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P. 336: Newest Steel Curtain construction photos posted!
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby philthephorce » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:49 am

hoppedup wrote:I heard the banana roll got traded to Six Flags Magic Mountain for almost nothing in return.


It's true! Good riddance to that banana roll, who believed he was taller than the rest of the ride. ;)

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:55 am

We continue to see great new updates from Kennywood's Twitter account on the construction of Steel Curtain! This thing continues to grow as the lift hill hill has been completed and work on the station track is under way!

https://twitter.com/Kenny_Kangaroo/status/1103722686516260866

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Steel Curtain’s lift hill is nearing its maximum height of 220 feet! #SteelCurtain

Pics: @jake_mysliwczyk


https://twitter.com/Kenny_Kangaroo/status/1104736195647598592

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Lots of heavy lifting done on The #SteelCurtain lift hill over the past several days. Let's see if we can't get this baby to 220 this week!


https://twitter.com/Kennywood_PR/status/1105105052237291520

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Talk about a mesh point! From left to right, you have the lift hill, corked roll and banana roll all zipping through view. #SteelCurtain


https://twitter.com/Kenny_Kangaroo/status/1105151588560261120

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Get excited, roller coaster fans! While ironworkers continue install at the top of The #SteelCurtain lift hill, crews on the ground are busy on the loading station.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby partycat » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:53 pm

We went to the Steel Curtain Construction Tour on the 20th, here's some of the pictures we took!
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grab your hard hats, vests, and safety goggles!
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ready to see some construction!
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Banana Roll...that sounds delicious!
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here they had a press conference and discussed the new attractions that will be coming with the new roller coaster!
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they showed us the buildings they are working on for the new attractions for the steeler experience
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some of the parts had weights written on them which we thought was cool
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they brought this track piece while we were waiting to go for the tour!
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souvenirs? ;)
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their workstation, we thought this was really cool to see
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progress on the part they were working on
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looks so good from afar as well!
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this concludes our trip report! the new skyline is looking good! Steel Curtain will be a nice addition!

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby PennStater » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:14 pm

Very nice pictures! I see myself in a few of them Can't wait to ride in a couple months!

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:45 pm

Looks great! Those construction tours are fun, glad you got to go.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby KarlaKoaster » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:31 pm

Great pictures, especially the workstation one - it's an interesting aspect you don't normally get to see (although it does remind me of flat pack furniture assembly instructions!)

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby philthephorce » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:08 am

Fantastic photos! Wish I'd been there...

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Phant0mF1re » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:25 am

Cool pictures, thanks for the update!

I was out at the Waterfront area on Saturday, and was able to catch a few glimpses of SC in the distance. The scale of this thing hadn't really hit me until I saw it from far away...that lift hill is pretty massive.

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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby xChris125x » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:48 am

Banana roll progress. Image courtesy of the park's Instagram.
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Re: Kennywood (KW) Discussion Thread

Postby Intamin_coyote » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:51 pm

It's nearing completion in real life, yet the ride still seems like something out of a weird dream.
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