I stopped by this park specifically to get my Giant Dipper credit, and I wasn't disappointed! It's great for the classic coaster that it is, and features a beautiful view from the lift and the second drop. It's also pretty smooth compared to what I was expecting. The rest of the park, however, isn't anything to go out of your way for. On my visit, both octotron and control freak were down, leaving very little else to do. The employees at the park also made a great effort to look as bored and un-engaged as possible. In short, it's totally worth riding the coaster, but don't buy an unlimited wristband. The park as a whole just doesn't have much to offer.
This isn't so much an amusement park as it is a carnival. The Giant Dipper wooden rollercoaster is old, but a classic itself and is a decent ride. Very bumpy and rocky though. The food is good and the employees are all great. Overall this is a nice little park and i would recomend that anybody stop through, if you are in San Diego.
This isn't really much of an amusement park but it is still well worth the time to visit, the Giant Dipper is a great old coaster and the flats they do have are all very fun as well not to mention the beautiful seaside location, the park has vastly improved since the first time I went there and they seem to be making a huge effort to continue to improve it
I've lived in San Diego county my whole life, and I've seen Belmont grow.
Despite the announcement that the park went bankrupt last fall (2010), they did indeed open the new Chance UniCoaster, Octotron in January of 2011. The park has several thrilling attractions, and several family attractions.
The upcharge attractions are also relatively good, and if you buy a wristband for all of them, it can extend your visit to the park by about 20-30 minutes, and add a lot of laughs (Evil Mirror Maze)
Belmont Park is one of the few remaining beachfront parks. It is home to the Giant Dipper, a good classic wooden coaster, as well as a handful of other rides. The park is relatively small, so it isn't worth spending more than a couple hours at, but as an add-on to a day in San Diego or a visit to SeaWorld the park is great.
This park has seen several changes to it but one thing that has been a staple for this park and for San Diego is the classic Giant Dipper roller coaster. The Giant Dipper is a fun ride and pretty smooth for being such an old coaster (even though it had a re-modeling). The other rides within the park definitely make a days worth of visiting this park, plus there's a beach within walking distance so you can't go wrong.
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