Saturday, August 10, 2019

California's Great America to Transform Water Park in 2020 to South Bay Shores

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The long awaited water park transformation at California's Great America is taking place for the 2020 season the park has announced, that is when the all-new South Bay Shores water park will debut.

Say good bye to Boomerang Bay, as South Bay Shores will totally change the existing water park, and expand it in the meantime.  Using land the park has gained the past few seasons from closing a handful of attractions bordering the water park, the new park will be 15 acres, growing by almost 5 acres.

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South Bay Shores will not only be physically bigger, it will also offer a much fuller water park experience to guests.  In addition to an all new theme and new names for existing attractions, the total number of rides and slides will go from 10 to 18, there will double the amount of lounge space, and the number of dining options will increase from one to three.

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The expansion will see a brand new slide tower go up, featuring six separate slides.  Shark Reef Plunge is four separate trip door body slides that start from six stories above the ground.  Feeding Frenzy and the Barracuda are two raft slides also on the tower, the former features a large whirlpool finale, and the latter has tight turns and a giant drop at the end.

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Kids will also find an all new play area, named the Tide Pool, complete with eight new child friendly water slides.  The zero depth entry pool will be a great place for families to splash and play, and comes with plenty of seating and lounge space.  Another addition, Barefoot Beach, is a sand play area that will let kids mimic a day at the beach.

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All this new fun will have visitors to South Bay Shores pretty hungry, and California's Great America is also expanding food options with two new locations.  Pier 76 Cafe is a large new restaurant serving foods from the area, such as fried shrimp and fresh fish tacos.  Also new is the Sand Bar, which will offer cool drinks for guests to enjoy.

South Bay Shores will also feature "a brand new entrance, new family changing/showering areas, more lounge chairs, additional shade and lush landscaping with native plants."  Existing cabanas in the park will also be upgraded with "free Wi-Fi, charging stations, ceiling fans, TVs and dedicated food and beverage service."

"South Bay Shores represents the newest phase of a multi-year revitalization of California’s Great America, building on our nearly 50 year heritage of giving Bay Area residents even more reasons to call the park their favorite destination for fun,” said Manny Gonzalez, vice president and general manager of California’s Great America. “Along with the waterpark, recent investments such as the innovative RailBlazer roller coaster, new dining venues, and general park improvements are showing guests and the community that the park’s transformation is fully underway here in the South Bay.”


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