This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.
Official Park Website
Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!
May 31st, 2010 - Haunted Castle Grand Opening
June 18th, 2010 - Behind the scenes Haunted Castle Tour
June 23rd, 2010 - Haunted Castle vandalized
January, 2011 - Giant Dipper commemorates one millionth rider
March 15th, 2011 - Looff Carousel celebrates 100th annivesrary
March 18th, 2012 - Hurricane to be removed at the end of the 2012 season
June 5th, 2012 - Behind the scenes (under the boardwalk) tour
July 28th, 2012 - 60 Millionth rider on Big Dipper, Hurricane closing on September 3rd
August 15th, 2012 - Replacement for Hurricane to be announced on August 27th, old coaster to be relocated to Western Playland Amusement Park
August 27th, 2012 - Undertow is announced
This just arrived in my inbox from the PR dept at SCBB:
For Immediate Release
Double Shot Opening to Aid Hunger Relief
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk new ride opening to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank
Santa Cruz, CA - March 2, 2005 Santa Cruz, CA - As the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk prepares to launch its newest and tallestnext new thrill ride, the Double Shot, amusement park fans will get a chance to be the first to experience the 125-foot tall attraction. Starting Wednesday, March 2, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties will place the opportunity on eBay for “thrill-seekers” to bid on the chance to be the first to experience the Double Shot. This opportunity was presented to the Food Bank to help the organization raise much needed funds to help feed hungry families and children in Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties.
“This is such a unique and exciting opportunity, something that’s we’ve never been done before,” said Willy Elliott-McCrea, Executive Director, Second Harvest Food Bank. “The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has always been a huge supporters of the Food Bank, and we hope to see the residents of Santa Cruz and BayNorthern California Area residents come together as a powerful force for good.”
The highest bidder will receive two tickets to the opening event, including two seats on the official first ride, and a framed certificate acknowledging that individual as the first official rider. They will also receive two invitations to the private opening luncheon event at the Boardwalk, and a framed photo of the First Ride. All proceeds from the auction will go towards programs and services for Second Harvest Food Bank.
The Double Shot is the newest installment for the 98-year-old park, and the only major seaside amusement park on the West Coast. Standing at 125-feet tall, the Double Shot launches riders skywards at more than 3 G's to a breathtaking view of the California Coast and then experience the weightlessness of negative G forces as they are shot back down for the ultimate thrill. The ride officially opens to the public on Saturday, March 19.
“We have something in Santa Cruz that cannot be found anywhere else along the West Coast,” said Marq Lipton, Vice President of Marketing, Santa Cruz Seaside Co. “And we have the chance to utilize it in a way where we can help the needy in our community. We are thrilled to be given the opportunity to aid Second Harvest Food Bank in its fight against hunger.”
Interested individuals can find the link on the Food Bank’s homepage at foodbank.org
Learn more about the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk at http://www.beachboardwalk.com
The eBay item ID number is: 5562366892 or click here:
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