California’s Great America Theme Park To Close Within 10 Years

Following $310 Million Land Sale

The California's Great America theme park has sold the land it is on and will close within the next ten years

which is sure to cause political ramifications locally, regionally, and statewide.

Marriott's Great America, which first opened in Santa Clara in 1976, has seen a number of ownership changes throughout the years, 

, including being acquired by the municipality in 1985, Paramount in 1993, and Cedar Fair in 2006

More recently, in 2014, the San Francisco 49ers' Levi's Stadium built next door, placing considerable strain on the neighborhood's parking lots

After more than 40 years of lease agreements, Cedar Fair paid the city of Santa Clara $150 million to buy the land the park resides on five years later, in 2019.

They'll have time to think it over for a while, and park visitors will too.

The Santa Clara city claimed to have only learned of this sale.

Santa Clara Mayor Lisa M. Gillmor stated in a statement that "on the surface, it appears California's Great America will not change in the short future

I want to maintain California's Great America there as long as I can," the speaker said.

Santa Clara has been home to California's Great America since 1976.

The city of Santa Clara sold the land to Cedar Fair in 2019

Prior to that, according to Cedar Fair, it had a more than 40-year lease with the city on the land

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