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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

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

Bayern Kurve is indeed my favorite flat ride... so naturally was disturbed about Kennywood's actions. It has come full circle since I "lost" my Kurves at Cedar Point, Kings Island, Geauga Lake, Canada

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We continue to see great new updates from Kennywood's Twitter account on the construction of Steel Curtain! This thing continues to grow as the lift hill hill has been completed and work on the station track is under way!

 

 

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Steel Curtain’s lift hill is nearing its maximum height of 220 feet! #SteelCurtain

 

Pics: @jake_mysliwczyk

 

 

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Lots of heavy lifting done on The #SteelCurtain lift hill over the past several days. Let's see if we can't get this baby to 220 this week!

 

 

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Talk about a mesh point! From left to right, you have the lift hill, corked roll and banana roll all zipping through view. #SteelCurtain

 

 

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Get excited, roller coaster fans! While ironworkers continue install at the top of The #SteelCurtain lift hill, crews on the ground are busy on the loading station.
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We went to the Steel Curtain Construction Tour on the 20th, here's some of the pictures we took!

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ready to see some construction!

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grab your hard hats, vests, and safety goggles!

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Banana Roll...that sounds delicious!

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here they had a press conference and discussed the new attractions that will be coming with the new roller coaster!

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they showed us the buildings they are working on for the new attractions for the steeler experience

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some of the parts had weights written on them which we thought was cool

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they brought this track piece while we were waiting to go for the tour!

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souvenirs? ;)

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looks so good from afar as well!

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this concludes our trip report! the new skyline is looking good! Steel Curtain will be a nice addition!

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their workstation, we thought this was really cool to see

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progress on the part they were working on

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Cool pictures, thanks for the update!

 

I was out at the Waterfront area on Saturday, and was able to catch a few glimpses of SC in the distance. The scale of this thing hadn't really hit me until I saw it from far away...that lift hill is pretty massive.

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It's on the third level of the parking lot, which rarely opens. It has to be pretty insanely busy before they open it, to the point where I've been to the park on occasions when I literally can't find a single free parking spot but it's still not open. I guess that's their way to try and force people into paid parking?

 

With Steelers Country opening, I wouldn't be surprised to see in in use much more this year.

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Just now seeing that the gate prices at Kennywood have sky rocketed (pun). I believe gate prices were around $44 last year tops. They are now $50 for weekdays, and $55 for weekends. You can still get them cheaper online and at Giant Eagle I assume. But that is a huge increase IMO. I know they've put loads of money into the park these past two years, so it isn't a complaint so much as an observation.

 

Also, I am a little uneasy still about how in your face this ride is around the lagoon and on the bridge. It just seems like a weird thing to look at when you compare it to the rest of the views (Jack Rabbit, Racer, Paratrooper, etc.). It is probably going to take some getting used to for me. But certainly, am still excited to give it a ride.

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Just now seeing that the gate prices at Kennywood have sky rocketed (pun). I believe gate prices were around $44 last year tops. They are now $50 for weekdays, and $55 for weekends. You can still get them cheaper online and at Giant Eagle I assume. But that is a huge increase IMO. I know

 

I'm glad they still have the night rider admission as well.

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Just now seeing that the gate prices at Kennywood have sky rocketed (pun). I believe gate prices were around $44 last year tops. They are now $50 for weekdays, and $55 for weekends. You can still get them cheaper online and at Giant Eagle I assume. But that is a huge increase IMO. I know they've put loads of money into the park these past two years, so it isn't a complaint so much as an observation.

 

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Sounds like it was pretty cheap before now. I mean, this park has quite a few nice coasters. SFFT cost me over 90 bucks to get into for one day, and that was after paying $25 just to park. I know Kennywood wants to be affordable, but you have to move with the times eventually. They had to adjust their pay scale recently because they could keep the park staffed at the poverty wages they were giving before. Big new ride + properly paid staff = the ticket price should be closer to $70, IMO.

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I would respectfully disagree that Kennywood should be charging $70. I agree the parking adds value to the park. The park has been steadily increasing prices IMO. $1-2/year adds up. I would bet that in 2010, gate prices were around $30. So to be at $55 in 10 years is quite an increase. Like I said, you can still find great deals (right now, you can get two tickets for $58). But, this was a sharp increase for one year, even considering the addition.

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On my fan site in the revision history, the furthest back I can pull a price for is 2014 when gate prices were $40.99. $41.99 for 2015, $43.99 for 2016, $44.99 for 2017, and $48.99 for 2018.

 

I really think they're just trying to push everyone to get season passes.

 

Edit: I updated my site with this year's pricing... I think it's a little easier to compare all of the prices than on kennywood.com

https://www.kpconnection.com/park-information/

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I'll be there (which is probably not surprising)! I was there on 3/20 as well for the media tour, so it should be interesting to see the progress in person!

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Epic. What a weird and cool looking ride this will be.

 

Any farther update/talk around town about possible opening? My return trip depends on it being open by June or not. Im gunna show horn KI instead. Playing chicken with myself on how long I should wait to book tix back and gamble on it being open or not

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