Big Dipper (Geauga Lake)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Big Dipper
Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom
Location Aurora, Ohio, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1925 to September 16, 2007
Cost $50,000
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Designer / calculations John A. Miller
Type Wooden
Track layout Out and Back
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 65 feet
Top speed 32 mph
Length 2680 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:25
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters (1925-1946)
National Amusement Devices (1947-2007)

Big Dipper was a wooden roller coaster at Geauga Lake in Aurora, Ohio, USA.


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 with the park on September 16, 2007.[1] The ride was demolished in 2016.[2]



2 trains with 4 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.



  1. "Geauga Lake silences rides; water park remains".
  2. "91-year-old Big Dipper razed at Geauga Lake".

External links

Articles on Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom