Kennywood 4/29/00

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Saturday, April 29, 2000 2:59 PM
I finally made it out to Kennywood for the first time in 2000.

INTRO FOR THE DAY:
*Closed rides: Bayern Kurve, Flying Carpet, Pitt Fall
*Celebrity alert: McFoley from the WWF was spotted walking around the park.
*Weather: cloudy/sunny, highest temp: approx. 76 F.
*Crowds: light early to moderate late in the day.

I arrived at about 11:30 and immediately went towards the Jack Rabbit. My friend Richard and I sat in the second-to-last seat for lots of airtime on the double-dip.

The Jack Rabbit seemed to be running slower than usual, but no matter what it's always a great ride. Again, only one car was running.

Next, we headed over towards the Racer (no line!) and we got on the red car while my dad went on the green car. The green car won, but only by inches.

After riding the Racer, we headed towards the Log Jammer (again no line!). We looked at the last drop and didn't see the camera that was supposed to be there this year. Anyways, we got on and then we saw the camera on the first drop! That caught us offgaurd so we wanted to ride again so we could make a face at the camera. When we pulled back into the station we didn't even have to get off because the employee said, "wanna ride again?" and ofcourse we said yes. So we got to make a face at the camera! :P But sadly, the booths where you are supposed to view and buy your photos were closed. The on-ride photos must still be in the testing stages.

Now it was time for the big moment. We approached the new Aero 360 (no line) and hopped right on. Boy is this a great ride! Lots of air time and you get the feeling in your stomach like you do on the Pirate. Upside down 8 times! Woohoo!

After this we ate lunch at my favorite spot. The refreshment stand across from the Jack Rabbit, where I always get my helping of chicken fingers and fries.

