|History:||A falling out of partners in the park resulted in the park being divided into to distinct, but adjacent parks separated by a concrete wall. See the main park page for more details on this. This park separation is believe to have forced a change in the Pippen's layout and perhaps coincides with the name change to the Giant Coaster.|
Photos of the Pippen taken in 1920 show it crossing over railroad tracks and with turns below the dam responsible for the lake. On a 1949 map, the Pippen's station is in the same apparent location, but rather than the crossing the railroad tracks, the roller coaster has a long out-and-back section parallel to the tracks -- completely on the Nallin-Jennings side of the park.