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Postby FlyingScooter » Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:29 am

Conneaut's going for a 200,000 grant.
Did KW have that bad a season ?

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Postby DenDen » Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:41 pm

You don't need to be financially strapped to get a grant. Look at all the oil companies.

Kennywood was very smart in announcing their expansion plans quite early. Being that it would have such a positive impact on the area, I won't be surprised to see more grants headed their way. Let's face it, Allegheny County needs all the help they can get. :lol: Kennywood is probably the only thing worth seeing there as a tourist.
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Postby FlyingScooter » Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:48 pm

^ the 'bad season' comment was in referance to the title of the thread:
...the same day they announce lay-offs.

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Postby DenDen » Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:06 pm

^Could be just a reorganizing move. As companies get bigger, the more redundant positions they have. Sounds like growning pains to me.

Growing up, and working there, the original team of Henninger and the Hughes's, and their positions in the company ran the parks quite well. There was a very small chain of command. Now it seems, there are many "outsiders", invented positions, and a slight "loss of touch" that ran the park through the 70's-90's. Heck, I couldn't even name the president, VP, or any of the chain-of-command anymore. What would really be sad is if they became a publically traded company.

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Two New Rides For Kennywood!

Postby kennywood!007 » Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:17 pm

2007 - Mega Disk’O & USS Kenny - Confirmed - (12/20/06) Kennywood will add two Zamperla rides for the 2007 season. A Mega Disk’O will replace the park’s Flying Carpet ride which has been put up for sale. They have not selected a final name and theme for the Disk’O yet. In Kiddleland they will add the USS Kenny, a themed Rockin’ Tug.
(11/29/06) It seem sthat the Disk’O rumors are just two of a short list of possible ride concepts the park may be looking at right now. We’ve heard they are also looking through the Huss rides catalog as well.
(11/27/06) While nothing serious has come down from the usual sources, we’ve heard a rumor that the park may be looking into adding either a Zamperla Disk’O or perhaps even the bigger Disk’O Coaster for next season. Anyone know more?
(10/18/06) We’ve heard that orange markings have been spotted on the grass and midway near the park office. Rumor has it that this may signal the return of the Bayern Kurve or Swing Around or maybe even a new ride. Of course they could just be marking underground utilities to perform maintenance work as well at this point, so stay tuned.



Two new rides, sounds like a great addition to me! The Disk-O will be counted as a credit being it a Survivor type, with the extra bunny hop. Can anyone inform us on what a Rockin' Tug is? Thats what type the kiddie ride it.

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Postby Shockwave » Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:21 pm

Rockin' Tugs and Disk'Os are pretty much the same rides on different scales.

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Postby kennywood!007 » Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:30 pm

^Thanks for clearing that up. This means I can ride it =)

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Postby Myself » Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:51 pm

Mega Diskos do not have bunny hops. You are thinking of the Disko Coaster.

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Postby kennywood!007 » Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:59 pm

It says Disk-O Coaster and Mega Disk-O, so we'll have to see when the official announcement comes from Kennywood.

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Postby jamesdillaman » Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:54 pm

^ It's still powered either way, is it not?

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