The Sunkid Tower was launched as a "Lighthouse Lift-Off" at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park in April 2021.
Founded in 1907, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is known as unique in the world for its spectacular beach setting and great rides.
The Sunkid Tower with its more than 110 installations is also one of the classics and one of the most popular family rides worldwide. Therefore, it is little wonder that Boardwalk's managers chose exactly this interactive ride.
The operating principle of the Tower is easy to explain: By gently pulling the rope of the Tower, the double seat moves upwards with the help of a motor. Each passenger can decide for themselves how high it should go. When the rope is released, the double seat gently descends again. It is also possible to ascend and descend several times. During the ride, the tower rotates around its own axis, rewarding you with a magnificent panoramic view.
This attracts not only children but also adults who want to briefly shake the sand out of their shoes for a trip to lofty heights. This type of view is strongly reminiscent of a lighthouse, which is why the Sunkid Tower is also painted red and white and features a large beacon house. As a result, this ride also blends in perfectly visually with the breathtaking backdrop on the beach.
Kris Ray, Director of Strategic Development at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is excited about the new attraction, "Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is thrilled to welcome Lighthouse Lift-Off to our lineup of exciting and unique rides. It's a fun new experience for our youngest riders, and the lighthouse theme fits perfectly with our Seaside Boardwalk."