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Brand New “South Bay Shores” Waterpark Opens June 5

Inside California’s Great America debuts its brand new waterpark with 7 new water attractions
By - posted 6/4/2021 No Comment

Great America’s brand new waterpark South Bay Shores opens up on June 5, 2021.

Northern California’s premiere amusement park is getting bigger, better and wetter than ever when California’s Great America debuts the new South Bay Shores waterpark, featuring seven completely new water attractions, new and upgraded food and merchandise locations, premium cabanas and a sandy beach play area – all themed to the Northern California coast and South Bay regions.

It’s a completely new waterpark—with seven new water attractions, including four drop slides, two tube slides, and a new lagoon area, two new restaurants, new shops, new landscaping, new theming and more. Plus it will still have every old favorite from Boomerang Bay, just with an entirely new look and feel. The wave pool, lazy river, massive slides and chill hangout spots are all still here, and they’ll be even better than before when they’re back as part of South Bay Shores.

This significant transformation:

  • increases the waterpark’s acreage by approximately 50 percent (from 10.5 to 15 acres);
  • nearly doubles the amount of attractions (from 10 to 18);
  • doubles the amount of space to relax; and
  • triples the number of dining options (from one to three).

New attractions for water lovers of all ages will include:

  • Shark Reef Plunge – part of the brand new Pacific Surge slide complex, this attraction features four six-story-tall body slides that will simultaneously send four guests – each in a separate enclosed launch chamber – on a nearly vertical free fall when the floor drops out from under them. The high-speed plunge into a series of flat loops and s-curves will provide an amazing adrenaline rush for maximum fun.
  • Feeding Frenzy & The Barracuda – located on the same Pacific Surge structure, these two five-story tube slides can accommodate guests riding alone or with a friend and will send them winding through an enclosed tunnel before shooting them back out into the sun, through intense drops and turns.
  • Tide Pool – a new family lagoon with eight kid-sized water slides that line the perimeter of a zero-depth-entry pool will give children their own mini water thrills, while giving the grownups a chance to relax under shade structures and enjoy an oversized lounge and sun deck area.

For food lovers, the new Pier 76 Cafe will cook up delicious new offerings like fried shrimp and fresh fish tacos, plus park favorites including hand-breaded chicken tenders, sliders and waffle fries. Shaded outdoor seating will offer guests the perfect spot to enjoy a meal and cool off.

The waterpark’s top-to-bottom transformation into South Bay Shores will also bring a brand new entrance, new family changing/showering areas, more lounge chairs, additional shade and lush landscaping with native plants. The waterpark’s existing slides and attractions will receive makeovers as well, and will receive new names highlighting coastal theming of South Bay Shores.

Updated cabanas located near the Breakers Bay wave pool and new Tide Pool lagoon will be the perfect places for families and groups to relax. Upgrades include free Wi-Fi, charging stations, ceiling fans, TVs and dedicated food and beverage service.

Read more about the detailed backstory of South Bay Shores. South Bay Shores is located inside California’s Great America at 4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA