Boomerang Bay (water park)
|Location||California's Great America, Santa Clara, California, United States|
|Previous names||Crocodile Dundee's Boomerang Bay (2004-2006)|
|Operating season||May to September|
|Area||11 acres (45,000 m2)|
|Water slides||6 water slides|
|Children's areas||2 children's areas|
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. 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
|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|
- "Water Park Facts". Ultimate Waterpark.com. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
- "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.
- 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.