FAQ

FAQ

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Great America is open March 25 through October 30, 2016. View our calendar of 2016 Operating Dates and Hours.
The best deals on tickets are available online through our website. Enjoy unlimited park visits and entrance into Boomerang Bay all season long with a 2016 Season Pass!
Guests can receive full credit on their admission towards the purchase of a Season or Platinum Pass. Stop by Guest Services at the Front Gate for details during your visit. Upgrading your admission towards a Season or Platinum Pass must be done during the day of your visit.
California's Great America does not offer a non-rider discount. Great America has a one-price admission as it is a multi-faceted park, not just a ride park. The park features live entertainment, PEANUTS characters, a variety of gift shops and dining facilities, plus a 13-acre waterpark and much more!
Admission tickets and Season Passes are non-refundable and non-exchangeable for any reason after the order transaction is complete at the Front Gate, online through our website, by phone or when purchased at Costco or AAA. This includes weather related events. We do not issue rainchecks. Please check local weather conditions prior to planning your visit.
California's Great America offers a discount for Seniors (ages 62 and older) and Juniors (ages 3 & up, under 48 inches tall) on both General Admission and Season Passes. Guests under the age of 3 do not require an admission ticket.
Guests under the age of 3 do not require an admission ticket to California's Great America.
No need to panic. You can have your tickets printed for you at Will Call/Guest Services at the Front Gate. You will need your I.D., the credit card you used to purchase the e-ticket, and your confirmation number.
If you forget to bring your season pass or you lose your season pass, please proceed to Guest Services located at the Front Gate. A nominal processing fee will be assessed if you lose your Season Pass.
No outside food, beverages or coolers are allowed to be brought into California's Great America. However, special dietary needs such as food allergies and baby food and formula are permitted.
Some attractions may close in inclement weather until conditions permit safe operation. Please enjoy a live show, meal or shopping until such weather passes. California's Great America cannot issue rainchecks or refunds for inclement weather.
If you wish to leave the park and return on the same day, please have your hand stamped at the Front Gate. You will need your ticket when you re-enter in addition to your hand stamp. If you wish to leave the parking lot and re-enter, present your parking receipt to the attendant when you return.
There are several ATMs located throughout the park for your convenience, including near the main entrance.
We are pleased to offer a discount off the regular Front Gate admission price to active members of the military. The discount offer is only available at the park Front Gate. The discount price may vary throughout the season. A valid military ID must be presented to receive this offer.
Guests with disabilities should stop by Information located next to the Great America Theater regarding park and ride accessibility. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for rental on a first come, first served basis at the Front Gate.
A limited number of wheelchairs are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis at inside the park just inside the Front Gate.
Only guide dogs and service animals are permitted in the park.
Guests must be at least 21 years of age to purchase, possess or consume alcoholic beverages at California’s Great America. Valid state issued identification or valid Drivers License is required for each person purchasing, possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted while in line for any ride. Alcohol service stops one hour prior to the Park closing.
California's Great America accepts cash, credit or debit cards from American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. A valid driver's license must be presented when using a credit card for purchases at the park.
For the convenience of all of our guests, smoking of any kind, including vapor and e-cigarettes, is allowed only in designated areas. Please refer to our park map for specific locations during your visit or ask any park associate for locations of the designated smoking areas. Smoking is not permitted in any theater, ride, or waiting area.
Lockers are available for rent in different areas of the main park and in Boomerang Bay.
Your admission ticket to California's Great America includes all rides, live shows, and attractions in operation on the day of your visit. Your ticket also includes admission to Boomerang Bay Waterpark. Your admission ticket does not include pay-per-play games or attractions, special events, including, but not limited to Halloween Haunt, or concerts.
Parking is $18 per vehicle for Regular Parking ($15 pre-purchased online) and $25 for Preferred Parking. RV parking is $27 per vehicle. A limited number of handicap parking spaces are available near the Front Gate on a first-come, first-served basis. School and tour buses are free. A drop-off area is located just past the entrance on Great America Parkway.
 All drones (Unmanned Aerial Systems) are prohibited at (in) all Cedar Fair parks, including California's Great America, and any unauthorized drone(s) observed over California Great America will be reported to the FAA and local law enforcement, regardless of its point of origin or operation. Drones may pose a potential safety risk and may violate Federal Aviation Administration guidelines.
Great America is committed to providing a safe environment for all of our guests and associates and has implemented several enhanced security procedures at the front gate, which may result in slight delays while entering the park. As a part of this process:

Guests arriving at the park may be subject to being electronically scanned with a handheld "wand".

All bags, purses, backpacks, waist packs, etc. may be subject to a brief examination prior to entering.

Outside food or beverages, large or soft coolers, glass containers, sharp objects (including pocket knives and metal chains), firearms, or other items that could be considered a weapon are strictly prohibited. We encourage guests to leave any unnecessary items at home or secured within your vehicle.
  • Exceptions are made for guests with special dietary needs to include food allergies and baby food/formula. Guest should contact Guest Services or Park Security upon arrival for approval to bring in these special dietary foods.
Great America uses a combination of methods to patrol the Park on a daily basis, which include a team of uniformed officers as well as other plain clothes officers that walk the property, in addition to video surveillance monitoring.



