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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Highridin » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:53 pm

Excellent, I'm going to see to doing that.
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Postby aueft » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:13 pm

I went to the Pittsburgh area last year with my (somewhat willing) family.

I don't know if this is too late to get reservations, but I thought that the Bayernhof museum was shockingly good. The house was cool, and the tour guide was amazing.
And if you are the slightest into architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater is super famous.

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Postby xChris125x » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:21 pm

Steel Curtain is a thrilling and well rounded thrill machine.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Rai Fox » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:37 pm

There's absolutely tons to do in Pittsburgh; just depends on what sorts of things you're interested in. If you're an animal person at all, they have a pretty fantastic zoo that has two tiny clouded leopard cubs now, and a world class aviary. If you're more into food, well...there's not much Pittsburgh doesn't have for food. Same for beer. Lots of museums. I'd very much recommend going up the Incline for views of the city at night, too, it's absolutely breathtaking from there. Then, events, you have...well, Picklesburgh coming up, maybe a bit of a niche thing, but...you don't go to a city because they do everything the same as everyone else, right?

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby KPfan » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:43 am

partycat wrote:
anonymouscactus wrote:Looks great!

How are the restraints for larger folk. Any comparisons to any other rides?



It’s hard to say, some of the larger riders got on with no problem but we did see some having to get off. Also the picture of the players riding the coaster, a couple had to get off cause the restraint didn’t fit over them.


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That's actually not 100% accurate. One player couldn't get on the first ride because they couldn't get the restraint locked properly. But he was able to get on the next ride. He's 6' 6" 330lbs which says alot about the seat design.

They are supposed to install a test seat at the entrance but it's not installed yet. And the sign does state that there's a 300lb weight limit per seat though I don't know how they go about enforcing this.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby KPfan » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:55 am

Highridin wrote:
I've never been to Pitt. Any other things in the area that I should see?



Strip District for markets, restaurants, etc.

Mt. Washington and the inclines for a phenomenal view of the city.

Pittsburgh Pirates ballgame. PNC Park is beautiful.

Stage AE for outdoor concerts. Check their schedule.

Phipps Conservatory, National Aviary and Pittsburgh Zoo. Great experiences with all.

Rivers Casino if that's your thing.

Lawrenceville and South Side areas are great for food, beer, etc.

Station Square has shopping and restaurants along with Gateway Clipper riverboat sight seeing.

Pittsburgh Riverhounds if you're a soccer fan.

Point State Park. History museum, large park and the large fountain at the point. Great for taking pictures of the rivers and city.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Highridin » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:16 am

Thanks for all of the recommendations. Now, I'm looking forward to the view.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:29 pm

I absolutely love Pittsburgh. Very underrated city. Shame I've been twice but have not been to Kennywood yet.....
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Postby SK4494 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:32 pm

Sorry Phantom, but it looks like Steel Curtain is the new top dog in the park!

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Taylor Finn » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:32 pm

Pittsburgh is awesome! Full of great stuff. As far as food and drink goes, I'll post a few recommendations.

1. Gaucho Parrilla Argentina- Awesome, affordable place for the best steak in town. Also, have awesome vegetarian and other meat options. BYOB with no corkage fee, order at counter and assigned a table.

2. Southern Tier/Fatheads- Both awesome breweries. Fatheads has the better food, Southern Tier the better beer (imho).

3. Betos Pizza- Just totally different from most other pizza. Cold provolone and cold toppings. Delicious.

4. Noodlehead- Awesome Thai food, BYOB no corkage.

5. Pamelas/Delucas- Both have awesome breakfast diner food. Delucas feels more 'Pittsburgh.'

No shortage of things to do. Certainly hard to recommend just one thing. Gonnar repeat some things others have said, but take that as a double recommendation. Strip District is an awesome area to explore. South Side and Lawrenceville are quite popular areas at night. Incline to see Mount Washington is great (either one of the two will do the trick. $5 roundtrip). Cathedral of Learning is a marvel of architecture (biased as I went to Pitt). Andy Warhol and Mattress Factory are both niche art museums (can be super interesting if it's your thing), PNC Park is a beautiful stadium to see a ball game (and affordable tickets can always be found on StubHub). You can also do a Gateway Clipper sightseeing cruise at sunset. Check out groupon for discounted tickets. Well worth spending an hour doing this and learning a bit about the city with great views.

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