Kennywood in 2003

Saturday, January 25, 2003 7:44 PM
Kennywood this year is getting a Top Spin from Lake Compounce and has recently been named King Kahuna and the area around it being named Volcano Valley. SO is anyone excited about Kennywood this season?

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 7:47 PM

Nope. It will be nice to be back again but a used Top Spin will not bring in crowds.

Coasterman Mike

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 7:48 PM
That is gunna be awesome!

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My mind works in strange ways. Yeah with a chain driven lift hill and gravity.

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 8:19 PM

Well, most park goers won't know it's used, so the question is will a new flat ride bring in patrons? Not really, but it WILL be a decent addition. Of course, last year when people at the park were asking what Kennywood was getting, and I told them, they said "Wait, that sounds like that ride at Six Flags..."

So, it's a simple addition, but nothing earth-shattering. Oh well.

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 8:21 PM
well atleast its something, a new coaster would be nice but hey, a decent flat ride isn't too bad either especailly since there doin so much for that ride and theming the entire area

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The Jokes on You!! Ha Ha

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 8:31 PM

Maybe we'll see a new coaster next year, or the year after that? Who knows.

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My mind works in strange ways. Yeah with a chain driven lift hill and gravity.

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 8:39 PM
I forgot to mention just how stoked I was for those brandie new bathrooms! :)

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 9:00 PM

Anyone who is anybody in the industry is happy that an independent park is thriving without public money needed to operate. The ride is a great addition, and 99.99% of Kennywood guests don't know where Compounce is, so the ride is new to them. Yes, they have an identical one at Geauga Lake, so Kennywood thought the situation through by the book.

1. They have an under performing ride at a sister park. Do we sell, trade it in, or relocate it?

2. It is a teen ride, so it would be too much for Idlewaild, and not fit in at Sandcastle? Onward to Kennywood.

3. Geauga Lake had the first topspin in the US, and they did it right, with themeing to build excitement with the teens. Kennywood opts to theme, which they have mastered quite fast.

4. They now can do it better, with a totally rebuilt Pirate Ship, nautiucal games, and a new fried fish stand, and hey, Surf's Up! They now have an area that is larger than the Texas Tornado has at GL, and it now has optional attractions.

It will go along nice. Just think, a park of their size has no looping coaster or adult ferris wheel. And they still command the respect of everyone in the business.

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"Every Man Has Got to Know His Limitations"

*** This post was edited by Agent Johnson on 1/26/2003. ***

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Sunday, January 26, 2003 7:16 AM

Jokercoaster said:
SO is anyone excited about Kennywood this season?


I am always excited about Kennywood. In addition to having a great selection of rides, it is a living history museum and the finest remaining trolley park in the US. If your don't like great coasters, classic flat rides, great food, free parking and inexpensive admission, then go somewhere else.

Mike

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Sunday, January 26, 2003 7:28 AM
Kennywood is my "home park" even though I'm writing this from Lexington, Ky. We look forward all year to our annual Kennywood visits.

I was really hoping the big 2003 addition would be a giant ferris wheel of some sort. Barring that, I was hoping for a Ricochet wild mouse, or maybe one of the water coasters like Hershey and Carowinds has.

But we'll live with the Top Spin and hope for the best in 2004. We're just biding time 'til the big new coaster anyway, probably in 05 or 06.
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Sunday, January 26, 2003 7:35 AM
Kennywood already has a wild mouse ;)
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Sunday, January 26, 2003 7:54 AM
Honestly, I'm excited to go to Kennywood, hopefully on their opening day. I went last year and had an awesome time. Phantom's Revenge is definitely a top 10 coaster, their woodies kick ass and the employees are pretty friendly too. Definitely a smaller park that everyone should visit at least once. You might get hooked though! :)

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-Matt
2001 Magnum Crew

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Sunday, January 26, 2003 10:30 AM
I am excited about Kennywood, but not because of the Top Spin. I'm excited because i've never been there before and I finally convinved my boyfriend to take a trip out there.
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Sunday, January 26, 2003 10:32 AM

Trekker Park said:
But we'll live with the Top Spin and hope for the best in 2004. We're just biding time 'til the big new coaster anyway, probably in 05 or 06.


Don't hold your breath. You'll pass out.

Coasterman Mike

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Sunday, January 26, 2003 6:05 PM
The Enterprise is also supposed to have a new look to better fit the area, I wonder if a new name will go along with it, it should be cool to see how this area is done on opening day

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Sunday, January 26, 2003 6:08 PM

im pretty sure Kennywood wont be putting in a coaster for a long time....they really dont have the room, so theyd have to remove something....

and lets face it, all of their coasters are pretty popular, so i dont think that will be happening anytime soon. and all of the flat rides that take up a substantial amount of space, which is only a few, are popular as well....

time will tell:)

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Sunday, January 26, 2003 9:18 PM
And though Laser Loop and Phantom each spent a decade there, PR should last a lot longer given the fantastic ride it delivers and appeal to a wider range of ages. And though we love going upside down, Agent hit the mark. We'll be going here for years to come no matter what, and personally I couldn't ask for a nicer variety of attractions. We all know that a Topspin can give more than its share of a truly "loopy" experience.
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Monday, January 27, 2003 9:24 AM
I was told that the Enterprise will be renamed simply to Volcano, but what do I know...

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Joe Cernelli
Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
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Monday, January 27, 2003 11:29 AM
Aww no, they're not allowed to rename Enterprise! Then what will us stubbourn Pittsburghers call that type of ride? It'll always be Enterprise to me and I'm proud to say I know where Isley's used to be and where Horne's used to be ... ;) But I am pumped for a new ride and a "themed" area at Kennywood this year.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:43 PM
I think 'PittFall' was great name. Sort of reminded me of the $300-400 million in federal grants that the Univ. of Pitt flushed down the medical research toilet and was spent on an ailing athletic program and a very unethical president and other poorly run aspects of the university. Just my opinion.

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