Greetings! From PPP!

Saturday, October 6, 2001 3:40 PM
Hey, guys! It's Lynch... Live from PPP. I'm not gonna be around for a while, 'cause I'm campin' tonight. Word up.


Anyway, I really have absolutley nothng to say except that the Phoenix is phlying, and I actually haven't been on Twister yet. The costumes are weird... almost as weird as enthusiasts themselves!


Welp... I'm just happy to be at a park on this chilly October night. Shame ya'll can't be here with me! (Hmm... what about the people that are here with me and are reading this after returning home? Strange, strange.)

Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster : Kennywood Boulevard

Saturday, October 6, 2001 6:43 PM
So one must ask... what the hell are you doing online, and where are you posting from?

Hope the weather is holding out for you.

Jeff - Webmaster/Admin -
"From the global village... in the age of communication!"
Watch the grass grow!

Saturday, October 6, 2001 6:45 PM
beat me to it Jeff...

"Your to old for Jr. Gemini." "I am 4! Only I am just dressed as a teen for halloweekends!"

Saturday, October 6, 2001 7:09 PM
Actually one of the local isp's here in eastern pa, has set up a few computers somewhere in the park. Luckly the weather help up pretty good all night but it was getting pretty frigid toward the end of the night. Also there were plenty of really weird costumes there this year, some of which I couldn't even begin to guess what they were.
Sunday, October 7, 2001 2:01 PM
Yep. There were three computers in the flume's on-ride photo booth set up. I was waiting to meet a couple people, so I hopped on, checked my fantasy teams, CB and whatnot.

The weather held out in so far as there was no rain, but it was damn cold out there. I guess I'll post a TR sooner or later.

Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster : Kennywood Boulevard

Sunday, October 7, 2001 3:51 PM
I just got home from the Phunphest yesterday and Lakemont today. I must say it was phabulous! ;)

Lynch, I hope you got to ride the Twister, because this year I thought it was running better than ever. In fact, I still have some consulting to do with myself, but I believe Twister is now my favorite wooden coaster...even ahead of the Phoenix. :)

I agree, some very interesting costumes to say the least were displayed. I was even privileged enough to ride in the same car on the Twister as the Coaster Chicks of New England! Heh.

I also had lots of fun at Lakemont, and surprisingly, this was my first visit to that park. Leap-the-Dips was my favorite, and Skyliner was also great. There were very few people there, so most of the rides didn't have lines (especially Skyliner, which I rode 6 times in a row nonstop).

A great time was had by all, and I am anxiously awaiting spring!

Kennywood Insider's Guide

Sunday, October 7, 2001 5:27 PM
Did Knoebels happen to tell anyone at PPP about what there plans are for next year?
Monday, October 8, 2001 5:34 AM
You know you're a junkie when...
Monday, October 8, 2001 5:44 AM
Actually, I didn't think it was nearly as cold as last year, even at RideFest.  I  hope the campers were able to sleep well -- we were holed up at the Red Roof, nice and warm ;)

PPP was great -- truly an awesome time.  Lori hit her 100th coaster, Phoenix :)  I may put a trip report together later...

I completely forgot about the computers.  Bummer.

"Beat the rush, sign up for your post-Mean Streak MRI now..."
My page  My other page  And my coaster page

Monday, October 8, 2001 6:53 AM
Yes, Phoenix was my 100th coaster and I'm so glad I choose it over Twister.  Don't get me wrong, Twister was great, but I love airtime and that's what Phoenix is all about.  I was blown away!  What a great park and a great day.  Oh yeah and great pizza.  Can't wait to go back next year!!

Christ how do you kids do it

Monday, October 8, 2001 9:36 AM
Yeah we were absolutely fine in our tent, thanks.  And I'll bet we paid less money than you and also had more fun people around and were closer to the park.  I'll gladly give up a hotel room and all of its added benefits for that any day. 

Camp RRC was a great time, even if Jeff Tobe and I weren't the most active participants in everything, and I can't speak for him, but I personally can't wait until PPP 2002.

Long live Camp RRC!

Monday, October 8, 2001 2:06 PM
Froze my butt off!

Raven-Phile's dad's van was freezing cold, I guess that's what you get for sleeping w/out the engine on! nothing says GOOD MORNING like a frostbitten leg....

Phoenix was great, only got one ride casue i was stuck on TWISTER!!! which is now my 2nd favorite wooden coaster, only casue Lightning Racers is unbeatable in my mind right now though....

Congrats Lori on your 100th, me and Josh(raven-phile) both made Leap The Dips our 100th.... just too bad i had to set his out until WILD MOUSE opened up so i could catch up!

Congrats to Josh as well.....

Can't wait for PPP next year!

You ever posted on CoasterBuzz..... on druuuuugs!

Monday, October 8, 2001 4:14 PM
Was GREAT to see everyone! I cannot get over the great time I had at both parks, and I loved the costumes! Those "chicks" were a riot! I WILL be there next year! The Phoenix is STILL worth the trip alone.

Also appreciated everything Lakemont offered.......the photo sessions were really great. Never got up close and personal with an operating coaster before!
Not quite Cola, not quite Root Beer, Not quite Asphalt!

Monday, October 8, 2001 4:16 PM
Yeah, I'll echo Nat's comments and say that camping was way more fun than staying in some hotel. Some of the memories made were priceless, and it's great waking up to the brisk Central Pennsylvania mountain air and Twister roaring by in the morning.

-Rob "Long live Camp RRC" Vaccaro

PS- Joe, we're gonna get you! ;)


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