Thursday, July 12, 2001 6:55 PM
1) What's the oldest ride? The site says that the old mill is the second oldest (but also says that it was built in 1902 and is celebrating its 100's b-day in 2001). Is it the old mill?
2) Does someone have a pdf or jpeg of the park map?
Thursday, July 12, 2001 7:01 PM
To my knowledge, the Old Mill is the oldest ride in the park. The oldest building is the old carousel building, which opened with the park in 1898.
For a 2000 park map, go to: http://www.coastertown.com/Other/Kennywood/
Honestly, you really don't need a map since the park is just one big circle. If you need a map when you get to the park, stop by at Guest Services and they'll give you a Xerox copy of an outline of the park.
Thursday, July 12, 2001 7:15 PM
I would compare the shape of Kennywood to a baseball diamond. Even though it's a small park, they still have a lot of rides, and I'm surprised they don't have a map posted anywhere.
*** This post was edited by Intamin Fan on 7/12/2001. ***
Friday, July 13, 2001 5:42 AM
Intamin Fan said:
"I would compare the shape of Kennywood to a baseball diamond. Even though it's a small park, they still have a lot of rides, and I'm surprised they don't have a map posted anywhere.
I don't quite see how it compares to a baseball diamond . . .
Anyway, the park is not huge, so you can just wander around and easily hit everything. There ARE maps posted in the park. One of them I know is near the carousel. You can also pick up a (very simple) map from Guest Relations.
Friday, July 13, 2001 11:53 AM
I'm not really worried about finding my way around. I just like to look at maps and think about the park. You know...get 'hyped' on it. Thanks!
Friday, July 13, 2001 6:08 PM
The oldest operating
ride in Kennywood is indeed the Old Mill, 100 years old this year, but the second ride installed at the park.
ride was a non-jumping carousel which was housed in the current carrousel food court building.
Why do I smile at people who I'd much rather kick in the eye?
-The Smiths...(and me)
Saturday, July 14, 2001 6:41 AM
kpjb: Thanks for clearing that up!
janfrederick: Have a great trip! You won't get lost in the park, and you'll have a lot of fun! Say hello to Laughin' Sal for me!