Kennywood advice?

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ShaneDenmark said:
Or the wife vetoes the move because she is afraid the dogs will get eaten by alligators. No, I'm not joking.

We all make choices about who we're married to. Just sayin'. ;)


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Haha! Touché, checkmate, game set & match...

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But then again, what do I know?

Stop at an american eagle grocery store on your way to the park and you can buy your tickets there for 29.99 each. Get to the park early and get a coaster VIP pass which i think are 12-15 bucks and you get to pick which time slot you want to use it this way you are guaranteed to get 1 ride on all the coasters. Head right to PR to be first in line after you ride that you can hit exterminator and black widow which blows away maxair because the restraints are much better and it goes a lot higher. Then just work your way back to the front of the park until its time to use the VIP pass. Ride everything in the park because they are all great rides. If you plan on doing their wicked high sky coaster you have to book your time early because it sells out fast. Kennywood is my favorite park and i never miss going to it atleast once a year.


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Waldameer is an easy add on. They offer free parking, as well as pay per ride. $4.50 for a lap on ravine flyer. They also have an after 5 option. You can be in and out in 2 hours if need be. But there is enough to make a longer day.

Maybe I'm biased because I live near buffalo on the Canadian side. But anchor bar is nothing special. I could name off 5 places off the top of the dome that smash AB's wings. But in general... if in the area "get wings". lol.

I love Kenny. Jack Rabbit is sneaky good to me. Phantoms is really awesome. Better than Magnum. However I wouldn't argue with someone who thinks the opposite is true. Phantom has much better air time moments.

Best of luck with your trip.

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Kennywood is a gem. And I'll add my voice to those suggesting Waldameer, if there's time. It's a great park and Ravine Flyer is wonderful.

Now, for me, a trip to Waldameer isn't complete without a stop at the White Turkey Drive-In, about 30 minutes west of the park. But that's just me.

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gamerguy said:

Stop at an american eagle grocery store on your way to the park and you can buy your tickets there for 29.99 each.

You mean Giant Eagle. American Eagle is a clothing store in every shopping mall in the country. lol


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American Eagle is also a pretty decent coaster at SFGAm (for an oversized woodie, at least).

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kpjb said:

SMH.

If you're going to Pittsburgh, may as well head across the pond to Alton Towers, then jaunt on over to Nagashima Spaland, and if you have time be sure to stop by Dreamworld before heading home.

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No point in going to Dreamworld if you're not going to stop off Tusenfryd on the way. Loopen rocks.


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Screw it, I'll hit Expedition GeForce while I'm touring Europe and Asia as well. ;)


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Jeff, one of my rules for any move we make is that there has to be at least one good to excellent park within driving distance for me or I won't consider the location a viable option. other than the winter months sucking for coasting here, I am in seriously prime enthusiast territory. I still envy you your winter laps though. I can't even imagine how nice it must to be to just go, "gee, it is February, and I'd like to take a lap on a coaster. Oh wait, I did that yesterday." It is the year-round version of my Dorney trips sometimes: park, hit Talon, go home.


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Seattle is probably not for you then, but you would be overlooking one of the most amazing cities in the country.


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I definitely would check out Seattle, but yes, living there would not be my thing.


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Pardon me if I'm "Hijacking" this thread but since Seattle's been mentioned I can't help but give my two cents worth. If you go to Seattle I HIGHLY recommend going in September when they run the Washington State Fair (Locally called 'The Puyallup Fair"). It's the only Fairground in the US that has a wooden coaster (Coaster). Its a double out and back with good airtime on every hill, and it's the only coaster with Prior & Church trains running on it. Nearby is Wild Waves and Enchanted Village, a decent park with HEATED waterslides and three coasters. Further south in Oregon is Enchanted Forest, home to one of the most unusual steel coaster on this planet Ice Mountain Bobsleds.If you can time it right you can catch the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver (Canada's only Fairground with a wooden coaster (Also called Coaster) which has tremendous airtime and trains that look like Prior & Church Trains. If time permits a side trip to Idaho to visit Silverwood Park. This park has two OUTSTANDING Wooden Coasters Timber Terror and Tremors.(The latter is the best coaster in the Pacific Northwest).

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Facepalm - for when D'Oh just isn't enough.

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bunky666 said:

I definitely would check out Seattle, but yes, living there would not be my thing.

Its not bad once you get used to the rain. I lived there for 2yrs and was there for Mt, StHelens eruption back in 1980.


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I forgot to mention this, but if you go to the Washington State Fair bring along A LOT of "Mad Money". When I attended this fair in 1989 their ride pass didn't include the Coaster or the Wildcat, both coasters cost $2.00 a ride or three rides for $5.00. I spent $2.00 on the Wildcat and $30.00 on the Coaster!


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I'll be sure to remember that for my next trip to Kennywood.

Enough with Seattle, If you're in the Pittsburgh area you might want to take a side trip to Ohiopyle State Park, about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The Youghiogheny River runs through this park, and it offer a different kid of thrill, white-water rafting. One segment, called the "Middle Yough" is class I-II rapids, which is great for beginners, downstream past the waterfall is the lower Yough, which the most popular stretch with Class I-IV rapids. If you have some SERIOUS THRILL ISSUES (And A LOT of "Mad Money") there is a third section of this river in Maryland called the "Upper Yough" This stretch has Class VI rapids, which is the "Gnarliest". One section of this river, about a mile in length, is like a giant staircase, with each step about 8-10 feet high! Don't forget Idlewild Park as well, its a very picturesque park with a "Junior" Woodie (Rollo Coaster), that packs quite a punch for a ride its size.


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Regulus, the calmer Rapids sound like a blast, and the Rollo Coaster has been on the PA to-do list for awhile, so I may have to do those things.

Seattle seriously is not on the list though. I mean, someday perhaps, but I have about 50 or so destinations in mind before Seattle. I would like to see it, but there's stuff I want to do so much more.


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