Pics of Little Dipper at SFGAm testing.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 5:43 PM

They did a great job keeping this historic coaster to its original look.

Little Dipper

My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 7:28 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

Cute. Something funny about seeing test dumbies on a "kiddie coaster". Nice to see it all spruced up. I look forward to riding it again, in its new home.

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 9:25 PM

Aw it's so widdle and cute. Haha.

Good save on Great America's behalf. You rarely see these little tyke-sized wood coasters around.

Having Little Dipper adjacent to Batman The Ride makes this generally "small" inverted coaster seem gargantuan. (refer to photos)

Last edited by kRaXLeRidAh, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 9:26 PM
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:42 PM

kRaXLeRidAh said:

Having Little Dipper adjacent to Batman The Ride makes this generally "small" inverted coaster seem gargantuan. (refer to photos)

Yeah, actually that really bothered me for some reason...something about placing a kiddy coaster next to a giant beemer (even a B:TR clone) rubs me the wrong way. Sort of the same feeling of seeing a Walmart or mega-mall open up shop next door to a mom-&-pop store.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:09 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

^Well, there IS something wrong with that ;)

"Wal-Mart: Save Money/Live Better (at the expense of *little* hands in China)"

I think the Little Dipper looks great - probably hasn't looked that good since the 50's! However, it would still look even better had they left in the working brake lever. I think it will do well at Great America.

Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:18 AM

Yeah, but these kind of set-ups (i.e. especially for the juniorwoodies and family coasters are kind of frustrating. Especially at PKDwhere the children now spend half the time staring at Dominator whileon the lift hill and turn around for Ghoster coaster.

Way to take down the little guy ;)

However, I wont complain too much; I'm glad that they saved the coaster at all.

Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:12 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

^That's so funny - makes me think of when I was a kid at (Marriott's) Great America. 1980 - me and my mom would ride the Industrial Revolution (Himalaya ride?) right next to the Demon's lift. I would watch the Demon the whole ride!

Same thing went for Triple Play - I would wait for the Tidal Wave to go up that back spike!


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