Latest News and Events
Welcome to California's Great America's newsroom. Find the latest press releases and details on upcoming events. Working members of the media are welcome to contact the park with inquiries.
WinterFest at California's Great America Opens November 24
October 18, 2017
The Bay Area’s newest and most immersive holiday tradition, WinterFest, opens at California’s Great America on Friday, November 24 and will entertain guests on select dates through December 30.
California’s Great America Debuts First of its Kind Single Rail Steel Coaster for 2018
August 16, 2017
California’s Great America will introduce a groundbreaking new single rail steel coaster, RailBlazer, for the 2018 season.
Great America Hosts Wild 94.9's Hot Day South Bay Free Concert On June 11
May 12, 2017
California’s Great America is proudly teaming up with Wild 94.9 to bring “Hot Day South Bay” concert in the Redwood Amphitheatre on Sunday, June 11.
California's Great America Introduces Red, White & Brews
May 10, 2017
The hometown celebration of Americana food and fun is May 27-29 and June 3-4.
California's Great America Offers Free Military Admission Through May 29
April 19, 2017
California’s Great America will offer free admission for current and past military personnel through Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.
California's Great America to Host Easter Activities
April 12, 2017
California’s Great America will host an Easter celebration this Sunday, April 16 from noon to 4 p.m. for families. The park will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
New Patriot Floorless Coaster To Open Saturday, April 1
March 21, 2017
Patriot, the first floorless coaster in the park’s history, will make its official park debut on Saturday, April 1.
The California's Great America Public Relations Department welcomes inquiries and visits from credentialed members of the news media for the production of high quality news features and programs about California's Great America.
2401 Agnew Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Working media only: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: (408) 986-5846 (news media calls only)
Fax: (408) 986-5863
For advertising inquiries, please contact Cramer-Krasselt at 312-616-9600.
Are you a credentialed member of the media interested in visiting California's Great America? Submit a Media Pass request online to get started.
Media Pass Policy
California's Great America will issue up to four (4) complimentary tickets to the full-time news media personnel listed below who want to visit the park for a leisure visit on public operating days during the 2017 season between March 25 and Labor Day, September 5. Please be advised, complimentary media passes are not available during Halloween Haunt.
These passes are limited to four (4) per person for one (1) visit during the season. Only news department employees are eligible for these passes; promotions and advertising personnel are encouraged to call their promotions contact at the park for inquiries about tickets.
The news department employee must be part of the party visiting the park. We are aware that some newspapers, Internet media, radio stations and television stations prefer their personnel not accept complimentary passes to events and attractions. We respect this policy and will gladly refuse passes to your personnel if you do indicate.
Please see the list of qualifying positions below. The Public Relations Department will review all requests for complimentary tickets.
Publisher, Reporters, Editors, Photographers, Webmasters
Owner, Program Director, General Manager, News Reporters, News Director, On-Air Personnel, Assistant News Director, Producers.
Owner, News Reporters, General Manager, Producers (non-advertising), News Director, On-Air Personnel, Assistant News Director, Field Producers, Program Director, Videographers, Assignment Editors, Production (non-advertising)
Media Pass Policy
All requests for media tickets must be made online through the park’s official Internet website at www.cagreatamerica.com/media-center/media-pass-request. No phone calls. All requests must be submitted a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the day you plan to visit. Approved requests will receive a confirmation letter, which must be presented at Guest Services along with a photo ID to receive your tickets. No exceptions.