A compelling image both funny and frightening. Laffin' Sal has been making kids laugh and cry for over 70 years.
Purchased by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in 2004, Laffin' Sal was built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (PTC) of Germantown, Pennsylvania in the early 1930's. There was also a Laffin' Sam produced at the same time. As one of the first animated amusement figures, Laffin' Sal is considered a forerunner of the many animatronic figures seen at attractions around the world.