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Giant Dipper Roller Coaster

3190 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-7726
+1 858-488-1549
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A vintage roller coaster with more than 2,600 feet of track and 13 hills.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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LOCATION
3190 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-7726
Mission Beach
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+1 858-488-1549
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11 - 20 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 11 November 2015

In the 70's there were lots of amusement rides. Our mom would drop us four kids off, we'd get wristbands, and spend the whole day there. One of the little coasters went up and over the sand, an ocean view. How times have changed. They...More

1  Thank email4saundra1
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Great attraction for the entire family, group of friends, or a date. Get your money's worth and buy a bracelet. Rides are family oriented and plenty for all ages. Good parking. Many restaurants

Thank mommycld
Reviewed 27 September 2015

If you go to Belmont Park on Mission Blvd., a ride on the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster is a must as it is one of the few remaining old-time wooden roller coasters in the Nation. Quite frankly, having gone on all types of roller coasters...More

2  Thank traveltoforeignlands
Reviewed 11 September 2015

It is an historic wooden roller coaster located in Belmont Park at the end of Mission Beach Boardwalk. It was built in 1925 along with its near twin at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. In 1997 a radio station sponsored a coaster-riding marathon that consisted...More

1  Thank Walker S
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Belmont Park, home to the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster is a step back to yester year of Beach front attractions. Its located at historic Mission Beach. It is the oldest wooden roller coaster on the west coast. Its not massive, its not particularly scary or...More

3  Thank Saskheat
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I absolutely love roller coasters, and while this may not be the best wooden coaster out there, it definitely has a beautiful view. Additionally, if you appreciate history, this roller coaster just turned 90 years old. It has an amazing back story. However, the surrounding...More

Thank Fury325
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

He is a coaster addict. So we made sure to stop here while on our cali vaca. He said it was very shaky, which of course is typical for a wooden coaster. He loved it, but looked white as a ghost coming off it. We...More

1  Thank jweith
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Great value ($6 per person) for a ride on the old wooden roller coaster in Mission Beach. Kids thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Over all too quickly. If you are in Mission Beach, give this a go. You will not be disappointed.

1  Thank Colin G
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Great fun riding an old wooden roller coaster with a sceptical teenage son. He thoroughly enjoyed the ride (which we did a number of times) and screamed / laughed all the way around.

2  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 23 March 2015

What a fun ride! Totally worth the money. It rattles along the track as you climb and drop. You get tossed around but good. You can feel the history in this ride. We love to ride with our kids. This wasn't as glamourous as other...More

1  Thank TLC23
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