Kennywood Discussion Thread

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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby molemaster43 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:44 pm

Kennywood selling beer could be great for the park, or it could be terrible. The part that is good is that they will be able to make a lot more money, as a lot of people love beer. The bad thing is that some people who are drunk might be wandering around the park, disturbing the family friendly experience. If they have security at the entrances and exits of the beer garden, I wouldn't mind. They need that money to replace the atrocity called Garfield's Nightmare.
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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby OISU8P » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:14 am

I was native to Pittsburgh for over thirty years and the reaction of locals sort of surprises me. Pittsburgh has always been a city rooted in blue collar and a "shot and beer" town. I never thought I would see the level of complaining from locals about beer that I have seen so far. I figured I would see more complaints about people not being able to walk around the park with it. Hell, one of the most poplar t-shirts I would always see in The Strip was "Pittsburgh, a beer drinking town with a football problem". I do know from living there for so many years that natives tend to resist change. That is the only thing I can think of what is causing the complaining about this.

I need to look up the one persons response that they where going to go to Disney World this year instead because of the beer at Kennywood. That was just hilarious. First off, I hope see plans on avoiding Downtown Disney and Epcot. Second, why would you not go to Disney in the first place if you could afford it instead or in addition to. It is just funny that small area with controlled beer would be the factor in a larger financial decision like that.
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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:22 am

We have become a society where a few people who like complaining whenever something doesn't go their way now user the internet to mobilize the minority who share their view and then amplify their message. These people have always existed but they never had an instantaneous platform to be heard.

When someone really likes something, they might comment positively online, but rarely will they mobilize others in an effort to praise.
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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby OISU8P » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:29 am

^I praise you one a good point. ;)
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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:04 pm

^^ & ^^^ YES!!!

Just like Buffalo, Detroit & Cleveland, Pittsburgh is a rust belt, blue collar drinking town and proud of it. I had to laugh when we went to Fantasy Island (which is your traditional family amusement park) a couple of years ago and ordered a Molson Canadian for $6.50. I about crapped when the guy hands me a beer that was about the size of a Big Gulp! :lol:

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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby Myself » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:37 am

Black Widow went vertical yesterday! The park has uploaded an album on Facebook showing the work done.
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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby Moose » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:50 am

All I that was done In a day? Impressive!

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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby Devious » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:04 am

I'm really liking the spiders leg paint scheme on the supports.
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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby _koppen » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:23 am

Same paint job, different colors, as Spin Spider at Tusenfryd. Same owner of both parks. My guess would be that this ride, just like the one at Tusenfryd, will receive a sign on each side of the top with Kennywood on them, as well as spider eyes on each side of it, just like Spin Spider.
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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby molemaster43 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:12 pm

I didn't think they could fit something that large into Pitt Fall's little tiny area. Well, I was wrong. The paint scheme looks nice. To make up for Pitt Fall, I think Kennywood needs another Pittsburgh themed ride. Nothing much but a black and yellow paint scheme. Nothing too prominent, like Pitt Fall's color scheme wasn't super prominent, it didn't stand out to me. Something like that would be great.
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