Then Rich and I went to the Thunderbolt and queued for the front seat. Another great ride on the T-Bolt! 栀椀氀攀 眀攀 眀攀爀攀 最漀椀渀最 甀瀀 琀栀攀 氀椀昀琀 栀椀氀氀 漀渀 琀栀攀 吀ⴀ䈀漀氀琀 眀攀 氀漀漀欀攀搀 漀瘀攀爀 愀琀 刀愀最椀渀最 刀愀瀀椀搀猀 愀渀搀 猀愀眀 渀漀戀漀搀礀 琀栀攀爀攀⸀ 匀漀 愀昀琀攀爀 眀攀 最漀琀 漀昀昀 琀栀攀 ✀䈀漀氀琀Ⰰ 眀攀 爀愀渀 漀瘀攀爀 琀漀 琀栀攀 刀愀最椀渀最 刀愀瀀椀搀猀 愀渀搀 最漀琀 猀漀愀欀攀搀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 爀椀搀攀 愀氀眀愀礀猀 最攀琀猀 洀礀 昀攀攀琀 猀漀愀欀攀搀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀礀 猀琀愀礀 猀漀愀欀攀搀 愀氀氀 搀愀礀⸀㰀戀爀㸀਀㰀戀爀㸀਀䄀昀琀攀爀 漀甀爀 洀漀猀琀 爀攀挀攀渀琀 搀爀攀渀挀栀椀渀最Ⰰ 眀攀 搀攀挀椀搀攀搀 琀漀 最漀 猀攀攀 琀栀攀 渀攀眀 氀漀漀欀 䔀砀琀攀爀洀椀渀愀琀漀爀⸀ 吀栀攀 氀椀渀攀 眀愀猀 愀戀漀甀琀 㐀 ⴀ洀椀渀甀琀攀猀 ⠀漀甀爀 氀漀渀最攀猀琀 眀愀椀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 搀愀礀⤀ 愀渀搀 眀攀 眀攀爀攀 猀栀漀挀欀攀搀 眀栀攀渀 眀攀 最漀琀 椀渀琀漀 琀栀攀 椀渀猀椀搀攀 焀甀攀甀攀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀攀 吀嘀 猀攀琀猀 眀攀爀攀 最漀渀攀℀ ∀伀栀 眀攀氀氀Ⰰ∀ 眀攀 琀栀漀甀最栀琀⸀ ∀䄀琀氀攀愀猀琀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 眀椀氀氀 戀攀 最漀漀搀⸀∀ 圀爀漀渀最℀ 吀栀攀礀 挀漀洀瀀氀攀琀攀氀礀 挀栀愀渀最攀搀 琀栀椀猀 爀椀搀攀℀ 匀甀椀琀椀渀最 洀礀 ∀吀栀攀 䔀砀琀攀爀洀椀渀愀琀漀爀∀ 琀ⴀ猀栀椀爀琀Ⰰ 䤀 猀愀琀 椀渀 漀甀爀 氀椀琀琀氀攀 ∀爀愀琀∀ 挀愀爀 愀渀搀 眀攀 瀀爀漀挀攀攀搀攀搀 甀瀀 琀栀攀 氀椀昀琀 栀椀氀氀⸀ 䔀瘀攀爀礀琀栀椀渀最 氀漀漀欀攀搀 渀漀爀洀愀氀 猀漀 昀愀爀⸀ 䤀 欀渀攀眀 琀栀愀琀 䬀攀渀渀礀眀漀漀搀 眀愀猀 愀搀搀椀渀最 琀栀攀 ∀匀氀椀洀攀 刀漀漀洀∀ 琀漀 琀栀攀 䔀砀琀攀爀洀椀渀愀琀漀爀 琀栀椀猀 礀攀愀爀Ⰰ 猀漀 䤀 琀栀漀甀最栀琀 䤀 猀愀眀 椀琀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 䤀 最甀攀猀猀 渀漀琀⸀ 吀栀攀爀攀 眀愀猀 猀琀椀氀氀 挀攀爀琀愀椀渀 搀愀爀欀 猀瀀漀琀猀 愀渀搀 眀攀 渀漀琀椀挀攀搀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀攀爀攀 眀愀猀渀✀琀 愀猀 洀甀挀栀 氀椀最栀琀椀渀最 愀猀 氀愀猀琀 礀攀愀爀⸀ 吀栀攀 䈀漀椀氀攀爀 刀漀漀洀 搀椀搀渀✀琀 栀愀瘀攀 琀栀攀 猀洀攀氀氀 愀猀 搀椀搀 渀漀爀 搀椀搀 椀琀 栀愀瘀攀 爀攀搀 氀椀最栀琀猀⸀ 䤀 挀漀甀氀搀 栀愀瘀攀 猀眀漀爀渀 琀栀愀琀 䬀攀渀渀礀眀漀漀搀 挀栀愀渀最攀搀 猀漀洀攀 琀栀攀 琀爀愀挀欀 戀甀琀 䤀 漀渀氀礀 最漀琀 琀漀 爀椀搀攀 椀琀 漀渀挀攀Ⰰ 猀漀 䤀 挀漀甀氀搀渀✀琀 爀攀愀氀氀礀 挀栀攀挀欀 愀最愀椀渀 ⠀洀漀爀攀 漀渀 琀栀愀琀 氀愀琀攀爀⤀⸀ 䄀氀氀 椀渀 愀氀氀Ⰰ 䤀 眀愀猀 搀椀猀愀瀀瀀漀椀渀琀攀搀 眀椀琀栀 琀栀攀 䔀砀琀攀爀洀椀渀愀琀漀爀⸀㰀戀爀㸀਀㰀戀爀㸀਀圀攀氀氀Ⰰ 刀椀挀栀 愀渀搀 䤀 最漀琀 漀昀昀 愀渀搀 猀栀愀爀攀搀 愀 昀甀渀渀攀氀 挀愀欀攀⸀ 圀攀 琀栀攀渀 瀀爀漀挀攀攀搀攀搀 琀漀 琀栀攀 倀椀爀愀琀攀 眀栀攀爀攀 眀攀 搀椀搀 猀椀琀 椀渀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀⸀㰀戀爀㸀਀㰀戀爀㸀਀䄀昀琀攀爀 琀栀愀琀Ⰰ 眀攀 栀愀搀 猀漀洀攀 琀愀猀琀礀 䐀椀瀀瀀椀渀✀ 䐀漀琀猀⸀ 圀攀 栀攀愀搀攀搀 戀愀挀欀 琀漀 䰀漀猀琀 䬀攀渀渀礀眀漀漀搀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀渀 眀攀 猀愀眀 愀 最爀漀甀瀀 漀昀 瀀攀漀瀀氀攀 眀椀琀栀 愀戀漀甀琀 琀栀爀攀攀 瀀漀氀椀挀攀 漀昀昀椀挀攀爀猀⸀ 吀栀攀 挀爀漀眀搀 眀愀猀 挀漀洀椀渀最 爀椀最栀琀 渀攀砀琀 琀漀 洀攀⸀ 䤀 氀漀漀欀攀搀 愀琀 漀渀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 瀀攀漀瀀氀攀 椀渀 琀栀攀爀攀 愀渀搀 䤀 猀愀眀 琀栀攀 圀圀䘀✀猀 䴀挀䘀漀氀攀礀℀ 䤀 搀椀搀渀✀琀 昀漀氀氀漀眀 栀椀洀 漀爀 愀渀礀琀栀椀渀最 戀攀挀愀甀猀攀Ⰰ 眀攀氀氀Ⰰ 䤀 琀栀椀渀欀 眀爀攀猀琀氀椀渀最 椀猀 瀀愀琀栀攀琀椀挀⸀㰀戀爀㸀਀㰀戀爀㸀਀匀漀 琀栀攀渀 刀椀挀栀 愀渀搀 䤀 搀攀挀椀搀攀搀 琀漀 栀攀愀搀 戀愀挀欀 琀漀 琀栀攀 䔀砀琀攀爀洀椀渀愀琀漀爀 愀渀搀 爀椀搀攀 椀琀 愀最愀椀渀⸀ 圀攀 眀愀椀琀攀搀 昀漀爀 愀渀 栀漀甀爀 愀渀搀 眀攀爀攀 樀甀猀琀 愀戀漀甀琀 琀漀 最攀琀 漀渀 眀栀攀渀 漀渀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 漀瀀猀 愀渀渀漀甀渀挀攀搀 琀漀 琀栀攀 挀爀漀眀搀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀攀礀 眀攀爀攀 栀愀瘀椀渀最 洀攀挀栀愀渀椀挀愀氀 瀀爀漀戀氀攀洀猀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀礀 搀椀搀 渀漀琀 欀渀漀眀 眀栀攀渀 椀琀 眀漀甀氀搀 戀攀 漀瀀攀爀愀琀椀渀最 愀最愀椀渀⸀ 圀攀 搀攀挀椀搀攀搀 琀漀 氀攀愀瘀攀 琀栀攀 氀椀渀攀 戀攀挀愀甀猀攀 眀攀 栀愀搀 戀攀tter things to do. Some of the people in line we a bit sceptical that they were having problems. Some were suggesting that McFoley was really just on the ride. Anyways...

