Kennywood Park

Kennywood Park is Southwest Pennsylvania’s amusement park, and was known as the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World” in the 1970s for its collection of excellent wooden coasters. Scott Ventura (who seems to know quite a bit about this park!) gives us the guided tour: Due to Pittsburgh’s hilly terrain, two of the coasters are able to drop into valleys without first ascending a lift chain. When built in the early 1990s, the Steel Phantom had to longest drop in the world at 220 feet, topping out at 80 mph. The drop passed through the supports of another…

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