THE GIANT DIPPER: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA.

TheGiantDipper[Book: Eric Young – 1991 – 21x28cm – 58 Pages – Many colour photos]. This book pictures the turbulent history of The Giant Dipper at San Diego, California. “The Giant Dipper was originally conceived by John D. Spreckels, the sugar czar, as part of a plan he announced in 1922 to build what was then called The Mission Beach Amusement Center… Construction of the roller coaster began in May 1925, just before the park opened, and was finished in time for the 4 July. Designed by the famous team of Prior and Church, it took just 45 days to complete.” ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.