Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

Skycoastin' Steve's 2010 Season Extravaganza!!


Recommended Posts

I felt like I was a little off my game taking pictures here, but it was really hard to get good angles on the coasters. Either way, here are some of the better shots!

37897_513054538534_110300559_30344255_6229807_n.jpg.35fa8994912f288bfc993be3701b95ba.jpg

Woohoo!

37897_513054543524_110300559_30344256_2598402_n.jpg.a52584c0a03907b253d6f499ca38b6df.jpg

I can already tell I'm going to have fun!

37897_513054548514_110300559_30344257_4713198_n.jpg.e289eb0992b80d2a79b251a6477eecf6.jpg

I would agree!

37897_513054553504_110300559_30344258_3593183_n.jpg.0477328469204cebbae3bfbff7f9baac.jpg

I was loving the trucks that pulled the trams around.

37897_513054558494_110300559_30344259_6037469_n.jpg.7a50ff9e30f9329113374ffef66675ea.jpg

*applause*

38062_513054588434_110300559_30344265_7783141_n.jpg.ec37685469db5292c84e2098ade5ed3b.jpg

First ride of the day was a good one on the Flyer!

38062_513054578454_110300559_30344263_7933016_n.jpg.b63a52dda933af0b0b550d5b8c1c9a48.jpg

A few Flying Turns pictures.

38062_513054583444_110300559_30344264_5584268_n.jpg.1d154d0d70cce7ef1046a7e46616df84.jpg

38062_513054593424_110300559_30344266_5855348_n.jpg.46a807285f1516b072c0580b71e3fada.jpg

37870_513054648314_110300559_30344274_4511551_n.jpg.4ddf3a4c95b47cd3605d82f13cdf3745.jpg

Definitely looks like it'll be a neat ride when it finally opens.

38062_513054608394_110300559_30344269_7023621_n.jpg.28956844c5f2c9ec23f51ddaacd4b7fb.jpg

Twister!

38062_513054603404_110300559_30344268_1236754_n.jpg.37f450762e5fc9ec88fbe66129f935fe.jpg

The turns before the 2nd lift and 1st drop were more intense than I anticipated.

35188_513054852904_110300559_30344306_1050788_n.jpg.5c7651084585696cb1ab2549831bbd02.jpg

The more you know!

37870_513054633344_110300559_30344271_3769820_n.jpg.0bcc196c606ae52b1cd79c5876b918a6.jpg

Double helix of extreme death!

35188_513054847914_110300559_30344305_190946_n.jpg.be9a6fb0722d757115064068845b2560.jpg

Fun stuff.

35188_513054857894_110300559_30344307_4734676_n.jpg.ef14acb33acf23627fae28a25aacaf87.jpg

Upskirt lift hill porn!

35188_513054862884_110300559_30344308_4522761_n.jpg.d75e0daff1c8151d64f26ac9efe8f273.jpg

Really good first drop.

37870_513054643324_110300559_30344273_7042007_n.jpg.7d98563d5941bb0d184e9db3a1bfcc58.jpg

Enough of those laterals, time to get thrown up out of my seat!

35188_513054837934_110300559_30344303_7029149_n.jpg.7aa739169bd0c2da12d7542de8b2d9a6.jpg

So much fun.

35370_513054793024_110300559_30344299_7086643_n.jpg.4989f0d1063538e23f7fcf8f1f9c554d.jpg

Too bad more of the layout isn't visible from the midway.

35188_513054827954_110300559_30344301_43293_n.jpg.ff72d53d3979c06cd2f629f482999ff3.jpg

I think all the mentions of upskirt coaster porn is how this site gets flagged as porn in other countries........

35188_513054832944_110300559_30344302_2513455_n.jpg.f351fc10d879b20e927bf376b4c68db9.jpg

Only place to get a picture of the first drop.

37571_513054902804_110300559_30344314_8220529_n.jpg.dc0e7e20d483c7827a3273d0952d6381.jpg

Fancy!

37571_513054907794_110300559_30344315_7437275_n.jpg.f94fba4b326f2497d78a6ea527ad839a.jpg

Weeee!!!

