Zippin Pippin Welcomes Millionth Rider
Bay Beach Amusement Park’s Zippin Pippin wooden coaster welcomed its millionth rider this past Sunday.
Ashley Jolley of Oswego, Illinois was the lucky millionth rider. She received a gift basket full of Zippin Pippin memorabilia, a plaque and a ride on the coaster alongside the mayor of Green Bay, Jim Schmitt.
Jolley then boarded the ride with the Mayor in the front seat for the fun-filled ride.
The coaster opened in 2011. It exceeded the forecasted average of 200,000 riders per year. The coaster is a replica of the historic Zippin Pippin which operated at Libertyland in Memphis, Tenn. from 1923 until 2005.
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