ArizonaGuy wrote:I'd just go as far as "Who gives a poop?" if it's an ACE Coaster Classic? Is ACE really the end all be all?
I think lot of people just find coasters free of multiple and redundant safety features to be more enjoyable. I certain do. I could care less whether it is called an "ACE Classic Coaster" or a "old school coaster free of multiple, rendundant and unnecessary safety features".
However, I must admit that "ACE Classic Coaster" sounds better.
As usual, my analysis is free of charge! Original enough to not steal someone else's quote as a signature
A little off-topic, but I'd like to point out that the ACE Classic designation is NOT to point out great wooden roller coasters, but to designate those rare coasters running as they have been run for its entire existence. Yes, most of the coasters on the list aren't the best...but that wasn't the point of the designation in the first place.
Here is the official announcement from the park. Looks like the ride will be opening in 2010!
Six Flags Great America Purchases Historic Wooden Coaster Purchase of Classic Wooden Coaster from Kiddieland Amusement Park Keeps Chicago History Alive
Nov. 25, 2009 (Gurnee, Il.) -- Six Flags Great America announced today the purchase of a vintage wooden roller coaster, The Little Dipper. The coaster operated at Kiddieland Amusement Park from 1950 until September of this year when the amusement park closed. The coaster will retain its original name and become the 14th coaster in Six Flags Great America’s impressive line-up of roller coasters.
The Little Dipper was designed by Herbert Schmeck and built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1950. The family-friendly coaster features a three story tall lift hill and is designed as a figure eight track which runs 700 feet in length. It has been honored with the ACE Coaster Classic award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts.
“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.”
Guests can create a season of memories on The Little Dipper with a 2010 Season Pass which is on sale now at sixflags.com for the low price of $64.99. Season Passes include admission to the best water park in the nation, Hurricane Harbor; as well as discount-packed value book with more than $500 dollars worth of offers including four Bring-A-Friend-Free tickets.
Six Flags Great America is located between Chicago and Milwaukee and offers fun for the entire family with heart-pounding roller coasters including Raging Bull, a free 15-acre water park, spectacular shows and parades, three children’s themed areas including Wiggles World and meet and greets with Six Flags’ world-famous cast of characters, including Mr. Six.
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