Bayern Kurve was my favorite flat ride in any park. Every visit to Kennywood ended with a ride on it when possible. Sad loss.
Volcano had a unique, interesting theme that I loved.
Paratrooper's are a dime a dozen. Perhaps they will buy one that actually loads all at once.
Kangaroo was cute. I hate to admit that I don't recall ever riding it, and there was a point in my life that Kennywood was my home park, and I visited once or twice a year. I haven't been in a few years, and I had planned on taking a ride on it next time I go. Oh well.
They have removed more than a few classic rides over the last few decades. Rotor was a huge loss as well. The retheme of Old Mill was a loss, but it's back again, sort of. The Log Ride was a loss.
It seems like Kennywood loves to take out all the stuff that makes them unique. But not every park can be Knobeles.
I'm sure people wouldn't mind or even notice an extra dollar or two on their admission to keep these classic rides open.
I've heard rumblings that someone at Parques Reunidos does not like any attraction that wasn't built to TUV or ASTM standards. Then they bought the wrong park chain. The Henninger's and McSwigan families bought new rides once in a while, but also they took great pride in their collection of attractions that were at one time quite common, but became rare, to the point that the had the sole surviving example. It's also something that their patrons knew and appreciated.
Must be TüV; ASTM has a mechanism for allowing service proven designs and practices. These rides are *certainly* service proven, and I am not sure there are any ways in which the Kangaroo does not comply with F2291-20 anyway!
—Dave Althoff, Jr.
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