The Giant Dipper, also known as the Mission Beach Roller Coaster and historically by other names, is a historical wooden roller coaster located in Belmont Park, a small amusement park in the Mission Beach area of San Diego, California. Built in 1925, it and its namesake at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are the only remaining wooden roller coasters on the West Coast designed by noted roller coaster designers Frank Prior and Frederick Church, and the only one whose construction they supervised. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987.
The Giant Dipper is located at the northeast corner of Belmont Park, a waterfront amusement park at the junction of Mission Boulevard and West Mission Bay Drive. The coaster occupies an irregular area about 100 by 500 feet (30 m × 152 m) in size, and is accessed via a terminal structure on its west side. It has a track length of 2,800 feet (850 m), and its highest hills, located roughly at opposite ends of the area, reach 75 feet (23 m) in height. A sign with the name "Belmont" is affixed to the wooden trestle structure at its northeast edge.
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Matthew Velez | Feb 19, 2018
Such a wonderful place to visit! Clean and with a great deal of things to do. Highly recommended.
Stephen Madden | Jan 21, 2018
Great location. For the children, there is a small amusement park, arcade, and fair food. Despite the size, the roller coaster is exhilarating and a great price at $6. The restaurants are nice, Draft is a great spot to watch sports. The real attraction is the beach which boasts 3 miles of sand
Jim Warrick | Feb 1, 2018
Wonderful place to visit. So much to see and do and the ocean seals the deal. Great place to bring guests from out of town or just to have a drink or bite to eat! Parking can be difficult, thus the 4 stars.
kevin riso | Jan 9, 2018
Free parking, tons of stuff to do, beach great sights, and interesting people!! Tons of fun for the whole family. Literally miles of great sand and surf (watch out for frequent riptide) the boardwalk is awesome. Great arcade, rides and fun places to eat. The shops have reasonable prices on beachware, and have some great sunglass stores. Outdoor showers, so so bathrooms, but also a decent police presence to keep some beach creeps away. Nice spot!
Ditza Garcia | Jan 26, 2018
Typical all tear around beach weather. Filled with diversity of food, music, and people. Good place to take a ride on your bike, roller blades, or skateboard. Take a romantic stroll or just take a walk with your friends and catch up.
Pamela Marvin | Apr 5, 2018
Lots of fun stuff to do! Great shops with the usual "San Diego" labeled clothing, hats, bags, coffee mugs, magnets, etc. Belmont Park is right their with games, rides, food, & other attractions. Best part for me was the beach! Such a wonderful time! Want to go back for a longer visit! Bathrooms by the beach are not good. All metal areas are rusted from the salt. Stall doors are too short - approximately 4' high. Found a Very nice & clean bathrooms in a restaurant along the strip. It shares space with a coffee place & the coffee was delicious! It is close to the store, Wings, that has a lot of wonderful souvenirs. The service at the coffee shop & Wings store was very friendly & helpful!
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