Zippin Pippin brings 45% boost in revenue to Bay Beach

Posted Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:28 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The city owned Bay Beach amusement park brought in more than $226,000 over last year because of the new Zippin Pippen roller coaster, with more than $726,000. That represents a more than 45% increase. The city was anticipating about a 20% increase.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 5:16 PM

LOL you're still trying to make it happen aren't you? I blame jeff for calling you out but it's obvious nobody pays much attention to your political rants anymore so carry on whilst we make fun of you and you enjoy playing victim (the victim that keeps coming back I might add).

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 6:02 PM

Is going on about "nobody cares what you think" really adding to this in any fashion? Violence begets violence, as it were.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 6:32 PM

Honestly is anything adding to this? We were all fine without Amilj posting. At least it seems most people were. You yourself told him he didn't fit in. Now that he's back do you really think it'll be focused just to this thread? He doesn't want to talk about the industry. As a community member, I prefer he not go on and on about politics and how everyone hates him.

Last edited by Tekwardo, Thursday, June 30, 2011 6:35 PM
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Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:28 PM

I think it's pretty accepted that local governments build and maintain parks for the enjoyment of the public. It's also accepted that they build things at these parks for the public's enjoyment, such as swimming pools playgrounds, and in some cities even golf courses. If they decide their park should have a roller coaster, then I don't really see it as being different from any of those other "accepted" offerings.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 8:24 PM

Tekwardo said:
We were all fine without Amilj posting. ...he didn't fit in. ... He doesn't want to talk about the industry...

I agree with Tek's above post 100%.

Ignoring him lets him get away with it. Arguing with him is so dreadfully annoying.

Calling him names is kind of fun though. :)

Last edited by LostKause, Friday, July 1, 2011 7:31 PM
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Thursday, June 30, 2011 8:28 PM

See? Talking about him IS productive.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 10:56 PM

I feel your pain, but really, individuals don't get to decide. If you don't want to engage with him, don't. You've voiced your opinion.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 11:19 PM

Normally that would be true and I agree with you 100% in theory. But I just fear we go back to every news post being political because of his belief that people here want that. Last time it took you finally putting him in his place. I'd be okay if he was actively involved in the community, and didn't jump at the chance to turn everything into a "let's talk politics. WHY DO YOU ALL TREAT ME LIKE THIS!?!?!??" thread.

:-)

And with that, I implore the regulars to stay away as I plan on doing for now.

Last edited by Tekwardo, Thursday, June 30, 2011 11:20 PM
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Thursday, June 30, 2011 11:21 PM

Way ahead of ya. :)

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Friday, July 1, 2011 8:25 AM

Ugh. Let it go. The best thing to do when someone posts drivel that no one wants to hear is...nothing.

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Friday, July 15, 2011 5:04 PM

They have now met their goal for the entire season. 200,000 riders and still half the season to go.

http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local/green_bay/zippin-pippin-on-a-roll

Last edited by DaveStroem, Saturday, July 16, 2011 8:48 PM
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Friday, July 15, 2011 5:09 PM

^The headline is "Zippin Pippin meets ridership goal." Am I missing something?

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Friday, July 15, 2011 5:10 PM

I think he meant *now* rather than *not*

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Friday, July 15, 2011 6:43 PM

Yeah, I saw that on another news site, thanks for the bump. Not even the midpoint of July and they've hit their target. That's gotta be the most successful parks and rec cap ex project in history.

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Friday, July 15, 2011 9:48 PM

I remember going to a stall at Dollywood when Thunderhead was *brand new* to pick up an embroidered polo. The nice lady somehow recognized me as a Floridian and asked if I had come all that way to ride T-Head. I told her "parks build a new wooden coaster, and the people will come in DROVES to help pay it off." Ask Beech Bend how they feel about KY Rumbler....ask Pat Koch how HW did after Raven was installed. You never can match the excitement (and revenue and attendance) generated when a park builds that first wooden coaster.

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Friday, July 15, 2011 10:51 PM

How many governments out there are running parks? This one and Rye Playland are the only ones I know. Thanks to GB for putting this coaster in, I visited today when otherwise I wouldn't have given the park the time of day. Today, being a weekday/Friday, every ride as well as the coaster had a line the entire time I was there around midday today. ZP was running 2 trains....and all the other rides in the park had some wait time. Seems like they're doing all right to me.

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