Physics, Science & Math Days FAQ

April 29, 2016
May 6,13 2016

  • Teachers are provided with a complimentary CD-ROM along with their advance purchased tickets.
  • The teacher-designated CD-ROM contains teacher guidelines, along with experiments for upper elementary, middle, and high school students. The CD-ROM offers teachers a choice of lessons from a beginner’s to an advanced level.
  • Teachers will assign students the activities of their choice based on subject matter and level of difficulty. Some activities require the student to ride on rides while others can be completed based on observation alone.
  • On the day of the event, teachers simply provide their students with photocopies of the activities they need to complete.
For sample curriculum visit www.physicsday.org. (Sponsored by the CGA Physics, Science & Math Teacher Steering Committee.)
Although most of the materials have been developed for middle and high school students, an elementary curriculum is included on the Physics, Science & Math CD-ROM or the www.physicsday.org website, along with great learning opportunities in general science for all ages.
With every 15 tickets purchased, you receive one (1) complimentary ticket. Pass holder tickets do not count towards the one (1) complimentary ticket. Bus drivers are admitted free.
  • Park operating hours on Physics, Science and Math Days are 9:00am-5:00pm.
  • California’s Great America’s parking lot opens at 8:30am. Parking is FREE for buses, all other vehicles will be required to pay parking fees.
  • The All-You-Can-Eat Picnic Meal is served in our Picnic Pavilion from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. The following menu items will be available: Jumbo All Beef Hot Dogs, Western Style Chili Beans, Potato Chips, Ice Cream Novelties, and Coca-Cola Soft Drinks.
  • California’s Great America will be open rain or shine. Some rides will operate in the rain, so students can still do experiments, plus participate in the special presentations. Students should dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Select rides, food locations, games, and merchandise areas will be open throughout the park for this event.
The preliminary list of rides scheduled to be in operation on Physics, Science, and Math Days include:

Flight Deck

Rue Le Dodge 

Star Tower

Psycho Mouse

Logger's Run

Demon

Rip Roaring Rapids

Carousel Columbia

Celebration Swings

Tiki Twirl

Drop Tower

Beserker

Grizzly

Delirium

The Orbit

HMB Endeavor

Centrifuge

Vortex

Flying Eagles

Whitewater Falls

Firefall

 

 

 

 




(In the event of unforeseen circumstances, some rides may be closed and you should have alternate activities selected for your students.)
Enjoy the Teacher's Lounge from 9:00am-5:00pm in the Consulate at California’s Great America. You are able to meet members of the California's Great America Teacher Steering Committee while enjoying a quiet place to relax.
Roller Coaster Building Contest
Encourage your students to learn more about "real world" physics by entering the Roller Coaster Building Contest. Roller Coasters are judged on the following: technical merit, theme and creativity and most exciting to ride.

Mars Lander Contest
Groups attempt to win the contract from NASA for landing a rover vehicle safely on Mars. To win you must demonstrate the effectiveness of your design. The winning group will have the design that is successful in getting the vehicle safely on the ground in the proper orientation in the most economical manner. *Students may sign up to participate in this contest when they arrive to the park on the event date.

Trebuchet Contest

Each team will construct a trebuchet that can launch a mini marshmallow. All energy/forcegiven to the projectile must come from the trebuchet and not form the team members once the trebuchet is loaded. The energy source must be gravitational with no elastic energy used to propel the marshmallow. The team will be given three chances to launch their marshmallow the farthest. Their best score out of the three will be used to determine the winning trebuchets.

Cardboard Boat Race

We are encouraging schools to bring fearless students to build a boat out of cardboard in a short amount of time to see who can make it the farthest and the fastest! Twenty teams consisting of 4 members may sign up for the event. Please be aware that the team must pay a $20 Materials Fee to participate in the event.


*Participants must pre-register 3 weeks prior to visit date. For details and rules visit www.physicsday.org for more information.

