Little Dipper (Memphis Kiddie Park)

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Little Dipper
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Memphis Kiddie Park
Location Brooklyn, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since May 1952
Statistics
Manufacturer Allan Herschell Company
Type Steel - Kiddie
Product Little Dipper
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 0
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Bradley & Kaye (1970s-present)
Allan Herschell Company (1952-1970s)
Riders per train 12
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Little Dipper (Memphis Kiddie Park) train.jpg

Little Dipper is an Allan Herschell Company kiddie roller coaster located at Memphis Kiddie Park in Brooklyn, Ohio, USA. This is said to be the oldest operating steel roller coaster in North America. However Conneaut Lake Park's Little Dipper is also said to have opened in 1950.

Design

Elements

The ride is a standard Little Dipper model. It has a simple oval layout allowing younger (and shorter) riders to enjoy the ride.

Colour scheme

Black track and supports.

Trains

Little Dipper (Memphis Kiddie Park) train front.jpg

Single train with 3 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 12 riders per train. The original Allan Herschell train was replaced in the 1970s. The new train was built by Bradley & Kaye and was silver with blue accents. For the 2006 season, it was repainted red with white accents.