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The 'new' Zippin Pippin opened at the park in 2011 (full coverage from Scott & Carol) and became an instance success. The number of riders in the first two years smashed expectations. The park had hoped for 200k riders a year, and at the start of year three they broke a million. You can do the math on that one!
Ashley Jolley of Illinois was the lucky one millionth rider, and was awarded a front seat ride with the Mayor along with a prize pack of goodies.
I'm happy the coaster has become such a success for Bay Beach Amusement Park and the city of Green Bay, maybe reincarnating Elvis' favorite coaster was good luck... or perhaps people just love a classic wooden coaster? Either way it is great news!