The ADMISSION FREE Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park has something for everyone! It’s Spring Break time, and that means the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk will be open daily from April 4-30, 2009, in both full and limited operation. Arcades, Neptune’s Kingdom, and the Boardwalk Bowl are open daily. For the full operating schedule, please visit: http://www.beachboardwalk.com/calendar/2009/april.html
An extra special Spring Break Party will be held April 15-17, 2009, and they are providing quite a line up of activities and special guests.
Wednesday, April 15th
* Scooby Doo appearance * Kids Dance Party, sponsored by Arthur Murray San Jose * San Jose Earthquakes inflatable games on the beach * Live performance by School of Rock
Thursday, April 16th
* Soccer Clinics happening daily by the Santa Cruz Beach Soccer Club * San Jose Earthquakes talent appearance * San Jose Earthquakes inflatable games on the beach * Come meet former The Ultimate Fighter contestant, and current UFC lightweight Kenny Florian * Scooby Doo appearance * Kids Dance Party, sponsored by Arthur Murray San Jose * Live performance by Zoo Station
Friday, April 17th
* San Jose Earthquakes inflatable games on the beach * Scooby Doo appearance * Kids Dance Party, sponsored by Arthur Murray San Jose * Vh1 Confessions of a Teen Idol talent appearances! Including: * David Chokachi – appeared as Cody Madison in Baywatch * Billy Hufsey – you might remember the hit show FAME! * Jeremy Jackson – remember Hobie, David Hasselhoff’s son on Baywatch! * Eric Nies – one of the first cast members of MTV’s Real World New York! * Live performance by Bayonics
Hey parents, did you know that now small kids can ride for Free? Children under 36″ can enjoy some rides for free when they are with a ticketed chaperone*? Children under 36″ tall can ride the following for free with a paid chaperone: Speedway, Convoy, Sea Dragons, and Merry-Go-Round. Children under 34″ inches can also ride the following for free with a paid chaperone: Cave Train, Ferris Wheel, Ghost Blasters, Haunted Castle, Riptide, and Sky Glider. *A chaperone is someone the ride operator determines is capable of controlling the actions of the smaller rider.
Looking forward, The lineup for 2009 Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach will be emailed to all Big Kahuna Club members on April 10. Five of the bands in this year’s line up are visiting the Boardwalk for the very first time and they all have a knack for mega hits! And if you enjoyed the Moscow Circus and Chinese Acrobats in past years, you’ll love this year’s new show, which will also be announced on April 10. Sign up to receive the Big Kahuna Club e-Newsletter and get the latest Boardwalk insider news and money-saving tips at: Big Kahuna Club e-Newsletter
Sign up for the Boardwalk’s YouTube Channel “beachboardwalkfun”. Speaking of YouTube, the 28th Annual Clam Chowder Cook Off & Festival was a huge success, raising a record $66,000 for Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation! Good Samaritan Hospital from San Jose was the clear “People’s Choice” winner, their clam chowder MASH unit was a big crowd pleaser. Check out this fun video showing all the clammy fun at: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Clam Chowder Cook-off 2009 video on YouTube
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— Darren R. Besoyan, Brigid Fuller, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk