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Happy June!
Rides are open daily and our summer season is officially underway! Have you taken a spin on Twirlin' Teacups yet?
Leo the Lion
Do you remember Leo the Paper-Eating Lion?  Leo retired to the Santa Cruz mountains in the '90s but after some big adventures and a lot of restoration, he's back! Leo will "eat" paper napkins and other small pieces of litter right out of your hand. You can find him outside Funland Arcade near Logger's Revenge.
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Giant Dipper 95th Anniversary Contest

May 17 – August 16

Help celebrate 95 years and 66 million riders on the Giant Dipper and you could win a prize! Share your Giant Dipper photos, paintings, or surprise us with something crafty. Grand Prize is an Apple MacBook Pro, Bose Soundlink Speaker, and a Mophie PowerStation. See the fun entries we've received so far!

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Free Bands on the Beach

Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach

June 14 – August 30

Free beach concerts at 6:30pm and 8:30pm every Friday night starting June 14. Don't "Save it for Later," join us for The English Beat on June 14,  Smash Mouth on June 21, and Everclear on June 28. Bring your beach blanket or low-back chairs, and enjoy a great show!

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The Lost Boys on the beach

Free Movies on the Beach

June 19 – August 14

The Lost Boys kick off the movie series on June 19, followed by School of Rock on June 26. Movies start at 9pm - don't forget your blanket!

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Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

June 26

Nathan's Famous hosts the California qualifier for its Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest at 8:30pm, right before School of Rock/Free Movies on the Beach. Top male and top female champions move on to the final competition at Coney Island on July 4. (Current World Champion is San Jose resident Joey Chestnut with 74.)

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Big Deals
Crazy Churro

Discount Coupons

Save $1 on a delicious Crazy Churro, near Logger's Revenge.

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Retro Nights

Retro Nights

Monday & Tuesday Nights

Stick to your budget and score a nice deal! All rides are just $1.50 each on Mondays & Tuesday nights after 5pm, June 17 - August 13.

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Coca-Cola Nights

Coca-Cola Nights

Wednesday & Thursday Nights

Take advantage of a super deal with Unlimited Rides for $14.95 plus tax on Wednesday & Thursday nights after 5pm, June 19 - August 15. Not valid July 4.

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Laser Maze

Unlimited Attractions

Monday – Thursday Nights

Get in some fun play time with Unlimited Attractions including Fright Walk, The Vault Laser Maze, Climb 'N Conquer, Laser Tag and Mini Golf for just $10.95 plus tax. (These attractions are normally $7 each!)  June 17 - August 15 after 5pm. Not valid July 4.

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Free Offsite Parking

Offsite Parking & Free Shuttle

Summer Weekends

Take advantage of FREE parking and a free shuttle at 701 Ocean Street on busy summer weekends.

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Boardwalk in the News

Giant Dipper at 95

Growing Up Santa Cruz

Family Travel: 5 Amazing Ways to Play in Monterey Bay

Mercury News

10 Classic Summer Activities

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Boardwalk Blog - Never a Dull Moment
Arthur Looff and the Giant Dipper

Saving the Giant Dipper

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Brigid Fuller
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bigkahuna@beachboardwalk.com

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