Kennywood's Pitt Fall listed for sale

Friday, September 16, 2011 10:26 AM
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This is what's new... ;)

"In December, the park is expected to kick off its first ever Kennywood Holiday Lights festival"


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Friday, September 16, 2011 8:21 PM
LostKause's avatar

The rides that they remove seem to be rides that I really like. The parks old giant Ferris wheel was awesome. Now it's gone. Old Mill was pretty freekin' cool. Now it's Garfield's Nightmare, a ride that I used as a punishment when I was babysitting at the park. Pittfall was known as one of enthusiast's favorite drop tower. Gone.

I can't think of anything they can put in that will be better.


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Friday, September 16, 2011 11:03 PM

TGG woodie.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:04 PM

Maverick. ;)

I am really disappointed now that I didn't get to ride Pittfall this past summer (my first visit ever to Kennywood). It looked great, but the capacity seemed low and the line was LONG.

With all that they had to experience there, we didn't have time. Hopefully they replace this with a high-capacity drop tower...world's tallest floorless tilting gyro drop...drool.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:20 PM
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I doubt that they will replace a drop tower with a drop tower, but I don't know for sure.


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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:26 PM

James Whitmore said:
This is what's new... ;)

"In December, the park is expected to kick off its first ever Kennywood Holiday Lights festival"

A 251-foot tall aluminum Christmas tree with the world's largest rotary color wheel honed in on it.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 1:45 AM

They are not getting another coaster, nor will it be another drop tower.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:39 AM
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A ride that would fit nicely in that footprint- 'teh seeker wind'. They seem to be all the rage these days.

Last edited by BullGuy, Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:39 AM

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 9:07 PM
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RatherGoodBear said:

A 251-foot tall aluminum Christmas tree with the world's largest rotary color wheel honed in on it.

Close. We're painting it silver and billing it as the world's largest Festivus pole.

There will be feats of strength and airing of grievances nightly.


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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11:05 PM
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Kennywood made a statement early on that the ride would be better than Windseker.


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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11:16 PM
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Kennywood never made that statement. It was made by someone outside the company.


Hi

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 3:36 AM

Jason Hammond said:
Kennywood made a statement early on that the ride would be better than Windseker.

While pleasant enough, Windseeker is not really a golden standard to compare other rides to. Regardless if that came from a legit source, that statement doesn't exactly amp me up. :)

Last edited by Jeph, Thursday, September 22, 2011 3:37 AM
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Thursday, September 22, 2011 8:20 AM
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I sit corrected

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11172/1155159-56.stm

That being said, the way he said it, it sounded like he was aware of what Kennywood was looking for in their next ride.


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Thursday, September 22, 2011 9:57 AM

It could just be an enormo Star Flyer.

Regardless of the ethos behind that quote, a chair swing on a 380ft high stick would definitely fit in the "better than Windseeker category" in my book.


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Thursday, September 22, 2011 4:31 PM

He was aware of what Kennywood was looking for. If they enitre interview was listed, it would have been understood better by the public much clearer. IRM was not negating the Windseekers. IRM was referring to a more agressive style ride that was not in the neighboring marketplace.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:44 AM

kpjb said:Close. We're painting it silver and billing it as the world's largest Festivus pole.There will be feats of strength and airing of grievances nightly.

I'm down, where can I sign up?

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Thursday, September 29, 2011 11:43 AM
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Airing of Grievances? I've had a lot of problems with you people! ;)

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Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:59 PM

SERENITY NOW!!! Oh, wrong episode. Oops.


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Saturday, October 1, 2011 11:49 PM

Jeff, where's the +1 button for individual posts again(*)? kpjp gets post of the thread this time...

(*) I know the actual real arguments behind such a button and agree, but in this case I found myself wanting one.


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