It's a small thing but the changes to the parking and entrance plaza are so needed. It doesn't feel "good" walking through the parking lot to the entrance so I am so happy they are improving that experience. Another big improvement that I love is the beer garden. They charge $12 per (large) beer and you were forced to sit in a dirty space on old picnic tables enclosed with ugly temporary fencing. Again, it just didn't feel good. I hope they manage to stick to the renderings.
Bites and Pints is also back along with what sounds like a smaller version for the spring. My wife and I attended Bites and Pints 3 times last year and really liked it. It's no Food and Wine but for Kennywood it was near perfect.
We already know about Kangaroo which looks awesome.
I'd rather have these sorts of changes than some random new ride for the next few years. I want to love Kennywood again!
PS: Phantom's Revenge's new paint looks really good.
Honestly I am encouraged to see this. The Kennywood experience has really tanked in the last ten years or so. I feel like this is the park absolutely addressing the fact that they need to do better.
Did Bites and Pints this year on the 4th if July and liked it.
Im surprisingly okay with the new paint on Phantom. Loved the old scheme. But the purple is cute.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
The purple and black looks really good in the sun light.
If that new Jack Rabbit entrance (it is Jack Rabbit, not JACKRABBIT as the rendering implies?) is done with real brick columns it will look spectacular. That's just a little longer than Magnum had to wait for a proper entry sign.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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