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Antiquated an old

I don't understand the attraction to this ride. It's antiquated and old. With so much to do on the... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
AmyJune H
,
Hollister, California
via mobile
One of a kind attraction, better than ever

The Cave Train, a kind of amusement park train ride/dark ride combination, is a nod to the past... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
CoasterFan1924
,
Sacramento, California
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A popular kiddie ride at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good43%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
29 Apr 2017
“Antiquated an old”
11 Sep 2016
“One of a kind attraction, better than ever”
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Santa Cruz, CA
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Reviewed 30 April 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

Thank AmyJune H
Reviewed 11 September 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

Thank CoasterFan1924
Reviewed 14 June 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.

Thank JeriLG
Reviewed 13 January 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

Thank chuttipen
Reviewed 15 October 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.

1  Thank Judybookdoc
Reviewed 28 August 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.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 10 October 2014

Worst ride at the boardwalk!! Long wait and the cave is dusty and stuffy. The props are from the caveman era at the boardwalk, and as ancient as the caveman days.

Thank AmyJune H
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This is a relaxing ride that kids will like as a break from the exciting roller coasters. Its a fun ride to take. I would however only do it if the wait line is reasonable; i.e. its not a Disneyland style ride but more a...More

2  Thank mini
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Fun train ride for the kids. The Train is very nice. The tunnel was fun. We went on it 6 times in a row. Great for kids under 9.

3  Thank Lodiwinecountry
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Did this often with our young children over the years. Took my elderly parents and grown children back for a "walk down memory lane." Same train, same smells. Some different sets now, but still just good fun.

3  Thank liquid_elements
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