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California's Great America sold, park to close

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Postby [jonrev] on June 27th, 2022, 3:54 pm
Cedar Fair has sold the land under California's Great America -- former sister park to Six Flags Great America -- for $310m to Prologis, a warehouse and logistics center developer. Cedar Fair plans to wind-down and close the theme park within an 11-year lease agreement.

https://www.cedarfair.com/blog/2022/ced ... ement-park
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Postby FParker185 on June 27th, 2022, 9:33 pm
Park is a victim of location and a city that would rather not have an Amusement Park there. The 49ers stadium I think was the nail in the coffin, once the park was told they can't even use their own parking lots on a number of days a year they were looking for a way out. Pretty sad but Ca Great America never did progress far beyond a generic 70's era Amusement Park, partially due to the location and the neighbors issue with noise.
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Postby SFGAM__man on June 29th, 2022, 9:00 am
This park was handicapped from the start due to its location. It's right next to an airport so it has a low height restriction, and its literally surrounded by the corporate headquarters of silicon valley titans so they can't build any big rides due to the noise.

Oddly enough the only other major park that serves Norcal (Six Flags) also has a low height restriction of 150 feet which has led to rumors they are looking at relocating the park to Fresno which looked like a serious possibility up until the pandemic. Only time will tell I guess.
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Postby ruthere89 on August 14th, 2023, 3:12 am
This park was handicapped from the start due to its location. It's right next to an airport so it has a low height restriction, and its literally surrounded by the corporate headquarters of silicon valley titans so they can't build any big rides due to the noise.

Oddly enough the only other major park that serves Norcal (Six Flags) also has a low height restriction of 150 feet which has led to rumors they are looking at relocating the park to Fresno which looked like a serious possibility up until the pandemic. Only time will tell I guess.
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