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IL woman is millionth rider on Green Bay ride


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.

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