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

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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

I totally get the maintenance nightmare aspect of many of these rides, but especially with a ride that is so historic and helps you claim to be a national historic landmark, figure something out!  Ask

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Ticketsatwork.com have them for 31.50 plus tax. Never heard of goldstar but that price does sound legit. Kennywood does have other prices under their discount pricing.

 

Thank you! I'll take this over the crazy processing fees Goldstar requires

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Steel Curtain is fun. Phantom is fun. Kennywood as a whole seems like a dump.

 

Edit: it's been a tough day. Long drive, crappy ops, crowded, line jumpers, idiots being especially idiotatic, and then shutting down when rain showed up. Skies were beautiful by 7pm

 

Win some, lose some. Maybe tomorrow.

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I'd never call Kennywood anything like a dump, but I'll certainly agree on the ops. It never used to be that way but my last few trips there, most of the rides have had operations that made your average Six Flags look like Knoebels; ridiculously slow dispatch times, just ignoring line jumpers, or constantly mis-counting the number of people they can let onto a ride at once. It's really frustrating at what's otherwise such a fun place.

 

That said, I've been there in rain several times, and except in one case where it was so bad it began flooding (and there were tornados very nearby as well), it's never closed.

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It was a beautiful night in Pitt this evening. Would have been great to be at the park. Oh well. Just really disappointing. Seems crazy they shut down at 615 but not my park or call. Got rain tix then hung out with old friends. We are going to swing by and get our missing credits and a few flats tomorrow before heading downtown for the game. Hershey on Sunday.

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^ We also got those rain tickets, but they say 2020 on them. Am I correct in assuming they aren’t valid until next year?

 

If that’s true it would be a total bummer because I’ll be moving down to Florida and likely won’t be able to use them if I can’t use them this season...

 

Maybe it was just me but I was fine with the operations today. We took it slow and maybe that’s why I didn’t care as much but we got on the rides we did go on relatively quickly and/or efficiently considering the line. Steel Curtain’s line was almost consistently moving which I was very happy to see and was very glad to get a ride on that and phantom before the rain kicked in and shut the place down.

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Quick update: those 2020 rain tickets work just fine. We are a few ppl back in line at Steel Curtain right now. Day 2 at Kennywood us going to be good. I can feel it.

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With the intention of coming back to the park at least once before the regular season ends (August 20 according to the park map) I’m curious, how are crowds this time of year? Especially weekends?

 

Was yesterday’s packed parking lots and busy park with long lines an outlier or is that common for this park?

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Per Kennywood FB: Steel Curtain is not expected to open today (August 5).

 

I am taking a four day weekend with a plan to be at Kennywood next Monday. Hope the issues are sorted by then.

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Heading there for the first time on Friday and Saturday. Wondering where to get cheap tickets when I get to Pittsburgh? What are some of the best places to eat near the park.

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From KW Facebook:

 

A Steel Curtain update, as we know many of you are looking for the latest:

 

Maintenance crews, working with our partners at S & S Worldwide, are continuing work on some adjustments to the ride. Being a unique prototype ride, it's not unusual to have periodic downtime as we have seen over The Steel Curtain's first month of operations. While our team is making progress to get Steel Curtain back open as soon as possible, it will be hard to pinpoint exactly when the ride will reopen as it is a fluid situation. Please know that our primary focus throughout this process is on the safety of the ride for you, our Guests. We aim to provide the best experience possible on a visit to Kennywood, and safety is the first priority in creating that good experience.

 

When Steel Curtain does reopen, it's also possible that it will have stoppages and periodic closures in the future. This is normal for any amusement ride, especially so given the newness, complexity and record-breaking nature of The Steel Curtain.

 

Also, they have donated a Log Jammer vehicle to a local charity to auction off. Paging coasterbill.

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Also, they have donated a Log Jammer vehicle to a local charity to auction off. Paging coasterbill.

 

They should donate it to their park in Connecticut so that it can run a reasonable number of logs and do more than like six riders per hour.

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