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Swigan who later formed the Kennywood Entertainment Company, which owned and operated the park as a closely held family business for over 1. Kennywood was purchased by California- based Palace Entertainment in 2. Along with Rye Playland Park, it is one of only two amusement parks listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Kennywood is an amusement park located in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. The park first opened as a 'trolley park' attraction at the end of the Mellon family's. Child actress Edith Fellows had made about 30 films by the age of 13 when she starred in a heart-wrenching, high-profile 1936 custody case, which was.
Location. The park is along Pennsylvania Route 8. Green Belt), known as Kennywood Boulevard as it passes through the borough. The closest Interstate connection is Exit 7.
Edgewood/Swissvale) on Interstate 3. George Washington was a colonel to Braddock, and fought at the battle before they retreated.
Starting around the time of the American Civil War, the site was a popular picnic grove for locals, known as . In 1. 89. 8, the Monongahela Street Railways Company, partially owned by prominent banker Andrew Mellon, seeking to increase fare profits on the weekends, leased the land from the Kenny family in order to create a trolley park at the end of their line.
Davidson, designed the original layout of the park and served as its first manager. A carousel, casino hall, and dance pavilion were added in 1. A bandstand was constructed in 1. Old Mill was constructed in 1. Figure Eight Toboggan, was added in 1. The standing manager, Andrew S. Mc. Swigan, along with partners Frederick W.
Meghan, leased and operated the park as Kennywood Park Limited beginning in 1. From its origin as a working- classpicnic entertainment destination, the park grew in the first half of the twentieth century into a popular attraction that combined thrill rides with recreation venues such as swimming pools and dance halls. Kennywood ceased to be served by streetcar when Mon Street Railways successor Pittsburgh Railways Company converted the route serving it, the lengthy #6.
Duquesne- Mc. Keesport line, to bus on September 1. The park was designated a U. S. National Historic Landmark in 1. As of December 2. Kennywood Entertainment also ran Sandcastle Waterpark.
Rides include miniature versions of the Turtle, Wave Swinger, Phantom's Revenge, Cosmic Chaos, Whip, and Merry- Go- Round. It is located next to the edge of the cliff on the river- view side of the park. It was originally located next to the Jack Rabbit before moving to its current location in 1. Lost Kennywood, which was added to the park in 1. The area references Kennywood's long history, including its short- lived rival Luna Park (1.
The area includes the Pittsburg Plunge, the Whip, the Bavarian Wave Swinger, the Exterminator, the Black Widow, and the Swing Shot. Older rides which have been removed from Lost Kennywood since its opening include the Phantom Phlyers, Roll- O- Plane, the Pitt Fall 2. Wipe. Out. The gateway to Lost Kennywood is a one- third scale replica of Luna Park's main entrance which spells Pittsburgh with no 'H', because in 1. The Enterprise was re- themed as the Volcano during the transformation of this section of the park, which features the Volcano, Pirate, and cement volcanoes that are capable of spewing smoke.
Roller coasters. The Thunderbolt and the Jack Rabbit, both wooden coasters, place the lift chain in the middle of the ride, not at the beginning. In both cases, the car leaves the station and drops into a valley for its first hill. Phantom's Revenge uses the same valley as the Thunderbolt, where the Phantom's second drop passes through the supports of the Thunderbolt's first drop, making the second drop the longest and steepest drop in the ride. Ride/Year Opened.
Manufacturer/Designer. Type. Description. Jack Rabbit (1. 92. John A. Miller. Wooden. A wooden out and back roller coaster, one of the oldest running in the world.
The Jack Rabbit is famous for its double dip, lifting riders out of their seat. It is also one of the few remaining coasters operating with only a seatbelt to restrain passengers. Racer (1. 92. 7) John A. Miller. Wooden Moebius. A wooden racing roller coaster with a track that is looped over on itself to create the appearance of two separate, parallel tracks; the ride in fact consists of one track referred to as a moebius track.
The winning side is the one that passes the black and white checkered finish line above the brake run just before the station, and is signaled by one of two red lights on either side of the operators' booth. This is one of four rides that use a bell to signal its start and stop. Thunderbolt (1. 96. Andy Vettel Sr./John A. Miller. Wooden. A wooden roller coaster that resulted from a renovation of the Pippin (1. It was ranked the Ultimate Roller Coaster and King of Coasters by the New York Times in 1. The coaster is unusual in that the lift hill isn't immediately out of the station.
Instead, the lift hill is in the middle of the ride. Exterminator (1. 99.
Reverchon. Spinning Wild Mouse. It is a roller coaster and a dark ride.
The coaster has heavily themed scenery, even in the queue. Phantom's Revenge (2.
D. Morgan/Arrow Dynamics. Steel Hypercoaster. A steel coaster that resulted from renovating the 1. Steel Phantom. After the 2. D. Morgan, including the removal of all inversions due to complaints of uncomfortable shoulder restraints. The ride is unusual because the second drop is longer than the first. Although the first hill is only 1.
