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P. 150: Kangaroo, Paratrooper, Bayern Kurve and Volcano being retired

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oh look. . I got a survey from Kennywood asking me what type of "events" I'd prefer they do to get me coming to the park most often. luckily, there's a space on the last page to give some feedbac

Honestly, some of my favorite experiences at parks involve meeting new people.  Last year at Kennywood, a very nice family of 5 saw me hanging around near Thunderbolt and were happy to let me ride wit

This has been standard operating procedure for years. It's not like if they recover costs they'll stop doing every possible thing to run their parks as poorly as possible and remove as many rides / be

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There was a great update (and also a Facebook live video) posted today by Kennywood's PR guy Nick, showing off that Steel Curtain's vertical construction has now also begun in the lagoon area!! I am getting more and more excited for my home park's new addition with each new update and picture I see! We were at Holiday Lights on Sunday, and when we rode Thomas with our girls, you can get a great look at the construction area. Things look big already, so I can only imagine what it will be like when they top this thing off at a full 40 feet taller than their Skycoaster!

 

Kennywood's Facebook Live Video - Steel Curtain Construction

 

https://twitter.com/Kennywood_PR/status/1075448056391159808

 

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All of the animations and photos we've seen has this coaster placed in a grass field, so I'm excited to see how it fits in with the surrounding area and rides. Definitely my most anticipated roller coaster for next year even though I likely will not be riding it.

 

We typically know what to expect from B&M, Mack, and Premier, but Steel Curtain and Maxx Force are very different from what we've seen here in the US lately and are both huge steps for S&S.

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Some awesome new shots of Steel Curtain's construction progress were just posted on the park's Facebook page!!

 

Looks like they took advantage of the great (and random) almost 60-degree January weather day, and are now onto the coaster's corkscrew!

 

The more I see of this ride, the more I really dig it!!

 

Courtesy of the park's Facebook post:

 

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Corkscrew time!

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The colors (to me anyway) seem perfect

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It would be kind of cool if there was a pre-ride video, and immersive theming in the station and up the lifthill, but the twist that the park was hiding is that its actually themed to the Cold War and the fear of the Arms Race and Mutually Assured Destruction. Then the post-credit scenes shows Putin interfering with our elections and controlling Trump like a puppet, showing that the Iron ("Steel") Curtain never really went away.

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It would be kind of cool if there was a pre-ride video, and immersive theming in the station and up the lifthill, but the twist that the park was hiding is that its actually themed to the Cold War and the fear of the Arms Race and Mutually Assured Destruction. Then the post-credit scenes shows Putin interfering with our elections and controlling Trump like a puppet, showing that the Iron ("Steel") Curtain never really went away.

 

I'm sorry... but what!?

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It would be kind of cool if there was a pre-ride video, and immersive theming in the station and up the lifthill, but the twist that the park was hiding is that its actually themed to the Cold War and the fear of the Arms Race and Mutually Assured Destruction. Then the post-credit scenes shows Putin interfering with our elections and controlling Trump like a puppet, showing that the Iron ("Steel") Curtain never really went away.

 

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I hope this thing will look better in real life than what I am expecting. I just find the entire structure hideous and there is just an excessive amount of structure used due to the track design (and S&S or whatever not utilizing a deeper spine to allow for longer spans without support). I can't help but think that it's somewhat, sloppy engineering? Could be that support fabrication is just that much cheaper, given its just long pipe with welded flanges, versus track which is a bit more complex in fab which is why they designed it the way they did.

 

Anywho, looks like a blast!

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It would be kind of cool if there was a pre-ride video, and immersive theming in the station and up the lifthill, but the twist that the park was hiding is that its actually themed to the Cold War and the fear of the Arms Race and Mutually Assured Destruction. Then the post-credit scenes shows Putin interfering with our elections and controlling Trump like a puppet, showing that the Iron ("Steel") Curtain never really went away.

 

This escalated very quickly.

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I actually really like the aesthetic of the structure, looks funky and industrial, and it’s quite unique, thought that’s just me.

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This ride is ugly as sh*t but nonetheless its still making me want to go back to KW this summer.

 

It may be a wild card in 2019, unlike the Steelers.

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So, I've never been to Kennywood, but I'd definitely love to go, especially considering that in my childhood years, I was under the misconception that Kennywood was named after Kenny Rogers because there was a park called Dollywood that was named after Dolly Parton. Imagine my surprise when I got older and Google came around and I learned that Kennywood has been Kennywood since its beginning in 1898. LOL

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It would be kind of cool if there was a pre-ride video, and immersive theming in the station and up the lifthill, but the twist that the park was hiding is that its actually themed to the Cold War and the fear of the Arms Race and Mutually Assured Destruction. Then the post-credit scenes shows Putin interfering with our elections and controlling Trump like a puppet, showing that the Iron ("Steel") Curtain never really went away.

 

I can't tell if this is a superb job at trolling, or someone doing a terrible job at venting political beliefs in one of the most unfitting places to do so possible.

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