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Post October 17th, 2018, 2:55 pm

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Seems like Kennywood has recruited skeletons to work on the coaster!!

But on a more serious note, it seems like the lagoon footers are now complete:

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Post October 17th, 2018, 8:14 pm

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Ooooooh! Zspoopy :o Gotta love when parks put in that extra work in on theming. Small little additions like this are awesome!

Post October 19th, 2018, 2:14 am

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Those skeletons are charming as heck :lol:

I'm eager to see them place some of the track so I can see it in comparison to other structures and get a better sense of how large it is. Cuz I still feel like it's really wide, and it seems to be new generation S&S (considering their recent past and the unique style of this coaster). But that time is probably a month or two out.
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Post October 19th, 2018, 4:33 pm
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This is gonna look sooooooo good when the sun fades it to hell in 6 years.
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IDk about that side of the state but for the Eastern half of Pa, we don't get enough sun for that. I'd give it closer to 10 years. Longer if summers continue to be as wet as this year's.
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Post November 7th, 2018, 8:06 am

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Post November 7th, 2018, 10:58 am

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Steel Curtain has gone vertical:

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This is certainly going to be an interesting one to see go up.

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Post November 7th, 2018, 11:30 am
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I may have to take another trip out there :)
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Post November 13th, 2018, 12:58 pm

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Train for Steel Curtain:

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EDIT: There's now some new animations of Steel Curtain, including an updated POV:







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Post November 13th, 2018, 2:40 pm
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Post November 14th, 2018, 1:39 am

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Such a badace coaster! I love the colors and layout/concept, but yeah, not a fan of the theme. Oh well, if the steelers did chip in, maybe it allowed them to go all out on the length.
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Post November 14th, 2018, 7:02 am

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Damn this is gonna be the EZ best new cred of 2019!! I love the S&S lapbars to death at least on Screamin Swings (Dollywood & Cedar Point)
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Post November 14th, 2018, 8:20 am

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The new videos are wonderful. I'm simply ecstatic about this project.
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Post November 14th, 2018, 8:30 am

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The new videos are wonderful. I'm simply ecstatic about this project.


Finally we can agree on something!
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Post November 14th, 2018, 11:58 am
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The train looks interesting. Some kind of evolved variety of the air launches but looking less comfy with those steel bars.
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Post November 14th, 2018, 12:11 pm

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Dirk don’t worry, the S&S screamin’ swing lapbars are the most comfortable restraints on any flat ride— putting them on a coaster, especially one as massive as this, is even better!!
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Post November 14th, 2018, 9:35 pm

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Dirk_Ermen wrote:
The train looks interesting. Some kind of evolved variety of the air launches but looking less comfy with those steel bars.


They don't call it steel curtain for nothing 8-)

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Kw6sTheater wrote:
Dirk don’t worry, the S&S screamin’ swing lapbars are the most comfortable restraints on any flat ride— putting them on a coaster, especially one as massive as this, is even better!!


Those restraints aren't even close to being the same thing as the ones on Screamin Swings and Powder Keg.
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Post November 18th, 2018, 10:06 am
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Dirk don’t worry, the S&S screamin’ swing lapbars are the most comfortable restraints on any flat ride— putting them on a coaster, especially one as massive as this, is even better!!


Those restraints aren't even close to being the same thing as the ones on Screamin Swings and Powder Keg.

^ Really this ^

I have experiences both the S&S Screamin' swing lapbars and such. Including the air launch coasters in China. Check at the pictures of the trains, there is more steel around you compared to the air launch coasters. Which worries me a bit as S&S doesn't build the smoothest transitions.
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Post November 18th, 2018, 2:15 pm

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Dirk_Ermen wrote:
Paradox wrote:
Kw6sTheater wrote:
Dirk don’t worry, the S&S screamin’ swing lapbars are the most comfortable restraints on any flat ride— putting them on a coaster, especially one as massive as this, is even better!!


Those restraints aren't even close to being the same thing as the ones on Screamin Swings and Powder Keg.

^ Really this ^

I have experiences both the S&S Screamin' swing lapbars and such. Including the air launch coasters in China. Check at the pictures of the trains, there is more steel around you compared to the air launch coasters. Which worries me a bit as S&S doesn't build the smoothest transitions.


It's ironic that my home state has 2 thigh crushing coasters now. Look's like it will be great but I am also hoping to be able to enjoy these inversions. The overhead lap bars without the shoulder straps I feel would have been a better option.

Post November 19th, 2018, 2:16 pm

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At least it was the lesser of the two evils, from what you all have been saying
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Post December 8th, 2018, 3:43 pm

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How Steel Curtain currently looks as it rises above the skyline:

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Here's also an interesting video of the track being manufactered at Intermountain Lift:



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Post December 8th, 2018, 11:18 pm

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I'm still surprised that this is manufactured by B&M lol
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