Zippin Pippin being torn down

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 10:18 PM
Vater's avatar

Agent Johnson said:
Its $1000 a foot to move a wooden coaster. Do the math.

Alrighty...

According to Bing maps it's 743.7 miles from Libertyland to Bay Beach.
743.7 miles = 3,926,736 feet.

Therefore it will cost $3,926,736,000 to move Zippin Pippin.

:)

Last edited by Vater, Wednesday, February 10, 2010 10:19 PM
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:19 PM

^ you can't argue with that kind of logic :)


This Isn't A Hospital--It's An Insane Asylum!

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Thursday, February 11, 2010 1:35 PM

Here's the article from the local newspaper:

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20100211/GPG0101/2110558/1978/Photos-Mayor-wants-roller-coaster-operating-at-Bay-Beach-by-2011

Interesting note where they state that a GRAVITY GROUP engineer was involved in the site visit.

I can't wait for something to get installed. I drive Bay Beach everyday. The place is 5 minutes from my house. Any coaster is a welcome addition. Placement of the ride will be key, since Bay Beach is on Green Bay.


Coastin' from Green Bay, WI
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Thursday, February 11, 2010 3:43 PM
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Did anyone notice the name of the first ride at Bay Beach?

"Scat"...

I'm not sure I'd ride something with a reference to "feces"

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Thursday, February 11, 2010 10:39 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

The remaining structure collapsed today.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/feb/11/memphis-zippin-pippin-roller-coaster-hits-ground/

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Friday, February 12, 2010 12:55 AM

Id purchase the original blue prints from Rebbie and scrap any dealings with Memphis. Theres no train, No coaster and I doubt someone was smart enough to renew the trademark or copyright on the name.

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Friday, February 12, 2010 2:00 PM

Bummer - At this point it seems like they are going to be looking for another option, unless they build the same coaster from scratch.


Coastin' from Green Bay, WI
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Friday, February 12, 2010 2:28 PM
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That's exactly what the park's plans are.

Bay Beach wants to purchase blueprints and the "works" (lift motor, chain, steel running rails...) of Zippin Pippin. Even if the ride had not been demolished, when a wood coaster is moved a vast majority of the wood structure has to be replacd -- in the case of one left sitting as long as this was, all of the wood! -- and that leaves what parts of the original still useful? Yep, the "works."

So with a set of blueprints and what working parts they salvage from the ride they'll rebuild Zippin Pippin.

Last edited by Mamoosh, Friday, February 12, 2010 2:28 PM
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