Published: November 25, 2009 at 10:44 AMI wanted to write and then give my opinion:
I personally think this is really great! The Little Dipper is one of the few things I remember going on at Kiddieland when I was a kid. It will be perfect at SFGA, but I am wondering too.
This should also give a pretty good indication that SFGA is not concerned about closing down anytime soon. I doubt that they would, but this pretty much makes it for me that they are seriously staying open if they can spend the money to get a wooden roller coaster which they probably have to take down, transport, and rebuild at Great America due to the pretty large distance between the two parks.
I also like that Great America, over the past five years, has really started to become a bit of Roller Coaster Collectors and are trying to keep the Classics still around.
In regards to the Little Dipper, great addition! A family wooden roller coaster that is decient on the Thrill Factor.
Published: November 26, 2009 at 6:09 AMIt looks like a fun little coaster for the wee ones, Anthony. I hope Six Flags spiffs it up a bit (and gives it a much needed paint job), but otherwise I think it is a good move to buy the ride. There are only a few coasters like it left in the world (3 or 4, I think), and provided the ride is a smooth one, it should be a nice starter for kids who are tired of all the copy cat Wacky Worms, Wild Mice, and Vekoma Junior coasters littered across the US.
Published: November 26, 2009 at 7:09 AMThanks SFGA, for keeping part of Americas' coaster history alive for other generations to enjoy.