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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:56 pm

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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Postby PhantomNick » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:15 pm

Some awesome new shots of Steel Curtain's construction progress were just posted on the park's Facebook page!!
https://www.facebook.com/KennywoodPark/posts/10156289084099865

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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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby AndrewA86 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:28 am

Getting really excited for this!!

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:40 am

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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Postby xChris125x » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:20 am

Making good progress!
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby operative_me » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:07 am

Too Fast For Comfort wrote: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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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:12 am

At least Pittsburgh has something positive related to the Steelers this month with Steel Curtain.
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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:00 pm

Too Fast For Comfort wrote: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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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Invertalon » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:41 pm

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.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:44 pm

The structure does look pretty busy, but I think it'll create some awesome headchoppers.
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