Kennywood announces launched steel coaster for 2010

Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:23 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Kennywood has posted a video on their Web site for a new (and unnamed) steel roller coaster to open for the 2010 season. It appears to be a Premier Rides device, launched, with a vertical tower. The video says it will do 0 to 50 mph in less than three seconds.

Visit the official Kennywood site.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 1:13 PM
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Juggalotus said:

JRmedic said:
Who is building it?

Premier Rides

And that's what we get for reading the press release, rather than scrutinize it for being "lolz dumm pee are peeples always bein redundant". :)


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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 1:20 PM

Pagoda Gift Shop said:
I can't believe the capacity is really that low. 2 trains of 12 peeps each.

If they actually run both of them though they'll get higher throughput than just about every other coaster in the park except possibly Racer... :-)

(I'll get my coat...)


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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 1:20 PM
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Raven-Phile said:
Interesting. With it being where the turnpike cars are, I wonder how the look/feel of walking out of the tunnel and in to the park will change.

No more sleepy Kennywood, it's going to be a lot more energetic and loud!


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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 1:31 PM

He was pointing out the redundancy and improper grammar of "featuring many...features." Of course it's featuring features. What else would it feature? The adjective 'unique' doesn't make it ok.

Either way, I love the park and am glad to see them get something new. But really, that press release (and oh man the video) were terrible. Even just the voice-over-actor. And the spliced together footage from no limits and existing coasters.

None of this matters at all, the new coaster will be great. But beyond that the press release was amusing in ways it did not intend.

Raven-Phile said:
That's my point. It's not really that redundant at all. It's a press release, what else do you expect? A play-by-play using "enthusiast" speak?

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 1:45 PM

That video is fail. Clips from two different NoLimits tracks, SFStL's Mr. Freeze, and a blue Boomerang.


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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 1:59 PM

I was thinking the same thing. I'm a huge fan of Kennywood but find that video to be utterly pathetic. It's almost as if the ride has yet to be designed. Perhaps Premier is still working on finding a way to make the coaster work right when it opens next year and therefore the layout has not been finalized?

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:06 PM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette posted THIS pic, which can be seen briefly in the video.

Tom

Last edited by LdScotsman, Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:07 PM

You have disturbed the forbidden temple, now-you-will-pay!!!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:06 PM

Unique = grossly overused term. Surpassed only by "most unique." Since unique means one of a kind or exclusive, you can't be more one of a kind than something else that is already one of a kind. Capisce? Must be our American way of making everything superlative. :)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:57 PM
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Actually, I find basically to be more overused. But I may be unique in that personal opinion.

Last edited by Mamoosh, Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:57 PM
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:06 PM

RatherGoodBear said:
Unique = grossly overused term. Surpassed only by "most unique." Since unique means one of a kind or exclusive, you can't be more one of a kind than something else that is already one of a kind. Capisce? Must be our American way of making everything superlative. :)

I love you for this! It's a common language violation. There are no degrees of unique! You are. Or you aren't.

Props RGB :)


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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:20 PM
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I'm a little confused about the train stats. Is it possible the '2 cars of 12 people' is a typo? Or is Premier now doing 3-bench cars instead of 2?

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:24 PM
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On the subject of 'unique' - Merriam-Webster disagrees:

Many commentators have objected to the comparison or modification (as by somewhat or very) of unique, often asserting that a thing is either unique or it is not. Objections are based chiefly on the assumption that unique has but a single absolute sense, an assumption contradicted by information readily available in a dictionary.

More here.

And never forget that "Just because you are unique doesn't mean you are useful." :)

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:27 PM
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:33 PM
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I can't be any happier. It's definitely my type of ride! I am also happy that they are not scrapping the Turnpike.

It looks totally kickass! I always welcome another launcher! :)

-Tina

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:40 PM

Is anyone else wondering when JJ Abrams started doing coaster promo videos?


John
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:42 PM

^^^ Gonch, you truly are very unique ;)

Last edited by Zakkster, Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:42 PM
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 4:43 PM

Lord Gonchar said:
On the subject of 'unique' - Merriam-Webster disagrees:

Many commentators have objected to the comparison or modification (as by somewhat or very) of unique, often asserting that a thing is either unique or it is not. Objections are based chiefly on the assumption that unique has but a single absolute sense, an assumption contradicted by information readily available in a dictionary.

So in that sense, Kennywood is putting in a peculiar coaster with unusual features. The link you posted, Gonch, also says the following:

"In modern use both comparison and modification are widespread andstandard but are confined to the extended senses 2b and 3. When sense 1or sense 2a is intended, unique is used without qualifying modifiers."

Sense 1 is "being the only one," and Sense 2 is "being without like or equal." So if that's what you mean by unique, you don't use modifiers.

Last edited by RatherGoodBear, Wednesday, August 12, 2009 4:44 PM
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 4:58 PM
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I'm with you, RGB. I get it.

But I think the deal is that language has evolved to the point where 'unique' is used beyond meanings 1 and 2 onto the ideas in 2b and 3 - which is simply a new way of saying different, unusual, or uncommon. (or countless other synonyms)

So yeah, Kennywood is putting in a peculiar coaster with unusual features. (although those would be literal interpretations and a bit awkward)

In the end, my point was that it's not incorrect usage to give a modifier to the word, "unique" as a few of you were saying because it doesn't always have an absolute sense in modern use.


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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:28 PM
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Horrible PR work here, but the ride looks kinda nifty. It's already going in a park that is damn near perfect so as long as it doesn't ruin its surroundings I'll be happy to have shorter lines elsewhere.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:50 PM
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I really don't see the problem with "featuring many different features," and I don't think it is redundant. The words are being used as different parts of grammar.

It will be featuring i.e. showing, presenting, highlighting, including... this is a verb. Specifically a present participle, or gerund.

Many different features i.e. elements, characteristics, etc.... this is a noun.

It's the same root word, but they have "very unique" meanings. ;)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:53 PM
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I wouldn't call it "grammatically incorrect", but I might encourage the use of a thesaurus... :)


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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