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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Leap-The-Dips is the world's oldest operating wooden roller coaster and North America's last surviving side friction roller coaster. It is located at Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania and was built in 1902 by the E. Joy Morris Company. Leap-the-Dips operated until 1985, when it closed due to disrepair. A fund-raising campaign led to a restoration starting in 1997 and a reopening on Memorial Day 1999.Although the ride is quite tame by today's standards, being only 41 ft (12.5 m) in height and having an average speed of 10 mph (16 km/h), Leap-The-Dips is considered a quite fun (and of course nostalgic) ride. Several riders report that the rear wheels of cars were once able to leave the track at the crest of some dips.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136729563
  • 9786136729565