Little Dipper (product)

Little Dipper
Status Discontinued
Manufacturer Bradley and Kaye, Allan Herschell Company
Type Steel - Kiddie
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 0

The Little Dipper was a series of steel kiddie roller coasters produced by Bradley & Kaye and later the Allan Herschell Company from the 1940s to late 1960s. It had an oval layout.


First generation

Both of the original designs are larger than the newer version and have curves that are almost flat. It was offered in two sizes: 102 foot long and 36 foot or 51 foot wide.

The larger version has dips between all four 90 degree turns. The smaller version has two 180 degree turns at either end.

Second generation

The newer design was introduced in 1960 and is both taller and more compact than the two original designs. It also has banked corners and a new train with curved fronts. It has a footprint of 108 feet by 33 feet.[1][2]


The typical train layout for a Little Dipper installation is: Single train with 3 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 12 riders per train.

There are at least two Allan Herschell trains. One has a curved front whilst the other has a flat front.


  1. Allan Herschell Company advert in The Billboard
  2. Allan Herschell Company catalogue. pp. 26–27.