Haunts and frights return for 2021

Haunts and frights return for 2021

Halloween is back. Perhaps not as large as it once was, but after the annual spookfests took an unplanned hiatus last year, we’re not complaining. Here’s what our Northern California parks have planned this year. California’s Great America Halloween Haunt is back after last year’s pandemic-related cancellation, running select nights from Sept. 24 through Oct. […]

Gilroy Gardens celebrating 20th anniversary, says goodbye to longtime GM

Gilroy Gardens celebrating 20th anniversary, says goodbye to longtime GM

At last, Gilroy Gardens is going to throw the party it had planned in 2020. The lush horticultural theme park will kick off its 20th birthday celebration on June 26, three days after its water park, Water Oasis, opens for the season. A colorful clubhouse stage has been constructed near the park’s entrance, featuring daily […]

Barbara-Lea Granter Named Vice President and General Manager at California’s Great America

Barbara-Lea Granter Named Vice President and General Manager at California’s Great America

SANTA CLARA, California (May 14, 2021) – California’s Great America, Northern California’s premier entertainment destination, today announced that Barbara-Lea Granter has been named vice president and general manager of the park. She succeeds Manny Gonzalez, who recently was promoted to vice president and general manager at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina. Both California’s Great America […]

Gilroy Gardens details possible expansion

Gilroy Gardens details possible expansion

Gilroy Gardens is known for its family-friendly coasters and attractions. But it could soon be a hotspot for extreme thrill-seekers. In 2016, Gilroy Gardens embarked on a 10-year master plan, which, among other things, aims to grow annual attendance from 450,000 to 500,000 by 2022 and attract a larger percentage of children in the 11-to […]

Gilroy Gardens Welcome Video – Coaster Con XXXVII (5/8/2014)

Gilroy Gardens Welcome Video – Coaster Con XXXVII (5/8/2014)

Greetings, coaster enthusiasts! With Coaster Con coming up soon, I bet you are all getting super excited! Check out this video we produced to show off Gilroy Gardens to all prospective Con attendees. This beautiful park will be new to most attendees, and this video will give you a little taste of the park. The Gardens is […]

Gilroy Gardens, April 2011 update

Gilroy Gardens is open Thursday through Sunday for the remainder of April. For operating days and hours see: http://www.gilroygardens.org/calendar.html Get the whole 2011 season for the price of one kid’s ticket during the Everyone’s A Kid! promotion. This offer is valid through May 31st. For details see: http://www.gilroygardens.org/tickets2.html. Gilroy Gardens web site: http://www.gilroygardens.org/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gilroy-Gardens/122943674395623 […]

Gilroy Gardens, March 2011 update

Gilroy Gardens opens for the 2011 season on March 27th. That’s the only operating day in March. In April, the park will be open on weekends and for spring break. For operating days and hours see: http://www.gilroygardens.org/calendar.html Gilroy Gardens web site: http://www.gilroygardens.org/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gilroy-Gardens/122943674395623 — photo: Steven Wilson