Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Almost Ready to Open Undertow

© Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
The Summer season is upon us, but one new for 2013 coaster has yet to open, and that's the Undertow at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.  The park has installed the coaster and is getting ready to open it - soon, they hope.

You can be sure that visitors to the seaside paradise are eager to test out the new coaster.  Its elevated location makes it tower over the boardwalk and beach, drawing attention from all passing by it.  The wait won't be too much more, according to this story, as the park is in the final stages of prepping the ride.

The Undertow is a Maurer Sohne spinning coaster, similar to a few others that operate in the United States.  When it opens it will be the only coaster in Northern California with individually spinning cars, according to the park.  Undertow stands 50 feet tall and features over 1,400 feet of track.

I've been on a similar coaster in my travels, and they're certainly a lot of fun.  Hopefully not too much longer until it opens!