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Postby tanthonyam » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:49 pm

Where do you catch that chairlift in the parking lot? Is it up on a hill? Do they ever use it? I've never been so asking, thx.

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Postby PennStater » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:05 am

It's on the third level of the parking lot, which rarely opens. It has to be pretty insanely busy before they open it, to the point where I've been to the park on occasions when I literally can't find a single free parking spot but it's still not open. I guess that's their way to try and force people into paid parking?

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Taylor Finn » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:11 am

Just now seeing that the gate prices at Kennywood have sky rocketed (pun). I believe gate prices were around $44 last year tops. They are now $50 for weekdays, and $55 for weekends. You can still get them cheaper online and at Giant Eagle I assume. But that is a huge increase IMO. I know they've put loads of money into the park these past two years, so it isn't a complaint so much as an observation.

Also, I am a little uneasy still about how in your face this ride is around the lagoon and on the bridge. It just seems like a weird thing to look at when you compare it to the rest of the views (Jack Rabbit, Racer, Paratrooper, etc.). It is probably going to take some getting used to for me. But certainly, am still excited to give it a ride.

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Postby coasterbill » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:30 am

This ride looks like it's straight out of a cartoon.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:39 am

Taylor Finn wrote:Just now seeing that the gate prices at Kennywood have sky rocketed (pun). I believe gate prices were around $44 last year tops. They are now $50 for weekdays, and $55 for weekends. You can still get them cheaper online and at Giant Eagle I assume. But that is a huge increase IMO. I know


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Postby Shavethewhales » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:23 am

Taylor Finn wrote:Just now seeing that the gate prices at Kennywood have sky rocketed (pun). I believe gate prices were around $44 last year tops. They are now $50 for weekdays, and $55 for weekends. You can still get them cheaper online and at Giant Eagle I assume. But that is a huge increase IMO. I know they've put loads of money into the park these past two years, so it isn't a complaint so much as an observation.

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Sounds like it was pretty cheap before now. I mean, this park has quite a few nice coasters. SFFT cost me over 90 bucks to get into for one day, and that was after paying $25 just to park. I know Kennywood wants to be affordable, but you have to move with the times eventually. They had to adjust their pay scale recently because they could keep the park staffed at the poverty wages they were giving before. Big new ride + properly paid staff = the ticket price should be closer to $70, IMO.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby PennStater » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:22 am

Keep in mind too that Kennywood offers free parking (in addition to the paid section) which is very rare for an amusement park of its size.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Taylor Finn » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:26 am

I would respectfully disagree that Kennywood should be charging $70. I agree the parking adds value to the park. The park has been steadily increasing prices IMO. $1-2/year adds up. I would bet that in 2010, gate prices were around $30. So to be at $55 in 10 years is quite an increase. Like I said, you can still find great deals (right now, you can get two tickets for $58). But, this was a sharp increase for one year, even considering the addition.

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