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Hoot N Holler

Hoot N Holler

roller coaster
Hoot N Holler
Hoot N Holler.jpg
Darien Lake
Location Darien Center, New York, USA
Status Operating since 1981
Manufacturer Zierer
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Kiddie
Model / product Small Tivoli
Riders per train 10
Hourly capacity 600
Propulsion Tire propelled lift
Area 77.1 feet × 39.3 feet
Height10.8 feet
Top speed16.2 mph
Length197.5 feet

Hoot N Holler is a steel kiddie roller coaster located at Darien Lake in Darien Center, New York, USA. It was the park's first roller coaster, when it was known as the Ladybug.[1] The track is in an oval shape, with small hills designed for young children to ride. The train is shaped like a caterpillar.

History[edit | edit source]

When the ride was built in 1981, it was the first roller coaster at the park.[2] It was called Ladybug because of the shape of the trains. Located from 1981-1988 in the vicinity of the Giant Wheel, it was later moved to Adventure Land for Kids (created in 1988) it was renamed as Nessie the Dreamy Dragon to fit with the dragon-like theming of the area and was located where the Big Kahuna is now and is now near Mind Eraser in an area called the Tiny Trio which features three of the Adventure Land for Kids the other two rides are an umbrella kiddie ride called BMX Motocross and Dodgems kiddie bumper cars ride.

For the 2012 season, Darien Lake rethemed their kid's section to Rowdys Ridge which will bring three new rides Hornet’s Nest, Moose on the Loose, and Rowdy’s Heave Ho! and the retheme of two attractions Brain Teaser to Hoot N Holler and Raccoon Rally.

Design[edit | edit source]

The track is painted red and the supports teal. This is the same colour scheme as Mind Eraser, also at Darien Lake

Trains[edit | edit source]

Single train with 5 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 10 riders.

When Hoot N Holler was move to its second home on the shore of Elk Lake as part of "Adventure Land for Kids" in 1988, the ride was rethemed as "Nessie the Dreamy Dragon" and the train was repainted green and yellow.

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