Geauga Lake Big Dipper roller coaster ran under several different names

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2010 12:32 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The Big Dipper went into operation in 1925, and was one of more than 60 coasters designed by John A. Miller, a native of Illinois, who lived from 1872 to 1941. Its original name was the Skyrocket, which was changed to the Clipper in the 1950s and the Big Dipper in 1969.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 1:14 AM
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Ensign Smith said:
I visited Geauga Lake a couple times during the 70's, and I don't remember a double down on Blue Streak.

Then again, I doubt I knew what a 'double down' was back then.

Double down when you have 10 or 11 and the dealer is showing 4, 5 or 6.

...or something like that. :)

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Thursday, September 23, 2010 1:15 AM
Thursday, September 23, 2010 1:24 AM

I don't even know when to hold 'em, let alone when to fold 'em, walk away, or run...

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 1:29 AM
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RatherGoodBear said:
This is for you, Vater.

Gosh, thanks RGB. ;) The sad thing is I had to watch it from beginning to end. It's so catchy. But I just found something else about the song that bothers me: the lyrics 'working up a appetite'. Egad.

Other than that, the song just makes me feel icky and I hate that it's so damn catchy.

Last edited by Vater, Thursday, September 23, 2010 1:29 AM
Thursday, September 23, 2010 11:18 PM

I wonder how they make that skyrocket sound with 2 acoustic guitars. And there's a guy in the audience that looks a lot like gator. He must have gotten into the wayback machine again.

Friday, September 24, 2010 11:25 AM
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^Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time....yet again! ;)

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

Friday, September 24, 2010 11:28 AM

You know, gator, I think you and I are the only ones who ever make Kurt Vonnegut references around here... ;)

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Friday, September 24, 2010 11:56 AM
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Before posting that, I thought "it is a little early in the day for Vonnegut...but it's a Friday, so what the heck."

Now I'm going to go "take a leak", I mean, steal a mirror. ;)

Oh, and since we're already on Vonnegut, and name-changing, from now on I wish to be called "Poppyseed-37". :)

Friday, September 24, 2010 12:27 PM

You're a 37 too? That's amazing! My name is really "Coral-37". We must belong to the same wampeter! Bokonon would be so proud of us...

Hi ho. Pass the ice-nine.

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Friday, September 24, 2010 1:22 PM
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