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Postby Kennyweird » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:09 pm

Skycoastin Steve wrote:Being on a Skycoaster crew and only being able to flight suit would probably be the most God awful boring job ever. In three years, I found every way I could to avoid flight suiting all the time, even if it meant being on the flight line for multiple hours at a time. If anyone really wants to discover the true extent of human stupidity, spend a day flight suiting at a Skycoaster. You'll be shocked.


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Postby Darksin » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:34 pm

Working a theme park is really an experience. Better or worse, they'll pretty much own you but you can really have a blast. I put in my time down in Orlando during high school, I'd never do it again but damn did I have a load of fun.

As for Pittsburgh, I've learned one very important thing living up here. Don't ask questions, you either don't want to know the answer.. or there is no answer. It'll happen when it happens and we're all going to complain about it in the process ;)

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Postby Myself » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:13 pm

It's never been officially confirmed, but throughout the park, it's generally been known that 2009 was also the King Kahuna's last year. Today, I drove by the park and saw that it was being dismantled, which is about the best confirmation we can get.

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Postby XII » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:41 pm

That sucks to hear about King Kahuna as I found it to have the best program of all the Top Spins I've ridden. But I'm sure it's removal is best for Kennywood.
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Postby xChris125x » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:48 pm

We all knew KK would leave soon, it was just a matter of time. The ride rarely ran with a full load, and it had bad press when it got stuck upside down due to a hydraulic malfunction I believe it was.

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Postby DenDen » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:08 pm

I'm just wondering who bought it. Or if they just decided to store it.
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Postby Myself » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:14 pm

It was bought by the same Costa Rica park that got our Flying Carpet and Idlewild's Trinado.

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Re: Kennywood Discussion Thread

Postby rckrazy06 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:00 am

So I guessing all this snow can't be at all good for Sky Rocket's construction...any word on how it's affecting it?

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Postby themeparkman25 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:53 am

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Postby Myself » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:04 am

Here's a slightly less sarcastic update. If it weren't for all the snow, I'd have had better shots.
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The newest pieces are at left. 10 total.
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For all you support fans.
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One of two pile drivers on site...bet they're having difficulties with 2 feet of snow to deal with and another foot projected for tomorrow!

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