Good times at Kennywood

posted by Jeff | Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 1:18 PM | comments: 2

With Tyler in Pittsburgh for a conference, it seemed like a good excuse to get out there and visit Kennywood. With Red Delicious in Buffalo, I need opportunities to get out more to maintain my sanity.

Love that park, as usual. I got there in the late afternoon, and Tyler joined me after he got done with conference stuff. It wasn't terribly crowded, though it frustrates me the way some crews are glacial in loading and take no pride in what they're doing. Food pricing is not horrible, and there are a lot more deals to be had when you look around. Plus it's generally yummy.

The thing I was most excited about was the return of the Bayern Kurve, which despite its relatively simple dynamic, is still one of my favorite flat rides. It's speedy and pulls some nice G's.

The retracking of Phantom's Revenge mostly has no impact, with the exception of the top of the second drop. Morgan did some weird shit up there, with a strange roll to the right before flatening out after the train has started down the drop. A little alarming in the back seat.

Tyler and I talked about coaster stuff and programming and weird Perl people. And tattoos and laser removal. Good times.



June 23, 2009, 5:00 PM #

You going to Kennywood got me thinking and realizing we haven't been there since 2005. Now I have the family convinced we need to stop next time we head over home...which at this point should be mid/late July.


June 24, 2009, 9:27 AM #

I had a good time catching up and getting great rides on everything.

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