Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Family Rides
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Boardwalk Family Rides

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Twirlin' Teacups

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.
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.
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.
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.
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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