California Roller Coasters

Ride the Big Dipper in Santa Cruz

The West Coast’s only major seaside amusement park, located on a mile-long beach between Monterey and San Francisco, the Santa Cruz each Boardwalk is your ADMISSION-FREE hot spot for beach vibes and classic rides! More than 50 million riders have experienced the breathtaking excitement of the Giant Dipper, a classic wooden roller coaster, since it first opened in 1924. The Giant Dipper can be seen in several movies, among them, "Sudden Impact," 'The Lost Boys," and Dangerous Minds!" Check out the comments for more California Roller Coasters and other Rides Or Click to Add your own recommendation


Zach said...

I like the Merry-Go-Round at the Santa Monica Pier.

...so do the kids!

Anonymous said...

SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN...THE XTREME PARK has the largest collection of XTREME roller coasters on the Planet!

Get Ready To SCREAM!

Known world wide as a thrill ride haven, Six Flags Magic Mountain features 16 world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides, games and attractions for the entire family. The Park is home to 11 different world records!

* Due to its popularity and extensive wait times, X's queue line closes ONE HOUR prior to posted park closing time.

irishlass said...

Belmont Park,San Diego's premiere beachfront amusement center welcomes you. Offering everything from rides and games to shops and oceanfront restaurants--Something for the entire family!

The park's most distinctive attraction, the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster is one of two original oceanfront roller coasters still operating on the west coast. The Giant Dipper was originally built in 1925 and has recently been restored for all to experience the excitement of its quick drops, steep hills, sharp curves and high speeds!
Belmont Park is the nation’s first amusement park to feature this simulated wave attraction. This patented sheet wave technology creates an endless wave for riders to both stand and bodyboard on - creating an experience unlike anything you have ever tried. The FlowRider offers hourly rides, lessons for both beginners and advanced. FlowRider membership options are also available. Experience the power of the flow.
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Remember the thrill of spinning around in circles to make yourself dizzy when you were a kid? Chaos does that one time better! Experience a random three-dimensional rocking, rolling and rotating motion. No two rides are the same! Rider must be 50 inches or taller.

In the spirit of the historical Belmont Park, Speedway Bumper Cars features traditional bumper car action for that old time family fun.

With games ranging from surfing, dancing and sports to exciting sci-fi and shooter challenges. The Family Fun Arcade offers fun for the entire family with games and arcades, there isn’t a bigger arcade anywhere on the beach!

GAMELORDS is the ultimate gaming experience and the most complete video game entertainment spot around, because we cater to all gamers. We have big-screen TVs and custom PCs for the console and PC gamers. We also have a video game store where gamers can buy/sell/trade their favorite titles. Our 2,700 sq. ft. state-of-the-art gaming lounge is the perfect venue for any type of party or celebration. GameLords, you’ve got to see it to believe it and experience it to understand it.
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Located near the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster, is an antique reproduction made with such attention to detail that it transports riders back to the golden age of carousels. Pictured in the hand-painted scenes are Father Junipero Serra as he is about to discover Mission San Diego, the Spirit of St. Louis flying over the Giant Dipper, the Hotel Del Coronado and a 1920's beach scene. All patterned after photographs preserved by the San Diego Historical Society.
This incredibly fun ride takes riders up three stories before dropping them back to the ground. This is a great experience for adults and children alike. Must be 42 inches or taller.
Take a wild bumper car ride like no other. Ride on multicolored cars and spin, chase and bump fellow riders. Must be 42 inches or taller.
THE PLUNGE - San Diego's largest indoor heated swimming pool.
Built in 1925, The Plunge at Mission Beach has served as a historic aquatic and community center for generations. Today, The Plunge continues to be the centerpiece of Belmont Park, and a leading provider of sports and fitness services. We invite you and your family to join us for fitness, sports and fun here at The Plunge. Welcome!

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Set against the backdrop of the Giant Dipper, this ride is an amusement classic! Take a spin and remember the fun. Introduce your kids to this wild ride. This fast and furious ride will whirl you into tomorrow. Those under 48 inches require a chaperone