Big Dipper has always slotted in between the Velvet Coaster/ Roller Coaster/
Nickelodeon Streak (delete as appropriate) and the Grand National in terms
of age and thrills. In terms of popularity it's always done well, generating
queues as long as the Grand National on a regular basis. All things
considered I can't see why not, this is a great classic ride worthy of your
It starts with an odd roundabout route that sees you going around a turn out
of the station, up a small initial hill lift, and following another
roundabout route to the main hill lift. Perhaps evidence that space saving was
an issue for the park, even when this ride opened in 1923
After the main hill lift it follows a simplistic rate that sees you riding
over a series of hills on long route, with only a mild turn to keep within
the park boundaries. Then at the end the track does a U-turn so you return
to the station following a route parallel to the one you just came.
may be a simple layout, but it's an effective one that generates fun and
thrills in good measures as your lifted out of your seat at the top of each
bump. A ride that shows that even old classics can prove effective today.