Giant Dipper Wooden Roller Coaster
This is my all-time favorite wooden roller coaster I've ever ridden. You must ride it once in your life if you can! Currently, one ride cost $8.00. The Giant Dipper roller coaster, complete with its landmark red and white structure, spectacular view of the Monterey Bay, and speedy successive dips and fan curves, keeps new and old generations coming back for more. The Giant Dipper is the fourth oldest coaster in the U.S., continuously operating in its original location. Built by Arthur Looff in 1924, Looff’s love of amusement rides may have been hereditary. In 1911, his father, Charles I.D. Looff, delivered a new merry-go-round with hand-carved horses to the Boardwalk. The family’s ride legacies made history in June of 1987 when both the Giant Dipper and the antique carousel were designated National Historic Landmarks by the U.S. National Park Service.
I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 50 years. I bring my Subs on a journey to discover the Bay Area and sometimes beyond it through my eyes. I will show you the little details of this wonderful area I live in. Follow me on my Journey.