Riders review the new Zippin Pippin

Posted Tuesday, May 31, 2011 10:40 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Roller coaster veterans and novices alike are raving about the newest attraction at Bay Beach Amusement Park in Green Bay. The 70-foot-tall attraction is a replica of a coaster that operated for many years in Memphis, Tenn., and was renowned as Elvis Presley's favorite amusement park ride.

Read more, see video and photos from The Press-Gazette.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011 5:32 AM

Check out the video on the Press's page linked above..
There must be 8 people on the ride that are holding really decent cameras. I'd hate to sit in the back on that ride, professional cameraman or not. Those are like Sony XR's and such. On the plus side The ride looks great and there is 1 women with a camera mounted on her head!

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011 4:38 PM
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^Perhaps it was an exclusive 'camera allowed' ride or something...

It was very common for people to take cams on coasters until the early 1990 - then stuff like Texas Giant and GA Cyclone ... and Timberwolf were so damn wild (in 1990 and 1989, respectively) and were ripping cams outta people hands - causing injuries, etc. So then we have no cams on rides now - a good rule.

Zippin Pippin is incredible! Airtime (real airtime - the lap bars are the 'custom' ones PTC offers that do not fall all the way down and do not fall during the ride) on every single hill - and airtime on every single drop in the back seat. The 2nd to last bunny hop is the most violent abrupt air time I have ever experienced. Unfortunately, I don't think that bump will last (and/or the speed it is taken at).

Bay Beech has a huge winner on their hands! Some that were there were voting it 'best new ride' (for anyone that follows that stuff).


Billy
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Thursday, June 2, 2011 12:49 AM
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I love how the article states that the one fourteen year old kid is an expert in coasters because he's rode coasters as far away as Disney World.


Certain victory.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 9:39 AM
Vater's avatar

I thought everyone was automatically bestowed guru status after a lap on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 10:16 AM

Vater said:
I thought everyone was automatically bestowed guru status after a lap on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Or Space Mountain. Or Maverick.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:41 PM

Good point Demon, I'm just really sensitive to the camera thing ever since I took a cell phone to the chest on MF's first drop. I was sitting in the back and watched it go between 7 rows of seats and hit me...

Last edited by JoshuaTBell, Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:41 PM
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Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:57 PM
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"A veteran of many coasters, Donahue said the Zippin Pippin was not as long as others, but it has good speed and vertical action."

Sorry folks - but is this a family paper? or do I just have a dirty mind here... Where was the editor review?

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 3:32 PM

Mike Gallagher said:


Vater said:
I thought everyone was automatically bestowed guru status after a lap on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Or Space Mountain. Or Maverick.

Or Fahrenheit.


Bill
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Thursday, June 2, 2011 6:59 PM
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Or Fahrenheit.

Or regularly attend Cedar Point.


Billy
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