|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|Designer / calculations||Edward Joy Morris|
|Type||Wooden - Side Friction|
|Riders per train||4|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed18 mph
Leap-the-Dips is a wooden side friction roller coaster located at Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA. Opened in 1902, the ride is currently the oldest roller coaster in operation and the only side friction roller coaster still operating in North America. It was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark on October 9, 1960. 
History[edit | edit source]
Leap-the-Dips opened in 1902.
In 1985, Leap-the-Dips was closed.
In 1996, it was designated a National Historic Landmark.
A campaign was launched in the 1990s to restore and reopen Leap-the-Dips. Fundraising, donations from many individuals and organisations (including the American Coaster Enthusiasts) and loans generated the money required for the restoration. It reopened on May 31, 1999.
American Coaster Enthusiasts acknowledged Leap-the-Dips as an "ACE Roller Coaster Landmark" in 2002 and supplied a plaque.
The park and Leap-the-Dips have not operated since 2016.
Design[edit | edit source]
Leap-the-Dips features a simple figure-eight layout consisting of small drops followed by a turnaround.
Trains[edit | edit source]
Images[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.