Season Pass Benefits

  • Unlimited admission to California’s Great America and Boomerang Bay for all of the 2016 public operating season
  • Bring-A-Friend discount days on select dates during the 2016 Season
  • Discount admission to Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America only, a separately ticketed event featuring mazes, scare zones & stage shows (September 23-October 30, 2016)
  • Discount on concert tickets
  • Discount on private educational days including Physics, Science & Math Days at Great America ($10 lab fee extra)
  • Email newsletter with exclusive events and offers for Great America Season Pass holders
  • Discount admission to Gilroy Gardens ($15 ages 3 & up. Valid for pass holder only during Gilroy Gardens 2016 public operating days.)
  • Discount admission to Knott's Berry Farm in 2016 ($35.00 ages 3 & up. Valid for pass holder only.)
  • Ability to replace pass if lost or stolen ($15 fee)
  • Unlimited admission to California’s Great America and Boomerang Bay for all of the 2016 public operating season
  • Unlimited admission to Gilroy Gardens for all of the 2016 public operating season
  • FREE general parking at Great America. Free parking valid at Great America only. Parking at Gilroy Gardens is $14 per car. Season Parking Passes available for purchase at Gilroy Gardens
  • Early entry to Boomerang Bay in 2016 (Saturdays & holidays)
  • FREE Admission to Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America only in 2016. Halloween Haunt is a separately ticketed event featuring mazes, scare zones & stage shows (September 23-October 30, 2016).
  • FREE Admission to WinterFest at California's Great America
  • Bring-A-Friend discount days on select dates during the 2016 Season
  • 20% discount on merchandise at Great America (excluding film/camera products & sale items) at Inside CGA, Candy Café, Silly Sweets and Sours, Girl Space, Trending Now, Dragon's Lair, Snoopy Boutique, Kidsville Outfitters, Mick's Seaside Supplies, Mathilda's Beachwear, Dundee's Outfitters.
  • 20% discount on food at Great America (excluding Panda Express®, Subway®, Yogurt Plus!, Dining Plans, and alcoholic beverages)
  • Discount on Cabana Rentals in Boomerang Bay in 2016
  • Discount on concert tickets
  • Discount on private educational days including Physics, Science & Math Days at Great America ($10 lab fee extra)
  • Email newsletter with exclusive events and offers for Great America Gold Pass holders
  • Discount admission to Knott’s Berry Farm in 2016 ($35.00 ages 3 & up. Valid for pass holder only.)
  • Ability to replace pass if lost or stolen ($15 fee)
  • Unlimited admission to California’s Great America for all of the 2016 public operating season
  • Unlimited admission to Gilroy Gardens, and all Cedar Fair properties, including Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City, for all of the 2016 public operating season (Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark not included)
  • FREE general parking at Great America
  • FREE general parking at all Cedar Fair properties in 2016, excluding Gilroy Gardens. Parking at Gilroy Gardens is $14 per car. Season Parking Passes available for purchase at Gilroy Gardens
  • FREE Admission to Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America only in 2016. Halloween Haunt is a separately ticketed event featuring mazes, scare zones & stage shows (September 23-October 30, 2016).
  • FREE Admission to WinterFest at California's Great America
  • Early entry to Boomerang Bay (Saturdays & holidays)
  • 20% discount on merchandise at Great America (excluding film/camera products & sale items) at Inside CGA, Candy Café, Silly Sweets and Sours, Girl Space, Trending Now, Dragon's Lair, Snoopy Boutique, Kidsville Outfitters, Mick's Seaside Supplies, Mathilda's Beachwear, Dundee's Outfitters.
  • 20% discount on food at Great America (excluding Panda Express®, Subway®, Yogurt Plus!, Dining Plans, and alcoholic beverages)
  • Discount on Cabana Rentals in Boomerang Bay in 2016
  • Discount on concert tickets
  • Discount on private educational days including Physics, Science & Math Days at Great America ($10 lab fee extra)
  • Bring-A-Friend discount days on select dates during the 2016 Season
  • Email newsletter with exclusive events and offers for Great America Platinum Pass holders
  • Ability to replace pass if lost or stolen ($15 fee)

Things To Know Before You Go

Shirts, shorts/pants, and shoes must be worn at all times while at California's Great America. Proper swimming attire for Boomerang Bay is defined as a one-or-two piece swim suits without abrasive buttons, rivets, zippers, or snaps.
No costumes or facepaint during Haunt.

First Aid is staffed by certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's) at all times. First Aid is located in the red schoolhouse next to 3 Point Challenge.
A guest's height is an important safety factor on many rides and attractions. Please visit our height station at Town Hall In formation to determine your height. Once the measurement has been taken, the guest will be given a corresponding color-coded wristband to assist in height measuring throughout the day.
Some attractions may close in bad weather until conditions permit safe operation. Please enjoy a show, meal, or shopping until such weather passes.
Life jackets are provided free of charge in Boomerang Bay. Only Coast Guard approved life jackets are allowed.
Lockers are available for rent and located throughout California's Great America and Boomerang Bay.
Should you lose an article during your visit, please check with Lost and Found located in Town Hall at the Front Gate.
Only guide dogs and service animals are permitted in the park.
If you wish to leave the park and return on the same day, please have your hand stamped at the Front Gate. You will need your ticket when you re-enter in addition to your hand stamp. If you wish to leave the parking lot and re-enter, present your parking receipt to the attendant when you return.
There is no re-entry permitted during Haunt.

Height Requirements

Minimum Required to Ride

55 Inches
Firefall

54 Inches
Drop Tower
Flight Deck
Vortex

48 Inches
Delirium
Demon
Grizzly
H.M.B. Endeavor
Tiki Twirl

44 Inches
Psycho Mouse (less than 48 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Xtreme Skyflyer

Note: A supervising companion is someone who meets all the requirements to ride the ride themselves, is 14 years of age or older, and demonstrates appropriate observed behavior.

Minimum Required to Ride

48 Inches
Barney Oldfield Speedway (less than 48 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Celebration Swings
Delta Flyer (less than 48 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Eagles Flight (less than 48 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Grizzly (less than 48 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Rue le Dodge

46 Inches
Carousel Columbia (less than 46 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Centrifuge (less than 46 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Rip Roaring Rapids
Star Tower (less than 46 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Whitewater Falls

44 Inches
Action Theater
Berserker (less than 48 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Psycho Mouse (less than 48 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)

40 Inches
Thunder Raceway (less than 58 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Woodstock Express (less than 46 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)

36 Inches
Flying Eagles (less than 48 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Loggers Run (less than 46 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)

Note: A supervising companion is someone who meets all the requirements to ride the ride themselves, is 14 years of age or older and demonstrates appropriate observed behavior.

