This weekend we were guests of California’s Great America. They invited our whole family to visit the amusement park and we had the bestest time. Yes, BEST-EST! Sometimes you have to use made up words to truly capture what you are trying to communicate.
We had never been to California’s Great America and I didn’t do much research before visiting so I didn’t know what to expect or how much of the park my kids, who are still relatively young, would enjoy. Plus they are kind of whiners (don’t tell them I said that) when it comes to walking around and they also happen to be super picky eaters. I’m making them sound really difficult, but they aren’t really, just whiny at times and always picky about food.
I tell you this because we got to the park at 10:00 a.m. right when they opened and I was prepared to stay until lunch, which was being provided by the folks who invited my family and the families of other bloggers, but I wasn’t sure how much longer the kids would want to stay after that because they never like the food they are served anywhere other than home. I was prepared to tolerate a chorus of “I’m hungry, I’m tired, I want to go home.” Well, guess what? They went nuts for the fried chicken and tri-tip we were served from Maggie’s Smokehouse & Fried Chicken located in Celebration Plaza at the park.
I kind of went off on the fried chicken myself and brought a bunch of tri-tip home for dinner because hubby and I knew we would be too tired to cook when we got home. Oh, and guess what else I had? Bacon mac and cheese in a cone.
Since the girls actually liked and ate their lunch, they had plenty of energy to keep going with no whining at all.
My girls are 6 and 8 years old so thrill rides aren’t really their thing, yet, but there are plenty of kids rides and family rides to be had. There’s a section called Planet Snoopy, which if I’m counting correctly had 16 rides/activities for kids. We spent a good chunk of time there.
We also got doused as a family on the Logger’s Run ride and criss-crossed the park on Delta Flyer/Eagle’s Flight, which is an air gondola that lets you see the park from way up high.
Like I said, we had the bestest time and made some wonderful family memories.
Such a great way to spend the day as a family. I have no doubt that we’ll be visiting the park again, we’re already talking about buying season passes. It’s the kind of place that we’ll be visiting for years to come because it’s got attractions for all ages. When the girls outgrow Planet Snoopy, there is so much more to explore. Plus in the summer it’s actually two parks in one because it also includes Boomerang Bay Water Park at no extra charge.
California’s Great America
4701 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054
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