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.
California’s Great America Makes Waves with Completely Transformed Waterpark, “South Bay Shores”
August 8, 2019
Northern California’s premiere amusement park is getting bigger and better in summer 2020, when California’s Great America debuts the new South Bay Shores waterpark.
California’s Great America, American Cancer Society Host 30th Annual Courageous Kids Event
May 6, 2019
California’s Great America, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, will host the 30th annual Courageous Kids at the amusement park on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
WinterFest at California's Great America Opens November 23
November 19, 2018
The Bay Area’s favorite holiday tradition, WinterFest at California’s Great America, opens for the 2018 holiday season this Friday, Nov. 23 and will welcome guests on select nights through Dec. 31.
California’s Great America Names New Vice President and General Manager
August 6, 2018
Today, California’s Great America announced that Manuel “Manny” Gonzalez, an executive with global experience in the entertainment and hospitality industries, has joined the park as Vice President and General Manager.
Halloween Haunt Returns to California's Great America September 21 - October 28
August 2, 2018
Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America, the Bay Area’s premier Halloween event, will begin terrifying guests on Sept. 21.
Taste of Orleans Festival Returns to California's Great America July 14-15 & 21-22
July 2, 2018
aste of Orleans, a guest favorite at California’s Great America, is back for the third year.
RailBlazer, the West Coast’s Only Single Rail Steel Coaster, Debuts at California’s Great America
June 11, 2018
The wait is over for guests who are ready to ride the groundbreaking new coaster, RailBlazer, at California’s Great America.
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: PR@cagreatamerica.com
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 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 2019 season between March 23 and Labor Day, September 2. Please be advised that complimentary media passes may not be available during Halloween Haunt.
These passes are limited to four per person for one 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.