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2014-08-29 16:23:01

Commemorative Giveaways For The 1st 7,500 Guests Each Day During Labor Day Weekend SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Labor Day Weekend at California's Great America will be extra special as the park celebrates its 75 Millionth Guest the entire weekend. One lucky winner will be celebrated as the 75 Millionth Guest during Labor Day Weekend and receive a VIP prize package and a key to Great America. There will be collectible gifts with the 75 Millionth Guest logo for...

2014-08-14 16:25:18

49ers Pregame Festivities From 10am-1pm Include Gold Rush Girls, Flight Deck Coaster SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- California's Great America, the official amusement park of the San Francisco 49ers, will host the inaugural Red Zone Rally pregame experience before the 49ers August 17 game beginning at 10 a.m. Red Zone Rally will take place in the new Great America Pavilion, an 18,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose facility will host functions before other Levi's Stadium...

2014-08-13 20:22:22

MAGIC! Tops Billboard charts holding #1 spot set to perform along with British Sensation, Cher Lloyd, Becky G and More! SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- California's Great America and 99.7Now! present Summer Splash 2014 this Saturday, August 16, with performances by Cher Lloyd, MAGIC!, The Janoskians, Becky G, Jake Miller, and Kalin & Myles inside Redwood Amphitheater at California's Great America. Cher Lloyd and MAGIC! fresh off their Teen Choice Awards...

2014-06-27 20:21:19

- 10-Game Red Zone Rally Season Pass On Sale Now That Includes All 49ers Preseason & Regular Season Contests SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- California's Great America, the official amusement park of the San Francisco 49ers, is pleased to announce the opening of Great America Pavilion, an 18,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose facility that will be home to the Red Zone Rally pregame event for all 49ers home games, as well as other Levi's® Stadium events. "We're very...

2014-05-11 12:21:05

600 Young Cancer Patients And Their Families Enjoy Mother's Day At Great America SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Mother's Day, May 11, 2014, California's Great America amusement park will celebrate the 25(th) annual Courageous Kids Day and host 600 young cancer patients and their families for a wonderful day of rides, celebrities, food and fun. Great America has partnered with Courageous Kids and the American Cancer Society for 25 years to help brighten the...

2014-03-11 20:21:44

Saturday Opening Day Ribbon Cutting at 10 AM, Doors Open at 9:30 AM for the Ceremony SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- California's Great America's 38(th) season kicks off Saturday, March 29 with Opening Weekend festivities continuing from Opening Day Saturday through Celebration Sunday. Opening Day will feature an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Snoopy and the Park's VIP of the day. The first 2,500 attendees will receive a complimentary souvenir cup that...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'