Pittsburgh – August 2004 – Kennywood Park

Kennywood Park is a classic old amusement park located in the Monongahela Valley just east of Pittsburgh. They have kept much of the old feel of the park, while interspersing new rides. This is another place I need to get back to for an update, since it has been 13 years.

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With the hilly terrain a couple of roller coasters start by going down a hill directly out of the station. The Phantom’s Revenge is their premier steel coaster, however it has a lift hill to start.

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There are many classic old time rides.

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Situated in the Monongahela Valley, the presence of the steel mills provide an interesting backdrop for the steel framework of the coaster.

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Everyone loves an Elvis band.

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The Thunderbolt – As mentioned before this coaster starts out by going down a hill directly out of the station.

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The Jackrabbit. An out and back coaster built in 1920.

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One final shot of Phantom’s Revenge.

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