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Leap The Dips

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Lakemont Park

Leap the Dips is a National Historic Landmark and the world's oldest operating roller coaster. The ride was closed in t1985 and was almost destroyed, but preservation efforts helped to restore this coaster for future generations. Built at in 1902 by the E. Joy Morris Company, this historic wooden roller coaster reopened on Memorial Day 1999. Leap the Dips is now one of only a few remaining side-friction wooden roller coasters in existence today.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1902 Wood Figure 8 E. Joy Morris Company

Roller Coaster Stats

Angle Of Descent: 25 degrees Drop: 9 feet
Height: 41 feet Length: 1,980 feet
Trains: 7 - 4 passenger cars Ride Time: 1 minute
Top Speed: 10 mph

Leap The Dips Facts

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1902 - 1985 - Leap-The-Dips original dates of operation.

1996 - Named a National Historic Landmark

1999 - Leap-The-Dips reopens after an extensive restoration. This coaster stood without operating for 13 years.

ACE Coaster Classic

Four passenger cars have two rows, seating two abreast per row.

Where to Coast

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Visit Lakemont Park to ride this attraction.

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