If I remember correctly, after Kennywoods Steel Phantom was torn out, there was alot of speculation towards loops being added to kennywood in 2003. Some of this talk involved a terrain inverter. Is the coaster ever going to debute?
The thing you people are saying is that they were Rumors. Rumors are exactly what they are. I don't see them happening. For next year, my guess would be a few flats and possibly a kiddie coaster. Wild mouse anyone?
I heard that rumor to. Personally, I would like to see one of those Intamin 10 or 8 loopers at Kennywood. It could use the revine behind the Racers and they could make it try for the tallest inverted coaster in the world. Or they could try to see if Morgan would build a looper, and put it off the roof of the Exterminator.
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The only spot that I heard the "rumor" going into would be the land beside Exterminator that the park owns. That's going to require some demolition work before they went into that area though, so with the installation of the Huss ride, I doubt we'll see much for a few years, money-wise.
Not that I have a problem with that though. I loved Phantom's loops, and I'd love to see them (loops) return. I keep thinking I read somewhere during the whole "Why's the Phantom going?" crisis that they were intending to leave the PR low in the area of the former loops because that would be the ideal site to put in loops in the future - i.e. use the space behind Exterminator for the looper. But, I think that its going to require a lot of planning for another steel coaster to make it into the park, simply because they're going to have to bury it behind other things and utlize that ravine again. It's too much of an asset not to, and KWs feel would be ruined if another monster steel structure were to rise, say from behind Log Jammer or something. Keep it all up in the "thrill corner" of the park and it makes sense though.
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Even though it's nice to see new rides at Kennywood, I still like it all old and classic. I just loved that feeling the first time walikng into that park and riding all those classic rides. Probably one of the best traditional amusement parks in the industry.
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Kennywood and Blackpool are said to be similar traditional parks, and if Blackpool is anything to go by, it could be a while before another major coaster be installed at Kennywood. Blackpool's last coaster investment was 1994..! Its always nice to see new rides at parks but if the park can get the visitors without investing in major coasters, why spend the money? You can have a highly profitable park and the GP don't compalin like enthusiasts about the lack of new coasters. They're quite happy with a sling shot or skycoaster.
If you look through Kennywood's history you will see the park goes through long periods of time where they focus on current park improvements. The only reason Kennywood has been adding major new attractions every couple years is to stay in competition with other local attractions that have been built around the Pittsburgh area. I have a feeling that Kennywood is planning for the future, but at this time, making improvements to the existing park. I only see flat rides as the new major attractions for a couple more years. I'd say look for a coaster in 2008 or later. Though it would be nice to see a new coaster and Kennywood has enough money, you can asure yourself that money is not the issue.
I've heard of the B&M invert or Setpoint water coaster in the area behind the t-bolt and right next to the Exterminator, soemthing culd fit there, possibly something alittle smaller than Talon, I heard it for the 2004 season. I've even heard about moving the parking lot up the hill, a number of stores have closed down and KW does own a few of the them, like the old Hills where they stored the mazes and theming for PFN. ------------------ The Jokes on You!! Ha Ha
Phantom Tails - Kennywood does add new attractions yearly, but has it occured to you that Kennywood does not add *major* new attractions at the same pace as many other corporate parks?
Since 1991 its been between 3 and 5 years between *any* new coaster, and it was an 11 year gap prior to 1991's Steel Phantom. Its been two years since the Phantom makeover. I could be wrong but I wouldn't bet on another major new coaster for another few years.
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