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Giant Dipper Roller Coaster

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Address: 3190 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-7726
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A vintage roller coaster with more than 2,600 feet of track and 13 hills.

A vintage roller coaster with more than 2,600 feet of track and 13 hills.

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A journey back in time

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... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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San Diego, California
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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555 reviews
330 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
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 for nostalgia.

Thank Escape-overseas
Harrison, Ohio
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53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Goodyear, Arizona
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Hartford, Connecticut
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45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 you feel like a kid again by the time you get done. No big loops... More 

Thank LaMario C
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 later than 7pm. That was a disappointment.

Thank Jennifer B
Breckenridge, Minnesota
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60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We've been to SD multiple times and always Mission Beach. The first time we went we had to ride the coaster it was great fun, loved the experience, but wished I would have not done it. It put my neck out so badly I had migraines for the remainder of our trip. My husband had no problems at all, as... More 

Thank JoyceW50
Irvine, California
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135 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Let's face it, roller coasters like this creaky old wooden one were a blast but simply don't exist may places anymore. It's not a particularly long or fast ride, but with its setting next to the ocean, it's a blast. Great for all ages and not too expensive. Bring the family and enjoy!

Thank Rexflash
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238 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

In the 70's there were lots of amusement rides. Our mom would drop us four kids off, we'd get wristbands, and spend the whole day there. One of the little coasters went up and over the sand, an ocean view. How times have changed. They managed to save the old wooden coaster, and they have a couple of other 'rides'... More 

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Gambrills, Maryland
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27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Great attraction for the entire family, group of friends, or a date. Get your money's worth and buy a bracelet. Rides are family oriented and plenty for all ages. Good parking. Many restaurants

Thank mommycld

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