GREEN BAY (WKOW) – The Zippin Pippin roller coaster in Green
Bay reached a milestone after an Illinois woman became the one millionth rider.
According to WBAY-TV, Ashley Jolley of Oswego, IL, boarded
the roller coaster on Sunday around noon.
She was surprised by Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt as workers threw
confetti and presented her with a gift basket.
The Zippin Pippin is known as the replica of Elvis Presley's
favorite roller coaster. It operated for
decades in Memphis, Tennessee.
Green Bay spent about $3.8 million to re-create the wooden
roller coaster at Bay Beach. It has quickly surpassed the predicted average ridership of 200,000
riders per year since it opened.
Can't Find Something?
5727 Tokay Blvd., Madison, WI 53719
News Tips: 608-273-2727 or email@example.com