Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Kennywood Park Opens May 3

Hello Everyone!
Well, it's almost Beltane, May Day..May 1! Time to celebrate! Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, too! So, let's have some fun!

Kennywood Park, one of the finest traditional amusement parks in the U.S. opens May 3 and if you get to the park this weekend, you will probably see the end of the spring blooms: crabapple, cherry, dogwoods, sand cherry, etc. This is the only time of year you can see the blooms, and rarely can you get in the park in any year and see them. This is really the first time in 11 years that the park will be open to the public and the blooms are showing off. Usually, it's just too cold and/or unpredictable weather-wise for them to open the park. This year is special, so go for it; temps will be in 70s this weekend.

For those of you not familiar with Kennywood Park, it is in West Mifflin, near Pittsburgh, PA. It has several outstanding roller-coasters, including one that coaster enthusiasts believe is the best wooden coaster ever...The Thunderbolt. Ride first, then eat. Oh, the food...The Potato Patch, rated the best fries in the country several times over the years. The carousel is one from dreams past, something you would imagine in a park over 100 years old. The lagoon has great paddle boats, and there is actually a Penny Arcade full of modern and nostalgic games. The landscaping is beautiful, full of blooms whose fragrances stir the soul.

Come out and have some fun! See the blooms! If you can't come this spring, come this summer or fall. There are fireworks nightly during Fall Fantasy in August, and special days like WTAE Day in July. You won't be disappointed, and your children will have a day or weekend that they will never forget.

Good ol' fashion fun rules!

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