Tuesday, March 29, 2016

California's Great America to Stick Around Until at Least 2074

© California's Great America
Yes, that's a bit of an odd title for a post, but the good news is that it's true!  California's Great America opened for the season this past weekend and as part of the festivities they cleared the air (once again) about the future of the park.

Despite who ends up owning the land under the park, Cedar Fair is locked into a solid lease to operate the park until at least 2074, meaning almost six more decades of fun to come.  The park is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and along with the confirmation of the park's future the General Manager also says that more expansion will come and that "the plan is to develop the park and take it to the next level."

We've all seen how that works out when Cedar Fair gets passionate about a park (Carowinds), so this could mean many great things for California's Great America.  First up is the addition of WinterFest at the end of 2016, which will help move the park toward a year-round operation schedule.  As for new rides and attractions, we will have to wait a while longer to hear those details.

The park is also opening a new 4-D experience, Mass Effect, this year, but it wasn't quite ready for opening day.  Check out some shots of the park's 2016 improvements and the outside of the Mass Effect building at this link.