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Pippin could be Zippin to Wisconsin


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- If the mayor of Green Bay, Wis., gets his way, the old wooden roller coaster Elvis Presley loved to ride will be rolling north.

The Commercial Appeal reported Mayor Jim Schmitt and Green Bay's parks director Bill Landvatter were in Memphis on Monday, looking over the Zippin Pippin, which is being dismantled.

Schmitt didn't disclose the asking price, but said most of what he anticipates his city paying would be to move the coaster to Beach Bay Amusement Park.

It's being disassembled after the closure of Libertyland amusement park in 2005 and the planned redevelopment of the site.

Schmitt said he's talked to city engineers and said "this can happen."

Schmitt said he would recommend his city "work diligently" to acquire the Pippin and move it.

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