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Missouri City, Texas
April 7, 2009
From journal Week IN PITTSBURGH
July 14, 2004
Kennywood boasts a hometown family atmosphere that takes guests back in time. It is kept squeaky clean by the Litter Getters and has kept the old pavilions and the majority of the old rides.
The food at Kennywood is amazing. Lines can form forever for the Potato Sak, which serves loaded fries with cheese and gravy. With all the old time feelings Kennywood stirred in the modern fun!
The Pit fall gives guests a great view of our historic steel area and then drops them at incredible speeds. The Aero 360 gives you quite the upside down spin. While the wooden roller coasters, Jack Rabbit, The Racer (two tracks race each other), and the Thunderbolt bring riders back to the olden days, but still maintains the excitement. There is an interior coaster, The Exterminator, which is similar to Disney's Space Mountain is always jam packed although is not always worth a 2 hour wait. The Steel Phantom, Kennywood's prize ride, has been recently redone as a hyper-coaster, a non-upside down high paced coaster. It is quite a blast, so beware!
I recommend Kennywoood to travelers who have an extra day to indulge in family fun!
From journal Pittsburgh Steels My Heart!
September 5, 2003
From journal Pittsburgh as the Locals See It
by Amy Travels
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
August 22, 2001
For the coaster/ride enthusiasts, there are over 30 rides including three wooden coasters, the Phantom’s Revenge (Kennywood’s newest steel coaster), and three water rides. The Thunderbolt, a wooden coaster around since the late 60s, still can be found on many top 10-coaster lists. Just opened this season, the Phantom’s Revenge hits speeds of 82 MPH and features a 228-foot drop as well as an underground tunnel.
For little riders, there is KiddieLand, a separate section with fourteen rides for the kids. Many of these rides are miniaturized versions of the adult rides, such as the Whip, Turtles, Merry-Go-Round, and ‘Lil Phantom, just to name a few.
Kennywood also appeals to history buffs, like myself. You could say that Kennywood’s theme is its history. As mentioned before, Kennywood is a national and state historic landmark. Many of the buildings and rides date back to the early 1900s. Kennywood is proud of its history, too. There are signs all over the park, telling you when buildings date back to and what they were used for over the years.
Kennywood’s newest section, Pittsburg’s Lost Kennywood recalls the Luna Parks from the early 1900s. (No it’s not a typo. At one time, Pittsburgh did not have the "h.") Lost Kennywood contains traditional rides that are similar to rides found in the Luna Parks.
Kennywood also draws upon Western Pennsylvania history. While on the train, passengers get a scenic view of the Monongahela River. An audio recording is used to explain how the three rivers shaped local history. Displays also convey the relevance of this area to George Washington and the French and Indian War.
Kennywood presents the food lover with many different choices. Parkside Terrace, an open-air cafeteria-style restaurant, serves pasta, fried chicken, chicken sandwiches, turkey with gravy and stuffing, sandwiches, fruit plates, and desserts. There is also a food court with a TCBY, a hamburger joint, and a sweets shop. My personal favorite is the pizza and sub place next to KiddieLand. The French fries at The Potato Patch are legendary. You can’t go to Kennywood without trying them. In addition to these, there are numerous refreshment stands throughout the park which serve ice cream, popcorn, funnel cakes, lemonade, and so on.
To the game player and/or shopper, Kennywood offers 35 games, four arcades, and four gift shops. Most of the games are located near the Raging Rapids ride, while the arcades and gift shops are scattered throughout the park.
Kennywood is also a beautifully landscaped park. In fact, I know people who go there just for the landscaping ideas! And, there’s also two different shows held several times a day.
From journal Pittsburgh is My Home
November 25, 2000
From journal Welcome to Rollercoaster Capital
August 6, 2000
From journal Hometown USA