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“mission beach”(6 reviews)
“rough ride”(3 reviews)
A vintage roller coaster with more than 2,600 feet of track and 13 hills.
3190 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-7726
Mission Beach
+1 858-488-1549
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We had a blast riding this old wooden roller coaster! If you don’t know, wooden coasters have a rough ride, so this isn’t your smooth coaster like at a newer amusement park. That being said, it’s a great ride and incredible to think it was...More

Thank kauffmanjc
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Fun wooden coaster, very fast and fun..prepare to scream. If you have back or neck issues I wouldn't recommend going on it.

Thank Heidi W
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We took a family vaca to sunny SD and I was so excited to share my coaster experience with my teens. It was a lot of fun! Definitely something to check off your bucket list while in SD. The arcade area was a huge hit...More

1  Thank Cathy G
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Delightful old wooden roller coaster!! Good hills, drops & turns. As with most wooden coasters, it's very rough & jerky. I would advise against anyone with neck or back injury to ride. It's also pretty expensive.... $7 per person, per ride.

1  Thank joanstrassner
Reviewed 3 April 2017

If you want a hair pulling experience...try a ride on the roller coaster in Mission Beach. Buy a ticket at the booth, wait in a short line for the next run, climb aboard and be prepared to scream!!

Thank Nanci G
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This may be a thrill ride from the past but it still has the ability to get the adrenalin flowing. As a wooden frame construction the more abrupt transitions and change of direction add to the thrill and is well worth the experience, if only...More

Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 26 July 2016

#1 - I love wooden roller coasters! This one looked like a cute little old coaster, but it packed a punch! We ended up riding it three times and enjoyed it just as much each time!

Thank Jeannie K
Reviewed 10 July 2016

It's a safe and fun roller coaster, but being an old wooden type makes the corners very "jerky". Just be ready!

Thank johnlisarandall
Reviewed 8 July 2016

doesn't measure up to the more modern roller coasters but there's no need to compare it to those. old wooden coaster that is still just fun to ride if you're in the Mission Beach area and looking for a little amusement. Nostalgic ride that makes...More

Thank LaMario C
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

If you have never been on Giant Dipper you must at least ride this one. I use to come here as a teenager and ride all the rides. It was always fun and brought back alot of memories. I only wish the rides were open...More

1  Thank Jennifer B
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