Martin & Vleminckx will build Zippin Pippin roller coaster in Green Bay

Posted Tuesday, April 20, 2010 12:55 PM | Contributed by Dutchcoaster

Green Bay officials have signed a nearly $2 million contract with a consultant to oversee design and construction of the Zippin Pippin roller coaster. Martin & Vleminckx Rides LLC, based near Orlando, Fla., has agreed to shepherd the project starting this summer. The historic wooden roller coaster is scheduled to open in May 2011 at Bay Beach Amusement Park.

Read more from The Green Bay Press Gazette.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 1:28 PM

Well at least we know where Thunder Eagle ends up after its rumors to be sold to Russia and South America park planners.

That being said, They may be able to recreate the ride down to the millimeter but PTC's with Dividers and Ratchets are going to HAMPER the experience of such a ride.

Chuck, just glad for another woodie :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 5:18 PM


Tuesday, April 20, 2010 10:09 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

Cool. New woodie. Hopefully it turns out at least as good as the original.

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 2:31 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

^^^Hey Chuck - we're not sure about the PTC 'upgrade' yet. We might be lucky and the operators may realize the value of older style seating. Let's hope.

edit - I'm pretty sure the Pippin' actually had seat dividers last time I rode it. Let's just hope to keep away those god-awful ratchet bars. Unless of course they are the type of custom jobs that are on Viper at Great America (don't go down any further than a classic buzz bar).

Last edited by CoasterDemon, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 2:33 PM

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