Opening day photos added to Kennywood Boulevard

Posted Tuesday, April 23, 2002 4:54 AM | Contributed by cernelli

No major attraction debuted at Kennywood this season, but plenty of improvements have been made to the park. Some of the more major improvements include: two train operation on Phantom's Revenge, a refurbished Flying Carpet, and a new themed area called Pirate's Cove.

Check out the opening day photographs in our gallery and don't forget to stop by the forums and read one of the many opening day trip reports.

Link: Kennywood Boulevard

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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 6:28 AM

Any further word on the Phantom Revenge tunnel or concrete walls?

Also, what is the Pirate's Cove? What rides would that include?


Tuesday, April 23, 2002 7:13 AM
The "channel" is now lined with concrete walls that enhance the experience flying through. There are also a few I-beams over this channel now. It would be a fairly simple matter to cover this now if Kennywood decided they wanted to do so, but personally I LIKE the open-top channel.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 3:33 PM

I say keep the rafters. Adds a beter headchopper effect. If it was a tunnel, it'd just be 1 headchopper. With the rafters, it makes for multiple, therefor causing the entire train to duck, heh heh.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 3:43 PM
They told us at KennyKon last year that the tunnel isn't going to happen.
Tuesday, April 23, 2002 6:01 PM

Geez, wish I was there!

Tuesday, April 23, 2002 6:31 PM
I was there on Saturday. It was a great day to go because of the morning rain that kept people from going until the afternoon. This was my first time at KW since PR was built. I really love the new trains and layout-A major improvement. Only had a few problems with downtime.
Tuesday, April 23, 2002 6:32 PM
I like the Racer 75th logo because it looks very modern, but it looks like a red and blue sperm.
The word "definitely" is definitely the most misspelled word on the buzz.
Tuesday, April 23, 2002 7:22 PM

Well, I like how Kennywood's website still advertises Phantom's Revenge with a tunnel!! :(

How well themed is the Pirate area?


Tuesday, April 23, 2002 7:34 PM

I said the same thing Intamin Fan, it wasn't what came to mind at first, but half way through the day I realized it. Still nice banners though.

Zar: Except for a few specific area's Kennywood's web site isn't updated to often. Aside from the area directly surrounding the Pirate, there isn't any theming, but that may change. Over on KB's boards there's talk of water geysers being added, although they will not be getting riders wet. Interesting stuff.

Joe Cernelli
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Wednesday, April 24, 2002 7:21 AM

LOL at the Racer sperm.

Now that is funny!

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