3126 Mission Boulevard, Suite H
San Diego, California 92109
This was once the site of an amusement park that closed in 1976. Today
there are shops and restaurants and a completely restored rollercoaster.
Rides and Pastimes...
Big Dipper (1925)
Originally designed by the renowned team of Frank Prior and Frederick
Chruch, this is considered a sister coaster to The Giant Dipper
(1924) at the Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk. Although that
coaster was designed by Arthur Loof, patents owned by Prior and Church
were used in its planning. However, the San Diego coaster is filled
with steeper banks and tighter turns - don't underestimate this power
house of a ride; after lying dormant (1976 - August 1990) and even
falling victim to a fire, this woodie is an unforgetable classic.
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