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Of Thrill Rides and Magical Experience

Who says you cannot get the best of both worlds? With Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk you can have a relaxing stroll by the beach or challenge the kid in you and try the thrilling rides the amusement park has to offer. With over 40 rides to choose from, kids and kids at heart will enjoy wide choices of park rides from the nerve wracking thrill rides to family rides, down to kid friendly rides.

Thrill seekers can try Undertow, a monstrous 50ft ride that will put you at the edge of your seat. This roller coaster-like attraction is the only spinning coaster in Northern California. I’m sure you wouldn’t want to miss this unique ride when you visit. Guests can also try the classic favorite roller coaster via the world-famous Giant Dipper Roller Coaster. You can also try Wipeout, Fireball, Cliff Hanger and a whole lot more.
Family rides are also available for the whole family to enjoy. Freefall can be a good start for riders who are not yet ready for some serious thrills. Bumper car can also be enjoyed by the kids via the Space Race. Be ready to get wet with Logger's Revenge, this water ride will first lift you up and watch the water splatter against you as it goes down the slope. Ghost Blaster and Haunted Castle are up for people who love some creepy adventure. For the complete list of family rides, you can visit

Tons of activities and fun rides are also accessible for your little ones. First on the list is the Looff Carousel, this classic merry-go-round ride is every kids favorite, it never gets old and truly an amusement park crowd drawer. Dubbed as a National Historic Landmark and National Treasure, this ride will definitely awaken the kid in you. Ever experienced riding on a whale? Well, Bulgy the Whale is another attraction that has the right amount of thrill for kids to enjoy and be scared of. Beach Swing is another crowd darling as it gives its riders the feels of riding a classic swing while you enjoy the view of the beachfront. All these and more you will experience when you visit Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Wipe Out T1D Day

Celebrate Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Day at the Boardwalk on April 22, 2017, Saturday, on a full day of fun, all for good cause. For the price of $43.95 per person (tax included), you can Help Turn type 1 into type none.

Participants who will make advance purchases* are entitled to an all-day ride wristband, MyBoardwalk Card with 15points, good for attractions, arcades and midway games, limited edition bucket of "sand bucket", awareness bracelet, access to VIP tent and a 10dollar JDRF donation.
For the list of event schedule and more details visit event schedule:

10am - Neptune's Kingdom and Casino Arcade Open
11am-9pm - Rides Open
11am-3pm - VIP/Awareness Booths near Speed Bumps (Bumper Cars)
12pm-1pm - Beach Hang Out

This event is sponsored by Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for the benefit of JDRF.
 *no day-of-event sales. orders are ready for pick-up at Season Pass/Group Sales office near the Main Entrance.
Todd Snider Concert
Catch Todd Snider with the Great American Taxi live on May 11, 2017, Thursday, 7pm as they hit the roads of California in a night of fun-filled concert. Watch them perform at Boardwalk Cocoanut Grove Historic Ballroom, 400 Beach Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States. Ticket price is $35, concert starts at 7pm.

Boardwalk DeafFest

Come and join Northern California's Deaf Community as they celebrate Boardwalk DeafFest on May 20,2017, Saturday. For the price of 39.95 dollars, goers get the chance to see The Rosa Lee Show* at the Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove as she perform live on stage. Not only that, goers will also get an all-day ride wristband, but if you purchase by May 5, 2017, you will receive an event t-shirt* for free.

Festival Schedule:
11am-9pm - Rides Open
11am-4pm - Deaf Community Awareness Booths near Speed Bumps (Bumper Cars)
 1pm & 5pm - ASL Entertainment at Neptune's Stage with the Singing Hands Children's Choir
 7pm-8pm - LIVE Variety Show with Rosa Lee Timm* in the Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove (Doors open at 6:30pm.)
*Rosa Lee show has limited seating. Event-day ticket availability not guaranteed
*event tshirts are subjects to availability
Planning to visit Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk soon? Here's the park schedule:
Boardwalk rides are open daily from late May to late August including weekends and holidays throughout the year. Rides are closed from December 1-25 for winter maintenance.

Park Fees and rates:
          Admission is free and open for everyone. However, if you wish to ride a park attraction, you can purchase for yourself individual ride tickets or an all-day wristband. Ticket prices are as follows:
Unlimited Rides every operating day in 2017 for only $81.95 plus tax!Includes these extras: ONE (1) FREE All-Day Rides Wristband for a friend (one per season). PLUS a Bonus Book full of discounts and exclusive invites for Member-only events!

>All-Day Rides Wristband $36.95 plus tax
Unlimited rides all day long
>Rides + Attractions Combo $42.95 plus tax (reg.$48.95)

Unlimited rides all day long! PLUS $15 in Bonus Points for Attractions, Arcades, and Midway Games.