Construction workers and engineers at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee are in the process of reassembling the award-winning "Little Dipper" roller coaster that the park purchased from Kiddieland Amusement park.
“We are extremely excited to bring the Little Dipper to Six Flags Great America,” said Jennifer Savage, the park’s director of communications. “Not only for the historic value it has for people in this area, but also because people are excited to see it live on”
Everything in the amusement park was put up for auction including more than 30 rides loved by generations of kids for the past 80 decades. One of those timeless rides will now make a new debut right here in the Chicagoland area.
The Little Dipper is a family friendly coaster, designed by Herbert Schmeck, and built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1950. It features a three-story tall lift hill, and has a figure-eight track that runs 700 feet in length.
The goal is to have the ride up and running by June in its new home the Yukon Territory portion of the park, Savage said.