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Roller Coaster & Looff Carousel

Santa Cruz Roller Coaster & Looff Carousel

A spectacular blend of fun and history, the Santa Cruz Rollercoaster and Looff Carousel is a National Historic Landmark located on Santa Cruz’s vibrant Beach Boardwalk. Encounter the excitement of these national treasures, just a 4-minute walk from your comfortable hotel room at Aqua Breeze Inn! Fun for the whole family, these two historic rides are the perfect spot to take your kids for the perfect family outing.

Looff Carousel

Since 1911, the beautiful Looff Carousel has been creating unforgettable seaside memories on the Boardwalk. Discover the charming intricacies of the hand-carved merry-go-round, created by renowned Danish woodcarver, Charles I.D. Looff. Each of the 73 horses are unique and embellished with colorful details ranging from garlands of flowers, swords and decorative jeweled harnesses. Take a spin around the merry-go-round as the 342-pipe Ruth und Sohn band organ and Wurlitzer 165 Band organ fills the carousel building with delightful tunes.

Price: $5.00 (5 points) or use your All-Day Unlimited Rides Wristband
Height Requirements: Riders under 36” may ride with a chaperone

Giant Dipper Roller Coaster

Experience the thrills and dips of the Beach Boardwalk’s staple red and white structure offering breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay! Originally built in 1924 by Arthur Looff, son of carousel carver Charles I.D. Looff, the Giant Dipper roller coaster in Santa Cruz is now the fifth oldest coaster in the U.S. Since its opening, more than 60 million riders have experienced the coaster’s 46 MPH dips and curves. Perhaps you’ve seen its famous red and white tracks on your screens – the Giant Dipper has been featured in many television commercials and movies, including “The Lost Boys,” Sudden Impact” and more!

Price: $7.00 (7 points) or use your All-Day Rides Wristband
Height Requirements: Riders must be 50” tall


Plan the ultimate family vacation and treat the whole gang to an unforgettable experience at the Santa Cruz Looff Carousel and Roller Coaster!