Kennywood '07

Friday, November 24, 2006 5:45 AM
I did see some markings back by the Wave Swinger this year on the ground and some posts with orange flags. I don't know if that means anything or not. Maybe that's where they plan on putting the Bayern Kurve? I hope the Wave Swinger isn't removed...my kids love that ride.
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Friday, November 24, 2006 10:45 PM
It doesn't look like the Bayern Kurve is returning for 2007. Something else is being planned...
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Saturday, November 25, 2006 1:44 AM
In my opinion that wasn't a great ride anyhow. Others may disagree however. I would be happy with it not returning and something new on the way.
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Monday, November 27, 2006 8:18 AM
I do believe that the right thing to do this year is to add another flat ride and if it is a new one, so much the better. KW has fewer flats than it had several years ago because of the removal of the Roll-O-Plane and the Swing Around.

As for a new coaster, I would say 2009 or 2010 would be a good time for this. Start using that ravine to the south.


Arthur Bahl

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Monday, November 27, 2006 10:06 AM
rollergator's avatar My thought is that '07 for Kennywood is going to involve a TON of "invisible expansion".

Infrastructure is going to be needed, BADLY, for that ravine to be useful. The restrooms by the log flume/picnic pavilions will serve well for starters, but they're going to need pathways, electric, plumbing, etc. if that ravine is going to be home to any rides - '07 is a good time to start, because WHENEVER the main roadway expansion is finished, the park is going to have to handle the exta crowds...and by then, that extra coaster WILL be needed as well... ;)

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Monday, November 27, 2006 6:31 PM
One thing about that revine is that there is still an old Union Railroad building there. I think it was the old car shops where they would repair the train cars. The tracks are still down there as well. It'll take a lot of work to clean up that ravine since its a brownfield site.

Didn't Kennywood get a grant for the research needed clean up the ravine?


Weight lost to ride more coasters......90lbs
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Monday, November 27, 2006 8:26 PM
Actually, there's been talk about USING that service building.

--Greg
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

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Monday, November 27, 2006 8:41 PM
Removing the track would only need to call the local scrapper. Iron is high dollar right now. Then a loader to scoop up the ties.

Thing is, if they must get environmental serveys before building, Most RR land is contaminated with Oil and other chemicals.

Chuck

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Monday, November 27, 2006 9:48 PM
Using it? That would be cool if they could. Put a coaster going through it or use it as a Haunted Steel Mill dark ride.
Weight lost to ride more coasters......90lbs
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Friday, December 22, 2006 8:39 PM
Kennywood announced this week through their Alumni News & Information newsletter (sent to former Kennywood team member employees) what their new rides for 2007 will be. They will be adding a Zamperla Mega Disc 'O which is not yet named and will be replacing the Flying Carpet, which has been removed. They are also installing a Zamperla Rocking Tug, to be located in Kiddieland. The Rocking Tug will be called the "USS Kenny". You can read more about it here http://www.kpconnection.com/pages/new07.php. *** Edited 12/23/2006 1:41:46 AM UTC by Brother Dave***
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Tuesday, December 26, 2006 1:22 PM
You know, the Pittsburgh area, everyone there is a NIMBY. The roads in the area just plain suck, everything is overdeveloped. People complain about the traffic, but when it's time to fix the traffic, people complain about that.

ANYWAYS, On to things which are important: The removal of the Rug was going to happen. That ride just was a maintenance nightmare. Everymorning when I worked there starting early, it would always be held at the top position while a mechanic was constantly working at something. It's replacement looks fun and I'm sure it will please most of us.

I've always liked the rug in a sense of a ride since the downfall is not controlled slowly like most other vertical circular rides. Violent, yet fun.

That's all.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006 6:31 PM
yup we're getting that disk-o ride, im not too thrilled about it. it doesnt look that fun to me. i need a THRILL RIDE< not another family ride. *** Edited 12/27/2006 11:31:34 PM UTC by PGH_Steeler***
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Wednesday, December 27, 2006 6:50 PM
rollergator's avatar The Mega-Disk'O, to me at least, seems like a pretty similar ride experience to the Intamin half-pipe....only less costly and with an infinitely better restaint system.

The only downside....it's not a credit. ;)


Oh, and mark me down as one that REALLY liked this Zierer Carpet, and consider it a superior product to other similar rides by other manfacturers...

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006 9:51 PM
Mamoosh's avatar yup we're getting that disk-o ride, im not too thrilled about it. it doesnt look that fun to me.

You've obviously never ridden one.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006 10:12 PM
A family style thrill ride like Disk-O is PERFECT for a park like Kennywood. Personally, I'm very pleased to see them getting that AND the Rocking Tug for 2007!
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Wednesday, December 27, 2006 10:52 PM
I agree, that's a great combo for Kennywood. I can't wait to have a Disk-O close to home.

--Greg
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

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Thursday, December 28, 2006 11:21 AM
matt.'s avatar

DJTheC said:
You know, the Pittsburgh area, everyone there is a NIMBY.

This is no different from every other metro area in the country, really.

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Saturday, January 13, 2007 6:54 AM
I see the Kennywood site isstarting to hint about what is comming next season. They have an "alert" at the top of their page. Then they go on about UFO sightings and aliens. It looks like this new disc-o will be UFO themed.

It also sounds like they will be announcing the details after the weekend.

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Saturday, January 13, 2007 5:01 PM
I'm surprised we haven't seen a UFO-themed disco before. I mean look at it: "flying saucers"....DISK-o? lol.. it's not exactly a stretch :)
"Life's What You Make It, So Let's Make It Rock!"
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007 9:58 AM

DJTheC said:ANYWAYS, On to things which are important: The removal of the Rug was going to happen. That ride just was a maintenance nightmare. Everymorning when I worked there starting early, it would always be held at the top position while a mechanic was constantly working at something. It's replacement looks fun and I'm sure it will please most of us.

I've always liked the rug in a sense of a ride since the downfall is not controlled slowly like most other vertical circular rides. Violent, yet fun.

That's all.


Actually that was part of the daily morning inspection. I wouldn't necessary call the carpet a "maintenance nightmare." When the ride ran, it ran just fine. When a gearbox would go, then the ride would be down for several weeks awaiting for a new one. The cost of renting a crane to remove the column and installing a new gearbox costed A LOT of money. That's primarily the main reason as to why the carpet went bye-bye. *** Edited 1/17/2007 3:00:35 PM UTC by KpExpress***


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