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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Rill'o'beily » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:54 am

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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?

While it's more of a "regular looping coaster" it's still a first for S&S and Merlin's Mayhem is possibly the furthest thing from a prototype but it still had it's issues, not even mentioning galeforce which at the end of the day is just a launch coaster

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby chickenbowl » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:55 am

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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?


Lots of new hardware and systems for them - For example, I'm sure the trains will be a completely new design for S&S. They've also never built a coaster this large. I just can't help but look back at how GaleForce and Merlin's Mayhem went... *shudders*
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:56 am

Between this, Sky Rocket and Phantom's Revenge, Kennywood is definitely becoming the place with the most "wonderfully weird" coasters.

I think it's super-cool that they're tying the coaster together with a themed area. Looks fun!
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby AndrewA86 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:57 am

I love it! The layout looks pretty intense. I think I have to wear my “Mean Joe” (he hates that nickname) Greene jersey when I ride it.


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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Mrlittle » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:57 am

Such a strange layout but you got my attention enough that I want to ride.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby DirkFunk » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:57 am

The layout is totally bonkers. Love the theme and think it was genius to have a whole "Steelers Experience" with it akin to some of the ones I see other teams have (Wife and I did Barca FC's last year that's across from the Sagrada Familia - fun and great price of $0!) in that it is gonna draw people who aren't even interested in the rides to check it out.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Rai Fox » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:58 am

Several people have mentioned the Steelers paying for some of the themeing. IS that a thing that happens at all?

I'd imagine with how big their brand is in Pittsburgh, the park would have been willing to pay quite a bit to use that themeing; it's definitely going to bring a ton of locals in. The park is really benefiting from it; the Steelers are just getting a bit of an ego boost, and I'm sure a cut of the merchandise.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:00 am

^Sponsorship does come in the form of paying for some kind of promotion... Seems like this would qualify.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:00 am

Rai Fox wrote:The park is really benefiting from it; the Steelers are just getting a bit of an ego boost, and I'm sure a cut of the merchandise.


Yeah, but a 'cut of the merchandise' is probably enough to pay for the coaster!!! Sports clothing and memorabilia is crazy priced and any new outlet to sell their Steelers merchandise is worth a pretty penny.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Afterburn » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:01 am

So after Steal Vengeance we get SteCur? "I wanna ride Sticker". Sounds good.
If this was just posted in a No Limits topic, I'd be like "yeah sure, like some manufacturer would ever even consider making this". Like seriously, wtf? I love it!
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