Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby chickenbowl » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:46 am

That name is soo bad.

"You've ridden Steel Vengeance, but have you ridden Steel... CURTAIN?!?!" :lmao: :lmao: At least some locals will know what that's referencing, but it sounds really lame to my ears.

As far as the coaster/layout goes... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I hope it tracks well I guess? The inversion-heavy layout doesn't excite me too much. S&S doesn't have a great track-record recently in terms of delivering prototype rides on time, so... good luck :p

Rumors of Intamin Blitz and Ravine RMC set me up for disappointment I suppose. It will look great to the GP though.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby HeyItsKrabs » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:46 am

jarmor wrote:Saving the ravine for RMC???


I thought the original plan was an RMC in the ravine, but the ground was too unstable for the footers, no? I doubt we'll ever see something in the ravine to be honest.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby pryonisys » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:47 am

coasterbill wrote::lol: In all seriousness the ride looks amazing and it's awesome to see something totally unique and innovative. Obviously we can't wait to ride it and the theme won't impact our enjoyment of the ride in any way but like... the Steelers :lol: :lol: :lol: ?

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:49 am

So how much of the coaster/area did the Steelers pay for? 50%? That's some REALLY heavy theming for Kennywood.

Don't really care about sports so the name is weird, but I can see how it would really appeal to the locals and this is mostly a locals park so makes sense.

Ride looks very different, should be interesting to see once it's actually under real construction.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:50 am

chickenbowl wrote:"You've ridden Steel Vengeance, but have you ridden Steel... CURTAIN?!?!" :lmao: :lmao: At least some locals will know what that's referencing, but it sounds really lame to my ears.


I get it from the outside looking in but trust me, almost EVERYONE in the northeast associates the Steel Curtain with the Steelers... even those of us that hate them (raises hand). It's actually a pretty cool name in context, and 99% of their guests will know exactly what it means.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:50 am

chickenbowl wrote:S&S doesn't have a great track-record recently in terms of delivering prototype rides on time, so... good luck :p

What's so "prototype-ish" about this ride?
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby philthephorce » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:52 am

jarmor wrote:Saving the ravine for RMC???


One can only hope! But this is such a huge investment (I'm guessing) it won't be until 2035 when that happens.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:52 am

Reading the chat during the livestream just reminded me why I absolutely despise most "enthusiasts". Ugh.

I personally couldn't care less about the Steelers theme but I have to admit it makes a lot of sense both from a hometown pride perspective and hopefully from a monetary standpoint as well. On the other hand, as soon as I mentioned this to my best friend, he immediately made plans to go back as he's a lifelong Steelers fan. So that's one person caught by the marketing bug!

The layout looks absolutely mental and I can't wait to ride it. Also, if they manage to make this a 48" height requirement as they were speculating during the press conference, I'll be amazed.

I really hope that S&S can get their game face on and build this without any significant issues. I know there's been a lot of problems in the recent past with Gale Force, Merlin's Mayhem, and the reliability of the free spins. Hearing that they're manufacturing all the track here in the US is a good start to that.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby JT325 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:52 am

Vonni wrote:Will it have OTS restraints?


I sure the heck hope not.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Taylor Finn » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:54 am

Yeah, I imagine the Steelers absolutely paid a pretty penny to enhance the area itself. The coaster is absolutely mental, just not my taste to have 9 inversions. It should look neat over the midway area!

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