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It is the world's oldest standing roller coaster and is the last known example of a side-friction figure eight roller coaster.

Built at Lakemont Park in 1902 by the E. Joy Morris Company of Philadelphia, the Leap-the-Dips is the oldest roller coaster in the world. It is the last known example of a side friction figure eight roller coaster in the United States and is recognized by coaster enthusiasts worldwide to be the oldest standing roller coaster in the world.

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This page created by Dr. Alex Chen's BA 321.2 class of 1998

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