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Big Dipper (Geauga Lake)

Big Dipper (Geauga Lake)

roller coaster
Big Dipper
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Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom
Location Aurora, Ohio, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1925 to September 16, 2007
Cost 50,000
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Statistics
Designer / calculations John A. Miller
Type Wooden - Out and Back
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height65 feet
Top speed32 mph
Length2680 feet
Inversions0
Duration1:25
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Big Dipper was a wooden roller coaster located at the defunct Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom amusement park in Bainbridge Township, Ohio. Originally opened in 1925 as Sky Rocket, it was renamed Clipper in the late 1940s and eventually Big Dipper in 1969. It was the oldest operating roller coaster in Ohio and seventh-oldest in the United States when it closed in 2007. Designed by John A. Miller, the Big Dipper was also one of the last remaining roller coasters in the world from the legendary designer. American Coaster Enthusiasts awarded the coaster its ACE Coaster Classic and ACE Coaster Landmark designations. Efforts to sell, preserve, and restore the ride were unsuccessful. The ride was demolished on October 17, 2016.