Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby JJLehto » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:11 pm

Very cool

A local friend said he heard its not likely to open until July. I never am one to trust "word on the street" esp just regular (non insider) people so anyone have any word? I was planning to go in June after Coastermania and theres no other time, so if it wont be open then I may nix KW
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby PennStater » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:29 pm

That July info is "fake news" which originated from an inaccurate newscast. We should get more accurate details from Nick Paradise at CoasterBash tomorrow, although I'm sure they still don't have an exact date.

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Postby Cj1990 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:59 pm

I was hearing a Memorial Day opening date. But I still am not sure.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby i305isdaddy » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:43 pm

That's good news re: the employee pay increases, though I'm still shocked at how low it is given the fact that these employees can be responsible for people's lives. I hope this trend spreads in the industry, or at least to Carowinds and SFGAM, because the lack of staff at the beginning and end of the seasons really affects the quality of a day at those two parks in my experience.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby grsupercity » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:58 am

i305isdaddy wrote:That's good news re: the employee pay increases, though I'm still shocked at how low it is given the fact that these employees can be responsible for people's lives. I hope this trend spreads in the industry, or at least to Carowinds and SFGAM, because the lack of staff at the beginning and end of the seasons really affects the quality of a day at those two parks in my experience.


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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby JJLehto » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:20 am

PennStater wrote:That July info is "fake news" which originated from an inaccurate newscast. We should get more accurate details from Nick Paradise at CoasterBash tomorrow, although I'm sure they still don't have an exact date.

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Thank god! This is why I didnt post it. I was wondering how they got that July date and why I didnt see it anywhere else...
Oh good, I hope they can get at least a rough-ish estimate.

EDIT: The person that originally shared that news story said they mentioned to the park who actually responded and did confirm they asked the news channel to remove it, that they ran that story without asking them about it and had no idea how they came up with July. So that is hopeful
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby xChris125x » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:29 pm

Lift hill progress.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:34 pm

Looking good! This lift hill is 50-degrees, right? Correct me if I'm wrong, but is that the steepest non-vertical lift hill out there?
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:58 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:Looking good! This lift hill is 50-degrees, right? Correct me if I'm wrong, but is that the steepest non-vertical lift hill out there?


I think so.. Because wasn't Valravn's the steepest before this one?
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:39 am

I believe Skyrush's lift is 50 degrees.
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