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California’s Great America Names New Vice President and General Manager

August 6, 2018

Entertainment and Hospitality Industry Veteran Manuel Gonzalez Brings Global Attractions Experience to the Bay Area’s Premier Amusement Park

SANTA CLARA, CA – 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. 

Prior to joining California’s Great America, Gonzalez served as Managing Partner at RX Entertainment, a global attraction and consulting group. He has also held leadership roles at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, The Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens, and Six Flags, where he oversaw tremendous growth and expansion, including opening the company’s first international park in Mexico.

“I am honored to bring my experience as a leader in the attractions industry to California’s Great America,” said Gonzalez. “Guests will see many exciting new developments at the park in the years to come, and I look forward to leading this next wave of growth.”

Gonzalez’s experience in driving strategic growth, as well as his background in master planning and development, will play a critical role in helping California’s Great America achieve its long-term vision. The park is currently undergoing a multi-year transformation following the City of Santa Clara’s approval of the park’s master plan.

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About California’s Great America and Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
California’s Great America is a 100-acre theme and water park located in Santa Clara, Calif. As Northern California’s premier amusement park, featuring thrill rides, live entertainment, and the Boomerang Bay water park, California’s Great America is the top destination for thrill-seekers and families alike. California’s Great America is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a publicly traded partnership and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and four hotels. For more information, see