California's Great America Update - November 10th, 2019
Winterfest Construction & Halloween Haunt leftovers
So to complete my weekend I visited the other major Bay Area park CGA. After such a dead Sunday last Sunday I was hoping for a repeat and although it wasn't quite that dead, it was fairly close. Even then, I didn't stay too long, instead getting a few rides (Railblazer, Drop Tower and Tiki Twirl) and checking out what was going on in the park before leaving. So enjoy this brief update!
Even though Winterfest doesn't officially start for another couple of weeks, construction and decoration is underway here at CGA! As much as I love Halloween, there's something special seeing the park covered in lights that makes it my favorite time of year.
The tree rises!
Workers continue work on painting the tree base
The shop windows are nicely decorated
As is the inside of Inside CGA
I wish this little setup had some tiny building replicas of CGA buildings
Likewise Orleans Candy Kitchen is well decorated
The fountain is starting to get converted to the ice rink
And lights are covering the trees. The park is gonna look amazing at night!
I love the lights that get strung up in the green tunnel. The icicle effect is great!
Not only has Cornstalkers been evicted but...
Lights are up on the course!
More lights along Demon's corkscrews
Even Snoopy is getting into the holiday spirit!
Some gingerbread houses are hidden
While others are ready to go!
Halloween Haunt Remnants
Although there isn't much left, there's still a few signs of Haunt at CGA!
Although the skeleton still rides, the Dia De Los Muertos entry to Orleans is gone
Harvest Square is back to Hometown Square
Although there are still pumpkins around
The tombstones are gone near Madam Marie's
Although the chilling streets of Victorian London lives on!
Clown Town is no more
As is the Great Pumpkin Fest hay maze
The Wax Museum sign and teaser posters are still up
And the Blood Yard stage is still around, albeit smaller
Like we noted last week, the Dia De Los Muertos stage is all gone and we got our photo op back!
Skeletons are here! Am I a bad person if I want these skeletons to stay year round?
Chaos House or Rue Le Dodge? Which would you guess?
If you guessed Rue Le Dodge, you were correct! The bumper cars were operating like normal!
Nothing super noticeable on South Bay Shores construction so I'll just leave you with this big pile of dirt
So I knew that CGA had a Top Spin but I never knew where it was. When I was going some of my pictures from 2016 I realized that I have shots of it and the old log flume here. I thought that the area of the park in this picture felt a little dead and being able to put 2 and 2 together is awesome!
It was a great day at CGA! The park is really starting to look nice for Winterfest, I can't wait to see the continued decorations and specifically what it looks like when the sun goes down!