’s WinterFest. Plus, current 2018 Gold and Platinum Season Passholders get free WinterFest admission through the end of 2018.

Happy holidays, and I’ll see you on the midways!

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Danny Messinger

As communications manager, I get to tell the incredible stories of our park to the world—and take our biggest fans "Between the Lines." I’ve been an incurable amusement park fanatic since I was a kid and have worked at two other parks (shout-out to Cedar Point and Valleyfair!). Now, I can’t wait to share my passion with our readers!

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