SANTA CLARA, CA – California’s Great America is undergoing a food revolution heading into the 2018 season with four new eateries – a full-service Starbucks®, French Quarter Funnel Cake & Churro, Sierra Creek Lodge rustic family restaurant and Orleans Candy Kitchen. For special events, a new 500-person covered outdoor space adjacent to Great America Pavilion will provide amenities for private events, and the iconic Consulate gathering facility inside the park has been updated to offer a more intimate and modernized setting for small groups and meetings. In addition, its popular Maggie Brown’s Smokehouse & Fried Chicken will receive an exterior and interior makeover for 2018. These new and upgraded venues are part of the park’s overall new master plan that also introduces several major new attractions over the next few years.


California’s Great America is going to add a new full-service Starbucks in the park’s Hometown Square. All Starbucks drinks will be available here, as well as fresh sandwiches, bakery treats, and various snacks.

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Guests at this Starbucks will enjoy great views of Hometown Square.

French Quarter Funnel Cake & Churro Factory

Taking the place of Sweet Treats is French Quarter Funnel Cake & Churro Factory. Many different flavor combinations will be available here, including blueberry, caramel, apple, and pineapple flavors. It will also be the home of many exotic churro combinations, such a s’mores and key lime pie churros

Sierra Creek Lodge

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Dining in the Planet Snoopy kids’ area will take on a completely new flavor and feel, as Joe Cool Café is re-imagined into Sierra Creek Lodge. The family dining experience will introduce a mountain lodge feel from the exterior woodwork to the interior décor. Murals featuring wild animals will don the walls, and the indoor furnishings will add to the Sierra atmosphere. The serving lines will be doubled for faster service, and an extended patio will offer more space for families to gather, dine and relax.

Sierra Creek Lodge will include a new panini bar and a Coca-Cola Barrilitos station.

Orleans Candy Kitchen

Another sweet addition is Orleans Candy Kitchen. This eatery will have many different kinds of sweet treats, including candy apples, fudge, crispy rice treats, and a wide assortment of Jelly Belly flavors.

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