Minimum Required to Ride

46 Inches
Character Carousel (less than 46 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)

42 Inches
Flying Ace (less than 42 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Peanuts 500 (less than 42 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Sally's Swing Set

44 Inches
Peanuts Pirates (less than 44 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Pumpkin Patch (less than 44 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Sally's Love Buggies (less than 44 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)

40 Inches
Woodstock Express (less than 40 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)

36 Inches
Joe Cool's Gr8 SK8
Kite Eating Tree
Lucy's Crabbie Cabbies (less than 36 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Snoopy's Space Buggies (less than 36 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)


Note: A supervising companion is someone who meets all the requirements to ride the ride themselves, is 14 years of age or older and demonstrates appropriate observed behavior.


Minimum Required to Ride

48 Inches
Ripsnort Ridge
Screamin' Wombat

44 Inches
Didgeridoo Falls
Down Under Thunder (less than 48 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Jackaroo Landing (for slides)
Tasmanian Typhoon

42 Inches
Castaway Creek (less than 42 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Great Barrier Reef (less than 42 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion; life jacket required 48 inches or less or inexperienced/non-swimmer)

36 Inches
Jackaroo Landing (must be 44 inches for slides)

Note: A supervising companion is someone who meets all the requirements to ride the ride themselves, is 14 years of age or older and demonstrates appropriate observed behavior.

Full-Time Positions

Title: Ride Mechanic

Reports to: Ride Mechanic Foreperson

Status: Fulltime Exempt



Under occasional supervision, inspects, maintains and repairs rides and equipment as assigned. Performs related duties as required. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Inspects, maintains and repairs rides and equipment as assigned.
  • Lubricates rides and equipment.
  • Designs and fabricates parts; rebuilds components.
  • Cleans mechanical parts as needed.
  • Responds to work orders and trouble calls in a timely manner.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date maintenance records; prepares maintenance reports as required.
  • Reviews technical documents, blueprints, schematics, catalogs, etc., as needed to support ride maintenance, repair and rehabilitation work.
  • Works with other departments on repairs and maintenance projects as appropriate.
  • Offers training and assistance to co-workers as necessary.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of all maintenance problems or areas of concern.
  • Assists in maintaining inventory of supplies, parts and materials.
  • Maintains assigned equipment in a safe and proper working condition; maintains a clean and safe work area.
  • Performs all work in accordance with department policies and procedures, regulations, plans and specifications, and standards of quality and safety.
  • Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns and complaints from employees and guests regarding ride safety and maintenance.
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Operates rides as necessary.
  • May perform minor carpentry, plumbing and electrical work as required.
  • Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
  • Requires a vocational diploma in mechanical / industrial maintenance supplemented by three to five years of experience in mechanical maintenance, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Requires forklift and man lift certifications.
  • Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid California Driver's License
To be considered for this position, please email resume with salary history to:

resumes@cagreatamerica.com
Reference Ride Mechanic in the subject line.

We support a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

California’s Great America is an Equal Opportunity Employer




General Statement of Job:

Sales Representative full-time position including a competitive benefits package available in the Group Sales Department. Under occasional supervision, generates attendance and revenue goals by developing and managing B2B sales accounts within the assigned territory of San Mateo, San Francisco, and North Bay Counties. Provides professional, timely customer service while promoting a variety of park entertainment opportunities, including company picnics, family day programs and Good-Any-Day discount ticket programs. Tracks, identifies and analyzes sales trends and competition. Performs related work as required. Reports to the Group Sales Manager.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Develops sales action plan for each market segment within assigned territory to build and enhance new and existing accounts.
  • Recommends, requests and coordinates internal corporate client event publicity to increase account activity.
  • Plans and gives presentations to corporate committees, civic/community organizations, etc.; attends and participates in industry trade shows to generate sales business.
  • Identifies potential new customers; initiates sales calls; conducts tours of Park facilities and invites clients/potential clients to sales events as appropriate; prepares and presents customized proposals.
  • Books group outings and company picnics; sells tickets. Prepares contracts.
  • Attends and assists with the oversight of picnics / corporate events as appropriate. Including working weekends and holidays as necessary.
  • Establishes business relationships with all clients and potential clients.
  • Manages sales accounts within assigned territory through service calls, face-to-face follow-up visits and telephone/written communications.
  • Responds to inquiries, concerns and complaints regarding groups sales from customers and potential customers.
  • Assists in maintaining up-to-date and accurate client account information through CRM.
  • Receives and reviews various records and reports including billing invoices, group sales analyses, etc.
  • Prepares and/or processes business status reports, group sales analyses, operations memos, expense reports, mileage log, various other reports, records, forms, memos and correspondence.
  • Refers to policy and procedure manuals, trade publications, directories, news / business publications, computer manual, pricing sheet, training materials, etc.
  • Operates a vehicle, Cushman cart, and a variety of equipment such as a computer, printer, fax machine, copier, calculator, telephone, pager, two-way radio.
  • Uses clerical and computer supplies.
  • Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, other park managers, co-workers, other Park employees, clients / potential clients, vendors, and the general public.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Desirable Skills and Experience:
  • B.A. or B.S. degree, preferably in Marketing, Hospitality, or Business Management
  • Possess a minimum of 1-3 years experience in B2B sales with a proven track record. Theme Park Industry, Entertainment, Hospitality, Sports, and/or Media sales experience a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record required.
  • Possess professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be willing and able to travel within the assigned territory.

