Boomerang Bay (California's Great America)

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Boomerang Bay
Location California's Great America, Santa Clara, California, United States
Coordinates 37°23′46″N 121°58′15″W / 37.3962°N 121.9708°W / 37.3962; -121.9708Coordinates: 37°23′46″N 121°58′15″W / 37.3962°N 121.9708°W / 37.3962; -121.9708
Owner Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
Opened 2004
Previous names Crocodile Dundee's
Operating season May to September
Area 11 acres (45,000 m2)[1]
Pools 3 pools
Water slides 6 water slides
Children's areas 2 children's areas
Website Official website

Boomerang Bay is a water park at California's Great America amusement park in Santa Clara, California. The water park is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company and is included with the price of admission to California's Great America.

History[edit]

Boomerang Bay opened in 2004 as the first water park in California to be included within an amusement park.[2] Originally opening as a 2.7-acre (11,000 m2) water park, Boomerang Bay saw an expansion the following year in 2005 to 11 acres (45,000 m2) with the addition of a lazy river ride, two water slides and a 150,000-US-gallon (570 m3) swimming pool. The original name was Crocodile Dundee's Boomerang Bay, but changed to just Boomerang Bay in 2007 after Cedar Fair purchased Paramount's Great America from CBS Corporation. Cedar Fair also renamed the park to California's Great America.

List of attractions[edit]

Name Year Opened Description Rating[3]
Boomerang Lagoon 2005 Family-friendly 150,000-US-gallon (570 m3) heated lagoon with a tropical theme 1
Castaway Creek 2005 Lazy river ride 2
Didgeridoo Falls 2004 Five-person raft water slide 4
Down Under Thunder 2004 Two-person inner-tube water slide 4
Great Barrier Reef 2007 355,000-US-gallon (1,340 m3) wave pool 4
Jackaroo Landing 2004 Family-oriented, multi-level water fortress complete with slides, bridges, and rope ladders 3
Kookaburra Cay 2004 Children's "spray-ground" with interactive fountains and other water activities 1
Ripsnort Ridge 2005 30-foot tall (9.1 m) body water slide with enclosed chute and a 45-degree drop 4
Tasmanian Typhoon 2004 Fully enclosed, two-person inner-tube water slide 2
Screamin' Wombat 2005 Fully enclosed body water slide over three stories tall featuring twists and serpentine curves 4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Water Park Facts". Ultimate Waterpark.com. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Paramount's Great America to introduce "Boomerang Bay" water park in 2004". Roller Coaster Database. 21 August 2003. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Ratings assigned per California's Great America, where "1" is the least intense and "5" is the most. See their "Guest Assistance Guide". California's Great America.  for more specific details.

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