The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk will become the first amusement park in California to reopen rides on Saturday, November 7, and Sunday, November 8. After voluntarily closing rides in early March, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk will reopen a limited selection of park rides including the world-famous 1924 Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster, to Santa Cruz County residents only in accordance with State of California reopening guidelines.
Rides will operate on weekends only although public sections of the Boardwalk will remain open daily. Guests from outside Santa Cruz County will be able to enjoy Boardwalk rides whenever the County moves from Tier 3 to Tier 4.
Reservations are required to enter the ride amusement area. Boardwalk rides are open for two sessions from noon to 2 pm and 3pm to 5pm. Admission to the ride area is $25 and guests will receive a 25-point MyBoardwalk card good for rides and games. Season Pass Members with a Santa Cruz County zip code will receive free admission and rides, but reservations are required. All guests inside the dedicated ride area will undergo a COVID-19 health screening prior to arrival and have their temperature checked before entering the ride.