Removed the link since it seems I cant link to Thrill Network which is where the above information came from. *** Edited 8/29/2005 2:31:27 AM UTC by eightdotthree***
All of the buildings in Lost Kennywood were modeled and designed after the architecture at other local, but now defunct, parks. The Pizza Pavilion was West View Park's carousel building. The gift shop building was the entrance building to one of the Ohio parks I believe.
The main entrance to Lost Kennywood is a reproduction of the grand entrance to Luna Park, which was in Pittsburgh's Oakland section. On that building, due to the time it was built, were the words "Pittsburg's Luna Park." This is directly recreated for Pittsburg's Lost Kennywood today.
The Pittsburg Plunge is spelled similarly for continuity, and not in reference to any other place or ride.
*** Edited 8/29/2005 4:26:46 AM UTC by kpjb***
I love the stuff about the construction of the Pittsburgh roads and interstates. Actually I am trying to find out what kind of drugs they were on when they constructed the suburban and residential roads. ;-) (Sorry, Katie....LMAO).
*** Edited 8/29/2005 8:58:13 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
I had to crack up when I was heading to Kennywood from 376 the other day and encountered that totally f***ed up intersection (in Swissvale I believe?)
The one with the right turn, the straight that kinda went to the right, straight that kinda went to the left, the sharp left and the almost U-turn left. I got in the sort of straight/left/U-turn lane. Luckily I chose the right one.
I'm willing to bet that's the ONLY sign of that kind that exists anywhere in the state... but then again, this is Pittsburgh. There's probably 50 more intersections with the exact same layout.
The last time I visited the area was in early August coming back from Williams Grove. I had Mapquest directions from Williams Grove to Katie's apartment. I THOUGHT I was ok.
It told me to get off the last exit on the Turnpike, which I did and told me to get on route whatever (don't remember exactly) but once I got off the exit there was a totally different Rt.
Anyway, I didn't know where the F I was going so I looked at my map. I somehow ended up on Rt. 28 I think, ended up downtown, but managed to find 376 again. Once I got off the Homestead exit I got confused again with the "three exits take the second one" and ended up getting turned around and lost again. LOL!
The Homestead/Squirrel Hill area is nuts. LOL! Maybe next time I will finally get it right, er, right right.
DON'T TRUST MAPQUEST!
*** Edited 8/30/2005 12:02:26 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
This one was hilarious, would even talk back to you and get all upset if you made a wrong turn. It was right on the money though.
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