Must be 18 years of age or older.
Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.

California’s Great America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: RESUMES@CAGREATAMERICA.COM.
Title: Ride Electrician 

Status: Fulltime Exempt


JOB FUNCTIONS SUMMARY:
Under occasional supervision, inspects, maintains and repairs rides and equipment as assigned. Performs related duties as required such as down time calls.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: (Or equivalent combinations of both)
• 2-4 Years Related Experience
• Vocational School, Electrical

MINIMUM AGE:
• At Least 18 Years of Age

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Inspects, troubleshoots and repairs electrical work on rides, ride control systems, computer, and PLC.
• Installs electrical conduit and wiring; cleans electrical equipment and components; maintains controls and motors on rides; maintains ride lighting; maintains ride solid state drives.
• Modifies electrical/electronic systems as needed to ensure ride safety and efficiency.
• Reviews technical documents, blueprints, schematics, catalogs, etc., as needed to support ride maintenance, repair and rehabilitation work.
• Prepares and/or maintains inspection sheets, daily work records, downtime records, modification forms, various other reports, records, logs, etc.
• Performs all work in accordance with department policies and procedures, regulations, plans and specifications, and standards of quality and safety.
• Refers to policies and procedure manuals, maintenance manuals, technical manuals and diagrams, ride manuals, vendor catalogs, etc.
• Orders and assists in maintaining inventory of supplies, parts and materials.
• Maintains assigned equipment in a safe and proper working condition; maintains a clean and safe work area.
• Provides guest service according to Cedar Fair standards when serving the guest or working with subordinates, including initiating guest interactions, answering questions and giving directions.
• Maintains cleanliness and safety in assigned work area and performs all duties in compliance with Cedar Fair Safety guidelines and requirements and reports all unsafe or unusual conditions to supervision.
• Meets scheduling availability requirements, including nights, weekends, and holiday periods to meet business needs.
• Meets Cedar Fair's attendance requirements as outlined in Cedar Fair's attendance policies.
• Adheres to Cedar Fair's Rules of Conduct including specific costuming and grooming standards as outlined in Employee Guidelines and other park/division specific policies and procedures.
• Other duties may be assigned.

CERTIFICATIONS:
• Valid Driver’s License

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
• Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

• Ability to understand English at a level sufficient to receive and perform basic job assignments and instructions.

To be considered for this position, please email resume with salary history to:

resumes@cagreatamerica.com
Reference Ride Electrician in the subject line.

We support a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

California’s Great America is an Equal Opportunity Employer




Great America has an opening in its FMC Admin Division for Foreperson Landscape. This position will report to the Manager of Maintenance.


JOB FUNCTIONS SUMMARY:


Overall direction and leadership of the Landscape section and assist in the installation and maintenance of Landscape.


QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Demonstrated experience in Landscape maintenance to include irrigation, pest control, arbor care, turf, ornamental horticulture or degree in horticulture or related field.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience to include budgeting, scheduling and managing projects from conception through
  • completion.
  • Good communication (written, verbal and listening) skills, especially for dealing with the public and associates.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent analytical and planning skills.
  • Basic computer skills (spreadsheet, word processing, data base). Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel a plus.
  • Theme park or Corporate experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safety standards/requirements.
  • Reading and interpreting blue prints and schematics.
  • Math aptitude to add, subtract, divide and multiply.
  • Attention to detail.
  • NCDEA certification to apply pesticides or obtain certification within 1 year of employment.
  • Ability to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by state or provincial law.
  • Ability to pass a background check, if 18 years of age or older, which may include, but is not limited to, credit, criminal, DMV,
  • previous employment, education and personal references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state, or provincial law.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs.
  • Valid Driver's License and good driving record

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop and implement Landscape maintenance plans and work schedules that clearly define the goals and strategies needed to reach the objectives for California’s Great America and the Maintenance Department.
  • Provide direction and leadership to the landscape maintenance associates by implementing programs, encouraging creativity and inspiring associates to reach the next level in their professional career.
  • Select, train, direct, schedule, evaluate and discipline staff and maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Establish and maintain professional, trained and motivated staff through effective implementation of performance and development programs. 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Respond to and take appropriate action to resolve concerns and complaints from guests and associates.
  • Provide team with necessary information and tools to effectively perform their duties.
  • Interface with California’s Great America staff in developing sound landscape strategies that work toward achieving overall goals.
  • Ensure that maintenance policies and procedures are implemented, updated and followed.
  • Maintain liaison with park departments to ensure that landscape concerns are identified, solutions are coordinated and followed up on.
  • Monitor activities to eliminate where accidents could occur, halting any operation or activity that constitutes an imminent hazard to associates, guests or equipment.
  • Prepare accurate cost analysis of projects and forecast accurate project completion dates.
  • Gather, enter and collate necessary data for submission of required reports, both internal and external, in a timely manner.
  • Attend meetings, make presentations to staff and others.
  • Ability to anticipate, prepare and plan ahead.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate quality assurance measures and ensure appropriate follow up.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in speaking, writing and listening to management, associates and customers.
  • Speak clearly and concisely with organized thought processes.
  • Installs (placement, position, connect, inspect, test) landscape components according to manufacturer's and California’s Great America standards.
  • Performs pre operation check out on equipment daily per California’s Great America standards and completes required documentation.
  • Performs preventative maintenance (planned internal inspections) on equipment and completes required documentation and check out file records. 
  • Answers trouble calls during operation. 
  • Keeps work areas clean and organized. 
  • Keep abreast of current trends and practices in field of expertise.  
  • Makes recommendations based on new development/trends. 
  • Moves throughout entire area of responsibility regularly to maintain awareness of total operation. 
  • Assist in preparing the operation plan and budget.
  • Order parts and supplies.
  • Monitor and take action to ensure operation remains within guidelines concerning budget. 
  • Follow established accounting procedures for documentation of purchases and expenses. 
  • Maintain high degree of confidentiality of paperwork and information in maintenance.  
  • Coordinate and implement special maintenance programs as assigned. 
  • Follows proper storage requirements for equipment and supplies. 
  • Provides guest service according to Cedar Fair standards when serving the guest or working with subordinates, including initiating guest interactions, answering questions and giving directions. 
  • Maintains cleanliness and safety in assigned work area and performs all duties in compliance with Cedar Fair Safety guidelines and requirements and reports all unsafe or unusual conditions to supervision. 
  • Meets scheduling availability requirements, including nights, weekends, and holiday periods to meet business needs.  
  • Meets Cedar Fair's attendance requirements as outlined in Cedar Fair's attendance policies.  
  • Adheres to Cedar Fair's Rules of Conduct including specific costuming and grooming standards as outlined in Employee Guidelines and other park/division specific policies and procedures. 
  • Other duties may be assigned.
INTERESTED APPLICANTS FOR THIS POSITION SHOULD SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER INCLUDING
SALARY REQUIREMENTS TO:  resumes@cagreatamerica.com

