Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Abbreviation: KW)
Park News - (9/10/14) I’m not sure how true this is… so consider this a Wild Rumor for the time being, but a reader reported in that during their last visit to the park, they were told that Kennywood’s Log Jammer ride might be removed to clear space for a returning Turnpike as early as 2015. Has anyone else heard this rumor or could this just be wild speculation? I’m not so sure guests are willing to the Log Jammer for the Turnpike.
(5/5/14) An opening day report from Kennywood can be found at the CoasterTalkNoBSZone.
(3/20/14) A picture showing off one of the new fiberglass bodies for Phantom’s Revenge was found posted to Facebook. I’m told that the new body, similar in shape to the old ones, will move to a solid color design, either green or purple, instead of being half of both.
(3/18/14) I’m told that the fiberglass bodies on the Phantom’s Revenge trains are being replaced for the 2014 season and will have a slightly new look. I wonder if they’ll go for something similar to Chance’s new train body look being used on Lightning Run at Kentucky Kingdom. We’ll have to wait and see I guess…
Speaking of train improvements… I’m told that Thunderbolt’s classic NAD Century Flyer trains will once again feature functional headlights at night, featuring some kind of new LED light technology.
(2/27/14) I’m told that Vocano has returned to being listed on the Kennywood website, but is now listed under the Classic attractions section. I’m also told that Kennywood’s Thunderbolt coaster has now been granted ACE Roller Coaster Landmark status and the group will present the award to the park on Sunday, July 27th, during the annual ACE KennyKon event.
2015 - New Attraction - Rumor - (8/25/14) The latest buzz from the winds passing by Screamscape HQ indicate that Kennywood’s 2015 attraction may actually be some kind of 4D theater or 4D simulator in the park’s arcade building, formerly called the Playdium.
(8/6/14) One of our readers came back from Kennywood with an interesting picture showing off one of the park’s old Turnpike cars on display in a pathway near Sky Rocket and the entrance to the park. It’s also worth noting that the #15 is on the front grill. When the park removed the Turnpike they said they would eventually bring it back in a new location, so could this be a hint about what’s coming for 2015?