Six Flags Great America Purchases Little Dipper from now closed Kiddieland Amusement Park
Written by Anthony Murphy
Today, Six Flags Great America announced that they have purchased the Little Dipper Wooden Roller Coaster from the now closed Kiddieland.Tweet
The Little Dipper, Kiddieland's signature family wooden roller coaster, was built into the park in 1950 and features a three story tall lift hill, a figure eight track and a track which runs 700 feet in length. It has won many awards from local groups over the years and one of the highlights for children visiting the amusement park.
“The Little Dipper has been a fond family tradition for over 50 years,” said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America’s park president. “We wanted to preserve this important piece of Chicago history for families to experience for many more years to come.”
The Roller Coaster will retain its own name and should be in the park for opening in 2010. This addition would be coaster number 14 for the park and would put it into being one of the oldest attractions in Six Flags Great America, which opened in 1976.
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