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Fast Lane

Make the most of your day with Fast Lane. Our list of rides has something for everyone in the family to enjoy!
Separate ride entrances and exclusive access points make Fast Lane quick, easy and hassle-free to all of our guests.
Daily Fast Lane access is limited. This keeps the Fast Lane experience great for all our guests. Be sure to reserve your date by purchasing Fast Lane access online in advance!

Information For Guests With Disabilities

At California's Great America we are proud of our reputation for accommodating guests with disabilities through our Ride Admission Policy. To continue to provide equal access for all guests, be aware that all guests with mobility impairments or ASD will now receive a Ride Boarding Pass with wait times. The Ride Boarding Pass Program allows guests to access rides at specified times via the exit ramp in order to avoid crowds and waiting in the regular queue lines.

You may be asking yourself whether California's Great America is appropriate for guests with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or whether your loved one on the spectrum will be able to handle the theme park experience. California's Great America has taken steps to be well-prepared to welcome and provide accommodations for all types of disabilities, including autism and related disorders.

Service animals are welcome at California’s Great America. A service animal is defined as a dog or miniature pony that has been individually trained to perform tasks for a person with disabilities. We may ask you what task your service animal performs for you. Service animals must be controlled with a “restraining device” at all times while on our property. There is a limit of one service animal per guest. Due to the nature of most rides, service animals must remain with a non-riding member of your party. We are not permitted to take control of your service animal. Service animals are not permitted in water attractions, wet decks, wading pools, or lazy rivers. A relief area is located behind Delirium to the left of the restrooms. Please stop by Town Hall or Information for more details.

Dining Plan Details

Enjoy an entree, side and a fountain drink during your visit.
Single Meal Deal is just $14.29.


Guests with All Day Dining will receive a wristband at any of the participating locations and enjoy an entree and side as often as every 90 minutes! Drinks are not included. However, you may purchase a Souvenir Bottle online at our best price.
All Day Dining plan is just $27.99.


When you purchase an All Season Dining Plan, it will automatically be uploaded to your season pass. Simply present your pass at any participating locations throughout the park and enjoy lunch and dinner (with only a 4 hour interval between meals) every time you visit. Drinks are not included but we offer a Souvenir Bottle available online at the lowest price available. 
All Season Dining is as low as $93.00.

plus applicable taxes and fees

 

Only available online.  Buy Now


All Day Dining may be purchased in the park at any ticket window or participating dining location. Or, save yourself some time and purchase your All Day Dining Plan online before you go to the park. Buy Now


Add the All Season Dining Plan onto your 2016 Season Pass and stay fueled for the fun all day long. All Season Dining includes lunch and dinner at participating locations throughout the park every time you visit during the season. Buy Now

 

Single Meal Deal

Simply redeem your voucher at any participating location for an entree, side, and a drink.  


All Day Dining

Guests with All Day Dining voucher will receive a wristband at any of the participating locations.   Enjoy an entree and side as often as every 90 minutes throughout the day.  Drinks are not included.  However, we offer a Souvenir Bottle online at the best price.


All Season Dining Plan

Guests with All Season Dining will automatically have it included on their Season Pass. Simply present your season pass at any of the participating locations throughout the park and enjoy lunch and dinner (with only a 4 hour interval between meals) every time you visit. Drinks are not included but we offer a Souvenir Bottle available for purchase online at the lowest price.

   

Look for the Dining Plan symbol at these participating locations throughout the park!
 

