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!
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.
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.
------------- Thank you for riding America's Roller Coast
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!
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. ***