SkyBreak95 wrote:Im planning on hitting up Kennywood this upcoming Saturday. Our company will leave on a bus at 6am and we will arrive at the park around opening. And we will be their until 6pm. Any trip advice, I'm a first-timer here.
The three rides I want to ride are
^That is four rides...
This is my personal wisdom, but ALWAYS ride the Jack Rabbit in the back. The airtime you will get on the double dip is absolutely INSANE. As far as I know, this ride always garners a line, but isn't that much of line, as the longest I've experienced is 10 minutes, but that could change because you are going on a weekend. Sky Rocket is an absolutely amazing launched coaster. It may not be the fastest, tallest, or do the most inversions, but this ride packs a punch. It is a Top 5 steel for me because the launch is just pure fun and the inversions are just awesome. The Phantom's Revenge is a pretty awesome hyper. Not the longest, but the ride is just awesome. Can't say anymore. I didn't ride Black Widow, but that thing looks pretty darn big!
You, also, need to drastically expand your list. First off, let's start off with adding the rest of the coasters (excluding Lil Phantom). You definitely should ride Thunderbolt and the Racer. The Exterminator is also a good ride, but it isn't a must ride like Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt is easily one of the best wooden coasters I have ever ridden. You get some awesome G's on that ride. The Racer isn't much of a ride, and I'd recommend riding it in the back, as the front isn't very exciting. The Exterminator is a pretty cool indoor spinning wild mouse. It has some pretty nice theming and sometimes you cannot even see what is going on!
Also, it would be good to ride two of Kennywood's water rides: Log Jammer and Raging Rapids. The Log Jammer is an older log flume that doesn't get you super wet, but the drops are pretty fun. Raging Rapids is an amazing rapids ride that gets you very wet. It is also really fun when someone, jokingly, flips out about getting super wet (AKA my dad). You could also do the Pittsburg Plunge (Shoot-the-Chutes), but if you are only going to do one of those soaking water rides, do Raging Rapids.
Kennywood also features many other attractions that are just pure fun. If you've never ridden a Whip or just love Whip rides, the Whip is located near the entrance of the Exterminator and is fun every time. SwingShot (S&S Screamin' Swing) is located near the Pittsburg Plunge and Wave Swinger. If you never have ridden a Bayern Kurve, the park also has a Bayern Kurve that, to me, seems like it is broken down a lot. The park also features two older flats very close to each other, the Kangaroo and Paratrooper. The Kangaroo is an amazing flat ride and I believe it is the only one of its kind operating in the world, so this is a unique experience. Since Auto Race reopened, you could possibly take a spin on that, but I wouldn't recommend it till you ride some of the other rides, like the very well done shooting ride, Ghostwood Estate. This ride features a pretty cool pre-show, but the downside is that it slows down the line. Another great ride is Noah's Ark. Noah's Ark is an award winning walkthrough dark ride. It is the 2011 winner of the Golden Ticket Award for Walkthrough/Fun House attractions.
These are just my recommendations for Kennywood, but I hope you have a great time at Kennywood. It is one heck of a park!