American Cafe

 

Andre's Chicken Shack

 

Burger Barn

 

Croc Canteen

 

Frankie's Pizza

 

Giovanni's Pizza

 

Great America
Hot Dogs

 

Joe Cool Cafe

 

Maggie Browns

 

Outback Shack

 

Schultz's Wieners

 

Outback Shack

 

Pizza Orleans

 

Snoopy's Snack Shack

 

Noodle Bowl

 

Dining Plan participating locations & menus subject to change without notice throughout the season and from year to year. Operating hours vary by location and some locations may not be open on select operating days.
Download the Dining Plan Guide.
American Cafe

  • Chicken Tenders w/ Fries or Apple Slices
  • American Café Burger w/ Fries or Apple Slices
  • Corn Dog with Fries or Apple Slices
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich w/ Fries or Apple Slices
  • Entrée Salad & Apple Slices

Andre's Chicken

  • Chicken Tenders & Fries
  • Chicken Tender Caesar Salad
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap & Fries

Burger Barn

  • Cheese Burger w/ Fries or Apple Slices
  • Vegetarian Burger w/ Fries or Apple Slices

Croc Canteen

  • Chicken Tenders w/ Fries or Apple Slices
  • Hot Dog w/ Fries or Apple Slices
  • One Slice of Pizza & Side Salad
  • Two Slices of Pizza
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap w/ Fries or Apple Slices

Frankie's Pizza

  • One Slice of Pizza & Side Salad
  • Two Slices of Pizza

Giovanni's Pizza

  • One Slice of Pizza & Side Salad
  • One Slice of Pizza & Cheesy Garlic Bread
  • Two Slices of Pizza

Joe Cool Cafe

  • Chicken Tenders w/ Fries or Apple Slices
  • Joe Cool Burger w/ Fries or Apple Slices
  • Joe Cool Roast Beef Sandwich w/ Fries or Apple Slices
  • One Slice of Pizza w/ Fries or Apple Slices
  • Two Slices of Pizza
  • Hot Dog w/ Fries or Apple Slices
  • Entrée Salad & Apple Slices

Maggie Browns

  • 3 Piece Basket Meal
  • 2 Piece Dinner Meal
  • Chicken Tender Meal w/ Fries or Apple Slices
  • Chicken Tender Salad & Apple Slices

Mucho Nacho

  • Two Tamales w/ Rice & Beans

Noodle Bowl

  • Rice Bowl Combo
  • Noodle Bowl Combo

Outback Shack

  • Slice of Pizza & Side Salad
  • Two Slices of Pizza
  • Chicken Wings w/ Fries or Apple Slices
  • Fish w/ Fries or Apple Slices
  • Shrimp Po Boy w/Fries or Apple Slices
  • Entrée Salad & Apple Slices

Pizza Orleans

  • One Slice of Pizza & Side Salad
  • One Slice of Pizza & Cheesy Garlic Bread
  • Two Slices of Pizza

Schultz's Wieners

  • Corn Dog & Fries
  • Chili Cheese Dog & Fries
  • Hot Dog & Fries

Snoopy's Snack Shack

  • Chicken Tenders w/ Fries or Apple Slices
  • Grilled Cheese w/ Fries or Apple Slices


Dining Plan participating locations & menus subject to change without notice throughout the season and from year to year. Operating hours vary by location and some locations may not be open on select operating days.
Download the Dining Plan Guide.

Single Meal Deal includes a fountain drink.

While the All Season and All Day Dining Plan do not include drinks, you may consider buying a Souvenir Bottle for as low as $10.99 online. With a Souvenir Bottle, you can enjoy free refills all day long on your first visit and $1 (taxes included) refills for the rest of the season, or unlimited free refills all season long. The choice is yours!
Buy Now

As a Platinum Passholder, the All Season Dining Plan and All Season Souvenir Bottle are valid at any Cedar Fair park within the U.S. and Canada. Simply present your Platinum Pass at any participating food locations during your park visit to enjoy lunch and dinner (with only a 4 hour interval time between meals) and free refills with your Souvenir Bottle.

Great America Pavilion

Great American Pavilion is the premier venue for corporate meetings, catered events, holiday parties, and product launches
  • 2-acre space
  • 18,000 square feet of indoor space
  • Divisable into three different areas
  • Separate entrance
  • Floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace
  • Complete audio and visual capabilities (37 monitors)
  • Adjacent to 6,500 space parking lot
  • Live Entertainment venue

For more information or to reserve the Great America Pavilion, call 408.986.5853.



The Bay Area's best entertainment venue is the perfect game day destination


California's Great America, the official amusement park of the San Francisco 49ers, is now offering the ideal destination for the perfect pregame festivities. For those who bleed red and gold, California's Great America is just walking distance to Levi's® Stadium. Relax, dine on delicious food options, and enjoy fellow fans before heading over to the game.
The Great America Pavilion, the Bay Area's premier entertainment venue, is an 18,000 square foot facility on two acres.  It's the perfect location for corporate meetings, catered events, holiday parties, and product launches.  Plus, it features a large list of ammenities to accommodate any type or style of event.

For more information or to book an event, please contact California's Great America at 408.986.5853 or by email.

Waterpark Information

To participate in water park attractions, proper bathing attire is required. Here are some recommendations to help you plan your visit:

  • Appropriate swimwear is required. Thongs and transparent clothing are not permitted. We reserve the right to determine the appropriateness of swimwear.

  • Guests wearing bathing attire with metal buttons, rivets, zippers, or snaps will not be permitted to ride Screaming Wombat or Ripsnort Ridge.

