2021 Pre-K Passes Now Available
The Pre-K Pass is FREE for kids ages three to five years old and includes season-long access in 2021, including South Bay Shores waterpark!
With your Pre-K Pass, your child can come and go as often as you’d like all season – for FREE.
Getting your child’s Pre-K Pass is as easy as 1-2-3!
Step 1: Register
Register your child online for their free Pre-K Pass by July 4, 2021. Remember you can upload your child's photo online to save time!
Step 2: Activate
After you register your child, bring them to the park to activate their Pre-K Pass any public operating day through September 6, 2021. Be sure to bring your child and a valid birth certificate or passport that shows their age. As long as your child is 3-5 years of age on the date you activate the Pre-K Pass, they are eligible!
Step 3: Play
After you’ve activated your child’s Pre-K Pass, they can visit for free anytime you’d like.
What is the California’s Great America Pre-K Pass?
California’s Great America offers kids ages 3–5 years old a free Pre-K Pass. The Pre-K Pass grants complimentary admission to California’s Great America for the entire season, including South Bay Shores waterpark.
Who is eligible?
The California’s Great America Pre-K Pass is available for kids who are between the ages of 3–5 at the time of activation.
When do I need to activate the pass?
You must register online for the Pre-K Pass online by July 4, 2021 and activate the pass at California’s Great America any public operating day through September 6, 2021.
I had a Pre-K Pass in 2020. Will it be extended through 2021?
If you registered for a 2020 Pre-K Pass, it will be valid for the 2021 season.
If you purchased Season Pass Add-Ons for your 2020 Pre-K Pass, the purchased Add-Ons will be extended through the 2021 season.
My child is 5 this year, turning 6. Am I still eligible?
As long as your child is 5 years of age on the date you activate the pass, you are eligible.
How long is the free California’s Great America Pre-K Pass valid for?
The Pre-K Pass grants complimentary admission to California’s Great America for the entire 2021 season, including South Bay Shores waterpark.
Is it available at other Cedar Fair Parks?
Not all Cedar Fair parks have a Pre-K Pass. Check with each park to see if they offer a Pre-K Pass in advance of your visit. You must register and activate a Pre-K Pass for each individual each park. One pass will not work for all Cedar Fair parks.
How do I register?
Register online, follow the directions and submit. Print the e-ticket and bring it to the Season Pass Processing Center or front gate ticket booth along with your child and a valid form of identification that proves the child’s date of birth. Examples of valid identification are a birth certificate or travel passport. These can be originals or copies.
Where do I receive the Pre-K pass?
The offer is NOT available at the California’s Great America front gate. You must register online at cagreatamerica.com before you get to the park. You will receive the Pre-K pass at the Season Pass Processing Center once proper identification is shown proving your child’s date of birth and your child’s picture is taken. Examples of valid identification are a birth certificate or travel passport. These can be originals or copies.
Where can I activate my Pre-K Pass?
You can activate your Pre-K Pass at the front gate ticket booth or at the season pass processing center inside of the park. We encourage parents to upload their child’s photo online to make for faster activation at the front gate.
What kind of identification do I need to provide?
Valid identification includes a birth certificate or a travel passport. These can be originals or copies. Please note that school IDs or children security IDs will not be accepted.
Does the Pre-K Pass include free parking?
No. The Pre-K Pass does not include free parking.
Is the Pre-K Pass valid at Gilroy Gardens?
Yes, the California’s Great America Pre-K Pass is also valid for free admission at Gilroy Gardens.