California's Great America celebrates its 40th year

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Friday, March 25, 2016
Great America first opened in 1976 to mark America's bicentennial.
Great America first opened in 1976 to mark America's bicentennial.
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) -- Santa Clara's Great America is now open for its 2016 season - its 40th year. Great America first opened in 1976 to mark America's bicentennial.

Friday's fanfare includes a guest appearance by Snoopy and a giveaway of commemorative 40th year backpacks for the first 2,500 guests through the gates.