Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:13 am

After seeing that TRex is in the word search, I think that's what we may be seeing. Or Kennywood is just screwing with us.

Also "tallest inversion", maybe that's what the 220-feet is? This is exciting!
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:46 am

^I hope so, but the wood is throwing me off.

Samuel wrote:Within the anticipation last night, the park's social pages also attracted a few impatient and rude adults who deserve to get smacked with a word search today

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby ShaneH » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:51 am

I believe the loop on Flash is 170ft so if this ride is 220ft tall with a 197ft loop it would take the world record for tallest inversion.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby clem2754 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:54 pm

So no official announcement took place after the word search? Just announce the new ride.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby kennywood_racer » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:16 am

clem2754 wrote:So no official announcement took place after the word search? Just announce the new ride.

The word search runs until July 16th. Expect the announcement and the winners being announced after then. My guess for the announcement will be July 21st. ACE KennyKon.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby CP Maverick » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:52 am

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Skittles » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:52 pm


This is a bit of an off-topic post because of all the 2019 hype, but in just over a week, I'll be kicking off my summer trip at Kennywood on Sunday the 15th. How should crowds be? Is there a good itinerary for how to get each credit, and are there any notable non-coaster rides that I should check out?

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby LiftThrill » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:19 pm

I haven't been but I can tell you that Kennywood definitely has some non-coasters worth riding. The flats that come to mind are Kangaroo and Turtle, but people who know the park better can definitely tell you some more, including dark rides and probably some more flats that slipped my mind.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby operative_me » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:27 pm

Definitely hit up Logjamm- er, never mind.

The Whip is fun, Noah's Ark is unique. Garfield's Nightmare is strange but the ride itself has history to it. The Tumble Bug (Turtle) is ok but not as good as the one at Conneaut. Bayern Kurve is a lot of fun too. If it's hot Pittsburgh Plunge is a good way to cool off.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:28 pm

Kangaroo, Ghostwood Estates, Bayurn Kurve, Noah's Ark, Paratrooper, Whip, are must do.

Garfield's nightmare, is historic, and is awful, but I'd also say it's must do, as is Turtle. . just because it's among the last operating in the States (even tho it's kind of boring). . . be prepared to be randomly shouting out "TURRRRTLE" the rest of the day tho, as that is sent over the speakers while you're riding, and it gets in your head, man.

also don't skip Black Widow, and I've heard the Screaming Swing there is good (we didn't ride it).

in terms of attacking the coasters themselves? upon entry, go to the left, past Phantom and hit Exterminator FIRST.
Indoor spinning mouse, with some good theming, that will stack a huge line quickly. seriously.. head there first.

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