Kennywood Thunderbolt Now Open!!

Saturday, June 23, 2001 4:32 PM
The Thunderbolt at Kennywood Park finally opened at about 1:22 today, June 23, 2001, after much delay because of the construction of Phantom's Revenge. Only 1 train is currently opperating but 2 train opperation will most likely occur tomorrow. Also, I'd like to note that it's much easier to hit one of PR's supports now, so Kennywood has padded the support to prevent any major accident from occuring, so make sure not to stick your hands out of the car, or you'll risk hitting the support. Other than that, all of Kennywood's coasters are now FINALLY open!

KPGuy *** This post was edited by KPGuy on 6/23/2001. ***
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 7:09 PM
Thunderbolt is my fave coaster at Kennywood (maybe until I ride PR, but who knows) so hearing that its open is great news for me, as I'll be there (hopefully) on July 10th. Hope I can catch a ride on the t-bolt then!

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AIM: Pritti Kittie
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 7:17 PM
I can see a lawsuit coming with this padded support beam.
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 7:31 PM
Finally!!

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Saturday, June 23, 2001 7:35 PM
I agree with Mamba!
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 8:11 PM
Actually, I think they padded the support so there wouldn't be a lawsuit. All I'm saying is that it will be really dangerous to stick your hands up at certain parts of the ride.

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Kennywood Insider's Guide
http://kennywood.coaster-mania.com
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 9:10 PM
I thought that the headchopper under the T-Bolt seemed a little closer when I rode PR. Oh well, just gotta keep my hands in the ride on that section, since I am pretty tall (6'3")

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The Pens will win the Stanley Cup in 2002!
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Sunday, June 24, 2001 6:04 AM
Of course, about a week after I go, LoL. At least I'll be back for KennyKon.

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MF Drops-22
SOB Rides-2
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Sunday, June 24, 2001 7:47 AM
When is KennyKon?

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Let the bears pay the Bear Tax, I pay the Homer Tax.
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Sunday, June 24, 2001 3:45 PM
Yippe! A classic finally reopens again!
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Sunday, June 24, 2001 4:27 PM
KennyKon is an ACE Western PA regional event held at Kennywood. I think it's July 14 or 15 this year.

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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