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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby BeemerBoy » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:54 pm

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QueerRudie wrote:That logo guarantees I'm not heading back to Kennywood anytime soon. That's something their marketing department should have -really- thought about in depth prior to creating it: Spiders are one of the most feared items in the USA- and I know for me I'd not be headed to a park where that was on an attraction.


Huh? I really see nothing wrong with naming a ride after something scary or intimidating. Isn't that the point?


Arachnophobia is -nothing- to laugh at. For ANY reason. There's a difference between a scare, a thrill, and paralyzing fear. One can call a ride Black Widow and not necessarily put an enormous arachnid on the logo.

I guess it's a good thing the industry took Ophidiophobics into consideration then. We wouldn't wanna have any Vipers, Pythons, Black Mambas, Cobras, Anacondas, Rattlers, Diamondbacks, or anything similar out there. :wink:

I like the name and logo. Although, to whoever mentioned the "Pitt Pendulum" idea....that was brilliant.
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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby Myself » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:16 pm

Swingshot had a name contest, and one of the contenders was Pittsburg Pendulum, actually.

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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby cowboyjoe » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:15 am

DenDen wrote:The wheel itself will probably be the spinning spider.... hello!!!! 8 legs on a spider, and 8 spokes on the wheel...

Precisely what I was thinking! This is basically what I am hoping for:
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Now tell me that doesn't look like a spider.
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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby PhantomNick » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:50 am

The fine folks over at Kennywood Connection have posted an album with some great off-season pictures from a recent visit to the park, including quite a few showing off Black Widow's construction progress! Also included are a few pics showing off some general park improvements.

Check them out here - Kennywood 2012 Off-season/Black Widow construction pics

Teaser pic (courtesy of Kennywood Connection) -

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Giant frisbees are my favorite flat ride, so I'm really looking forward to Black Widow, especially considering the rave reviews the Giant Discovery models have gotten on here! The new pavers look really sharp as well.
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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby OISU8P » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:22 pm

Not really Kennywood, but close enough

OPENING SUMMER 2012 - Dragon's Den

Sandcastle's newest, breathtaking answer to those on a quest for maximum thrills. You'll catapult through mysterious darkness and then plummet into the mist-shrouded abyss of the dragon…only to vanish from sight! You won't believe it until you encounter it face to face.


Looks like a ProSlide Bullet Bowl for Sandcastle

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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby DLDude » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:12 pm

Hey all! Dan from CoasterDynamix here. We've finished a really cool TumbleBug model that I think you all will get a kick out of. Here's a picture:

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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby TDB » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:22 pm

Kennywood's OPEN!

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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby Meteornotes » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:55 pm

^^Love the Tumblebug model!

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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:59 pm

Tumblebug--a flat ride even I enjoy!

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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby Ed Farmer » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:12 pm

PennStater wrote:New for 2012.... Black Widow, a Zamperla Giant Discovery (as expected by many)!



This (or one of the HUSS/Mondial/Intamin variations) is the closest thing to a consolation prize as could be for losing Pitfall.
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