37571_513054912784_110300559_30344316_2253660_n.jpg.0ce3938459588a9205cec155f906f4a8.jpg

Chain lift wheel geek shot.

37870_513054653304_110300559_30344275_1885403_n.jpg.8a83edd8bd8ce0c4cd05e0ee87a51e0b.jpg

Time for a look at Black Diamond.

37870_513054658294_110300559_30344276_3361290_n.jpg.8ba16733a9eab4eceb3f77950c83989d.jpg

Lots of track work has been done.

37870_513054663284_110300559_30344277_5846262_n.jpg.daec37fc80e0b96cbd16d406a8786d95.jpg

Triple lift hill!!

37870_513054668274_110300559_30344278_161736_n.jpg.11ece43e7cda60fc465f465e55aeafd5.jpg

10 bucks says this opens before Flying Turns.

34939_513054693224_110300559_30344283_7444891_n.jpg.9c9b1b98f940985c80ada796e4f02a9f.jpg

I agree!

34939_513054683244_110300559_30344281_1260429_n.jpg.bfb459b865c95b4b90ca793a65b99c5e.jpg

Some of the collisions I experienced felt like real car crashes.

34939_513054688234_110300559_30344282_9106_n.jpg.8c588c6d4cb2eb06bd1a4c913d2d9440.jpg

Log jam!

34939_513054698214_110300559_30344284_298023_n.jpg.35eed37a8699a14bde8e7bd7d6d78d96.jpg

Fun pirate ship ride.

34939_513054703204_110300559_30344285_4960686_n.jpg.ee51d50f9b9ddf0d8260a60c6f6662e5.jpg

Something about the simplicity and pure fun factor of really old rides just makes me happy.

34939_513054708194_110300559_30344286_7791731_n.jpg.4e98c215991dac2105fe6b0747dcdd0f.jpg

Almost made me throw up, which never happens!

37870_513054673264_110300559_30344279_7432726_n.jpg.a9477dacc745c1e85b2ea6fa65fbcfcc.jpg

Fairly acceptable amount of wetness.

34939_513054718174_110300559_30344288_1449857_n.jpg.d19e639b82f5967300b9e230c94b913e.jpg

This however.......

34939_513054713184_110300559_30344287_5033710_n.jpg.b7bbca0222ee14275fc28ca52358d4d9.jpg

.....is not.

35370_513054748114_110300559_30344290_1974428_n.jpg.fe92faa16d2535c12640eb14d32c9972.jpg

Leisurely ride up the Sky Ride.

35370_513054753104_110300559_30344291_208821_n.jpg.971f6c2e7fb28e8fb26a8dc423bffd98.jpg

Phoenix from above.

35370_513054758094_110300559_30344292_358212_n.jpg.3cd46f8cb20a40b093decc5ff518fc98.jpg

Twister from above.

35370_513054763084_110300559_30344293_6027577_n.jpg.88de78b3fe537462576a853afe63ead1.jpg

Giant Wheel from above.

35370_513054773064_110300559_30344295_12905_n.jpg.51cb1679fecbde0ffaa5d04f4da33a24.jpg

Kozmo's Kurves from above. I actually skipped this credit, the line was wayyyyy too long.

35370_513054778054_110300559_30344296_4551427_n.jpg.ef5d30db84eaec0011950316baec7eb2.jpg

Loved the Carousel!

35188_513054822964_110300559_30344300_1417078_n.jpg.c86fdec0f78a453afd894f6641058089.jpg

Also fun!

35188_513054842924_110300559_30344304_5853460_n.jpg.b52f3ba3527dfdbb6175670ce4772137.jpg

A little back story. My mom has made homemade whoopie pies for us since we were little kids, so getting a frozen, GIANT whoopie pie was nothing short of perfect for me.

35188_513054867874_110300559_30344309_2710156_n.jpg.43a2fc43a9e9e3c46ab8ff59964fb8c0.jpg

Awwwwww...... :)

37571_513054897814_110300559_30344313_5664861_n.jpg.56df43bac4af1624bba336b519b86297.jpg

The babies are UGLY though.

