Why Not Ride a Kiddy Coaster?

Photo by John Patterson

Well, because this one hurts!  I remember riding this particular Allan Herschell designed roller coaster as a very young child, and it hurt even then!  This little steel monster/kiddy coaster resides at Midway State Park (formerly Midway Park) in Maple Springs, NY along the shore of Chautauqua Lake.  I wish they had the Mad Mouse model instead…

So What’s Your Take?

Do you ride little coasters for the credit?  Have you found yourself regretting your decision to tackle a seemingly benign little ride like the Little Dipper?