Pics of Little Dipper at SFGAm testing.

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.

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

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)

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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.

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.


Billy

^
Yeah, but these kind of set-ups (i.e.http://coastergallery.com/2000/pkd70.html) 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.

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!


Billy

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