Sky Rocket (2. 01. Premier Rides. Steel Launched coaster. A steel coaster and Kennywood's newest coaster. It is the first coaster at the park to feature inversions since Steel Phantom. The trains feature waist and shin restraints rather than traditional over the shoulder restraints. Flat rides. Seated on inverted seats with legs freely dangling, riders swing back and forth . As momentum builds, the ride culminates by spinning riders the full 3.
Auto Race (1. 93. Traver Engineering. Auto Train. Also known by several veterans as the Auto Ride, this ride is the last of its kind and was designed by Harry Traver of the Traver Engineering Company.
Electric cars run through a trough- like wooden track that twists and turns. When the ride opened in 1. Again to avoid rear- end collisions, the ride was fully computer automated and the cars slowed down for the 2. Bayern Kurve (2. 00. Anton Schwarzkopf. Bayern Kurve. Riders sit in one of the sixteen cars that travel at a high- speed around a circular, single- hilled track. Riders start in an upright position and as the cars pick up speed, they tilt inward toward the center of the ride.
This ride is also known for its loud air horn which, along with the sound of the moving vehicles, is reminiscent of a diesel train. A popular ride since 1. Bayern Kurve that the park has installed.
Black Widow (2. 01. Zamperla. Giant Discovery. The ride seats 4. The ride structure stands at 9. The ride replaced the Pittfall drop tower ride. Cosmic Chaos (2. 00.
Zamperla. Mega Disk'OThe ride seats 2. Riders sit upon motorcycle- like pedestal seats with back restraints. Arms and legs are free from restraint and the passenger faces outward. To a top height of 5.
Gran Prix (1. 97. Reverchon. Bumper Cars. The ride was added as a replacement for the Scooters bumper car ride and eliminated the need for a center divider and one way traffic. It runs 4. 0 two- passenger cars, one of which, #3. Mike Logan of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team, who mentioned the park after the Steelers won Super Bowl XL.
It is one of four rides at Kennywood with a ride start/stop bell and its bell was actually salvaged from the Scooters building. Riders steer their cars in any direction across the metal rectangular floor bumping other cars out of their way. Kangaroo (1. 96. 2) John Norman Bartlett.
Flying Coaster. The last ride of its kind; purchased in 1. During the ride, eight cars travel a circular track with a single steep hill. Its resemblance of a Kangaroo's leap is what inspired its name. Grand Carousel (1. William H. Dentzel.
Carousel. Referred to simply as the merry go round by many, the Grand Carousel is a Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmark and is Kennywood's third and largest carousel. Originally commissioned by the U. S. Government for the 1.
Philadelphia Sesqui- Centennial Exposition, it was not completed in time and was purchased by Kennywood. It is also the last carousel that was ever built by William Dentzel. There are 5. 0 jumping and 1. The only two non- horse animals featured on the ride are the tiger and the lion. It is one of four rides at Kennywood with a ride start/stop bell that dates back to the origin of the ride and features over 1. During Holiday Lights, the carousel is decorated in wreaths and garland, with red and green lights, and Christmas music playing on the band organ.
Musik Express (1. Mack Rides. Music Express. Musik Express is a quick circular ride that travels clockwise around an undulating track. It has a white/red loading/running lighting theme, respectively. The ride has a 1. During Phantom Fright Nights, Halloween themed music is played.
Paratrooper (1. 95. Frank Hrubetz. Paratrooper. Originally called the Skydiver, this ride has ten umbrella- covered cars which rotate counter- clockwise on a long arm. During the ride, the hydraulic- powered arm the cars are mounted to raises to a 4. Pirate (1. 98. 2).
Huss. Pirate Boat. This is a large pirate- themed boat suspended from a giant . The trailer is hidden behind a retaining wall surrounded by landscaping.
The boat swings back and forth until it achieves a height of 6. It is a giant swing that swings riders back and forth, reaching a height of 9. This ride stands where the Wipe. Out once stood. Initially the ride was plagued with downtime due to the plastic air chambers leaking. Since installing the redesigned steel air tanks, the ride has been more reliable.
Turtle (1. 92. 7) Traver Engineering Company. Tumble Bug. This is a bumpy- track or undulating ride with six cars that travel counter- clockwise on a circular track over a series of three hills and dips.
Edith Fellows (1. Edith Fellows. Birth: May 2. Boston. Suffolk County. Massachusetts, USADeath: Jun. Westwood. Los Angeles County. California, USAActress. A noted child star of the 1.
Abandoned at age two months she was raised by her grandmother, initially in Charlotte, North Carolina, and pushed into show business early; Edith made her silver screen bow with 1. In 1. 93. 6 Edith, or more accurately her money, was the subject of a court fight between her grandmather and her mother who had reappeared after her daughter became rich; Edith stayed with the grandmother and about $1. Released by Columbia at 1. USO during World War II and continued with film and stage work until a severe episide of stage fright drove her from the theater in 1. After being broke and working as a telephone operator she returned to the stage around 1. Edith's small screen credits included .
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