Kennywood Amusement Park

3

Phantom Fright Nights. However, great park food abounds, and the hot sausages at the center stand by the Potato Patch are GREAT!

Kennywood Park is one of the oldest amusement parks still in business. It is located along the banks of the Monongahela River, and the site has a rich history dating back to 1775 when the Battle of Monongahela was fought there. During the American Civil War, the site was a popular picnic grove for locals owned by farmer Anthony Kenny and was known as “Kenny’s Grove”. Eventually, it became a trolley park catering to local industrial workers and their families, and thusly, Kennywood Park was born in 1898.

Amusements began to be added and with a change in ownership in 1906, Kennywood continued to grow into the park known and loved today. In true Pittsburgh fashion, it has a large devoted and loyal fan base. As a side note, when the Pittsburgh Steelers won Super Bowl XL in 2006, safety Mike Logan, who grew up near Kennywood, made a play on the familiar champion’s advertising campaign phrase “I’m going to Disney World!”, by saying, " Forget Disney World, I want them to open up Kennywood!" Needless to say, it’s a true Pittsburgh tradition.

The park currently has 6 roller coasters, 3 of which are wooden. The Jack Rabbit and The Racer were both built in the 1920’s and will still give you a heck of a ride. A seventh steel coaster will be debuting in 2010. Kennywood’s coaster make use of the hilly Pittsburgh terrain, which enables coaster designs that wouldn’t be feasible anywhere else, with immediate drops right out of the gate and other coasters passing through the supports of the coaster that you are on. I’ve been on many roller coasters, and I have to say that the coasters at Kennywood are by far my favorites.

I took our little LC-A+ to Kennywood in October for Phantom Fright Nights, a Halloween extravaganza held at the park on Friday and Saturday nights during the month of October. About 3/4 of the park is open and decked out with Halloween flair, with ghouls, ghosts, and goblins roaming the park, ready to pounce at any moment.

I recommend eating at the Potato Patch, which is probably the most famous eatery at the Park. However, great park food abounds, and the hot sausages at the center stand by the Potato Patch are GREAT!

Please visit the Kennywood website: http://www.kennywood.com

And please visit the park anytime you are in Pittsburgh – it is an absolute must!

written by jennay_jean on 2009-11-15 in #world #locations #roller-coaster #entertainment #rides #voodoo #ghouls #lomo #racer #aliens #night-and-music-delirium #scary #amusement-park #haunted-house #pittsburgh #clowns #fun #carousel #great-lc-a-race #united-states #pirates #locations #jack-rabbit #fright #ghosts #costumes #north-america-team-1 #lc-a #halloween

3 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Hey that's a full gallery of the place ! Great shots ! Especially the last one !

  2. jennay_jean
    jennay_jean ·

    Thanks Stouf... I meant for the last one to be the first shot, but I didn't realize that the first one you put in goes last. Ooops. I feel really bad that I didn't get my locations in in time - we were almost a full two weeks behind and it just fell at a time when my mom had back surgery and I got sick. The winning location was awesome though! Perhaps there was no beating that one anyways. Maybe they'll choose a second winner like they did a couple of stages ago too! That would rock. My others still haven't posted for some reason though they were submitted. Patience I guess.

  3. jennay_jean
    jennay_jean ·

    Thanks Stouf... I meant for the last one to be the first shot, but I didn't realize that the first one you put in goes last. Ooops. I feel really bad that I didn't get my locations in in time - we were almost a full two weeks behind and it just fell at a time when my mom had back surgery and I got sick. The winning location was awesome though! Perhaps there was no beating that one anyways. Maybe they'll choose a second winner like they did a couple of stages ago too! That would rock. My others still haven't posted for some reason though they were submitted. Patience I guess.

More Interesting Articles

  • Summer Hot Spots: Soak Your Troubles Away at the Széchenyi Baths, Budapest

    written by inanothertown on 2014-08-29 in #world #locations
    Summer Hot Spots: Soak Your Troubles Away at the Széchenyi Baths, Budapest

    Need a break from a hot day walking around the city in Budapest? Why don't you visit the Széchenyi baths situated at the City Park and enjoy the warm thermal waters in beautiful surroundings? If you are up for it, you can play a game of chess, too, while enjoying yourself at one of the outdoor pools.

  • Event Recap: Party & Exhibition -The Secret of the Bees

    written by e_ercolini on 2014-06-03 in #events
    Event Recap: Party & Exhibition -The Secret of the Bees

    Wondering what the buzz was all about? "Bee" cool - we'll tell you! With Dan Carr from the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture and work by Chase from Brooklyn Grange Farm, Lomography definitely woke up the hive.

  • Twosday Tuesday: The Lone Surfer

    written by chooolss on 2014-06-24 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: The Lone Surfer

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

    2
  • Shop News

    Standard Photo Development Services

    Standard Photo Development Services

    Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)

  • Twosday Tuesday: Mirror, Mirror

    written by cheeo on 2014-08-26 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: Mirror, Mirror

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

  • Twosday Tuesday: Keep Quiet At All Times

    written by cheeo on 2014-08-12 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: Keep Quiet At All Times

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

  • Twosday Tuesday: The Eiffel Tower, Cross-ed

    written by chooolss on 2014-04-01 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: The Eiffel Tower, Cross-ed

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members in our downtime. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

    4
  • Shop News

    Show Off your Pics with Style!

    Show Off your Pics with Style!

    Build vivid hanging LomoCurtains, robust free-standing LomoCastles, and dazzling mounted LomoMosaics! Just click them together with the Lomography Photoclips!

  • Twosday Tuesday: Fields of Tulips

    written by chooolss on 2014-05-06 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: Fields of Tulips

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members in our downtime. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

    1
  • Twosday Tuesday: Yosemite in Color

    written by chooolss on 2014-04-22 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: Yosemite in Color

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members in our downtime. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

    2
  • Art Shack Art Supply Store

    written by rviferreira on 2015-01-11 in #world #locations
    Art Shack Art Supply Store

    At the geographic center of the Canadian Maritime Provinces, right at the heart of Moncton city lies the Art Shack, an art supply store and studio. Originally established in Sackville NB, the Art Shack art supply store and studio is run by local artists. It provides a myriad of art materials and framing, and focus an approach of education through art to the surrounding communities. Some of the most iconic Lomography analogue cameras are available at the store.

  • Shop News

    Wear lomo-love on your skin

    Wear lomo-love on your skin

    You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.

  • Twosday Tuesday: Eyes to the Sky

    written by cheeo on 2014-07-08 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: Eyes to the Sky

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

    1
  • Twosday Tuesday: Umbrella Days

    written by cheeo on 2014-07-15 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: Umbrella Days

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

    2
  • Twosday Tuesday: A Refreshing Summer

    written by chooolss on 2014-06-03 in #lifestyle
    Twosday Tuesday: A Refreshing Summer

    Here at Lomography, we always like looking at the creative and random photos submitted by our community members. And, amusingly, we find that there are a lot of snapshots that bear a striking resemblance to one another – be it in the way they were composed or in idea – even though they were taken in different parts of the globe!

    2