It opened on Independence Day ninety-five years ago. The iconic Giant Dipper is one of only two wooden roller coasters on the West Coast of the United States.
The other Giant Dipper is located at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Santa Monica featured a wooden roller coaster that was relocated from San Diego’s defunct Wonderland, but it was demolished in 1923.
It is a tradition to ride the Giant Dipper on Fourth of July, but the park was closed after having been reopened for only two weeks because it could not manage the large crowds in accordance with COVID-19 protocols.
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