Big Dipper (Geauga Lake)

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Big Dipper
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Geauga Lake
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 at Geauga Lake in Aurora, 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. It was demolished in 2016.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Trains[edit | edit source]

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

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