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Looking for Extra-Spooky Halloween Plans?

If you’re in search of unforgettably fun Halloween night plans in the Bay Area, look no farther. This year, Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America will be open on Halloween night.
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How to Survive Haunt if You’re Terrified

Let’s admit it. Not everyone who comes to Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America is a fearless hero. Sometimes, people who are considering coming to Haunt are completely terrified. Don’t worry. We’ve got you.
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Scare School Is Back in Session!

Now that it’s September, school is back in session for most students—even our monsters! Our monsters go through Scare School before Halloween Haunt.
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New Scares at Halloween Haunt this Year

The most terrifying time of the year is just 21 days away. The Bay Area’s premier Halloween event, Halloween Haunt, challenges you to face your biggest fears.
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Halloween Haunt Job Openings at Great America

Do you live for scaring the daylights out of your friends? Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America is right around the corner, and we’re looking for new employees who can help us scare our guests!
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7 Things Our Waterpark Manager Loves About South Bay Shores

If you haven’t heard the big news by now, you should have! Great America’s waterpark is being completely transformed and expanded for the 2020 season. South Bay Shores waterpark will increase the waterpark’s footprint by almost 5 acres, nearly double the number of slides and attractions, and will triple the number of dining options.
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Carousel Columbia--The World’s Tallest Carousel

Providing an incredible grand entrance to Great America, Carousel Columbia has been the focal point for all entering the park since 1976. Guests who attended during the park’s first few seasons now bring their kids back for that first “wow” moment.
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Autism Awareness Week July 8-14

July 8-14 is Autism Awareness Week at the park and we are proud to partner with the Autism Society of America to make sure every guest has a fun and enjoyable experience. Guests with autism and their families can take advantage of specially tailored resources to make their day the best ever at the park.
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The Bay Area's Best Fireworks Show

The calendar just flipped ahead from June to July, which means hot days, lots of sun and—best of all—the Fourth of July long weekend! We’ve got plenty of amazing things planned that will keep the whole family entertained, including one of the Bay Area’s best fireworks displays!
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Instagrammable Spots at Red, White and Brews

Red, White and Brews is back and the festival looks better than ever this year. Hometown Square is decked out with some of the best ‘gram-worthy spots to add to your feed!
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