Work about to begin in Green Bay for Zippin Pippin roller coaster

Posted Thursday, August 5, 2010 11:56 AM | Contributed by Jeff

With an eye on beating the winter frost, construction crews will start work Aug. 16 on pouring the concrete foundation for the Zippin Pippin roller coaster. City officials soon will select another contractor to assemble the Zippin Pippin's wooden frame, starting in September.

Read more from The Green Bay Press-Gazette.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 12:34 PM

The coaster itself is a Gravity Group project, correct?


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Thursday, August 5, 2010 12:37 PM
rollergator's avatar

Yes. Although I do knida question the tenuous association with Libertyland (guessing Bay Beach isn't on the list of "related parks" since it has no current coasters).

I expect a great ride...somehow I see a trip with brats in my future. :)

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 12:43 PM
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"knida", Bill? Is that pronounced "nida" or "ken-ida"? lol :)

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 12:56 PM
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I added Bay Beach. You do know you can add parks and coasters with the links at right, right? :)


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Thursday, August 5, 2010 1:21 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

I knida knew that, Jeff :)

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 2:19 PM
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Mamoosh said:
"knida", Bill? Is that pronounced "nida" or "ken-ida"? lol :)

Neither....it's pronounced "Dis-leks-ee-ya" ;)

Jeff - D'oh, my bad! :~P

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 2:42 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Perhaps you should join DAM (Mothers Against Dyslexia)?

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 7:03 PM
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I can't wait to see this coaster grow! It was great when I rode it in 1990. I sure hope PTC doesn't ravage the trains with awful ratchet bars and 'high backs' - uck!


Billy
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Thursday, August 5, 2010 7:10 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

cough::cough::Timberliners::cough::cough

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 7:44 PM
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^Ehh.. with all-do respect to Timberliners, I doubt a 'simple/slower/older' coaster like Zippin Pippin would need them. But I dunno :)

Also, I think Timberliners would remove the great air time the ride has/had.


Billy
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Thursday, August 5, 2010 7:56 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Oh? When did you ride them? :)

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 8:04 PM
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^Wouldn't you like to know :)

It's simple physics, and experience. You will get more vertical acceleration in a train of 3 bench cars than you will with a train of 1 bench cars.


Billy
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Thursday, August 5, 2010 8:15 PM
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Have you ridden Vancouver's Coaster? Single-bench trains, extreme air.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 8:53 PM

Mamoosh said:
Have you ridden Vancouver's Coaster? Single-bench trains, extreme air.

I hope to be riding that later this week

PS, the airport in calgary has one of these http://www.sternpinball.com/rollercoastertycoon.shtml

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 9:06 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

I'm booking my flight to "calgary" now! (not)

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 9:11 PM
Carrie M.'s avatar

I wonder where else you can find one of those...


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 9:28 PM

Carrie M. said:
I wonder where else you can find one of those...

Unfortunately not stuffed into my carry-on bag :(

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 10:41 PM
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Dyslexics of the world...UNTIE!

Was it too late in the thread to sneak that one in?


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Thursday, August 5, 2010 11:16 PM
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jonnytips said:
PS, the airport in calgary has one of these http://www.sternpinball.com/rollercoastertycoon.shtml

Carrie M. said:
I wonder where else you can find one of those...

In my basement. :)

Sheesh. That photo is like 5 or 6 years old now.

(more here)


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