Belmont Park

Amusement park in the United States

Belmont Park
San Diego, California, USA
Status Operating
Opened July 4, 1925
Owner Tom Lochtefeld

Belmont Park is a historic oceanfront amusement park located in the Mission Bay area of San Diego, California, USA. The park was developed by sugar magnate John D. Spreckels and opened on July 4, 1925 as the Mission Beach Amusement Center.[1] In addition to providing recreation and amusement it also was intended as a way to help Spreckels sell land in Mission Beach. Located on the beach, it attracts millions of people each year.


In 2002, businessman/surfer Tom Lochtefeld bought the master lease for the property and started development of the Wave House. In Spring 2006, the Wave House hosted MTV's 'Total Request Live.

On November 3, 2010, Wave House Belmont Park LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in United States Bankruptcy Court citing a 700% increase in rent owed to the City of San Diego as the reason. Tom Lochtefeld, Belmont Park Manager Member, alleges the city has breached its lease agreement.[2]

Roller coasters


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Giant Dipper Frank Prior, Frederick Church Wooden 1925 Operating


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Kiddie Coaster Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc. Wooden 1955 Unknown Scrapped
Wild Mouse Unknown Wooden 1974 1976 Relocated to J's Amusement Park



Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Beach Blaster Chance Rides Frisbee 2004
Control Freak Moser's Rides Gyro Loop 2010
Crazy Submarine Zamperla Junior Flying Carpet 1980
Liberty Carousel Chance Rides Gallopers 1989
Mic Drop Moser's Rides Junior Drop Tower 2002 or earlier
Octotron Chance Rides Looper/Rock 'n' Roll 2010
Overdrive Bumper Cars Majestic Manufacturing Dodgems 2004
Speedway Woods Amusement Rides B.V. Junior Whip 2000
Tilt-A-Whirl Sellner Manufacturing Tilt-A-Whirl 1995
Zero Gravity Moser's Rides Junior Drop Tower 2019


This list is incomplete, please expand it if you can.
Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Chaos Chance Rides Chaos 2003 2010 Part-exchange with Chance Rides
Bumps Majestic Manufacturing Dodgems 1991 Unknown Sold to Majestic Manufacturing


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