Kennywood to get new coaster, close Turnpike
The Turnpike track has been at Kennywood for as long as I can remember. That will change this Saturday when it closes to be located elsewhere in the next few years. In its place will be a new coaster that launches riders from 0 to 50mph in 3 seconds.
See the ull story and an artist's rendering
Looks short, sweet, and unique. I may need to add Kennywood to my list for next year's travels.
IS IT SIMILIAR TO MAVERICK
I'm so done with Kennywood. :/ I like the new coasters...really.I do...but they keep gutting their classic rides every 2 years for corporate rides. Why not put the coaster elsewhere in the park, like replacing the swing shot or something faceless like that? Kennywood is a nostalgia park, not a six flags. But I guess now that's the idea.
Great. We are finally getting to Kennywood on August 24, and they are closing the turnpike a week earlier. :-)
Oni, am I missing something? Turnpike is a fairly standard car-on-a-rail attraction just like those found at the Six Flags parks you want Kennywood to avoid emulating. Removing it would make Kennywood LESS like Six Flags, not more. Regardless, the ride is not being removed permanently, it is just out of commission for a season or two until it is relocated elsewhere in the park.
Yea! Something new at Kennywood. The question is where will the Turnpike go? Will Kennywood put the car ride in the new area that Kennywood has yet to build?
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