Kennywood makes line-up chances in rides, staff

Posted Monday, March 17, 2003 4:00 AM | Contributed by g_dog

In the 2003 season, beginning April 26, 2003, Kennywood will unvail its newest area to the park, the Volcano Valley. It includes the Pirate, the Volcano and the King Kahuna. Volcano was formerly named the Enterprise. King Kahuna, Kennywood's newest ride, is a Top Spin. The Volcano Valley will open on April 26, 2003. The new ride, King Kahuna is located where the bathrooms next to Noah's Ark were. They were removed, and new ones were added. Also, the Roll-O-Planes and mini-golf course were removed.

Also new in 2003, The Ham on Rye Theatre, a virtual reality interactive gaming zone. It will not be open until the beginning of May.

Kennywood will extended their Phantom Fright Nights after having enormous success with the event last year.

In the management ranks, Harry W. Henninger will remain as chairman of the venerable family operator of amusement and water parks, while Pete McAneny, who has served since 1995 as general manager of Kennywood Park in West Mifflin, becomes president, the company said Friday.

For more on staff changes, see The Tribune-Review.

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Monday, March 17, 2003 8:10 AM
Any updates on whether or not Kennywood will ever finish the tunnel on Phantom's Revenge? They made the concrete sides last season, but I am curious if they will finally cap it off.

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Monday, March 17, 2003 9:43 AM
Probley not;)

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Brenton

Assistant Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard

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Monday, March 17, 2003 10:25 AM
Maybe the task of building the tunnel has proven to be to dangerous, or maybe it costs to much?

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Monday, March 17, 2003 11:12 AM
I doubt the tunnel is a cost problem. Im thinking its more of a mantinence issue, tunnels make it harder to inspect the track in that area and such...I would still like to see it put in though, not that its bad the way it is. They should also add an On-Ride Photo...im sure it would be profitable.

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Monday, March 17, 2003 11:52 AM
What did they do w/ the roll-o-planes?
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Monday, March 17, 2003 12:53 PM
My guess probley is that the reason there is No tunnel is look how short of a tunnel it would be and look how fast you go, you wouldn't even notice you went under a tunnel;)

Wolf: Roll-o-planes are up for sale I do believe

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Brenton

Assistant Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard

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Monday, March 17, 2003 1:29 PM
The tunnel is finished. It won't have a cap for a few reasons, cost wasn't one of them.

The ROP is for sale. Make an offer. We'll take cash or trade for a B&M invert.

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Monday, March 17, 2003 6:40 PM
I'm amazed that people are still asking about the tunnel, but at least the "inverted camelback" talk has died down. :) Personally I love the way it is now and I think it'd be a great place for on ride photo, if they decided to put one in.

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Joe Cernelli
Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
Phantom's Revenge Count: 104

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 1:51 PM
The top spin is relocated from lake compounce which was removed to put the flyers in it's place.
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