We know Kennywood has plans for expansion. Just wondering if any of you know anything about the plans, timeline, etc... All I know is what ive heard from the press, mainly the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Was wondering if anyone had any more information about plans for coasters, rides, expansion, timeline etc at Kennywood. Thanks!
Another article also said that Kennywood had been in contact with the guy who was largely responsible for Lost Kennywood's design and creation to develop ideas for the new land. Also at one of the ACE events around the time of the announcement, a Kennywood rep said that the park was interested in adding one new steel and one new wooden coaster (in no particular order, on no particular timeline, with no garauntees of either) as part of long-term expansion plans.
In short, and as is typical with any major future plans at Kennywood, your guess is as good as mine :)
Shuttle loopers suck, and I dont think theyd regress that far in the coaster technological world. They replaced steel phantom in favor of "new technology, and new rider interest" so I dont think they'll be getting a shuttle looper. An intamin implulse shuttle might be cool, but I wouldnt expect any vekoma boomerangs or anton shuttle loops. My question is tho, can kennywood get a B&M or Intamin built roller coaster or should we expect a cheaper crappy SLC?
Shuttle loopers suck? WHat what what?!?!?!?!? Bow down to Anton!
An Intamin impulse is a huge waste of money for what you get, especially for a small park that doesn't have loads of cash to throw around. I'd like to see a terrain suspended by Arrow, but they should shoot for some kind of looper to please the peeps. I bet a return of the Lazer Loop would be well-received.
How 'bout a Flying Turns? :) *** Edited 1/12/2006 5:43:06 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***
Peabody said: I'd take an Anton FLywheel over just about any shuttle out there!
ROFL Jeff, I saw that without looking at *who* posted it and thought it was MINE....and it is SO true! Mr. Freeze is the "next bestest" thing I've ridden in a shuttle coaster, but I think I'd *still* take Monte or GL...
I remember a rumnor a LOONNNGGG time ago that they wanted a Setpoint Swing Thing to be built over the Rapids. There is your steel coaster.
I would love to see a big twister somewhere for the wood. Something like Hershey's Wildcat or Thunderhead would be really cool.
I wish they would replace the Giant Wheel.
Is there any way they can expand into the parking lot? Maybe build a bridge from Lost Kennywood to go over the road, and put the entrance somewhere in the lot so that the tunnel could be in the middle of the park? Connect these Two areas. That's just one of my wild ideas.
Kennywood rules even without a new expansion. It's near perfect as is.
Exactly Apollo....I mean ok ive enjoyed some anton rides, but I hope Kennywood doesnt put in a shuttle ride at all....I think Intamin impulses are fun and if Kennywood chose to put one in, i'd have fun on it, but i'd be a little disappointed because of the terrain features the newly purchased land has to offer. a full circut ride, either steel or wood, who cares, that follows the terrain thru the wooded area as well as a nice new midway section of the park would be great.