Little Dipper (Six Flags Great America)

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For other roller coasters named Little Dipper, see Little Dipper (disambiguation) § Roller coasters.
Little Dipper
Little Dipper May-2010.jpg
Six Flags Great America
Park section Yukon Territory
Coordinates 42°22′03″N 87°56′00″W / 42.367521°N 87.933333°W / 42.367521; -87.933333Coordinates: 42°22′03″N 87°56′00″W / 42.367521°N 87.933333°W / 42.367521; -87.933333
Status Operating
Opening date May 27, 2010 (2010-05-27)
Kiddieland Amusement Park
Coordinates 41°54′35″N 87°50′12″W / 41.909620°N 87.836600°W / 41.909620; -87.836600
Status Relocated to Six Flags Great America
Opening date 1950 (1950)
Closing date September 27, 2009 (2009-09-27)
General statistics
Type Wood
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Designer Herbert Schmeck
Model Junior Coaster
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 28 ft (8.5 m)
Drop 24 ft (7.3 m)
Length 700 ft (210 m)
Speed 25 mph (40 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 0:50
Trains Single train with 4 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 16 riders per train.
Must transfer from wheelchair
Little Dipper at RCDB
Pictures of Little Dipper at RCDB

Little Dipper is a wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. It was originally built in 1950 by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters and previously operated at Kiddieland Amusement Park in Melrose Park, Illinois until the park closed in September 2009. On November 24, 2009, Six Flags Great America purchased the ride for $33,000 at an auction. The ride was relocated and reopened on May 27, 2010, in its original configuration within the Yukon Territory section of Six Flags Great America.[1]


  1. ^ "Kiddieland's roller coaster is moving to Six Flags Great America". The Canadian Press. Retrieved 2009-12-04.