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Twirlin' Teacups

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Take a twirl in a colorful teacup and spin your cup for a dizzying fun‑filled ride.

Riders under 36" can ride with a chaperone.
4 Points
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Looff Carousel

A National Historic Landmark and local treasure, this hand-carved merry-go-round has been turning children's seaside dreams into golden memories since 1911.

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Riders under 36" can ride with a chaperone.
5 Points
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Cave Train

A Boardwalk favorite, the nostalgic Cave Train travels under the Boardwalk and features its original 1961 cast of characters. Families have loved this glow-in-the-dark train ride for generations.

Riders under 48" can ride with chaperone. Child under 36" tall may ride free with a paid chaperone.
5 Points
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Freefall

Great training for bigger thrills! Freefall springs riders up and drops them down for a giggly good time.

Riders under 42" to 36" can ride with chaperone.
4 Points
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Ghost Blasters

Test your aim and compete against friends as you blast pesky ghouls on this fun trip under the Boardwalk.

Riders under 48" can ride with chaperone. Child under 36" tall may ride free with a paid chaperone.
5 Points
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Haunted Castle

Get ready for a spooky adventure as you spiral down into the dark dungeon deep below the Boardwalk.

Riders under 48" can ride with chaperone. Child under 36" tall may ride free with a paid chaperone.
5 Points
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Logger's Revenge

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!

Riders under 48" to 34" can ride with chaperone.
7 Points
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Pirate Ship

Ahoy Matey! Climb aboard for a wild swing on this swashbuckling family ship!

Riders under 48" to 42" can ride with chaperone.
5 Points
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Riptide

Laughing makes the spinning Riptide twirl faster, just go with it! This is one riptide worth experiencing.

Riders under 48" can ride with chaperone. Child under 36" tall may ride free with a paid chaperone.
5 Points
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Rock & Roll

Rock out to classic tunes and roll side-to-side on the spinning Rock & Roll ride. Colorful cruisers make for a groovin' drive, forward and backward!

Riders under 48" to 42" can ride with chaperone.
5 Points
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Sea Serpent

Take a ride on a friendly green sea monster... a family coaster in disguise! A perfect first coaster for younger kids.

Riders under 48" to 34" can ride with chaperone.
5 Points
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Sea Swings

Whatever your age, you'll feel like a kid when you swing out high over the beach with bare feet dangling and Monterey Bay glistening below.

Riders under 48" to 42" can ride with chaperone.
5 Points
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Sky Glider

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.

Riders must be 48" to ride this ride.
5 Points
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Space Race

Bump your way through outer space on this out-of-this-world bumper car.

Riders must be 42" to ride this ride.
5 Points
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Speed Bumps

Who doesn't like bumper cars? Pick a favorite car and start crashing into your friends!

Riders must be 50" to ride this ride.
5 Points
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Tornado

Get lost in the storm as you spin faster and faster on a high voltage tea cup ride!

Riders under 48" to 42" can ride with chaperone.
5 Points
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Tsunami

With bright lights and sizzling sounds, the Tsunami is a rumbling, swirling voyage circling full speed ahead--then full speed backward!

Riders must be 50" to ride this ride.
5 Points

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