So we took the SS Badger car ferry from Michigan to Wisconsin. We headed up to Bay Beach in Green Bay. Zippin Pippin is a great little ride. For a coaster that is only around 70 feet it sure packs a punch. It was one train ops on a very busy Saturday. Locals told me they have 2 trains. I am assuming the 2nd was still in off season maintenance. The park had a great selection of kids rides and family rides. Their train ride takes you through the graveyard of chance rides past. You can see remnants of the old SeaDragon and Falling Star. Ticket prices were dirt cheap. Most rides only costing 25 or 50 cents. Even Zippin Pippin was only a dollar. I would have liked more than one ride on it but the line was an hour long. The operations were a little slow. They would walk the train. They would then check seat belts. Lar bars release and lock and the attendants would do a third pass. Made the whole process slow. Food was also very inexpensive. Park lacks a smaller family coaster or kiddy coaster.
Next day we headed over to Marshal to visit little Amerricka. I love little janky parks so I was excited for this one. To my suprise the park was very clean and in very good shape. I have a 2, 4 and 6 year old and this park is perfect for those ages. My first ride was the swiss toboggan. I am only 5 foot 9 and had zero issues with the cage. Ending bunny hills have a nice couple little pops of air. Next my 30 inch tall daughter got to ride her first coaster in the Little dipper. She loved it and the operator gave us multiple laps since she was giggling so much. This park has a huge collection of classic flat rides. Most of the rides are 42 inches and under. A lot do not even have a height limit if with an adult. After the kids rode some various flats I was able to snag a ride on Mad Mouse. Still no lines.I had high hopes. It did not touch Wild Chipmunk as my favorite old school mouse. I love the no seat belts and no lap bar style rides. I walked across the midway to Meteor. This was a fun little junior coaster. Amazingly smooth little ride. The double down had a nice pop of floater. The highlight of the park for most people will be the train ride. It is around 30 minutes long. It takes you through farms, woods, past animals, around the campground, through tunnels and past an old west town. Long story short it is a vey long train ride. Food at this park was very inexpensive. Merch though left a lot to be desired. We like to collect park picture frames and magnets and they had neither. Just a couple shirts and visors. I would recommend Bay Beach and Little Amerricka any day for familes with younger kids or thoosies wanting to boost that credit count!
We also stopped back at Great America on the way home. I wont get into a write up on this park since it is heavily talked about. Great park. Deep ride and coaster collection . Kidszopolis area is looking rough though