Our sister station, WPXI, was at Kennywood Park on Monday for the media debut of the new coaster, the Sky Rocket. Here’s part of the story from WPXI.com. You can also click into the raw video and see the coaster in action.
Kennywood Park debuted its new roller coaster, the Sky Rocket, to the media on Monday morning.Channel 11 and WPXI.com had crews at the park who rode the coaster. The reporters, photographers and interns said it was thrilling but smooth. A few of them rode it a couple times because it was so much fun.Kennywood describes the Sky Rocket as “a seriously twisted, pulse detonating, supercharged, stratospheric new ride experience.” The amusement park said riders will “vertical climb and say adios to gravity as (they) go over-the-top and plummet 90-degrees due south.”
The Sky Rocket joins the ranks of the Lil’ Phantom, Exterminator, Jack Rabbit, Racer, Thunderbolt and Phantom’s Revenge.“This roller coaster will provide a thrilling new experience for coaster lovers at Kennywood,” explains general manager Jerome Gibas. “The use of LSM launch technology will allow riders to blast from 0 to 50 mph in three seconds and offers our first roller coaster with inversions since the Steel Phantom.” — Click here to read the rest of the story and see RAW VIDEO at WPXI.com.