# Santa cruz beach boardwalk
Anchovies are back at the Santa Cruz Pier
So many bait fish
Sky Glider at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk POV
Leave the crowd behind as you glide far above the Boardwalk in a private world with incredible views. A great way to take in all the sights, sounds, and smells of our classic seaside amusement park. I have always enjoyed this ride even if it scares me a little.
Ghost Blasters Dark ride in Santa Cruz
This is a fun shooter dark ride at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. I always ride it when I go to the Boardwalk. Ghost Blasters is an interactive dark ride. Riders on "Ghost Blasters" are equipped with laser guns, as the attraction travels through a themed "haunted manor". The goal of the attraction is to accumulate a high score by aiming and firing at lit targets.
She WON the Ladder Climb! (Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk)
My sister always wins the ladder climb at the boardwalk, seems like tradition to go and try every time we go!
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.
Our First Time At the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! So Much Family Fun!
We decided to take a road trip up to Santa Cruz so we could check out the Boardwalk. We had a great time and hope to visit again soon!
Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
If you watched my first video of Sasha's first ride, you saw how scared she was. Now she loves it as you can see. This is my all time favorite wooden roller coaster! There's something about the Giant dipper that's hard to describe. The sound, feel, and the smell captures what a roller coaster is all about. It's amazing and I try to ride it a least once a year. When I'm at the Boardwalk my minimum is two rides.
Logger's Revenge at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
This is a real fun log ride that takes you up above the Boardwalk for amazing views. Enjoy a panoramic ocean view from high above the park as you float around a watery track. Keep your eyes open for the final drop, and expect to get wet! What does an independently owned, traditional amusement park do when a giant theme park enters its marketing area? Many simply went out of business in the 1960s and 1970s. Not so for the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. In 1976, Marriott's Great America opened in Santa Clara, CA, just 40-miles north of the Boardwalk. Revenues flattened that year at the Santa Cruz beachfront, a result of that new park's unique appeal to Northern California amusement park-goers. Boardwalk management knew the right new ride would help bolster revenues. That ride would need to enhance the Boardwalk's family-friendly appeal, too. The Logger's Revenge was open to the public on April 1, 1977.
Santa Cruz, Giant Dipper World Famous Roller Coaster
I made this video of my Daughter's first ride on the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. I love her fun/fear look all in one. She's way more brave then me, I didn't ride my first coaster until I was 17. She is 9 in this video. The Boardwalk’s Most Popular Ride - The Giant Dipper 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.
Ghost Blasters dark ride at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
This is a classic dark ride that you try to score points shooting ghosts. It's a lot of fun, and I would recommend it if you go to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Something about the music they play reminds me of Disneyland. Ghost Blasters Test your aim and compete against friends as you blast pesky ghouls on this fun trip under the Boardwalk.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, famous Ferris Wheel is gone
What a view, what a view from this Ferris Wheel at the Santa Cruz boardwalk. I'm so glad I rode it before they took it down in 2018 :( SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- The seats have been off all winter and the wheel will be removed next week -- the 60-year-old iconic Ferris Wheel at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is being retired. In a Facebook post, the Boardwalk announced that its last day of operation was Fall of 2018. The Ferris Wheel was down during the winter for routine maintenance. It was during that time the park decided not to bring it back. Boardwalk History The family-operated Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has been entertaining locals and visitors since 1907. The oldest amusement park in California and one of the last seaside amusement parks on the west coast of the United States, the Boardwalk remains a favorite destination for Northern California families.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Casino Arcade
It's always a blast coming into the arcade! They are always changing the games out, and updating them with the latest ones. I was a little sad however to see the old school games are gone. In the past they had games from the 20s, 30s, & 40s mixed in. Still a great arcade to enjoy when at the boardwalk.
111 year old Looff carousel at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
This is a timeless classic carousel at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz. It's one of the few remaining carousels that has a ring toss. On the outside lane, you grab a metal ring and try to throw it in the clowns mouth. If you are successful a buzzer will ring. So much fun!!
Cave Train Adventure dark ride at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
This is a classic dark ride that dates back to the 60s.