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Wait Times at California's Great America

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California's Great America, which opened in 1976, is an amusement park / theme park located in Santa Clara, California, outside of San Francisco in Northern California Bay Area, featuring many rides and attractions, including roller coasters, thrill rides, live shows, & family friendly attractions, like Camp Snoopy. Great America ride wait times are longest during the month of May, with lighter crowds in the spring. See the Great America Crowd Calendar for more details. Operating seasonally at the park is the South Bay Shores water park (formerly Boomerang Bay), with a wave pool, water slides, & more..

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California's Great America Typical Wait Times

What are wait times typically like at California's Great America each day? The table below shows the recent average of wait times at California's Great America, listed in 5 minute intervals.

California's Great America Typical Average Wait Times
TIME WAIT TIME
7:00 AM
22 minutes
7:05 AM
22 minutes
7:10 AM
22 minutes
7:15 AM
22 minutes
7:20 AM
22 minutes
7:25 AM
22 minutes
7:30 AM
22 minutes
7:35 AM
22 minutes
7:40 AM
22 minutes
7:45 AM
22 minutes
7:50 AM
22 minutes
7:55 AM
22 minutes
8:00 AM
22 minutes
8:05 AM
22 minutes
8:10 AM
22 minutes
8:15 AM
22 minutes
8:20 AM
22 minutes
8:25 AM
22 minutes
8:30 AM
22 minutes
8:35 AM
22 minutes
8:40 AM
22 minutes
8:45 AM
22 minutes
8:50 AM
22 minutes
8:55 AM
22 minutes
9:00 AM
22 minutes
9:05 AM
22 minutes
9:10 AM
22 minutes
9:15 AM
22 minutes
9:20 AM
22 minutes
9:25 AM
22 minutes
9:30 AM
22 minutes
9:35 AM
22 minutes
9:40 AM
22 minutes
9:45 AM
22 minutes
9:50 AM
22 minutes
9:55 AM
22 minutes
10:00 AM
31 minutes
10:05 AM
24 minutes
10:10 AM
24 minutes
10:15 AM
23 minutes
10:20 AM
21 minutes
10:25 AM
20 minutes
10:30 AM
19 minutes
10:35 AM
19 minutes
10:40 AM
19 minutes
10:45 AM
20 minutes
10:50 AM
20 minutes
10:55 AM
21 minutes
11:00 AM
21 minutes
11:05 AM
22 minutes
11:10 AM
22 minutes
11:15 AM
22 minutes
11:20 AM
23 minutes
11:25 AM
23 minutes
11:30 AM
23 minutes
11:35 AM
23 minutes
11:40 AM
24 minutes
11:45 AM
24 minutes
11:50 AM
24 minutes
11:55 AM
24 minutes
12:00 PM
25 minutes
12:05 PM
26 minutes
12:10 PM
26 minutes
12:15 PM
26 minutes
12:20 PM
26 minutes
12:25 PM
27 minutes
12:30 PM
27 minutes
12:35 PM
27 minutes
12:40 PM
27 minutes
12:45 PM
27 minutes
12:50 PM
27 minutes
12:55 PM
28 minutes
1:00 PM
28 minutes
1:05 PM
28 minutes
1:10 PM
28 minutes
1:15 PM
28 minutes
1:20 PM
29 minutes
1:25 PM
29 minutes
1:30 PM
29 minutes
1:35 PM
29 minutes
1:40 PM
29 minutes
1:45 PM
29 minutes
1:50 PM
30 minutes
1:55 PM
30 minutes
2:00 PM
30 minutes
2:05 PM
31 minutes
2:10 PM
31 minutes
2:15 PM
32 minutes
2:20 PM
32 minutes
2:25 PM
32 minutes
2:30 PM
32 minutes
2:35 PM
32 minutes
2:40 PM
32 minutes
2:45 PM
32 minutes
2:50 PM
32 minutes
2:55 PM
33 minutes
3:00 PM
33 minutes
3:05 PM
33 minutes
3:10 PM
33 minutes
3:15 PM
33 minutes
3:20 PM
33 minutes
3:25 PM
33 minutes
3:30 PM
33 minutes
3:35 PM
33 minutes
3:40 PM
33 minutes
3:45 PM
33 minutes
3:50 PM
33 minutes
3:55 PM
33 minutes
4:00 PM
33 minutes
4:05 PM
32 minutes
4:10 PM
32 minutes
4:15 PM
32 minutes
4:20 PM
32 minutes
4:25 PM
31 minutes
4:30 PM
31 minutes
4:35 PM
30 minutes
4:40 PM
30 minutes
4:45 PM
30 minutes
4:50 PM
30 minutes
4:55 PM
30 minutes
5:00 PM
30 minutes
5:05 PM
31 minutes
5:10 PM
31 minutes
5:15 PM
31 minutes
5:20 PM
30 minutes
5:25 PM
30 minutes
5:30 PM
30 minutes
5:35 PM
30 minutes
5:40 PM
30 minutes
5:45 PM
30 minutes
5:50 PM
30 minutes
5:55 PM
30 minutes
6:00 PM
30 minutes
6:05 PM
30 minutes
6:10 PM
29 minutes
6:15 PM
29 minutes
6:20 PM
29 minutes
6:25 PM
29 minutes
6:30 PM
29 minutes
6:35 PM
29 minutes
6:40 PM
29 minutes
6:45 PM
29 minutes
6:50 PM
29 minutes
6:55 PM
29 minutes
7:00 PM
29 minutes
7:05 PM
29 minutes
7:10 PM
29 minutes
7:15 PM
29 minutes
7:20 PM
29 minutes
7:25 PM
29 minutes
7:30 PM
29 minutes
7:35 PM
29 minutes
7:40 PM
29 minutes
7:45 PM
29 minutes
7:50 PM
29 minutes
7:55 PM
29 minutes
8:00 PM
29 minutes

