Hoot N Holler
Park Darien Lake
Location USADarien Center, New York, USA
Status Operating
Opened 1981
Height restriction
Manufacturer Zierer
Designer Werner Stengel
Type Steel- Kiddie
Riders per train 10
Riders per hour 600
Lift/launch system Drive Tire lift
Height 10.8 feet
Top speed 16.2 mph
Length 197.5 feet

77.1 feet feet x 39.3 feet feet

Inversions 0
Steepest drop
Maximum g-force

Hoot N Holler is a kiddie roller coaster located at Darien Lake in Darien Center, New York, USA. It was the park's first roller coaster, when it was known as the Ladybug.[1] The track is in an oval shape, with small hills designed for young children to ride. The train is shaped like a caterpillar.

Hoot N Holler


When the ride was built in 1981, it was the first roller coaster at the park. It was called Ladybug because of the shape of the trains. Located from 1981-1988 in the vicinity of the Giant Wheel, it was later moved to Adventure Land for Kids (created in 1988) it was renamed as Nessie the Dreamy Dragon to fit with the dragon-like theming of the area and was located where the Big Kahuna is now and is now near Mind Eraser in an area called the Tiny Trio which features three of the Adventure Land for Kids the other two rides are an umbrella kiddie ride called BMX Motocross and Dodgems kiddie bumper cars ride.

For the 2012 season, Darien Lake rethemed their kid's section to Rowdys Ridge which will bring three new rides Hornet’s Nest, Moose on the Loose, and Rowdy’s Heave Ho! and the retheme of two attractions Brain Teaser to Hoot N Holler and Raccoon Rally.


The track is painted red and the supports teal. This is the same colour scheme as Mind Eraser, also at Darien Lake


Single train with 5 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 10 riders.

When Hoot N Holler was move to its second home on the shore of Elk Lake as part of "Adventure Land for Kids" in 1988, the ride was rethemed as "Nessie the Dreamy Dragon" and the train was repainted green and yellow.


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