Kennywood 2019 project

Friday, May 25, 2018 12:13 PM

You sound awfully confident about that. The layout that was submitted to council went nowhere near the lagoon so what makes you believe it’ll be remotely similar to that design?

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Friday, May 25, 2018 12:40 PM

It's not the same design as was previously leaked. Less of the ravine will be used.

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Friday, May 25, 2018 2:52 PM

I didn’t realize that Kennywood sold Lemon Chill.

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Friday, May 25, 2018 3:13 PM
Jeff's avatar

But the work is expected to begin. Expected, I tell ya!


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Friday, May 25, 2018 6:45 PM

no one expects the [Spanish Inquisition]

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Saturday, May 26, 2018 5:23 PM
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Hey, his screen name has the year 2019 in it, so it sounds credible to me. ;)

Playing devil's advocate, I think that Kennywood changes their mind a lot when it comes to new additions. So many rumors that were pretty reasonable and believable still have yet to come true. It seems like forever ago when those leaked coaster layout plans came out.

Also, Kennywood doesn't normally spend huge amounts of money on new rides and attractions like other parks do. A ride in the newly-acquired ravine would probably be pretty expensive to construct. Thinking clearly about it, it doesn't sound like something they would do. I wouldn't be surprised if that was off the table now that the new road didn't get built.

But like they say, those who know don't tell, and... bal-bla-bla.


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 4:36 PM

I don't see Palace spending that kind of money. All you have to do is look what they have bought for the other parks in the chain recently.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:02 PM

Well, Kennywood’s always been kind of like that. As more of a local/barely-regional park, they relied heavily on tradition.
However, the park always pledged to change and add something new every year and under Palace that doesn’t always happen. I’ve had a feeling for a while that flashy, well done attractions are now probably fewer and farther between than they ever were. Thinking back, was Black Widow in 2012 the last time a large, major ride was added? It often seems like a refurbishment is all the people of Pittsburgh should expect.

So if something world class is indeed coming it’s long overdue.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:13 PM

I am hoping it will be a B&M Dive coaster. This would be a great fit for Kennywood.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:16 PM

From rumors I've heard its going to be just like this coaster which is 197ft and has 3 launches.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JGh-PaPb7B4


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Thursday, June 21, 2018 4:00 PM
LostKause's avatar

I heard it will have 297 loops and be 3 feet tall.


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Thursday, June 21, 2018 4:04 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

That would be simply spectaular use of the ravine.


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Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:07 PM

Latest clue is 24. Latest information is that a number of the stakes in the ground that were spotted now have words like mistake, wrong, gotcha on them. This is a creative way to do things. Also have not had a great record of having rides open for the start of the season.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:01 PM

I don’t think that Kennywood’s next coaster will be a launch. They’re last coaster was a launch and it’s been broken all season.
Latest clue is 24, many dive coasters have 24 passenger trains.
A dive down the ravine would be awesome!

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 10:17 PM
kpjb's avatar

LostKause said:

I heard it will have 297 loops and be 3 feet tall.

And 24 trains.


Hi

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Friday, June 22, 2018 9:27 AM
Vater's avatar

197 foot first drop at a 3 degree angle, top speed 24mph.

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Friday, June 22, 2018 11:39 AM
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Goonch79 said:

I don’t think that Kennywood’s next coaster will be a launch. They’re last coaster was a launch and it’s been broken all season.
Latest clue is 24, many dive coasters have 24 passenger trains.
A dive down the ravine would be awesome!

There are so many different types of coasters that have 24 passenger trains that I don't think it really can be used as a clue for any specific type of coaster. From a cost perspective alone, I truly do not see Kennywood spending B&M money on a new coaster. Even Baron 1898 at Efteling, a relatively small Dive Coaster would run you about 21 Million US. I would be surprised if Kennywood spent that much on CapEx in the past decade.

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Friday, June 22, 2018 12:22 PM
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Why not? Holiday World did.

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Friday, June 22, 2018 1:57 PM
Jeff's avatar

... And isn't owned by Palace.


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Friday, June 22, 2018 2:28 PM

I'm here now for the first time in 15 years and would just be happy with "New for 2019: Two train ops and staff that gives a damn"

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