Boomerang Bay (water park)

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Boomerang Bay
LocationCalifornia's Great America, Santa Clara, California, United States
Coordinates37°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
OwnerCedar Fair
Previous namesCrocodile Dundee's Boomerang Bay (2004-2006)
Operating seasonMay to September
Area11 acres (45,000 m2)[1]
Pools3 pools
Water slides6 water slides
Children's areas2 children's areas
WebsiteOfficial 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 and is included with the price of admission to California's Great America.


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 Four-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


  1. ^ "Water Park Facts". Ultimate Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Paramount's Great America to introduce "Boomerang Bay" water park in 2004". Roller Coaster Database. 21 August 2003. Archived from the original on 1 November 2011. 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" (PDF). California's Great America. for more specific details.

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