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The Best Rides at California's Great America

Updated February 15, 2019 2.0k votes 493 voters 19.8k views14 items

List of the best rides at California's Great America, including photos, types of rides, and more information. This ranked list of the best California's Great America attractions includes roller coasters, kids rides, indoor / dark rides, and water rides, as well as parades, live shows, and California's Great America tours. The rides on this list have been voted on by amusement park fans and California's Great America enthusiasts.

From the newest rides at California's Great America to the classics that have been around forever, this is a list of all the most famous attractions at California's Great America. Give a thumbs down to rides like Flight Deck and Columbia Carousel if you don't like them and a thumbs up if you do. This is a list made up of rides like Invertigo and Whizzer.

This list answers the question, "What are the best rides at California's Great America?" After you are finished with this list, head on over and vote on the best rides at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

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    Gold Striker

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    RailBlazer

    California's Great America

    RailBlazer is a steel roller coaster at California's Great America in Santa Clara, California. Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction, the single-rail roller coaster, opened in 2018, is one of only two of its kind in the world, along with Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. It is the park's ninth roller coaster and features a 90-degree drop, three inversions, and an off-roading adventure theme.

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    Demon

    Six Flags Great America

    Opened In1976-05-29

    Height (m)30.48

    Max Speed (km/h)72.42048

    Drop (m)27.432

    The Demon is a multi-looping roller coaster at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois in the Chicago area and California's Great America in Santa Clara, California. Both coasters opened in 1976...  more
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    Drop Tower: Scream Zone

    Drop Tower: Scream Zone, is a general name given to drop tower thrill rides of varying sizes owned by five Cedar Fair amusement and theme parks, which include all five former Paramount Parks....  more
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    Whizzer

    California's Great America

    Opened In1976

    Ride TypeRoller coaster

    Height (m)21.3

    Max Speed (km/h)68.0

    Drop (m)19.5

    Whizzer is an Anton Schwarzkopf Speedracer roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. It was one of two identical roller coasters built for the Marriott Corporation for...  more
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    Flight Deck

    California's Great America

    Opened In1993-03-19

    Ride TypeRoller coaster

    Height (m)31.1

    Max Speed (km/h)80.47

    Drop (m)27.7

    Flight Deck is a steel inverted roller coaster located at California's Great America in Northern California. Built by Bolliger & Mabillard, Flight Deck made its debut March 19, 1993 as Top Gun. This...  more
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    Invertigo

    Kings Island

    Opened In1999-04-17

    Ride TypeRoller coaster

    Height (m)48.768

    Max Speed (km/h)80.0

    Drop (m)42.0624

    Invertigo is a type of shuttle roller coaster manufactured by Dutch company, Vekoma. It is a variation on their traditional Boomerang design....  more
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    Logger's Run

    California's Great America

    Ride TypeLog flume

    Drop (m)18.288

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    Vortex

    California's Great America

    Opened In1991-03-09

    Ride TypeRoller coaster

    Height (m)27.7368

    Max Speed (km/h)64.37

    Vortex is a stand-up roller coaster at California's Great America. It has a different layout but is generally the same size as Vortex at Carowinds. It was Bolliger & Mabillard's second coaster after...  more
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    Grizzly

    California's Great America

    Opened In1986

    Ride TypeRoller coaster

    Height (m)27.7

    Max Speed (km/h)89.0

    The Grizzly is a wooden roller coaster located at California's Great America in Santa Clara, California. The ride was designed by Curtis D. Summers and manufactured by Kings Island Construction. It...  more
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    Tiki Twirl

    California's Great America

    Opened In2006

    Tiki Twirl is an amusement ride at California's Great America in Santa Clara, California. Prior to losing the Survivor theming, it was based on the television series Survivor. The riders were...  more
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    Xtreme Skyflyer

    California's Great America

    Opened In1997

    Height (m)45.6

    Drop (m)45.6

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    Columbia Carousel

    California's Great America

    Opened In1976

    Ride TypeCarousel

    Columbia Carousel is a pair of double-decked carousels at Six Flags Great America and at California's Great America. To this date they are the world's tallest carousels....  more
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    Great Barrier Reef

    California's Great America

    Ride TypeWave pool

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