Kennywood attendance 2002 and what's new?

Tuesday, January 14, 2003 8:07 AM

Does anybody know how/if Kennywood's attendance has been affected by the expansion of Geauga Lake/SFWoA?

Also, are there going to be any additions at Kennywood for 2003? Since the demise of Kennywood Unlimited, I haven't been able to find a good source of information on my home park.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 8:24 AM

Kennywood is adding a Top Spin, formerly at Lake Compounce, on the former spot of the Boardwalk restrooms between Noah's Ark, Enterprise, and the park offices. The ride will receive theming as well.

Moosh

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 8:28 AM
Thanks Mamoosh! Will the theming include water?
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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 8:34 AM
i worked at the park and actually attendance was down this year....after the whip incident...but it began to rise towards the end of the season. Kennywood is also getting new bathrooms to replace the ones taken out new the spin out where the old golf course used to be.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 8:39 AM

From Screamscape... “it should be HOT - very HOT!”

And then you can find this Top Spin Firestorm-theme on Huss homesite... http://www.hussrides.com/52cTopSpinTheme.htm

That's my guess

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 8:55 AM
Wasn't this topspin supposed to go to Kennywood in the first place, and then just ended up at LC?
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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 9:07 AM

I am not aware of what the theming will be, sorry.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 9:46 AM

jimster03, go to www.kpconnection.com a fansite of Kennywood Park. Yes Kennywood's attendence did fall after the Whip accident, infact it was down some percent in July. Kennywood Phantom Fright Nights did help the attendence to go up though Lot's will be in store for the 2003 Kennywood season but your have to wait on April 26th to see

*** This post was edited by KpExpress on 1/14/2003. ***

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 9:55 AM
Well, if you're going to talk about Kennywood Fan Sites, CoasterBuzz has its own affilliate, Kennywood Boulevard.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 9:58 AM

They are also adding a Ham on Rye virutal reality system, much like the ones at Six Flags park around the country, there waterpark Sandcasdtle will be getting new slides and its rumered Idewild is also getting something wet, also there is another fan site for Kennywood called Kennywood Boulevard, http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com/
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Thursday, February 13, 2003 5:40 AM
The lower attendance factor wasn't due to the accident with the whip, but the hot uncomfortable weather. Even the enthusiast I am could barely stand the heat this year.
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Thursday, February 13, 2003 10:03 AM
Well I'm glad King Kahuna will have the water effects and a great theme, plus Enterprised being re-named Volcano, it should look really cool in its new theme. I'm also glad the RolloPlane is being removed, hopefullky and onride photo for PR will take its place.

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Thursday, February 13, 2003 10:31 AM
Jagged, if Kennywood's attendance (or lack thereof) was caused by the heat this summer, then why did some other parks in the area see steady/increased attendance?
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Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:31 AM

Well I'm glad King Kahuna will have the water effects and a great theme, plus Enterprised being re-named Volcano, it should look really cool in its new theme.

That area will be known as Volcano Valley. It will include 3 rides - the renamed enterprise (Volcano), the top spin (King Kahuna) and Pirate. But I just got that off of the official site :)

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Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:37 AM
Of course, being the huge fan of *olde-style mechanicals*, is Roll-O-Plane slated to move to another park? *please note hopeful sound*...I'd hate for it to be left to the elements..
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Thursday, February 13, 2003 12:26 PM
It's up for sale, gator... if you have a 3 phase 208 volt, 100 amp service in your backyard, it's all yours!

The Firestorm themeing is not what will be on our Top Spin. The hot thing was referring to the Volcano. The Kahuna will be themed in house.

The new bathrooms aren't going where the golf course was, they'll be next to the Potato Patch where Le Cachot was.

The drop in attendance most certainly was due to the Whip. You don't lose 40% of your business because it's hot. It was plenty hot and plenty busy before the storm ravaged the park.

There's a ton of stuff going on... pretty much every ride is having stuff done to it. Whether you notice it or not is another story.
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Thursday, February 13, 2003 5:34 PM
Attendence dropped that much! Wow! I know my parents wouldn't take some friends and myself until all the rides were checked out and said to be O.K., but I wouldn't think that would affect attendence that much. At times, Mother Nature can be a beeyatch.

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Friday, February 14, 2003 12:19 PM
It picked up by the end of the season, I'm not sure of the final numbers. At one point, though, it was off about 40%. It was still down even with the Fright Night numbers added in as far as I know.

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Friday, February 14, 2003 1:14 PM

The_Lost_Phantom said:
Attendence dropped that much! Wow! I know my parents wouldn't take some friends and myself until all the rides were checked out and said to be O.K., but I wouldn't think that would affect attendence that much. At times, Mother Nature can be a beeyatch.

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Sorry, but that kind of thing is the exact reason attendance was down. One thing happens(it wasnt a problem with the ride anyways) and everybody freaks out and thinks the whole park is unsafe.

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Friday, February 14, 2003 2:28 PM
I'm glad to hear that it did rebound slightly by the end of the year. It will probally be higher this year with the addition of King Kahuna and the theming of the new Volcano Valley area.

Only 71 days till Kennywood opens! :^)

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