Although the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is considered a nostalgic park, being open since 1907, the park contains more thrills than many are lead to believe. The park contains 33 rides and has a 34th on the way. Along with its classics such as their carrousel or Ferris wheel, the park contains 6 rides classified by the park as thrilling. The following is a list of these considered thrilling rides, as well as a description of their new coaster, Undertow.
Undertow: The parks new coaster, still under construction, built by Maurer Sohne, which is a wild mouse coaster that spins 360 degrees while riders are on the track. The cars are set up so that 4 riders sit back to back 2 and 2. The ride has a maximum height of 50ft and a maximum speed of 40mph, and will be Northern California’s only spinning coaster.
Double Shot: An 125ft tall S&S launch tower that launches riders up at 35mph, to not only a thrilling ride, but also a great view of Santa Cruz Beach and the Pacific Ocean.
Fireball: A ride similar to a Pirate Ship ride, but has riders spinning around, similar to La Revolucion at Knott’s Berry Farm.
Wipeout: A wipeout model created by Chance rides in which a circular vehicle spins and then angles itself, the same as Wipeout at Knott’s Berry Farm.
Cliff Hanger: A ride that is a carousel of hang gliding simulators in which riders lay as it angles up and down.