Wednesday, March 21, 2001 6:19 AM
Can anyone tell me how long a drive Kennywood is from Cedar Point? Is it worth seeking out? I have heard nothing but great things about this park, and I think I may add it to my trip.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 6:30 AM
Kennywood is about a 3.5 hour trip from the Point. It is a definite must if you want to experience "one of the finest traditional amusement parks!" Their wooden coasters (3 of them) are all classics, the park is loaded with charm, and the best fries on the planet!

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Neil
Pittsburgh, PA
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 7:39 AM
Listen to the man from Pittsburgh, he definitely knows what he's talking about!

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Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
--Groucho Marx
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 8:14 AM
And they'll have Phantom's Revenge. We don't know if that's a good thing or not, but we assume it will be.

Kennywood should be visited every year, at least once. Good times!

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 8:56 AM
And I forgot to mention they have one of the best wild mouse coasters on the planet! The Exterminator has some really cool theming to it!

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Neil
Pittsburgh, PA
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 9:08 AM
Kennywood is a fantastic park. Great value, rides and atmosphere. Make the trip - you won't regret it.

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My name is Jason, and I'm addicted to coasters.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 9:08 AM
Even though I love CP, it is an "old" park like KW, but has very few classic, older rides like KW does. As an older enthusiast, I thought I died and went to amusement park heaven after my first visit to KW a few years ago. Seldom seen classic rides like Tumble Bug, Noah's Ark, Whip, Old Mill. Rolloplane, and Kangaroo are a reminder of the past, but they're fun too.

KW is a must see for an enthusiast of any age.

Mike
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 9:43 AM
If you can swing the 3.5 hour drive, it is a must. As everyone else has said, they have a lot of classic rides you don't find at the "big" parks, yet they keep up with the new technology. You get the best of both worlds at Kennywood.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 10:23 AM
Sounds great! 3.5 hours is pretty hefty, but I can swing it. Wouldn't it be great if PR is open. I'm there! Thanks for all your opinions, this has to be the first time that I have heard nothing but great reviews!
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 10:33 AM
I actually made the trip (twice) from Toledo to Kennywood in exactly 4 hours. It was worth every minute in the car. I'll go back this year, too.


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There's nothing like a woodie...
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 10:52 AM
The 3.5 hour trek is nothing! I make the trip from Pittsburgh to Cedar Point at least 6 - 10 times per year.

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Neil
Pittsburgh, PA
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 11:19 AM
Every year I go to CP, and never miss Kennywood. It's the BEST! The summer isn't complete until I've had some spins on the THunderbolt and had some Potato Patch fries.
-Peabody
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 11:52 AM
And the french fries! Don't forget to have some of the french fries!

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Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
--Groucho Marx
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 12:19 PM
I'll make SURE not to forget the fries! Yummy! :)
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 12:30 PM
and the french fries are awesome. don't miss those.

sorry. I couldn't resist.

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My name is Jason, and I'm addicted to coasters.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 1:57 PM
When are you going? PR won't be open until "the middle of May" they are predicting now, it could be later... and Thunderbolt, the best "classic" woodie needs major rebuilding after PR goes through it.

Make sure you call first.

From what I hear, the fries will be ready on time.

P.S. Try the fries.

Seriously, good fries!
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 2:03 PM
I'm going the week of May 18th-May 21st, so yeah my chances of riding PR are pretty slim. I'll keep my fingers crossed! I'd hate to miss it, then get home and hear how great it is. :(
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 2:10 PM
Actually, I'd be more broken up about missing Thunderbolt. Truly one of the best rides ever. Oh, don't forget Potato Patch Fries.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 6:22 PM
I drove to Kennywood 4 times last year and it is about 270+ miles one way! It's about a 3 1/2 to 4 hour drive from my place in eastern PA. That should tell you somthing about Kennywood. :)

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Wednesday, March 21, 2001 6:46 PM
When are they saying PR is going to be complete? I'am making my first trip to Kennywood the 2nd week of June. I would hate to miss PR and more importantly The Thunderbolt! Those are the two main reasons I'am going there (Oh, and maybe to try these fries as well :) ) Should I try to delay my trip or do you think I will be ok? *** This post was edited by CP Twister on 3/21/2001. ***
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