My First Big Coaster Trip Part 3 (KW 5/24)

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Monday, June 7, 2004 11:15 AM
Day four Monday May 24

Got to Kennywood at 10. They opened at the gates at 1030.
Got in line for Phantom’s Revenge first. They opened it up about 11. Great ride. Only downside is that it is too short. That second drop is awesome. They were only running one train, but put the second one on later in the day.

Got a walk on ride on Pit Fall. They were only running two sides.


Thunderbolt was next. I didn’t hear them say the smaller rider should enter second, and Tim paid for that during the part of the ride that takes place by the Potato Patch. He got me back later in the day. . I guess that is why they don’t want single riders on that line due to the extreme lateral G’s.
Great ride, I loved the first drop out of the station. Only one train running here also. I think they put the second on one later in the day.


After some good fries from the patch it was off to Jackrabbit. The double dip drop in the middle was great.While waiting in line we saw the Elvis marching band.


Racer was next, although it was good, I would rate it the third best woodie in the park. I think the side that starts from the left side always wins.

Tim opted out of Aero 360. I enjoyed it. Loading on this takes forever. We did the Auto race, which was a very interesting ride. A bit of a tight fit for two adults.

I was surprised by the amount of people at the park. It seems there were at least twice as many people than were at Geagua on a Sunday. Lots of kids…which meant lots of F bombs and spitting. What is it with boys and spiting anyway?? I just don’t get it. I got spit on my White Sox hat sometime in the day.

Did the Gold run dark ride, and Noah’s Ark. The Ark was fun, except for some obnoxious kids who were in the same group as us screaming about how lame this was. Until we got to a room where some water effect wasn’t working. Then they started complaining that it wasn’t working.

Did Phantom again in the back. Great air time. Went to get a gyros. I asked for a yee-ros and was told they didn’t have that sandwich. I said, its on your board..and someone goes, oh you mean Gee-ros. I guess they don’t have the real greek joints like we have in Chicago where you have to order it the right way. Oh, the fried Oreo’s were great.

I did the whip and wipeout by myself. Both were fun. Didn’t the building for the whip here burn down?

Garfield’s Nightmare was next. The only nightmare was the god-awful wait in the heat. This is lame, and everyone in the park I heard talk about it said the same thing. Even the two employees who for some reason were on with us thought the same thing. I think we ended up waiting 45 minutes. Don’t wait for this.

After that we did the round of the four open coasters one more time. Exterminator was closed for some reason.

I really liked this park, aside from some extremely obnoxious kids. The area around the sky coaster was really impressive, as was the Lost Kennywood section. We left at about six to make the three-hour drive to Hershey. *** Edited 6/7/2004 3:16:46 PM UTC by ChiDan1972***

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Monday, June 7, 2004 6:14 PM
The Whip used to be covered by a large pavillion, that unfortunately blew over in a sudden, very severe storm (and sadly, a woman was killed in the process).

Glad you enjoyed my home park!

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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 6:13 PM
Sorry you missed out on the Exterminator, It is a great ride and a lot of fun.
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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 6:23 PM
Yeah, it just gives me another reason to come back sometime in the near future. That and the fried Oreo's.

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