Zippin Pippin Saved!

Saturday, October 28, 2006 7:03 PM

Chuck, who don't know if this is In hardrock park or some other place.

Saturday, October 28, 2006 7:13 PM
Nice to know it's going somewhere but I'm left a little skeptical without knowing for sure where it's going.
Saturday, October 28, 2006 8:07 PM
Whoa, awsome. Didn't see this coming.
Saturday, October 28, 2006 8:32 PM
Hardrock's in Myrtle Beach, SC.

V - former pavillion employee

Saturday, October 28, 2006 8:36 PM
It's going to some other music themed entertainment complex.
Saturday, October 28, 2006 9:39 PM
This is another entertainment center that is being co-developed by Dolly Parton's brother, Randy. It's located just south of the Virginia/North Carolina border in Roanoke Rapids, NC, and is being billed as the "next Branson".

If that means another theme park like Silver Dollar City or Dollywood, I think it's a really good thing to see happen! If Memphis doesn't want the Zippin Pippin, then let Carolina Crossroads have it! :)

Saturday, October 28, 2006 9:56 PM
Its good to hear this Coaster has been saved from the Scrap Heap. I rode this coaster during the 2004 ACE Preservation Conference and I thought it was the best Coaster I rode during that trip. It doesn't look like much but Each hill delivered that kick-in-your-pants Airtime that everybody likes!

Congratulations Cardinals, but wait till next time!


Sunday, October 29, 2006 12:18 AM
Great news!
Sunday, October 29, 2006 3:16 AM
That is awesome news! I fell in love with the Pippin the first time I rode it. It's one of my all-time favorite woodies!

I am sure Elvis is smiling. :)


Sunday, October 29, 2006 7:59 AM
When the Zippin Pippin reopens in North Carolina I would not be surprised if the Weekly World News reports that Elvis is among the first persons to ride it! (Along with JFK, Jimmy Hoffa, Lady Di, Dale Earnheardt, Ronald Reagan and Jeff Corwin!)


Sunday, October 29, 2006 9:58 AM

coasterqueenTRN said:I am sure Elvis is smiling.

Of course he is smiling -- who do you think actually paid for it to be saved? Come on you don't REALLY think that Elvis is dead do you? ;)

Sunday, October 29, 2006 10:37 AM
^;) Well if the closing of Libertyland and Lisa Marie's short-lived marriage to Michael Jackson didn't bring him out of hiding then I don't know what will. ;)


Sunday, October 29, 2006 1:42 PM

Brother Dave said:
This is another entertainment center that is being co-developed by Dolly Parton's brother, Randy. It's located just south of the Virginia/North Carolina border in Roanoke Rapids, NC, and is being billed as the "next Branson"

Apparently this had been twisted around through rumors to make it seem as if the ride was headed to Dollywood.

Great to read that this classic coaster has found a new home here in NC. Hope it will be around for years to come. :)

Sunday, October 29, 2006 6:37 PM
Thank heavens I'll get a second chance at this Miller!
Now if only someone would save the one at LeSourdeville.
Sunday, October 29, 2006 8:56 PM
But Tina, haven't you watched the movie Death Becomes Her? You know that he CAN'T come out of hiding. ;)
Sunday, October 29, 2006 10:36 PM
Just found this forum, thought I'd throw out what I know. I live in Roanoke Rapids, NC and I just found out about the coaster coming here just this morning in the paper. I was definitely shocked when I read about it. I can tell you that I am very excited about this coming here. I love wooden roller coasters and I can't wait for it to open.

As far as what is going on here in our little town I don't have time to write about all the things that are happening here. A water park is coming, an aquarium (they've already bought two dolphins for it) as well as the Randy Parton theater (yes Dolly's brother). We have had 3 large concerts this year with the last being Hank Williams Jr. and Gretchin Wilson with 30,000 people attending. We don't have that many people in the whole county!

What I'm hearing is Dolly wanted to put the coaster at her theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN put didn't have a good location there. So I'm sure Randy called her up and said we'd love to have it. We have about 1000 acres allocated for the Carolina Crossroads project. Right along the side of highway I95.

I'm sure there will be more news in our local paper tomorrow. All we had this morning was a simple press release.

Sunday, October 29, 2006 11:41 PM
I'm curious what the terrain is like at Carolina Crossroads since ZP sat on flat land. Is it relatively flat at CC, or will they have to do some grading assuming ZP is not modified?
Sunday, October 29, 2006 11:59 PM
I'm not sure exactly where they will put it. But most of the area was a large open field. There will be no problem finding or grading off a nice flat area. Believe me we are ready for the coaster.
Monday, October 30, 2006 8:16 AM
This is awesome! Now if I want some coaster action, I can drive an hour and a half less to get it (Kings Dominion being the closest to home). Not to mention it is a saved coaster too! Elvis may be smiling, but I am estatic!

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