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Kennywood Park

Discussion in 'Other U.S. Theme Parks' started by Mad Dog, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Joe

    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    Happy I stayed inside all day and played video games (needed a break after being busy for six weeks straight).
     
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    Are you still working the job out of Pittsburgh? ...It was so hot they had ice water stations set up everywhere in the park. Never saw that before. Good thing we left. A thunderstorm rolled in and hit them a bit ago. We're lucky here, the whole system missed us. Pittsburgh, with it's river valleys, ends up with really diverse weather.
     
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    Kennywood is announcing their new attraction today at noon. Here’s a livestream for it:

     
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    Guessing a Bermuda Blitz or Mack Launch as most likely, with T-Rex as the dark horse choice.

    Can't wait to see what Kennywood has in-store for today, as this should be exciting.
     
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    I have heard an S&S launched.
     
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    Confirmed for S&S, but it apparently has a lift hill.

    EDIT: 9 inversions, 195 ft inversion, largest S&S Project to date.

    EDIT 2: ...The coaster is Steeler's themed.
     
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    This has got to be the weirdest project I’ve ever seen. And that’s saying a lot.
     
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    This looks awesome! I hope the restraints are comfy.
     
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    As a Buccaneers fan, I’m really conflicted about this. DAMN YOU KENNYWOOD!
     
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    Amazing. The entire area of the park themed to the Steelers. I don't think anyone expected that. This is very impressive and will definitely drive attendance. Pittsburgh is very tribal when it comes to anything Steelers....This is pure marketing genius for a park that is largely regional, Steelers territory.
     
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    As a Seattle Seahawks fan, I am VERY CONFLICTED ABOUT THIS. :huh:
     
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    Alene just called and said to tell you to get up here for a few days next year so you can enjoy the Steeler Experience.
     
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    As a decent human being, I’m conflicted about this:bolt:
     
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    That looks RMC inspired.
     
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    Yeah. Especially when they were teasing “near by friends” and I thought it was Daniel Tiger.
     
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    This is getting fantastic positive feedback here in Pittsburgh. The "yinzers" are excited with the 3 acre themed Steeler area plus the adjacent Steeler themed coaster, the supreme invert of inverts. This is really something you would expect from Universal or Disney. A themed football land, like wow. People live & die with the Steelers here, they're that popular and that much of the social/cultural fabric.
     
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    I'd imagine some special Kennywood Terrible Towels will be for sale. Haha.

    Here is the Steelers press release.

    ‘Steelers Country’ coming to Kennywood
     
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    That's certainly a way to get an IP in haha
     
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    Looks like I may have to make a Pennsylvania trip next year. This looks REALLY good. It’s pretty clear S&S was heavily inspired by RMC. That has got to be the most unusual first drop I’ve ever seen.

    I recall back when people suggested Uni should have a football IP to their parks. Funny to see a park actually do that.
     
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