  • Footwear, including aqua socks and aquatic style footwear, are not permitted on Screaming Wombat and Ripsnort Ridge attractions.

  • Guests requiring special accommodation should speak to a member of the Aquatics management team. Specifically designed attire made out of lycra or nylon type materials will be considered. Due to attraction manufacturer requirements, some riding restrictions may apply.

  • Diaper dependent guests are required to wear swim diapers or a diaper specifically designed for aquatic use.

  • When exiting Boomerang Bay, shirts, shorts, and shoes are required.


If you do not have appropriate bathing attire, swimsuits and other aquatic gear can be purchased at Seaside or Mathilda’s gift shops.

To ensure the safest experience for all guests during their visit, the following rules are in effect. We appreciate your cooperation in this regard.

  • Attractions may have specific height, weight, and safety requirements. Please refer to the Safety Guide sign posted at each attraction to make an informed decision as to whether the attraction is right for you.

  • Please refrain from running, horseplay, and other boisterous activities.

  • Glassware and similar material with a tendency to shatter on impact are not permitted in Boomerang Bay.

  • For safety reasons, diving is not permitted at any attraction.

  • Boomerang Bay and California’s Great America is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas.

  • Keep an eye on your young children. Children should not be left unattended at any time.

  • Please secure all loose articles, including hats, glasses, and jewelry when riding. Cameras, cell phones and video recording devices may not be used on any slide or in any changing area or restroom.

  • Water toys, whistles, and inflatable assists are not permitted.

  • Masks and snorkels are not permitted at any water attraction.

  • Hearing devices or any other electronic devices may be damaged by water. Please take the necessary steps to protect such items.

  • According to crowd size, time at the water attractions and access to Boomerang Bay may be limited.

Our Aquatics staff is here to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant visit. First aid staff and water park supervisors are available throughout the area should you have any questions or need assistance. Please follow all lifeguard rules and instructions, but do not talk to or distract lifeguards while they are on duty.

In an effort to provide a safe and enjoyable water park experience for our guests, Boomerang Bay routinely utilizes training exercises to improve our lifeguards’ skills and vigilance. These exercises will occur during normal operating hours and may consist of the following: submersible water mannequins, the use of video surveillance equipment, internal and external audits, active/inactive water rescues and/or first aid scenarios.

Boomerang Bay provides a full day of fun in the sun! To make the most of your day, be sure to drink plenty of water in order to avoid heat exhaustion. Drinking fountains are located near each restroom. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen frequently throughout the day. If you happen to forget your sunscreen, Seaside and various merchandise locations throughout the Park have a variety of sunscreens and sundries available for purchase.

Life jackets are available for use throughout Boomerang Bay. Life jackets are complimentary and are available to any guest wishing to use one. Children, first-time swimmers, and weaker swimmers are encouraged to wear a life jacket. Life jackets are available for all guests needing special consideration. Some attractions require children below a specific height to wear a life jacket before participating in the attraction. Aquatics staff and lifeguards reserve the right to impose the use of life jackets as needed. For specific attraction requirements, please visit our Guest Assistance Guide. Guests are permitted to wear their own life jacket; however it must be Coast Guard certified.

The First Aid Station is located by the Island Oasis party cabana, which is by the wave pool. If you need any assistance during your visit, do not hesitate to stop by the First Aid Station, or notify the nearest lifeguard. Our team would be glad to assist.

Upon arriving, we recommend selecting a meeting place. In the event you or your child becomes lost or separated from your party, your child may be brought to the Family Care Center, which is located in Planet Snoopy. In the unlikely event that your child becomes separated, please alert an associate. Public address pages cannot be broadcast inside Boomerang Bay.

If you happen to lose an item or leave an item behind while visiting, please drop by Security Services located at the main entrance of the park during regular operating hours.

Boomerang Bay is committed to providing all of our guests with an enjoyable visit. Guests with disabilities are encouraged to visit our Guests with Disabilities page for detailed information on the requirements of each attraction, along with the programs that California’s Great America and Boomerang Bay offer.

A water wheelchair is available for guests requiring additional assistance. The water wheelchair may be used by multiple guests on the same day. Pool lifts are available at Great Barrier Reef, Castaway Creek, and Boomerang Lagoon. During your visit, please speak to a member of our Aquatics management team to obtain access to the water wheelchair or the pool lifts and for further accessibility information.

For your convenience, lockers are located next to Crocodile Canteen. Various locker sizes are available for all of your personal belongings. Locker rentals are automated and can be paid using cash and credit/debit cards. The lockers work with electronic pin codes and will allow unlimited access throughout the day. Locker access is available until both Boomerang Bay and California’s Great America are closed for the evening. California’s Great America cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items. 

Relax and enjoy the privacy of your own wave side cabana. A limited number of exclusive cabanas are available each day and often sell out. We also have our Island Oasis party cabana for up to 15 guests. For more information and to reserve your cabana, please visit the Cabana page.

Inner tubes are available free of charge at each attraction that requires a tube in order to ride. Inner tubes must remain at the attraction after riding.

If you would like the ultimate fun in the sun, personal inner tubes can be rented for the duration of your day from Cabana Rental located near Great Barrier Reef. Single tube rentals are available for $5.00. Cabana Rentals include one complimentary inner tube for use at Great Barrier Reef and Castaway Creek.