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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby KPfan » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:53 pm

Skittles wrote:Hi TPR,

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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Sundays are usually a good day to go. The crowd shouldn't be too bad. Lines are generally less then 30min but may hit 45 for certain coasters.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:29 am

Skittles wrote:Hi TPR,

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?

We'll also be at Kennywood on the 15th. It's our first visit. We're going to go the safe route and get the VIP passes.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby KPfan » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:36 am

Don't forget that Kennywood still allows food to be bought into the park. So if you want to load up a cooler you can get a spot in one of the pavilions or rent a kabana if you want.

I always recommend getting there at opening and work your way around the park. As mentioned above, Exterminator, Black Widow and Phantom's Revenge are a good starting point. Even if the park is busy you shouldn't have a problem getting on everything at least once.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Skittles » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:15 am

Thank you to everyone for the help! Kennywood is one of the parks I was feeling less confident about, so it's good to get some help. Right now, weather is looking 87 and cloudy so I probably won't have to worry about rain, thankfully.

Cool to hear that prozoach626 - we might not cross paths if you're using VIP passes, however.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterLover » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:34 am

Anyone know if Sky Rocket is still closed? I know they had some sort of issue that closed it for some time but I haven't heard any news with regards to it reopening.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby crw16 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:43 am

Still closed. Its Motor sis still in Germany. Need re-built

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:46 am

A quick trip to their website indicates that it's still closed.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby PennStater » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:07 am

^ Yes, and just to confirm that the web site is not lying, I was at the park yesterday and it is in fact still closed.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby middle_keeny » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:38 pm

Skittles wrote:Hi TPR,

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?

Thanks!


Last weekend I was finally able to get my kids to Kennywood. Growing up in SW Pennsylvania, it has always been on my bucket list to visit with the family. The way I explained it to my kids is that its more than just rollercoaster like the Six Flags parks we visit, They have a great collection of flat rides to catch...
1. Turtle - the only operating one right now. Dont ride in the afternoon cause the metal seat will burn.
2. Bayurn Kurve - a great flat ride designed by Schwarzkoph. I think its the only operating one in the states. Its more intense than it looks.
3. Noah's Ark - fun walkthrough.
4. Kangaroo- my personal favorite. Fun airtime.

From what I've read, Skyrocket had a fire in the control room and is pretty much done for the Summer. That a bummer because thats the only cred I needed from that park.

Ok... on the topic of the new coaster. I found this concept video of a T-Rex that supposedly RMC debuted at IAPPA a few years back. (can't confirm that). But the video is very similar to what the layout drawing that was leaked looks like.

https://youtu.be/EP1-OFEN81I

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterInk » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:01 pm

middle_keeny wrote:Last weekend I was finally able to get my kids to Kennywood. Growing up in SW Pennsylvania, it has always been on my bucket list to visit with the family. The way I explained it to my kids is that its more than just rollercoaster like the Six Flags parks we visit, They have a great collection of flat rides to catch...
1. Turtle - the only operating one right now. Dont ride in the afternoon cause the metal seat will burn.
2. Bayurn Kurve - a great flat ride designed by Schwarzkoph. I think its the only operating one in the states. Its more intense than it looks.
3. Noah's Ark - fun walkthrough.
4. Kangaroo- my personal favorite. Fun airtime.

From what I've read, Skyrocket had a fire in the control room and is pretty much done for the Summer. That a bummer because thats the only cred I needed from that park.

Ok... on the topic of the new coaster. I found this concept video of a T-Rex that supposedly RMC debuted at IAPPA a few years back. (can't confirm that). But the video is very similar to what the layout drawing that was leaked looks like.

https://youtu.be/EP1-OFEN81I

Glad you guys had a great time! Always great to hear positive reviews not just of the roller coasters.

Also, you are totally right about the video looking similar to the leaked layout! The first time I looked at the layout, I scratched my head and gave up trying to figure out what was going on. This video could potentially explain what is going on in the layout.

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