California's Great America Trends

Wait Times This Week
37.9%
Wait Times This Month
24.0%

California's Great America Average Wait Profile

Data For 05/22/2024
How busy is California's Great America? Typically, a higher park average wait time indicates higher crowds and a busier theme park. This graph shows the average wait time across California's Great America as compared to the historical wait profile for the day of the week.
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Wait Time Data

All California's Great America Wait Times

Weekly Wait Times

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Park Attractions List

Attractions with Wait Times

ATTRACTION REQ TYPE WAIT

Attractions Not Reporting

ATTRACTION NAME REQ TYPE
None
None
44"
None
48"
None
None
48"
None
48"
54"
54"
None
36"
48"
36"
35"
36"
36"
36"
44"
54"
54"
36"
44"
44"
48"
46"
48"
36"
None
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None
None
48"
36"
40"
48"
46"
40"
42"

Shows and Entertainment

ATTRACTION NAME

Dining Options

Name Location
American Cafe California's Great America
Auntie Anne's California's Great America
Churro Factory California's Great America
Food Festival California's Great America
French Quarter Funnel Cakes & Churros California's Great America
Great American Hot Dogs & Snacks California's Great America
Great American Pizza Company California's Great America
ICEE Mix It Up California's Great America
Maggie Brown's Famous Friend Chicken California's Great America
Merle's Bar California's Great America
Panda Express California's Great America
Pier 76 Cafe California's Great America
Pizza Orleans California's Great America
Sally's Sweet Treats California's Great America
Sand Bar California's Great America
Shark Bites California's Great America
Sierra Creek Lodge California's Great America
South Bay Cantina California's Great America
Starbucks California's Great America

Defunct Attractions

ATTRACTION TYPE

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California's Great America Wait Time Heat Map

Data Ending on 05/22/2024
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This graph shows the wait time heat map for California's Great America. This graph shows the posted wait times for each attraction at the park at different time intervals. Greener colors indicate shorter wait times; redder colors indicate longer wait times. Click the buttons to change the graph instantly to a different time interval.
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California's Great America Wait Time Calendar

Data Ending 05/22/2024
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This graph shows the daily average wait time at California's Great America by calendar day for 05/22/2024. Greener colors indicate lower wait times (i.e. less busy days); redder colors indicate longer wait times (i.e. busier days).

Note that is not a crowd calendar. Click here for the California's Great America Crowd Calendar

California's Great America Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are Great America ride wait times like?

    • CGA average ride wait times vary from 5 minutes for smaller attractions to close to an hour for attractions like RailBlazer and Flight Deck.

  • What is the busiest day to visit CGA?

    • Saturday is the busiest day of the week to visit Great America with an average wait time of 34 minutes. The least busy day to visit is Tuesday with a 20 minute average wait time.

  • What is the address for CGA?

    • 4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Park Attractions List

Attractions with Wait Times

ATTRACTION REQ TYPE WAIT

Attractions Not Reporting

ATTRACTION NAME REQ TYPE
None
None
44"
None
48"
None
None
48"
None
48"
54"
54"
None
36"
48"
36"
35"
36"
36"
36"
44"
54"
54"
36"
44"
44"
48"
46"
48"
36"
None
None
None
None
48"
36"
40"
48"
46"
40"
42"

Shows and Entertainment

ATTRACTION NAME

Dining Options

Name Location
American Cafe California's Great America
Auntie Anne's California's Great America
Churro Factory California's Great America
Food Festival California's Great America
French Quarter Funnel Cakes & Churros California's Great America
Great American Hot Dogs & Snacks California's Great America
Great American Pizza Company California's Great America
ICEE Mix It Up California's Great America
Maggie Brown's Famous Friend Chicken California's Great America
Merle's Bar California's Great America
Panda Express California's Great America
Pier 76 Cafe California's Great America
Pizza Orleans California's Great America
Sally's Sweet Treats California's Great America
Sand Bar California's Great America
Shark Bites California's Great America
Sierra Creek Lodge California's Great America
South Bay Cantina California's Great America
Starbucks California's Great America

Defunct Attractions

ATTRACTION TYPE
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