Hillcrest's LD coming to Little AMerrikA

Saturday, October 25, 2003 4:56 PM
Hillcrest park's Little Dipper was auctioned off today and was bought by Little A-Merrik-A in Marshall, Wisconsin. Go to RCDB.com for what little info is provided.
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Saturday, October 25, 2003 6:38 PM
Have to admit, I was hoping it would go someplace where I'd be more likely to visit, but this is good news nonetheless....

A Schmeck junior is a great thing to have, congratulations to the new owners! :)

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Saturday, October 25, 2003 8:19 PM
Well Gator, if you are going to make a trip to Big Chiefs, then Little-A-Merrik-A is a park you can make a pit stop at since in your case, it would be on the way.

This is great news for the Little Dipper. The folks at Little-A-Merrik-A know how to take care of their rides.

Uh Oh. Little A-Merrik-A has a coaster already named Little Dipper. Decisions, decisions. :)

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Sunday, October 26, 2003 3:27 AM
What was the selling price?

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Sunday, October 26, 2003 5:42 AM
$9,000

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Sunday, October 26, 2003 9:44 AM
No WAY, are you serious...I was under the impression that they listed the coaster at 35K. I guess, all things considered, all you really get is the lumber in the end, but still, it's lumber blessed by Herb Schmeck....;)
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Sunday, October 26, 2003 11:39 AM
Well, I must say I'm very happy to see another coaster enter Wisconsin. I only hope this can draw big enough crowds to Little A-merrick-a so that their attention isn't focused on the few riders riding in the park (I felt like everybody in the park was watching me whenever I rode anything and I thought that kind of sucked.) Unfortunately, I don't think this park will every develop into anything truly worthwhile with it's location 4 miles off the freeway and adjacent to a cemetary. Of course, I'd love to be proven wrong and have the park prosper but, let's face it, as fun as this coaster looks, it won't have the draw that the Lincoln Park Comet may have had.

I do not think the park will have a noticeable increase in attendance with this new addition unless if they try to maybe market it a little (I haven't seen a Little A-merrick-a commercial on TV since they purchased Little Dipper and Mad Mouse.)

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Sunday, October 26, 2003 1:29 PM
It was an auction, Gator...you don't always get list/asking price. According to Bruce Cassi of NAPHA it went for $9K.

mOOSH

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Tuesday, October 28, 2003 3:33 AM
I just might have to make a trip to Little A-merrick-A in 2004. I have been wanting to go there. Now I have an excuse to do so.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2003 4:53 AM
I'd suggest waiting until 2005 for that visit....

mOOSH

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The only 2004 Coaster Calendar still available, plus holiday & all-occasion cards. All at S&D Greetings.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2003 5:01 AM
Man, for 9k I could have made that investement, though I would be erecting it myself it would take me over 5 or so months so I'd have to hand it over to the Coaster Preservation Organization.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2003 6:05 AM
Ooooo, a Schmeck Junior less than an hour away from me? This is pretty cool! I wonder what the turnaround time on deconstruction at Hillcrest and reconstruction at Little A'merrick'A will be.

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Bob Hansen
Operation Wicked Twister 2 - Goal: Lose 100 pounds by next season so I will DEFINATELY be able to ride Wicked Twister. Progress: 25 pounds. Doin' the Atkins!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2003 6:49 AM
Wow, this is great news! I was worried that we were losing a Schmeck... a sad thought, regardless of how small it is.

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-Rob
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
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Tuesday, October 28, 2003 6:55 AM
I am curious to know who had the stones to place that ad at ride trader .com as the exclusive broker for $35K. Just curious.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2003 6:56 AM
AJ.....think CPO/CPC.....;)
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