37571_513054882844_110300559_30344310_6816898_n.jpg.dd61e20a5e6454f8520ccc716910fc93.jpg

I got your locker right here!

37571_513054917774_110300559_30344317_2629808_n.jpg.5ef98ec1b6823074b10192fed602ad6a.jpg

Goodbye Knoebel's!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 225
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Phantom's Revenge is one of the most pleasant surprises I've ever had--an amazingly ugly looking ride that is, in fact, just amazing (and it never lets up). Sky Rocket looks great, too.

 

I 100% agree on Phantom. It blew me away when I first rode it two years ago when I wasn't really expecting it to, and it blew me away again this year. The back row is out of control.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Twister at Knoebels, as the years go by tends to leave me worse for wear. I still enjoy it to a degree, but my body just doesn't like it anymore.

 

But the Phoenix on the other hand. I could probably ride that all day long and never get tired of it.

 

Nicole

Link to post
Share on other sites

Excellent job on the trip reports, Steve. It's always good to see the love that Phantom's Revenge and Phoenix deserve. ...Glad to hear you enjoyed both my #2 steel and #2 wooden coaster so much.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice trip report!

 

I just HAVE to get to Knoebels this year! Been on my list for a while and got cancelled last year because of rainstorms. Also need to get down and check out Kennywood and Sky Rocket as it looks like a great coaster addition to their line-up.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Great pics and TR, Steve. Kwood and Knoebels are at the top of my Fav Parks List. Love your shots of Jack Rabbit and Racer!

 

I'm actually doing a version of your trip at the end of AUG with the addition of KI, CP and Conneaut.

 

Cheers!

 

-Scott

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd love to get back too, but I think I am going to hang tight until Black Diamond is finished. I would say wait until Flying Turns, but anyone who does that may be waiting for a longer time than the length of Llya Kovalchuck's rejected contract with the New Jersey Devils (17 Years for those who don't follow hockey).

 

-Gary

Link to post
Share on other sites

For me Phantoms Revenge is one of the most underrated coasters in the world. I rank it above Millennium Force, Hulk, Manta, Montu, Magnum, Diamondback, Dragster and a heck of a lot of other steel coasters that always wind up in people top 10's. That thing is just awesome, great speed ,crazy air time, incredible setting, incredible first drop, comfortable trains and just an all around awesome coaster that doesn't get the respect it deserves!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Great TRs Steve! Hope I can try and get out there some time next year since I've only been out of state around 5 times. I also agree the Black Diamond will open before Flying Turns. It would probably be open if it had been built in England

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sky Rocket's trains just look.....weird. They resemble a cardboard box on wheels. The ride itself looks pretty good though.

 

And Knoebels.....well, it's Knoebels. And that's awesome.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Thunderbolt was actually much, much better than I remember it, and made a pretty good jump in my wooden rankings.

 

It's considerably better this year. I remember last year it was borderline unbearable. I don't know if they did some retracking, intensely rehabbed the trains, or what, but whatever they did worked and helped the ride a TON.

 

Great pictures, BTW!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Thunderbolt was actually much, much better than I remember it, and made a pretty good jump in my wooden rankings.

 

It's considerably better this year. I remember last year it was borderline unbearable. I don't know if they did some retracking, intensely rehabbed the trains, or what, but whatever they did worked and helped the ride a TON.

 

Great pictures, BTW!

 

From what I saw this offseason, a little bit of both.

 

By the way, yes, great trip report so far! Another person in my region of the country and I still don't get an invite. It is a sad day.

Link to post
Share on other sites

DAMN, these photos are making me miss the East Coast something FIERCE! Knoebels and Kennywood are sacred shrines to the almighty gods of lumber majesty.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I LOVE this photo trip report. I was just at KW for a few hours last week...and now I seriously want to go again! I don't really find Phantom to be ugly at all. It looks a lot better than it did with the original Steel Phantom color scheme (so so depressing it was) and it's inversions on crutches. I think it looks rather nice when you look at it from the side of Lost Kennywood that's closest to the highway. Yay!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/