I lived in Santa Cruz from 1965 to 1968. Loved the wooden roller coaster but really enjoyed the Flying Cages. Had no problem making the cage move over the top.
This picture was taken of my mom Florence when she was in her early 20’s. Just a day at the beach with her Italian friends and family in front of
I especially enjoyed your appreciation of the Fun House (https://blog.beachboardwalk.com/nadm-fun-house). The author’s granular memories of what it was like to spend time there coincided exactly with my own. One night
I have a very vague and distant memory of being 6 years old and walking into the small room with a sandy floor and watching a marionette show. It’s more
When I was approximately 6\7 we came to Santa Cruz and I begged my father to take me on the mouse roller coaster. He finally gave in and we went
My son Jake and granddaughter Emma. Her first time on the Giant Dipper. He couldn’t wait until she was tall enough. 50″ I was the same way with him.
My family would go to the Boardwalk for a day of fun every year. This particular year my friend Lisa and I were allowed to go off by ourselves and
I started working at the Boardwalk taking tickets. Girls were not allowed to operate the rides. That did not sit well with me and I started bugging management. I remember
Campbell High School traditionally sent its senior class to the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz for one day, towards the end of the school year. It was called Senior Sneak Day.
Took my nephew to the boardwalk and caught one of my favorite photos of him.
Santa Cruz is my hometown. I was born there, spent most of my childhood and teenage years there, and have been homesick for it for most of the past 20
My great uncle and aunt lived in Felton, CA. and our family often came to Boardwalk. My uncle used to go out on the pier and catch crab while we
I’m a local, born here in 1979. I wish I was born 20 years earlier to have enjoyed the fun house and plunge. My parents and grandparents were fortunate enough
One of the attractions in the fun house was a big revolving ‘barrel’. It was about 7′ in diameter with no top or bottom and it sat on its side
This is a photo of my family leaving the Santa Cruz Beach boardwalk Summer of 77. Second photo is Unique McPete on the Highwire.
This is the last in the series of pictures.