Kennywood to Announce Wednesday

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:19 AM

A coaster would be nice, I suppose, but I'm still waiting for season passes to show up.

Followed by some kind of FOL access so I don't have to wait 25 minutes while they run one train on Phantom. (and to help with the crowds season passes would draw, of course :) )

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 9:40 AM

A better way to deal with the crowds would be to...get this...run both trains on the Phantom!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 9:49 AM

You guys are all wrong. They are bringing the Laser Loop back, just like they resurrect everything else from the past.

I agree with Dave about Phantom, run both trains from the start of the day. Same goes for Thunderbolt too.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 9:54 AM

You have to admit, though, loriu they do have a winning strategy. Why buy a new ride when you can just drag the Bayern Kurve/Wave Swinger/Enterprise/Wipeout/Tri-Star out of storage and promote that as the new attraction? It's brilliant!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:01 AM

Eurofighter it is!

http://www.palaceentertainment.com/kennywood/NEWfor2010.html

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:08 AM

Heh, another ride my wife won't ride with me... These rides seem cool, never been on one.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:19 AM

It's not a Eurofighter, its made by Premier...

No detailed layout yet but looks to be a tight footprint. Too bad no POV, but really, that No Limits "animation" was horrible that they kept referencing. I would of done it for them free, and much better :)

Looks like I will have some type of motivation to drive the two hours to KW again...

Last edited by SteveWoA, Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:22 AM
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:21 AM

Thats not a Eurofighter. Its either Priemier or Mack

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:23 AM

It *IS* Premier, it says so right in the media release.

"Kennywood’s new launch coaster is proudly built in the U.S.A. by Premier Rides of Millersville,Maryland. The project is expected to be complete in May of 2010."

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:27 AM

My fault. I saw the video and saw what looked like a Eurofighter-like design (its only seen for about 2 seconds). The rest seems like used footage of already operating rides and a poor animation with generic roller coaster track. Thanks for clearing it all up.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:30 AM

Was a name for the ride given in the media release?

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:30 AM

Cool steve, I can't get the PDF as somethings wrong with my puter and SP2 will crash it. Ya gotta have SP2 to get adobe.Can you post some more info from the press release?Thanks.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:35 AM

^^No, it says the official name and logo will be released in the coming weeks. It also states that the Turnpike will be reinstalled somewhere else in the coming years.

Tom

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:59 AM

From the press release:

Kennywood’s new launch coaster will feature many exciting and unique features including three inversions and a 0-50mph launch in three seconds! After the high-speed launch, riders will experience a vertical ascent to 95ft before a brief cliffhanger pause at the top and a 90-degree drop into a maximum G-force pullout. The riders then enjoy extended airtime as the train races into an inverted top hat element, passes into a barrel roll and goes vertical again through a twist up leading to another pause.

Riders experience a second vertical free fall followed by another maximum G-force pullout on the way into a highly banked fan curve. After a traditional corkscrew, a curve to a zero gravity hill, and a series of wave turns, riders finally return to the station.

The new roller coaster will be placed in the current location of the Turnpike, a ride that has been at Kennywood since 1966. Guests will only have to say ‘see you later’ to the Turnpike since plans are already underway to bring back the ride in the near future. The Turnpike’s final day of operation will be Aug. 16, 2009.

Track Length: 2100 feet
Maximum Speed: 50 mph
Ride Time: 65 seconds
Number of Trains: 2
Number of Cars Per Train: 2
Number of Riders Per Train: 12

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 11:16 AM

It looks like Mr freeze.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 11:23 AM

Poor Gonch has to wait 25 minutes to ride a roller coaster. He can't pay off the park to cut in front of everyone. Boo hoo.

I thank KW for not holding their rides at ransom, and not blackmailing their valued guests. I will visit regularly because of this.

Cool new addition! Capacity looks pretty bad, and the video is cheesy, but I'm happy that the park is getting a new coaster!

This ride is going to be packed due to it's location.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 11:33 AM

Sounds like a winner. I'm guessing based off of the animation that it will be lap bars???

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 11:41 AM

That video was a real mish-mash. At first is looked like a Gerstlauer vertical drop coaster, then it looked like an Arrow looper, then it was Mr. Freeze, I even saw a Vekoma boomerang tossed into that video.

Sounds like a great ride but I will have to use my imagination to figure out what this 'double-mocha-shot non decaf rip roarin caffeine rocket' is gonna look like! ;)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 12:15 PM

The ride will be over before you get that out DejaVuNitro.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 12:37 PM

I hope that we can assume lap bars by virtue of the fact that it is Premier Rides.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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