California's Great America offers the state's only onsite water park that's included with theme park admission. Attractions at the medium-sized Boomerang Bay include a wave pool, a lazy river, and a bunch of water slides, all themed to the land down under. The water park offers a great way to cool down after a hot day waiting in line for Great America's coasters and other rides.
The park used to be owned by (the now defunct) Paramount Parks and was known as Paramount's Great America.
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Santa Clara (near San Jose and San Francisco), CA
General admission passes include access to both the water park attractions and the dry rides. Reduced prices available for seniors (62+) and juniors (48"and under). Reduced prices available for tickets purchased in advance and online at the park's Web site. Season passes available.
From San Francisco: US 101 S to Great America Parkway exit
From San Jose: US 101 N to Great America Parkway exit
From Oakland: I-880 S to 237 W to Great America Parkway exit
Body slides, wave pool, lazy river, interactive sprayground, raft slide, kids' water play area with a tipping bucket.
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