Historic Belmont Park

by Whiski Business on February 15, 2011

There’s a fantastic Southern California attraction that is a bit different from the usual Sea World, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm or Universal Studios.

Belmont Park located in Mission Beach and just a stones throw from Sea World. There truly is something for everyone. If you want to take the kids for some amusement park fun, it’s there. If you want to have a good adult fun, it’s there too. The gorgeous Pacific Ocean is the view you take in as you play at Belmont Park, surf and sand just steps away.

The history of the park is interesting. The whole idea was that of John Spreckels a sugar magnate. It all started in the 1920’s when Spreckels had a vision of a 33 acre amusement park. Mission Beach Amusement Center came to be. The roller coaster the Giant Dipper and The Plunge a pool were built in 1925. The coaster was to be the key attraction of the Mission Beach Amusement Center; it actually was renamed Belmont Park in later years. By the late 1960’s and early 70’s the park and coaster fell into disrepair and was closed in 1976. The Giant Dipper was set to be demolished and was saved and later renovated.

In 1990 the historic roller coaster was reopened to the public. Along with the Giant Dipper there are various other rides such as the Beach Blaster, Bumper Cars, Tilt-a-Whirl, Control Freak, and more. There is also an arcade, miniature golf…and so much more.

A must see is Wave House with its amazing wave machines, sand floor and beach front view.

Fun, excitement, great food and a view that is second to none—Historic Belmont Park is one of the best Southern California Attractions.

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