DH Morgan or Arrow at Kennywood

Friday, July 28, 2000 7:24 PM
Every week is a different rumor at Kennywood on who is building the new giga coaster. One week it is arrow and then it is morgan. Does anyone know anything about this?
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Friday, July 28, 2000 8:46 PM
That's funny, I haven't heard Kennywood ANNOUNCE anything about any coaster, other than that they intend to build one to replace Steel Phantom.

It's worth noting that "gigacoaster" is pretty much an Intamin thing. They haven't trademarked it or anything, but I can almost guarantee that you won't see other manufacturers using the term.

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Jeff
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Friday, July 28, 2000 9:13 PM
Well,maybe they'll say something at Kenny Kon next weekend. Or they may keep us guessing until the steel starts going up.Oh the anticipation!!!
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Saturday, July 29, 2000 5:56 AM
Well i actually never heard an announcement from kennywood either. This info is all from different sites on the internet.
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Saturday, July 29, 2000 3:41 PM
The only thing I've heard is that it will, and I quote from Kennywood, "...make Millennium Force and Steel Dragon nothing, and anything else you've ever rode a kiddie coaster."
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Saturday, July 29, 2000 3:49 PM
I doubt it
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Saturday, July 29, 2000 7:46 PM
I honestly don't think anything could make M Force and S Dragon seem like nothing. So I doubdt that aspect of it. I don't think Kennywood will have the worlds tallest coaster next year either. I DO think that they will have the longest drop and the fastest though. Kennywood will utilize its ravines just like they did with Steel Phantom, TBolt, and Jack Rabbit. I can't wait to ride it no matter who builds it! If Morgan or Arrow do build it I hope they come up with a new track design or this thing could be VERY rough after a few years. Does anyone know if Morgan's new track on S Dragon has the wheels on the outside of the track like M Force? *** This post was edited by CP Twister on 7/29/2000. ***
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Saturday, July 29, 2000 8:39 PM
An important point that you made is the length of the drop. Being tall is cool, but statistically speaking, a large drop is large because it is long, not because the coaster is high. So, if KW does establish a new world record drop that is the important record, who really cares how tall this or that coaster is?

Then again, statistics alone often don't add up to a good ride.
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Saturday, July 29, 2000 8:39 PM
Most of the Stuff you hear on KPU is made up. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Guys at Kennywood:"Hey. You know that big black coaster that most of the GP hates because it is to rough. I have an idea let's get the same people that desinged that desing the new one. Hey if it doesn't work out were only out a few million dollars."
Others:"Yea that's a great idea. Let's get those guy from KPU in here and tell them. I mean after all they have nothing to do with the park. BUT THEY HAVE A WEBSITE!! and EVERYTHING YOU READ ON THE NET HAS TO BE TRUE!!!!
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Saturday, July 29, 2000 8:51 PM
Steel Phantom 1991-2000, I didn't say Kennywood would be getting a Giga coaster like it was a fact. I stated that this is what I think they will get IMO. What is KPU?? By your comment I take it that it is an unofficial Kennywood web site. I have never visited it so obviously I did not base my opinion on it. My opinion is based on the fact that they are taking out a former record breaker. It would make sense that they would put in some type of new record breaker. If you are so confident you know what they are going to build then please enlighten us with your information as to what it will be.
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Saturday, July 29, 2000 11:10 PM
CP Twister, I never said that they were not getting a "gigacoaster" I was simplay saying that it wouldn't be an Arrow. The KPU part of my post was directed to ddog, Kennywood didn't say that. According to the fine folks at KPU an Arrow employee told them that. Since when do Arrow emplyees talk to the GP about YTBA rides.
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Sunday, July 30, 2000 6:31 AM
Sorry Steel Phantom 1991-2000 I obviously misinterpreted what you said. I actually wish it was Intamin or Giov. (can't remember how to spell it, they built Goliath) that was building Kennywood's new coaster. I guess Arrow would be my last choice. If for some reason Arrow is building it then I hope they have a new track design as I mentioned previously.
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Sunday, July 30, 2000 7:57 AM
Steel Phantom: $5 million
Replacement for Steel Phantom: $15 million
Reality check for KPU from Steel Phantom 1991-2000: Priceless

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Sunday, July 30, 2000 10:53 AM
DIDN'T ANY OF YOU READ WHAT KENNYWOOD SAID WHEN THEY ANNOUNCED THE STEEL PHANTOM'S CLOSURE??????

THEY SAID THEY WERE TALKING TO SOME SWISS FIRMS...WHICH MEANS IT HAS TO BE EITHER INTAMIN OR B&M. Where are you guys coming up with Arrow or Morgan?
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Sunday, July 30, 2000 11:04 AM
By the time that they announced the removeal I'd say that by then (about one year before the replacment is set to open) they had picked a company. If they we're planning on putting a coaster in for 2002 they would have been talking to different firms a few months ago. So for the 2001 coaster they would have been talking to companies about a new rollercoaster in 1999.
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Monday, July 31, 2000 10:26 AM
personally i hope it is morgan because they seem way better than arrow
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