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    Kennywood Announces Black Widow for 2012

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    Ccron10
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    Kennywood Announces Black Widow for 2012

    Post  Ccron10 on Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:28 pm

    Kennywood Announces Black Widow as New Ride for 2012!
    West Mifflin, PA – Something wicked is coming to Kennywood. With the start of the summer
    season a short five months away, Kennywood is proud to announce Black Widow as our newest ride
    for 2012!
    “Black Widow will have a combination of height, airtime and thrill factor,” explains Kennywood
    General Manager Jerome Gibas. “Kennywood offers a great variety of ride experiences and Black
    Widow will provide our guests with a new dimension of thrill.”
    The Black Widow experience starts with riders sitting in outward-facing suspended seats that form a
    giant circle with a total of 40 riders. With legs dangling freely, each rider is secured with a shoulder
    restraint. Then the thrill begins.
    The giant circle begins to swing in a pendulum motion while rotating counterclockwise. At the peak
    of the swing riders will reach a height of 146 feet above the ground and experience that feeling of
    weightlessness coveted by thrill seekers.
    The counterclockwise rotation and pendulum motion creates a
    variety of different sensations depending on a rider’s specific
    position. The combination of both elements results in a unique
    ride experience every time!
    Black Widow will stand at 90 feet tall but will reach a height of
    146 feet in full swing with an angle of 120 degrees from the
    center. The pendulum motion propels riders back and forth at 68
    miles per hour.
    While riding Black Widow, guests experience a one of a kind
    perspective of Lost Kennywood.
    Black Widow will have a height requirement of 52” tall. Each of the 40 seats has an individual
    shoulder lap restraint. For pictures or more information on Black Widow’s manufacturer, Zamperla,
    visit www.zamperla.com/en/product/145/giant-discovery.html
    Experience the excitement of Black Widow all summer long. Purchase a 2012 Kennywood Season
    Pass for only $84.99. Hurry before the sale ends.
    For further information please visit www.kennywood.com or
    www.zamperla.com/en/product/145/giant-discovery.html
    Kennywood is part of the Palace Entertainment family of parks.
    Palace Entertainment owns and operates 40 parks nationwide, including water parks, family entertainment centers, theme
    parks and animal parks. Palace entertains millions of guests annually and is one of the largest park operators in the
    nation.
    http://kennywood.com/site/documents/2011BlackWidowPressRelease.pdf
    Awesome! For those of you who don't know what a Giant Discovery is:
    http://zamperla.com/en/product/145/giant-discovery.html?category_id=4
    In a nutshell it's like a MaxAir at Cedar Point.

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    Re: Kennywood Announces Black Widow for 2012

    Post  gb980109 on Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:27 pm

    Seems like an appropriate ride for Kennywood. Not a bad choice for them.

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    Re: Kennywood Announces Black Widow for 2012

    Post  Ccron10 on Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:49 pm

    ^Agreed. At least they decided to take out one thrill ride and replace it with another so that their count doesn't drop.

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    Re: Kennywood Announces Black Widow for 2012

    Post  BrandonStrouphauer on Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:10 pm

    I think that's a good addition for that park. Better that they got a flat to keep their flat ride roster up to date(or more impressive) And to have the same number of flat rides. Not a ride that we'll travel to go ride, but I think it is a good addition to Kennnywood. Smile

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    Re: Kennywood Announces Black Widow for 2012

    Post  Ccron10 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:07 pm

    Word has it that work has started on the ride. Anyone hear anything?

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