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Santa Cruz, California (Abbreviation: SCBB)
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icon_STOP2024 - Giant Dipper 100th Birthday & 2 New Rides - (4/13/2024) A quick shout-out to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk this week and a reminder that the classic Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster will turn 100 years old this May. There will be a special Giant Dipper 100th Anniversary Fireworks show on the night of May 18 at 9pm to ring in the anniversary, if you ride on May 18th they will be giving out a limited number of commemorative 100th Anniversary buttons.
    To keep the celebration going all summer visit SCBB on a Wednesday between May 29 and August 7th for “Dipper Days”, when the cost to ride the Giant Dipper will be lowered from $8 to just $1 per ride. Keep in mind that it is also free to get into the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, which allows you to pay just for whatever rides you want to enjoy instead of paying one higher price for the whole day, which also allows you ample time to enjoy some tasty snack foods or head over to unwind on the beach for a little bit.
    Don’t forget that they’re adding two new rides this season… the Dream Wheel (65 ft ferris wheel with views of the ocean) and Surge (Chance Freestyle). SCBB is also a haven for Dark Ride fans, as the home to the Cave Train, Ghost Blasters and the Haunted Castle attractions.
    (10/1/2023) The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has confirmed that two new attractions are coming in 2024, when the park will also celebrate the 100th Anniversary of their epic Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster.
    According to the FB post, the park will add the new Dream Wheel (Chance ferris wheel) that will stand 65 feet tall and feature a fantastic lightning package. The other new attraction is Surge, a Chance Freestyle spinning flat ride. According to a reader the new wheel will replace the Rock & Roll flat ride, while the Surge will replace the Cliff Hanger.

    (7/15/2023) As a reminder that the Giant Dipper at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk will be turning 100 next season, I’m told that the park has repainted the ride, top to bottom, ahead of this monumental occasion. While we know what their plan is going forward, we have heard that they do plan to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Giant Dipper in a big way next year. Stay tuned!




Track Record

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz, California

Abbreviation: SCBB

Newest Developments:
2021 - Lighthouse Lift Off

2019 - Crazy Surf (New)

2017 - Shockwave & Typhoon

2014 - Undertow

2012 - Crazy Surf / X-Factory

2011 - Freefall

2010 - New Haunted Castle




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