South Bay Shores facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSouth Bay Shores
|Location||California's Great America, Santa Clara, California, United States|
|Previous names||2004–2006: Crocodile Dundee's Boomerang Bay
2007–2019: Boomerang Bay
|Operating season||May to September|
|Area||11 acres (45,000 m2)|
|Water slides||11 (excluding kiddies) water slides|
|Children's areas||2 children's areas|
South Bay Shores is a water park located at California's Great America amusement park in Santa Clara, California. The water park is owned and operated by Cedar Fair and opened as Crocodile Dundee's Boomerang Bay in 2004. The name was shortened to Boomerang Bay in 2007. For the 2020 season, it was expanded and renamed South Bay Shores.
Crocodile Dundee's Boomerang Bay opened in 2004 as the first water park in Northern California to be included within an amusement park. Originally covering 2.7 acres (11,000 m2), the water park was expanded the following year in 2005 to 11 acres (45,000 m2) with the addition of a lazy river ride, two water slides and a 150,000-US-gallon (570 m3) swimming pool. Following Cedar Fair's purchase of Paramount Parks properties in 2006, which included California's Great America, the name of the water park was shortened to Boomerang Bay for the 2007 season.
On August 8, 2019, California's Great America announced that Boomerang Bay would be expanded for the 2020 season with several new additions, including a six-slide complex, eight kiddie slides, and other amenities within the complex. The announcement also revealed that the water park would be renamed South Bay Shores.
List of attractions
|Tide Pool||2005||Family-friendly 150,000-US-gallon (570 m3) heated lagoon with a tropical theme. 8 new kiddie water slides added to the lagoon in 2020. Originally known as Boomerang Lagoon from 2005 to 2019.||1|
|Rushin' River||2005||Lazy river ride||2|
|Coastal Cruz||2004||Four-person raft water slide||4|
|Mission Falls||2004||Two-person inner-tube water slide||4|
|Breakers Bay||2007||355,000-US-gallon (1,340 m3) wave pool. Originally known as Great Barrier Reef from 2007 to 2019.||4|
|Pup's Pier||2004||Family-oriented, multi-level water fortress complete with slides, bridges, and rope ladders||3|
|Otter Trotter||2004||Children's "spray-ground" with interactive fountains and other water activities. Originally known as Kookaburra Cay from 2004 to 2019.||1|
|Reef Racer (1st Slide)||2005||30-foot tall (9.1 m) body water slide with enclosed chute and a 45-degree drop||4|
|NorCal Wipeout||2004||Fully enclosed, two-person inner-tube water slide||3|
|Reef Racer (2nd Slide)||2005||Fully enclosed body water slide over three stories tall featuring twists and serpentine curves||4|
|Shark Reef Plunge||2020||Four fully enclosed drop capsule body water slides. Part of Pacific Surge six-slide complex.||5|
|Feeding Frenzy||2020||Fully enclosed, solo/two-person inner-tube water slide with whirlpool. Part of Pacific Surge six-slide complex.||5|
|Barracuda||2020||Partially enclosed inner-tube water slide. Part of Pacific Surge six-slide complex.||5|
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