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 Debuts at California's Great America November 25
October 25, 2016
Ice skating, rides, snow, millions of lights, Santa and holiday characters to deliver merriment at WinterFest.
The Great Pumpkin Fest at California's Great America Begins October 1
September 30, 2016
Great America's daytime Halloween fun, The Great Pumpkin Fest, will feature trick-or-treating, mini pumpkin decorating, a 1,000 pound pumpkin and more!
Great America Introduces Patriot Floorless Coaster for 2017
August 19, 2016
Patriot will take riders to a 91-foot height before plummeting them into a 360-degree loop at 45 miles per hour.
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.