Real Oldest coaster?

Saturday, February 16, 2002 8:36 AM
Ive heard that the Jack Rabbit(Idora and Clementon(sp)) and Ive also heard that Rutchesbenen(no one can spell that;)) at Tivoli Gardens is the oldest.

What is the oldest?

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Saturday, February 16, 2002 8:40 AM
Leap the Dips at Lakemont Park is. Built in 1902. The one at Tivoli is from 1914. Idora's Jack Rabbit is also 1914, and Clementon's is 1919.
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Saturday, February 16, 2002 8:45 AM
Cool thanks so much.
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Saturday, February 16, 2002 8:53 AM
SFA's Wild One 1917 originaly located @ Paragon park and relocated to it's present location in 1986.Also Zippin Pippin 1915 @ Libertyland in Memphis Tenn.
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Saturday, February 16, 2002 10:03 AM
While Leap the Dips is the oldest coaster currently operating, it is not the oldest coaster in "continuous operation."  Leap the Dips was shut down for a number of years prior to its beautiful rebuilding.

I'm not sure which coaster holds the record for continuous operation.

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Saturday, February 16, 2002 10:07 AM
Anyone else going to ride Leap The Dips for her 100th birthday? Looks pretty good for her age :)
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Saturday, February 16, 2002 11:11 AM
I'll be hitting Lakemont SOMETIME this year :)
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Saturday, February 16, 2002 11:15 AM
Zippin Pippin was "Elvis's coaster", wasn't it?  Not that I'm a huge Elvis fan, but you have to recognize his influence on our culture.  The reason I'm thinking about it is the Idora coaster is gone (RIP), and LtD as noted,  has not operated continuously.  That, I guess, would leave ZP as the "oldest continuous operating U.S. coaster", no?  I think I recall hearing about it being endangered not so long ago...time for us preservationists to take a step forward, I know I HATE seeing these old woodies leaving us every year...
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Saturday, February 16, 2002 11:19 AM
Although its not too intense, Leap the Dips is one of my favorite coasters. I've ridden on it many times since its reopening. It's a wonderful experience riding a great classic. The Skyliner is also a very great ride at Lakemont.
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Saturday, February 16, 2002 12:16 PM
Hey - you forgot Luna Park Melbourne's Scenic Railway, built 1912, world oldest continuously running (never closing for seasons etc, that is) coaster.
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Saturday, February 16, 2002 1:28 PM

rollergator said:
Zippin Pippin was "Elvis's coaster", wasn't it?  Not that I'm a huge Elvis fan, but you have to recognize his influence on our culture.  The reason I'm thinking about it is the Idora coaster is gone (RIP), and LtD as noted,  has not operated continuously.  That, I guess, would leave ZP as the "oldest continuous operating U.S. coaster", no?  I think I recall hearing about it being endangered not so long ago...time for us preservationists to take a step forward, I know I HATE seeing these old woodies leaving us every year...

Actually, the Zippin Pippin is quite healthy and still very fun.  I just rode it in September and it rode great.  It is actually a great ride for its age.

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Saturday, February 16, 2002 2:04 PM
I think Clementon has dibs for having the oldest coaster operating continuously in the same location.  I'm sure there are others that are older but they have either been moved or rebuilt after closing for a few years and then reopened.
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Saturday, February 16, 2002 2:21 PM
No, I think that Leap-the-Dips has been there all its life.

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Saturday, February 16, 2002 2:24 PM
Leap The Dips was their all it's life, but it did take a catnap for around 10 years.
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Sunday, February 17, 2002 2:30 AM
One thing about Zippin Pippin for 2002.  NO MORE SEAT DIVIDERS!    ACE classic baby!

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Sunday, February 17, 2002 5:47 PM
I am ashamed to say that I live in Altoona, and have only been around Leap the Dips course three times.
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