kennywood trip

Wednesday, July 23, 2003 8:41 PM
I am currently planning a trip to Kennywood and I want to know if it is possible to thoroughly explore the park in one day.

I already know I want to ride the Phantom's Revenge and the Thunderbolt but what else should I plan to do there? Any tips would be helpful. I'm planning to go in August so i know the lines will be long but any day plans would be greatly appreciated.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 8:44 PM
lines are usually small enough, and the park is small enough to ride and see most of everything. get there early and leave late, you should be fine.

im going friday all day, i will report how the crowd is.

dont miss the other woodies, exterminator, or any of the dark rides. and try and ride phantom at night..

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 3:06 AM
I was at Kennywood last Saturday and the park was somewhat busy due to a company outing but still the lines were not that bad.

You can easily explore the whole park in one day. Kennywood is a mid-sized park and the rides are close together.

I do suggest riding Exterminator but get to it early as it is quite popular and lines will be a little longer than most rides come mid-afternoon.

Have a great time.

X Factor

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 4:14 AM
Even on most company picnic days, you can do the entire park twice over in one day (including food and games if that's your thing!) There's a lot to do, but a "long line" at Kennywood is 20 minutes. The only times I've ever experienced more than that were Phantom Revenge's first year and the day that some genius scheduled Giant Eagle and UPMC (two of the biggest employers in the area) company picnics on the same day.

I'd recommend not missing Swing Around (above the stage) and the Kangaroo (the last "flying coaster" left in the world I believe) flat rides. The coasters are awesome, but the extensive flat ride collection can make your day. And take some time to just look at Lost Kennywood at night - its a gorgeous sight! If you need directions to the park, email me, I'll get ya there easier than Mapquest or the road signs will.

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 4:31 AM
And the dark rides... don't forget the dark rides. (not including Exterminator in this... that is a coaster in my book)...

Noah's Ark (walk through)... one of the last two (?) left in the world. A fun little walk through.

Old Mill: Either the oldest or next to oldest ride at Kennywood and one of the only (if not THE only) old mill type of ride left.

Gold Rusher: Okay... not scary, not state of the art, by today's standards... but still... its a "classic stype" dark ride at a major park (a rare find indeed).

Two other notables:

The Auto Racers: (I think that is their name)... old time type of car ride on a wooden track. Doesn't look like much, but a really fun ride.

Log Jammer: A more recent addition (when compared to some of Kennywood's classic rides), and basically your standard log flume... but a fun one with a unique little part at the bottom of the first drop... the water is "running" up hill in this little bunny hop type of thing.

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 4:49 AM
Don't forget the Turtles, one of only 3 operating tumble bug rides in the world (whatever happened to Whaloms?) and the Whip (is it the only 16 car Whip left?)

SFLAKE: Rye Playland has an Old Mill (runs underneath the Dragon Coaster). It was recently refurbished. I think there may be 1 or 2 others around as well. Rye's may be the only one that still features a mill chute. I used to love riding the old mill (Lost River) at Bertrand Island Park (NJ) when I was little.

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 6:18 AM
There are also "Old Mill" type rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Southport Pleasureland.

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 7:26 AM
Yeah, like X factor said ride the Exterminator first thing, or then your have to probley wait a good hour for the rest of the day;) Just like everyone else said basically, hit up the Turtle, Kangaroo, Whip, Noah's ark, and Old mill. But of course I would try to hit up all the rides that you can. Bayern Kurve I suggest not to many of those rides anymore, the Flying Carpet...I wouldn't miss that:)

I don't think the lines will be too bad in Augest when you go unless there's alot of company picnics that day. Fall Fanasty also runs from Augest 12th - 30th. So if you don't like to watch parades that's a good time to hit up some rides.

Hope that helps you!

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 7:59 AM
Everybody has summed it up pretty well. You shouldnt have to worry about getting everything done in one day, even if it is a busier day of the year. Be sure to get some french fries from the Potato Patch, located next to the thunderbolt. Voted best french fries in North America 7 years straight. Awsome.

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 8:07 AM
I pretty much agree with what's been said. But to sum it up, don't just go there for the coasters. Kennywood has the most extensive collection of classic, older rides anywhere in North America. All of the old rides are rare, some are unique.
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Thursday, July 24, 2003 1:01 PM
Thanks for the inside info. I'm planning to go on August 9th(I hope there isn't a picnic on that day). I'll be sure to go on the dark rides too. I was just worried about time because I have to drive from Cleveland but it seems like I'll have plenty of time to do it all in one day. What time does the park open anyway? I think i will take about 2 hours to drive there so i think I'll need to leave about 8:00 to get there for opening.

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Riding on top of the world with Cedar Point

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 1:20 PM
Ride openings doesn't happen until about 11 or 1130. Don't worry about getting there before that.

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 4:41 PM
yeah i agree w/ everyone here, dont worry about it, most of the time im there im wondering what to do...so i usually just power ride phantoms revenge! try the fried bats! ;)

*** This post was edited by coastingohio 7/24/2003 8:42:03 PM ***
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Friday, July 25, 2003 6:21 AM
Well since this is your first time visting Kennywood in my opinion I would get to the park at 10:30 (gates open) and explore the park a bit;)

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Sunday, July 27, 2003 1:43 PM
I was at the park this past friday, 07-25 and the girl at the lost and found (lost my keys) said it was one of the busiest days of the season, about 14,000 people. that said i was there from 11 - 11 and rode everything i wanted to + doubled and tripled the coasters.

my tips, get there at 10:30 - 11 and ride exterminator (1 hour wait at 4:00), pitt fall (20-30 minutes past 1:00), phantom's revenge (20-30 minute wait past 1:00) and racer (20-45 minute wait past 1:00.) everything else, jack rabbit, thunderbolt flats were up to 20 minutes once the crowd got there.

I rode all the above in the morning before it got crowded and was able to relax and enjoy myself without worry of getting on my favs.

also, make a plan to ride phantom's revenge at night as your last ride. the second drop under the tb is incredible in the dark, it looks like your falling into nothing!


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Sunday, July 27, 2003 4:20 PM
Something that you may agree on me with is that Kennywood is the backseat capitol of the world. I recommend riding all of the coasters there in the very backseat at least once. Enjoy your time off your seat,

-BB

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*** This post was edited by BBSpeed26 7/27/2003 8:22:29 PM ***

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Sunday, July 27, 2003 4:57 PM
Yes, you can do everything in one day. Like everyone has said, hit all the flats, and don't underestimate the kangaroo. The flats may look like kiddie rides, but they're not (unless you wander off into kiddie land) hit the aero 360 too, and do NOT spit out your chewing tobacco before the ride starts ( i saw a guy do it and he had to pick it up and wipe off the loading platform then got booted outt of the park) lines arent bad at all, and hit the train for a little history lesson and a great view of the mon.

Josh

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