Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Thrilling riders since 1924
The Giant Dipper has thrilled over 50 million riders.
In 1987, the Giant Dipper was designated a National Historic Landmark.
Dipper Facts Planner & builder: Arthur Looff
Length: One-half mile
Speed: Up to 55 MPG
Height of main hill: 70 feet
Ride time: 1 minute & 52 seconds
Paint to two-coat structure: Nearly 1,000 gallons
Rider capacity: 24 per train (2 Trains)
Age status: 6th oldest in U.S.
Ride price 1924: 15 cents
“... a tooth-loosener, eyeball-popper, and one long shriek.” San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen
Erected by Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 36° 57.867′ N, 122° 0.961′ W. Marker is in Santa Cruz, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker can be reached from Beach Street. Touch for map. This marker is located near the Giant Dipper ticket booth. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. ACE Roller Coaster Landmark (here, next to this marker); Boardwalk Goes Hollywood (within shouting distance of this marker); Whiting’s Games (within shouting distance of this marker); Fickle Fashion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fun, Fads, and Food (about 400 feet away); Magical Merry-go-round (about 400 feet away); Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Boards (about 500 feet away); Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Cruz.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Also see . . .
1. The Giant Dipper Roller Coaster - Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The Giant Dipper roller coaster, complete with its landmark red and white structure, spectacular view of the Monterey Bay, and speedy successive dips and fan curves, keeps new and old generations coming back for more. (Submitted on January 26, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Giant Dipper Roller Coaster. YouTube video clip. Ride the Giant Dipper. (Submitted on January 26, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 26, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.