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|Type||Steel - Launched|
|Riders per train||12|
|Propulsion||LSM launch (rolling)|
Top speed50 mph
Sky Rocket is a Premier Rides launched roller coaster located at Kennywood in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA. The ride occupies the ground formerly held by Turnpike near the entrance to the park; Turnpike is expected to reopen in the distant future.
History[edit | edit source]
The roller coaster was revealed in August 2009, at the same time that Turnpike was closed. The attraction was removed to make way for the new roller coaster and while Kennywood claimed it would be reinstalled, it has remained closed. The name Sky Rocket was revealed in December. Sky Rocket opened to the public on June 29, 2010 following a press preview the day before.
The ride was Standing but not operating from May 2018 to June 2019 due to a small electrical fire that damaged many components in the coaster's engine room. Among the damaged components was a generator that melted down and had to be made in Europe and shipped to the park. It reopened in June 2019.
Design[edit | edit source]
Sky Rocket is the first roller coaster from Premier Rides with a LSM launch, as opposed to a LIM launch.
Trains[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
[edit | edit source]
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
|Articles on Kennywood|
|Present||Exterminator • Jack Rabbit • Lil' Phantom • Phantom's Revenge • Racer • Sky Rocket • Steel Curtain • Thunderbolt|
|Former||Brownie Coaster • Dipper • Gee Whiz Dip The Dips • Laser Loop • Racer • Scenic Railway • Speed-O-Plane • Steel Phantom • Steeplechase • Teddy Bear • Tickler • Wild Mouse|