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Giant Dipper Roller Coaster - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA

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About Giant Dipper Roller Coaster

This is a historical wooden roller coaster located in Belmont Park, a small amusement park in the Mission Beach area of San Diego, California. Built in 1925, it and its namesake at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are the only remaining wooden roller coasters on the West Coast designed by noted roller coaster designers Frank Prior and Frederick Church, and the only one whose construction they supervised. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Attractions Near Giant Dipper Roller Coaster

Belmont Park
Belmont Park0.07km from Giant Dipper Roller Coaster

Belmont Park is a historic amusement park located on Ocean Front at Surfrider Square in the Mission Bay area of San Diego. The park's most iconic attraction is the historic Giant Dipper roller coaster, which is considered a local landmark. The attractions and rides that remain from the original 1925 park include the Giant Dipper, a wooden roller coaster that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Another historic facility is The Plunge, an indoor swimming pool.

Manta2.34km from Giant Dipper Roller Coaster

Manta is a steel launched roller coaster at SeaWorld San Diego in San Diego, California. Manta features two launches. Riders reach speeds of up to 43 miles per hour on the two-minute, 2,800-foot long ride.

SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego2.46km from Giant Dipper Roller Coaster

An animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium, and marine mammal park. Popular for their animal exhibitions and shows.

Ocean Beach Pier
Ocean Beach Pier 2.49km from Giant Dipper Roller Coaster

This is one of the most visited landmarks in San Diego County. The pier extends 1971 feet into the ocean and is purported to be the longest concrete fishing pier on the west coast.

Fiesta Island Park
Fiesta Island Park3.34km from Giant Dipper Roller Coaster

This is a large peninsular park located within Mission Bay, is a popular location for charity walks and runs, bicycle races, time trials and other special events. It is also the home of the annual Over-the-Line tournament.

Tourmaline Surf Park
Tourmaline Surf Park3.87km from Giant Dipper Roller Coaster

Tourmaline is a surfing-only beach, popular with novice surfers who are looking to get some practice in. The park is situated at the northern end of Pacific Beach, a short distance south of where the sand beach ends and the rocky promontory of La Jolla begins. This park also features "Tourmaline Memorial" a monument celebrating surfers who have enjoyed the surf at Tourmalin.

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California's second-most populous county and the fifth-most populous in the United States. San Diego County has more than 70 miles (110 km) of coastline. This forms the most densely populated region of the county.