California's Great America, Cedar Fair

California's Great America announced on their Instagram page yesterday that a newly renovated section of the park named NorCal County Fair will open on May 26. This newly reimagined area aims to immerse guests into the Bay Area’s backyard. 

The area will have a new attraction, Pacific Gliders which is a Zamperla WindstarZ flat ride and is aimed at children and adults alike and mimics the feeling of flying through the California skies. Barney's Oldfield Speedway has also had a makeover to become Barney Oldfield’s Redwood Rally. This Arrow Development car ride has had scenic updates and a fresh look.


From the Instagram post above you can see a number of photos of the new Gliders attraction and a video giving an overview of this new area.

There was a rumor floated back at the end of March about a potential Zamperla WindstarZ flat ride being added to the Action Zone area of the park where there were construction walls and deconstruction being done.

In the YouTube update from NorCalThrills which is embedded below, you can see the construction walls and the area which was speculated for the new potential Zamperla WindstarZ flat ride. The video also talks about a number of ride closures which were happening at the park in March as a result of California's Great America now having year-round operations.

Now, there appears to be some confusion because California's Great Adventure also announced yesterday that a new ride will be coming to the park this summer. Now we know the new Zamperla WindstarZ attraction is opening as part of the reimagined NorCal County Fair on May 26. Does this mean that another new attraction is coming this summer? Nothing else has been announced as of yet. We will keep you posted on this.

We heard back in June 2022 from Cedar Fair the somewhat shocking news that they had made the decision to sell the land which currently houses California's Great America to Prologis, Inc. which is a Bay Area-based logistics real estate company.


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