Posted Thursday, April 12, 2007 9:05 AM | Contributed by Jeff
In celebration of the last 100 years of seaside fun at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Visitors Council is giving away another 100 years of rides at the landmark park.
Read more from KION/Salinas, CA.
Here is a more direct link to enter the contest:
The Boardwalk is doing some interesting things for their 100th. Instead of adding any new rides, they are touching up just about everything they can. New paint. New concrete. New roofs. New food/refreshment stands. New signs. New maps. Most things are changed to say '100th Anniversary' on them (e.g. arcade tokens).
During the summer, the Moscow circus will be performing shows daily. I don't have much more info on this, but there may be more at beachboardwalk.com
There is also a new band organ for the Merry-go-round, in addition the 2 they already have! Right now only the new one is functioning, but soon all three should play together, or one after another. Here's a photo sideshow w/ audio:
The price on the new organ was $250,000!
I know a lot of you on here seem to be from the Midwest or East coast... but if anyone has any questions about anything Boardwalk related or if you are planning a visit there, ask me or talk to me about it!
I got to check out SCBB in '00, the employees locking the place down for the offseason were REALLY nice....just wish they'd done their job a day later, LOL! :)
Awesome-looking park, it'll be GREAT to get back there with the rides running...and then later with the rides running. This also means I'll finally have the *stateside trifecta* - IB, Morey's, and SCBB. Beachside locations are the ultimate for amusement parks... :)
My first woodie. Man, I was hooked after that first tunnel. What a great place! Taffy, corn dogs, beach smell, sun, seaguls, trim (Hey, I'm talking about the building ornamentation!!!!), fried zucchini, pinball, leisurely ride on the skyway, goofy cavemen.
Again, anybody with the time, I recommend you take the Roaring Camp "Suntan Special" from Felton for a nice half day at the Boardwalk.
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