Question about Kennywood.

Friday, May 1, 2009 7:06 AM

Are they offering the Giant Eagle discounts this year? I was going to go on opening day.. But I don't know if Giant Eagle is discounting tickets this year.. Thanks.

Friday, May 1, 2009 8:13 AM

I did some calling around and checked some websites.. I found out they still are and they are 23 dollars this year.. Opening day is tomorrow. I'll be there. I gotta get some arrow in before Magnums opening.. Woop.

Friday, May 1, 2009 8:17 AM has tickets for just $23 each.

Last edited by WOF Guy, Friday, May 1, 2009 8:18 AM
Friday, May 1, 2009 9:11 PM

Chris R said:
I gotta get some arrow in before Magnums opening.. Woop.

So, the Phantom's Revenge lift hill will do it for ya, then??

Friday, May 1, 2009 9:45 PM


Saturday, May 2, 2009 3:04 PM

You can also check out any Pennsylvania rest area on the interstates. A lot of times they have coupons for Kennywood.

Sunday, May 3, 2009 12:12 AM

Raven-Phile said:
[lift hill will do it for ya, then??

Well, you also get one drop and half a hill. Plus, you're riding in mostly (the parts that didn't completely suck) Arrow trains.

Sunday, May 3, 2009 11:04 AM

Didn't the first drop and climb to the second just recently get replaced with Morgan track?

I'm pretty sure all that's still Arrow is the lift.

Sunday, May 3, 2009 11:53 AM

Yessir, it most certainly did. Hence, my "lift hill" comment. :-D

Sorry, Andy.

Sunday, May 3, 2009 1:11 PM

Really? When did that happen?

Sunday, May 3, 2009 1:14 PM

During this off-season.

Sunday, May 3, 2009 1:26 PM

Pix? Is it pretty much exactly the same as before?

Sunday, May 3, 2009 2:31 PM

It looks pretty much the same as before (except that the track ties are now flat steel plate instead of box beam) but they totally screwed up the transition at the top of the second hill. I mean, they really butchered it. It's so badly wrecked up there that I predict that they will replace the top of the second hill for next season.

The Arrow track used to include the first drop, the flat valley after the first drop, the climb to the second hill, the right-hand turn at the top, and then it connected to the Morgan track for the ride down the long drop. Now, the Arrow track stops at the top of the lift hill. I think they might have reduced the roll just a little on the first drop, but it is OK. The valley after the first drop feels a little different, but again, it is OK. When you get to the top of the second hill, though, it rolls to the right a few degrees before rounding the curve, holds that attitude after the curve for a few seconds, starts down the long drop, and then rolls back to the left. The entire roll/unroll maneuver is just bizarre, is unusually violent, and rides like a huge mistake. It also completely screws up the airtime set-up for the second drop. I don't know what they were thinking, but I hope they are thinking of fixing it at the first opportunity.

Sorry, no pictures, but I was at Kennywood yesterday.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Monday, May 4, 2009 12:34 PM

I'm going to have to completely agree with you dave.. I rode in the back on my first ride in the morning. I was on the 3rd train after they transferred the 2nd train on. Right after we went over the top of the 2nd hill. I looked over to my friend Justin told him that didn't feel right at all. I go they changed the transition up there. It wasn't smooth at all. I looked at it when we got off and the track is banked when you get to the top of the 2nd hill then flatens out then banks into the drop.. It was real jerky. I rode it a 2nd time in the Twenty-one. It takes that little pop of air there away. I rode Thunderbolt quite a few times and I have to agree there too.. I loved it. It felt great. Jack Rabbits double down always amazes me.. I love that thing. I also got to ride Baryens Curve.. I absoultly loved it. The could have did without the loud horn. I always love going to Kennywood. I just feel like you get so much out of the park with not that much cost. I spend more on gas to get there then I do at the park. I like that. Now I can't wait to Magnum's opening day. :)

Monday, May 4, 2009 2:06 PM

Chris R said:
I also got to ride Baryens Curve.. I absoultly loved it. The could have did without the loud horn.

That horn is part of the pure Bayern Kurve (note the spelling) experience. It's the way that Anton Schwarzkopf intended the ride to be.

Last edited by Dutchman, Monday, May 4, 2009 2:16 PM

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