• May 6, 2009
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The Giant Dipper’s Eighty-fifth birthday!


Our favorite seaside gem of a wooden coaster celebrates its eighty-fifth birthday on Sunday, May 17th. What better excuse do you need to head over to Santa Cruz and take some celebratory rides? The weekend of the 16th and 17th is the Boardwalk’s Season Kickoff Event. You can enjoy free entertainment with skydivers landing on the beach and the Tubes performing in concert on Saturday only. On both Saturday and Sunday you can catch free performances of Cirque Magnifique. The special event schedule is as follows.

Saturday, May 16
1:00pm CIRQUE MAGNIFIQUE performs on Beach Bandstand
3:00pm CIRQUE MAGNIFIQUE mini performances throughout park
5:00pm SKYDIVERS land on Main Beach right in front of the Boardwalk
5:30pm THE TUBES perform on Beach Bandstand

Sunday, May 17
1:00pm CIRQUE MAGNIFIQUE performs on Beach Bandstand
5:00pm CIRQUE MAGNIFIQUE performs on Beach Bandstand

Read more about the Giant Dipper’s eighty-five year history here:
The Boardwalk’s Most Popular Ride for Eighty Five Years – The GIANT DIPPER

For more information on the park, visit
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s web site.

— photo: Steven Wilson