What kind of rides are available in California’s Great America?California’s Great America is home to over 40 rides and shows, from family-friendly carousels and fairground rides to thrilling rollercoasters. Adrenaline junkies should make sure to ride Gold Striker, a wooden coaster which has been named in the Top 10 wooden coasters by Amusement Today every year since it opened in 2013. Other hard-core rides include Flight Deck and Patriot, two looping coasters, and Drop Tower, a 225-foot drop ride which lets you get a great view of the South Bay before letting you freefall 20 stories in 3.5 seconds! Family rides include the Rip Roaring Rapids, Woodstock Express and the Barney Oldfield Speedway, which lets kids get behind the wheel of an old-school roadster.
Is the amusement park suitable for children of all ages?The park has activities for kids of all ages, from children who would rather spend time in a play area or would enjoy gentle rides with their parents, to teenagers who want to get try more high-octane rides. Children will also enjoy exploring Planet Snoopy, a Peanuts-themed zone of the park! Rides in Planet Snoopy include Snoopy’s Space Buggies, Sally’s Love Buggies, and the PEANUTS Pirates, plus you’ll be able to meet your favorite Peanuts characters throughout the day. Families should also head to Planet Snoopy for special family facilities, including bottle warming, private nursing areas, and air conditioned rooms to escape the California sun.
What are the food options? Can we bring a picnic?Food from outside the park isn’t allowed except for medical reasons. There are plenty of dining options available inside the park which also offer gluten-free, kosher, egg-free, and dairy-free options for diners. There are over 22 restaurants and food stalls spread throughout the park representing a range of cuisines, including Snoopy’s Snack Shack, Panda Express, Outback Shack, Sushi Bar, La Cantina, and Game Time Sports Bar.