We wanted to get one last ride on Aero 360. It was as good as the first. I'd ride it a thousand times over if I had the chance. The Aero 360 is - well - "Over The Top!"

And just so you know, I did NOT ride the Steel Phantom because I didn't want to. It's a very rough ride but I do plan on riding it the next time I go, which will be in June. And the next time I go, I will be sporting a great Aero 360 t-shirt which I bought on the way out for $14.95.

WRAP-UP:
*I did not see Garfield or any of the mascots.
*We didn't ride any dark rides due to the short amount of time we were there.
*1 car was running on every coaster (except for the Exterminator), just like they have been.

Any comments, please post them here. Thanks.

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APC11
Co-webmaster/graphic designer
Kennywood Park Unlimited
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Saturday, April 29, 2000 8:23 PM
Cool report.

It's apparently "Mick Foley", by the way. That's also supposedly his real name, not a stage name. I've been told he's actually a coaster nut and hits every park he can (so he can't be ALL bad ;-) ). I knew he was in Pittsburgh this weekend because he was doing a signing at the Pittsburgh Comic Convention (which I intentionally avoided today, I'm sure it was MOBBED with kids)



I imagine Kennywood will be running one-train operation for a few more weekends. That's too bad about the Exterminator -- when I rode it on the Preview day (twice even :-) ) it seemed to be running just fine.


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--Greg

http://www.pobox.com/~gregleg/
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Monday, May 1, 2000 9:47 AM
You know, it never dawned on me until now that they DID remove the TV monitors from the Exterminator queue. I pointed out in my Preview-Day post that much hype was given to the fact that Kennywood was going to add special effects to the queue of Exterminator, but nothing has appeared yet...

Pitfall and Bayern are still closed?? Wonder what's going on?? (usually it's the Enterprise that is always closed) Interesting enough, the last part of Noah's Ark (water chamber) was not working either the other weekend, have they since opened it??

Though it was announced that Garfield and Odie are coming to the park, I remember reading somewhere, that they'll debut on Memorial Day (I could be mis-quoting though) but their merchandise sure does have a presence there!
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Neil
By popular vote, the official start
of the Millennium has been moved to
May 13, 2000
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