Voted the World’s Best Seaside Park

May 17 – August 16, 2024

Thank you for sharing your talent and appreciation for our favorite roller coaster! With over 66 million riders since the ride first opened in 1924, we knew we’d receive a lot of fun and awesome entries.

The Giant Dipper turns 100 this year! With over 68 million riders since the Dipper first opened in 1924, we know there are a lot of Giant Dipper fans out there and we’d love to hear from you.

Share your best Giant Dipper photograph, drawing, painting or crafty creation (haiku, song, quilt, etc.) and you could win a prize!

Win Giant Dipper 100th swag, MyBoardwalk Cards, or Rides Wristbands.

It’s easy to enter, just follow these steps!

  1. Choose an age group: 14 & Under; Over 14; Boardwalk Employees*
  2. Choose a category: Photography; Fan Art; Other
  3. Tell us how to reach you**
  4. Upload your entry

View contest rules and timeline.

*Boardwalk employees are not eligible to win this contest, but we’d like to show off your work!
**Children under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian submit their entry.

Congratulations to the Grand Prize winner!

Photography Contest Finalists

Fan Art Contest Finalists

Other Art Contest Finalists

Photography Contest Entries

Fan Art Contest Entries

Other Art Contest Entries


Dawn Culp – Gilroy

I painted this painting using acrylic paint to highlight the beauty of the Giant Dipper at night with the lights cascading off the water under a starry sky featuring the

Gloria Howell – Capitola

This photo was taken with my cell phone from the cliff on East Cliff. No filters or photoshop. I love photography and nature. I go by the name of Aloha

Woody Carroll – Santa Cruz

I took this photo awhile back at previous Boardwalk Fireworks show. At first the two big fireworks looked to me like eyes but then I saw them as zeros and

Chloe Douglas – Felton

Chloe is only 5, so too small to ride the Giant Dipper yet but says “The Giant Dipper looks cool. I like that it is super big.”

Giant Dipper Years Ago

100 Memories

Share your beloved Giant Dipper memories with us and have your story featured on the Boardwalk Website. From Dipper firsts to beloved moments, we would love to hear your story. If you have any great photographs taken on the Dipper or of the Dipper, old or new, please share them as well!

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