Kennywood to build new launch coaster

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Kennywood to build new launch coaster

Postby Kozmo 1 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:31 pm

http://www.kennywood.com

Here's a pic of the layout:

http://www.postgazette.com/pg/09224/990324-455.stm

I'm bummed for 2 reasons...looks kinda like Fareinheiht only with a launch instead of a lift. I'm not really a fan at all of these gimmicky rides. I wish they would have done a B&M of somekind or even a GCI...so what if they already have 3 woodies

I'm also sad to see the turnpike removed even though they said it would be rebuilt. Can't wait until they actualy expand the park though...wonder if that's where they plan on putting them? I'm sad to see a classic ride go everytime they add something new. Wish they would have kept the hardware for Goldrusher too.

And on the topic or relocations...do they still have the Swing Around in storage?
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Re: Kennywood to build new launch coaster

Postby Yoshi » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:10 pm

I don't understand why these parks insist on building low capacity rides. 2 trains, 12 riders a train. Figure 11 riders going out a train, 1 dispatch a minute (that might be too generous) is 660 riders an hour. Lines are going to be just as bad if not worse than Fahrenheit's line usually is.
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Re: Kennywood to build new launch coaster

Postby Kozmo 1 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:53 pm

Yeah, I don't understand it either...I only rode Farenhiet once it was right after a rain storm so it was a walk on...would NOT wait in any major line for it. I understand they're trying to squeez something into a small space and what not...and I guess to the GP capacity doesn't matter if it has cool looking loops and crap they'll come to the park to ride it and wait in line even if it is lackluster to the enthusiast community.
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Re: Kennywood to build new launch coaster

Postby Yoshi » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:17 pm

I've only had 1 chance to ride it as well since it was 75 minutes when I was at the park and later got to 45 minutes and that was a slower day at the park. I'm hoping to take a trip in October on a Friday night to maybe have short lines for everything and to marathon SDL.

I think you are right about the GP waiting for this type of ride. Maybe for someone who only gets to parks a handful of times (2 - 3) a season a 1 - 2 hour line or more is worth it but I can't see waiting more than 15 - 20 minutes for most rides.
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Re: Kennywood to build new launch coaster

Postby Kozmo 1 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:07 am

A marathon on SDL sounds like a great idea right about now :)
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