The Monster of Kennywood 1977

I haven’t been to Kennywood since the late 1970’s. I took some of my students from Ivy School of Professional Art on a field trip there and we all had a great time taking photos. I have always been fond of this picture, the ride is long gone ut it reminds me of simpler times.

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The Monster

The Thunderbolt–Kennywood Park

Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh has been around for a long time and like any amusement park they periodically upgrade their rides. When I was a kid we had the Jackrabbit,Pippin and the Racing Coasters. In 1968 they remodeled the Pippin and turned the old wooden roller coaster into The Thunderbolt which we waited for with great anticipation. This image of riders on one of the drops was taken in 1976 and you can purchase a print at my commercial site by clicking here.

The Thunderbolt Kennywood Park

The Monster at Kennywood Park

I don’t know if it is still there. After all even Kennywood Park has to upgrade! It was one of the great rides in this old Pittsburgh Amusement parks. Along with the Racer, The Pippin and the Thunderbolt, the Monster delivered it’s share of thrills. Buy a print of this image at my commercial site by clicking here.

The Monster at Kennywood Park