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Great for youngsters.

Wasnt really crowded, great for kids, a bit boring for adults. Granddaughter rode it 4 times in a... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
bill w
Rocklin, California
ive been on this ride dozens of times- it's not that great

at the boardwalk this ride is often shut down or closed- it's sometimes open in the summer and its... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
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28 Jul 2018
“Great for youngsters.”
22 Jul 2018
“ive been on this ride dozens of times- it's not that great”
A popular kiddie ride at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Santa Cruz, CA
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Share this ride with your grandkids. They seem to change it up a bit over the years and kids love it. I love it. You can sneak a kiss here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gary M
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Wasnt really crowded, great for kids, a bit boring for adults. Granddaughter rode it 4 times in a role, so good for kids.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bill w
Reviewed July 22, 2018

at the boardwalk this ride is often shut down or closed- it's sometimes open in the summer and its just a water slide and one has to be in a so called boat.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank WillS1706
Reviewed October 4, 2017

This is a great ride. Some call it dated, boring and old. I love it. It reminds you of the originality of the Boardwalk and the "beach" setting. I love the "old" feel of this ride as not everything has to be so "modernized" and...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank melissacU1575SS
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

I don't understand the attraction to this ride. It's antiquated and old. With so much to do on the boardwalk it isn't worth the half an hour line to go through it. This ride is the same as it was in the 1960s, as nostalgic...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank AmyJune H
Reviewed September 11, 2016

The Cave Train, a kind of amusement park train ride/dark ride combination, is a nod to the past attractions history of the incredible Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk that can be experienced simply as a family-friendly ride or a literal trip down memory lane for those...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank CoasterFan1924
Reviewed June 14, 2016

Climb Aboard to go back to the CaveMan times. This is not Disney by any means. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has updated this ride and it remains a classic. Step back in time and into the dark.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank JeriLG
Reviewed January 13, 2016

No, this is not fancy Disney special effects. Nor is it tied into any movie, current TV or cultural reference. This is a unique piece of americana with California flair. If you like dark rides, you'll love this one. It's not a thrill ride, it's...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank chuttipen
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Kids and adults will enjoy spending time in this gentle ride at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Most other rides are either for adults or children, as there are scary roller coasters, etc. or kiddie rides. This can be happily shared with all ages.

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Judybookdoc
Reviewed August 28, 2015

If you have really little kids with you (1-8), then this can be okay for them, but not an adult adventure by any stretch of the imagination. This ride probably predates Disneyland by many years and probably has not been updated since it opened.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Paul C
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