Kennywood and Leap The Dips in the same day?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 11:45 PM

You really you should just ride everything, with the exception of something you have ridden on in the past and you have gotten sick, because Kennywood has the longest flat cycles of any park Ive been to.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 12:31 PM

I've been to KW 3 or 4 times and I haven't been on about half the rides. Why? Because Phantom is just that darn good.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 1:08 PM

Touchdown said:
Kennywood has the longest flat cycles of any park Ive been to.

Someone never visited the old Coney Island. :)

They had a Break Dance, with a "warm up" cycle that was longer than anything I've ever seen, followed by a 10 minute cycle at 11.

What an experience. One that I'm not sure my stomach could handle these days.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 2:37 PM

I haven't been there recently, but at Wild Adventures in 2004, some of the flats were running 8 - 10 minute cycles, notably the Tilt-a-Whirl. That was almost too long

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 2:52 PM

Nevermind. It's too easy.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 3:52 PM

Lemme guess. You heard that on a date once?

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 5:14 PM

Hey raven, if I throw you a fat meatball across the plate and you refuse to whack it out of the park, that's your own damn fault. ;)

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 5:53 PM

I dunno, if someone threw me a fat meatball I'd probably just open my mouth as wide as I could and try to fit the whole th...-

...wait. Nevermind.

Last edited by BBSpeed26, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 5:53 PM
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Friday, April 23, 2010 12:13 PM

Good luck in the tournament. If you are ever in San Diego, check out Morley Field.

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Monday, April 26, 2010 6:36 PM

The Problem with Leap the Dips is half the time they won't run it unless you have 3 people. This year it's not included in the all you can ride also (2.50 per Ride) I would stick with KW.. period. The other 3 parks can be done on another trip in one weekend and you can catch a Ball game.

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Monday, April 26, 2010 9:00 PM

That is so stupid on Lakemonts part. I bet it will end up costing them $.

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Monday, April 26, 2010 10:09 PM

Yea...I agree.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 4:08 PM

I got an email today regarding why they are now charging for leap the dips.

Please be aware that it was with much regret that we were left with no choice but to make the Leap The Dips an "extra pay attraction.

For the past number of years, the Leap The Dips has incurred start up costs that are twenty (20) times greater than the Skyliner roller coaster. The Leap The Dips simply was not built or designed to take the volume of riders that it attracts, especially on our promotional days.We were left with no choice but to attempt to limit the number of riders and or to charge a fee to ride the coaster. If we would not take this step, it would be very likely that the Leap The Dips would not be available for anyone to ride in the very near future.In an attempt to offset the disappointment of this ride now being an extra pay attraction, each rider will receive a VERY NICE keepsake ticket.

Berry Kumpf

General Manager

Last edited by crazy horse, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 4:14 PM
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 5:11 PM

Certainly understandable. $5 bucks for a couple rides on a historic coaster? Not a big deal. I took one spin on it a few years ago and it was a fun ride. Nothing to write home about, except that it was really unique. Its historic significance definitely outweighs its thrill.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 5:19 PM

Is this really a better idea than increasing gate by $2.50 or (avg. number of rides per person * $2.50)?

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 5:44 PM

Lakemont charged to ride LTD many years after it opened, if I recal correctly. Seriously, is a couple of bucks going to stop you from taking a ride on the oldest coaster in the world?

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 5:48 PM

LostKause said:
Seriously, is a couple of bucks going to stop you from taking a ride on the oldest coaster in the world?

Are you new here? ;)

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 5:56 PM

This just in from Lakemont: for $3.50 you get a ride on Leap-the-Dips and your place reserved in line with a Queue-Bot :)

(sorry...couldn't resist)

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 7:06 PM

I can see people going with the intent of riding LTD and not buying an all day pass. In that case the park will be losing money.

We were there for 2 hours last year bought the all day wristband, rode all the flats, Skyliner a half dozen times and LTD once before heading to Knoebels.

The way it is now, I would have gone in and rode LTD and bought tickets for the other 2 and left with out spending as much $$$. I also would not have batted an eye at paying an extra $2.50 for the wristband.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 10:14 PM

I'm surprised they aren't allowing 1 ride with the wristband and then charging for any rides after that, similar to what Timber Falls did with Avalanche. Now you get 5 coaster rides with the wristband instead of unlimited coaster rides.

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