The Zippin Pippin Wooden Roller Coaster
The Zippin Pippin located at Bay Beach. A wooden rollercoaster the was said to be "Elvis'" favorite. The Zippin Pippin, formerly called the Pippin, is one of the oldest existing wooden roller coasters in the United States. It was initially constructed in the former East End Park in Memphis, Tennessee in 1912 by John A. Miller and Harry C. Baker of National Amusement Devices. The roller coaster was purchased by the City of Green Bay. It opened to the public on May 21, 2011. The ride had about 110,000 passengers in the first month and over 460,000 riders in the first season. On June 23, 2013 Bay Beach recognized the 1,000,000th rider on the Zippin Pippin since the relocation to Green Bay.