The Giant Dipper and the Save the Coaster Committee

Memoirs from a member of the team who saved a roller coaster
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Postby hillflyer » Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:45 pm

Philrad71 wrote:I have never seen two double ferris wheels side by side before...that would be really disorienting to ride!

Speaking of double ferris wheels, it's sad that we don't see more of these great rides. I haven't ridden one since I was a teen, but I remember them being a lot of fun. Definitely a lot more fun than the traditional ferris wheels that we see today.

That being said, I would love to see one of these end up at Knoebels one day!


I rode one at the Long Beach Pike once, I think there were two side by side there as well. Scared the beegeezus out of me. The weightlessness as one swings over the top is frightening.
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Re: The Giant Dipper and the Save the Coaster Committee

Postby hillflyer » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:54 am

Just found this today on You Tube shot on the site of the abandoned Giant Dipper in San Diego circa 1984.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RhPVV5OrjM

I made that big yellow sign! This was during set up for our "Beach Ball Fundraiser" which was pretty ill attended, I think we just broke even. Look at what a mess the coaster was. I should have remembered how hard it was to raise any money before asking for such an amount on Hatchfund .

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Re: The Giant Dipper and the Save the Coaster Committee

Postby greatadventurefan » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:34 pm

I just love these types of forums

could somebody please link forums like these I look all over and can't find anything like these

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Re: The Giant Dipper and the Save the Coaster Committee

Postby JT325 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:59 pm

Wow! Too bad they couldn't get these old trains running again. Maybe in the future!?

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Re: The Giant Dipper and the Save the Coaster Committee

Postby historyfreak92 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:49 pm

This sounds a really cool story too me! Like if one of my parks that are kind of close to me in houston were going away! I would so do this like saving belmont park!

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