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Riders on Beach Swings seaside park ride

Beach Swing

Relax with friends on a fun summer swing as you stretch your toes towards the sky.
36″ minimum, 72″ maximum rider height.5 Points

People on Bouncin Buggies seaside park ride

Bouncin’ Buggies

Fasten your seat belt for a bouncy adventure on a sporty beach buggy.
Riders under 36″ can ride with a chaperone. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.5 Points

Girl smiling on Bulgy seaside park ride

Bulgy the Whale

Kids enjoy the mild ups and downs from the back of Bulgy the Whale. A classic suitable for even the youngest of thrill seekers!
56″ maximum rider height.5 Points

Family looking up on Cave Train ride

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. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.6 Points

Cliff Hanger seaside park ride with ocean in the background

Cliff Hanger

Enjoy the smooth sensation of hang gliding as you soar past the beach and over the Boardwalk on this aerodynamic ride!
Riders must be 48″ to ride this ride.6 Points

Convoy kids truck ride

Convoy

Drive your very own tractor truck! A great ride for younger children and parents to enjoy together.
Riders under 36″ can ride with a chaperone. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders. 5 Points

People enjoying Crazy Surf seaside park ride

Crazy Surf

Catch a wave without getting wet! The all-new Crazy Surf takes riders on a super-swell of fun and excitement!
Riders must be 42″ to ride this ride. 77″ maximum rider height.6 Points

People on Cyclone seaside park ride

Cyclone

Experience centrifugal force equal to three times the force of gravity as you spin at maximum speed!
Riders under 48″ to 42″ can ride with chaperone. 77″ maximum rider height. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.6 Points

People riding Double Shot seaside park ride

Double Shot

A thrilling 125′ tower ride with an awesome ocean view… if you can keep your eyes open!
Riders must be 48″ to ride this ride.8 Points

Fireball seaside park ride at dusk

Fireball

Thrilling disorientation at its finest! Fireball’s powerful G-forces swing and spin riders to dizzy heights making this one of the most popular rides on the Boardwalk.
48″ minimum, 77″ maximum rider height.8 Points

Visitors enjoying Freefall seaside park ride

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. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.5 Points

Couple having fun on Ghost Blasters ride

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. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.6 Points

Giant Dipper wooden rollercoaster

Giant Dipper

Everyone’s favorite ride and one of America’s top wooden coasters, the Giant Dipper is a must!
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Riders must be 50″ to ride this ride.8 Points

People riding Haunted Castle ride

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. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.6 Points

Jet Copters seaside park ride

Jet Copters

Stay on course as you pilot your own private helicopter through gentle ups and downs.
56″ maximum rider height.5 Points

Riders on Lighthouse Lift-off seaside park ride

Lighthouse Lift-Off

Can you make it to the top of the lighthouse? Test your strength and endurance as you race to top of this sky-high family attraction.
Riders under 48″ to 38″ can ride with a chaperone. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.6 Points

Two people enjoying Loggers Revenge seaside park ride

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. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.8 Points

Girl riding Looff Carousel

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. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.6 Points

People on Pirate Ship seaside park ride

Pirate Ship

Ahoy Matey! Climb aboard for a wild swing on this swashbuckling family ship!
Riders under 48″ to 42″ can ride with chaperone. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.6 Points

Two women on Riptide seaside park ride

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. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.6 Points

Two people on Rock & Roll seaside park ride

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. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.6 Points

Rock-O-Plane seaside park ride with ocean in the background

Rock-O-Plane

Defy gravity and control the upside-down spin of this ferris wheel with cages.
Riders under 48″ to 34″ can ride with chaperone Regular ride pricing applies to both riders..6 Points

Father and daughter on Sea Dragons ride

Sea Dragons

Fly on the back of a magical dragon and survey the kingdom below. Parents can ride too!
Riders under 36″ can ride with a chaperone. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.5 Points

Families enjoying Sea Serpent seaside park ride

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. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.6 Points

People on Sea Swings seaside park ride

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. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.6 Points

Shockwave seaside park ride with ocean in the background

Shockwave

Take a spin on Shockwave, the Boardwalk’s wild new ride that sends you rocking and reeling on a crazy spinning wave of fun!
Riders must be 48″ to ride this ride.8 Points

People enjoying Sky Glider seaside park ride

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.6 Points

Girl enjoying Space Race ride

Space Race

Bump your way through outer space on this out-of-this-world bumper car.
Riders must be 42″ to ride this ride.6 Points

Kids on Speed Boats seaside park ride

Speed Boats

Make a splash as captain of a snug little boat, ringing a bell for fun.
56″ maximum rider height.5 Points

Families enjoying Speed Bumps seaside park ride

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.6 Points

Kids riding Speedway seaside park ride

Speedway

Harness your inner race car driver on this zippy racing adventure designed for fun-loving kids. Parents can ride too!
Riders under 36″ can ride with a chaperone. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.5 Points

Visitors enjoying Tornado seaside park ride

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. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.6 Points

People on Tsunami seaside park ride

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.6 Points

People having fun on Twirlin' Teacups seaside park ride

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. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.5 Points

Typhoon seaside park ride with ocean in the background

Typhoon

Expect a storm of adrenaline when Typhoon launches you six stories above the Boardwalk for some serious upside-down thrills!
Riders must be 48″ to ride this ride.8 Points

Family on Undertow seaside park ride

Undertow

Buckle up for some unexpected thrills on the only spinning coaster in Northern California! Undertow’s crazy turns and sudden drops will push you to the edge… and back!
48″ minimum, 77″ maximum rider height.8 Points

Wave Rider seaside park ride with sand and ocean in the background

Wave Rider

Take a slide down our newest ride. Choose from 3 different colored lanes, and enjoy the ocean view on the way down!
Riders under 38” can ride with a chaperone. Regular ride pricing applies to both riders.5 Points

Young people riding Wipeout seaside park ride

WipeOut

Get thrashed as you tumble through the darkness to the sound of pumped up surf tunes, rave style!
Riders must be 48″ to ride this ride.6 Points

  • Buy your Ride Wristband online in advance to save $10!
    • For guests making advance purchases, please proceed to the nearest Boardwalk ticket booth upon arrival to redeem your order and receive your wristband.
    • All guests receiving wristbands must be present at the time of transaction.
  • Buy your Season Pass online and ride any day through the end of 2021, no reservations required.
  • View Health and safety guidelines
  • View Height Requirements
  • You may pick up your ride wristband at the Ticket Booths located at the Main Entrance or near the Logger’s Revenge. 
  • All guests receiving wristbands must be present at the time of the transaction. Wristbands must be applied by the attendant. 
  • Enjoy your visit!

MyBoardwalk Cards can be used on all Boardwalk rides.

Guests with 2020 and 2021 Ride Wristband vouchers will be accommodated at the Season Pass Office or Ticket Booths. We recommend you arrive early to help ensure entry.

Rides may close due to inclement weather. Please call (831) 423-5590 to confirm ride opening in the event of rain. If the rides do not open, refunds will be issued.

The Boardwalk is admission-free, so you do not need a wristband to enter the park.

No, only those who want to ride need a wristband. The Boardwalk is admission-free.

Ride Wristbands allow you access on all of the rides for the day. A MyBoardwalk Card can be used for individual rides (each ride is 5-8 points). You can choose the best option for your small child.

Our Historic Landmark Rides

Giant Dipper Roller Coaster
1911 Looff Carousel

Information subject to change.

Due to weather and maintenance, some rides may not be available.

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