I just heard on my local Pittsburgh newscast that Kennywood is expanding their entrance to the park,and is starting construction on a new ride after Freight Nights are over. They said it is hopefully supposed to be ready opening day 2005. Does anyone else know anything or have heard anything about this? Maybe they will finally get a "new" coaster.
Well, according to KDKA, they are doing $2 million in improvements, new entrance, etc, so if they are getting a new ride, it's probably a flat. I know that the carousel is getting a complete overhaul and some rides (*cough* PittFall *cough*) will be getting a paint job.
I've noticed a few new things already that just happen recently. Auto Race got a new pait job. It's now yellow instead of purple. At first I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me but my co-workers noticed the same things. Another new adddition is new wood on the shooting gallery(is that what its called) The "Shooting Gallery" is the game between Log Jammer and Racer. If you look up at the wood it appears to be new. Or maybe they just re-stained it. I have also heard about new entrance too. They are also making the Taco stand(next to racer) bigger(for next year). Also heard they are adding a new seating area(next year) where the fountain is in front of the train. Of course kpjb can shine some more light onto this subject.
Nice to finally see restrooms added to that side of the gates. Always confused me why they didn't have restrooms for guests waiting for the park to open. I also like the idea of having a seperate line for guests with tickets bought before hand.
I really don't know how they would change it. Maybe make the exit smaller? Maybe move the exit completely and make all of that the entrance? I guess there are alot of possabilities but i really don't know how they will do this yet.