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Postby Stitch » Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:03 pm

While I disagree with your comments on SFKK, I do agree with your PKI ones ;)
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Postby shesaidboom » Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:49 pm

shesaidboom and 307 do the parks that are kinda the mid-west but some are more easterly but I guess a few can be considered mid-west but maybe "central" is a better term for them - PART SIX OF SIX SIX

Our next stop was Pittsburgh, and Kennywood. First of all, the round-about way that MapQuest asked us to go to Kennywood was completely confusing and resulted in a big argument and lots of frustration and me hating MapQuest even more for being unreliable and not giving detailed directions. Die MapQuest. Next time, a different map provider will be used!

We took a few pictures at our hotel which we will bombard you with before getting to the beefy Kennywood shots.

Kennywood itself was a very nice park, well-kept with some excellent rides and a good atmosphere. Unfortunately for us, the rest of the damn State showed up today and it was packed as hell, full of long-ass lines and loud and obnoxious people. We had just about had enough of these kinds of people and I nearly busted out my l33t ninja skills to dispose of some unworthy scum. I did manage to keep my temper and the day turned out to be quite enjoyable. Besides those pesky line jumpers.

Kennywood advertises Garfield's Nightmare as a 3D experience. However, the only thing that makes this ride 3D are the cut-outs of the characters that adorn the ride. The 3D glasses serve no purpose, other than to create a blur effect. Someone needs to explain to Kennywood what "three dimensional" entails. It also was really just a terrible ride.

BUT DO WE HAVE PICTURES?

Oh boy, do we ever have PICTURES.
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I told you this was review 666.
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We shared our hotel with Pikachu.
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Pikachu rides in style, while the other Pokemon are hoarded into this truck every day.
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OMG CHOLESTEROL!
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KISSY KISSY.
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Hello Kennywood.
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I wish real gas only cost FUN.
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Thunderbolt had a neat layout, but wasn't particularily thrilling which could be said for the other woodies in the park.
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The Exterminator was the best of the spinning mice we went on over the course of our trip. The themeing was good and added a lot to the ride.
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Here are knobs, here are switches. When you get lice, your head itches. [PS this is in the queue for Exterminator]
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This mouse looked like it had just "GOT CRUNK".
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Jer enjoys the Litter Gitter a little too much.
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This picture sucks, but this was our first screaming swing. We needed to document this great occasion. We both enjoyed.
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Greatest coaster logo ever.
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Jack Rabbit was short, painless, had one great moment of air, but was otherwise forgettable.
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Kennywood has some nice views.
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The trains on Thunderbolt look like boxes.
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The Thunderbolt balloon was happy!
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We had to contend with long lines for everything, especially Phantom.
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You can tell Nikki took this picture.
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Phantom's Revenge was awesome. It had lots of air and speed, and a great second drop.
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It was a little short and the lift was painfully slow, but those were the only real faults we found with the ride.
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Dingleberry.
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Someone mentioned they had installed new brakes on this drop, however we didn't see or feel them.
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If you look closely, this counts as a two credit photo.
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OMG!! Back to back double credit photos!!
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The Tortoise and the Hare, starring the Tumble Bug and Phantom's Revenge. Only this time the Hare kicks the crap out of the damn Tortoise.
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The chick in row three is enjoying herself a little too much.
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We have a new addition to the top ten.
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Though we knew it was coming, Thunderbolt's drop into the ravine was a lot of fun and still surprising.
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Exclusive shot, because those never get old.
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We went to the Potato Patch for lunch, but all they gave us was leopard skin.
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Why is the ostrich bigger than the elephant? That's some crazy steroids ostrich.
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Noah's Ark is one of the stranger attractions we've been on at a park.
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People insisted on bringing their toddlers inside, despite the warnings of 'scary scenes'.
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We didn't get a picture of the corpses, but parts of this attraction could be considered terrifying, especially for young kids.
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Okay Mr. Monkey!
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All the lines poured out of the queues. It didn't help that these miscreants jumped the line and then let their ten friends in front of them.
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It was hard to take pictures of Racer and Jack Rabbit as they're mostly hidden from view.
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The mobius effect on Racer was interesting, but otherwise it was a lackluster coaster.
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Kennywood had to settle for Garfield endorsements as they apparently jumped on the cartoon bandwagon a little late to get anything worthwhile.

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Postby BeemerBoy » Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:52 am

Wow, somehow your latest update eluded me until now. Nice pics of Kennywood. I swear that Phantom's has always been somewhat of an enigma for me. I keep hearing good things about it, but yet any pictures I ever see of it make me wonder what could be so great? Maybe it's those funky looking trains? Heck, who knows.....maybe I should just shut up and ride it (insert ParkTrips insult here;))

Anyway, good job as always, guys. The photo: TR is truly an art form, and you two are definitely on the short list of all-stars out there, IMHO. :)
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Postby Erik Johnson » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:18 am

Hey that was great. I guess whenever I make it out to those parks, I will make sure to do so early in the season.

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Postby CoasterFanatic » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:42 am

Greatest coaster logo ever.


I kind of like it, but only wished that they used a "real" font instead.

Phantom's has always been somewhat of an enigma for me. I keep hearing good things about it, but yet any pictures I ever see of it make me wonder what could be so great?


You have been looking at the wrong pictures. You need only see one. Let me demonstrate.

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Postby BeemerBoy » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:52 am

Ah yes, that does clear things up a bit. Thanks for the illustration, Ted.
I guess it's time to stop procrastinating, call up my friend in Pittsburgh, tell him to clean up the guest room, and finally make my way to Kennywood. :b
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Postby Reon » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:16 am

Dissing Vortex and not riding Avatar? I should stab you with death. And no, I don't mean "stab you to death." I'm actually gonna stab you with the grim reaper. I mean, Vortex has some sweet air if you ride it in the right place, and Avatar is a nice forceful ride. /end PKI rant
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Postby 307 » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:28 am

Reon wrote:Dissing Vortex and not riding Avatar? I should stab you with death. And no, I don't mean "stab you to death." I'm actually gonna stab you with the grim reaper. I mean, Vortex has some sweet air if you ride it in the right place, and Avatar is a nice forceful ride. /end PKI rant

Well we both wanted to ride Avatar, but the line was really long and we were on a limited timeframe.

I enjoyed Vortex enough last time, but again, line was really long and it wasn't on our to-do list. I also really messed up my knee last time I was on it [I smacked it on the front of the car when I popped out of my seat heading up the second hill]. It was fun but DAAAAAAAAAAMN was it painful. Kinda ruined the rest of the ride and soured me on re-rides.

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Postby Shockwave » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:17 pm

Looks like you had a great trip! Hopefully I'll be going to those parks this time next year.

And Misery Signals plus the shades are excellent! :D
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Postby 307 » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:41 pm

Shockwave wrote:And Misery Signals plus the shades are excellent! :D


Yes, Misery Signals plus anything is excellent!

Well I mean maybe not mass genocide, but you get the picture.

PS. This is a semi-shameless bump :( But I didn't get a chance to respond to this post beforehand so... shhhhhhhhhh.

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