Sky Rocket to Blast Off from Kennywood in 2010
Rumors about the name of Kennywood’s 2010 roller coaster have been confirmed as today the park announced that it will be called Sky Rocket. To recap, the new roller coaster was designed by launch coaster pioneers Premier Rides. They’re responsible for coasters like Flight of Fear, the Italian Job Stunt Coasters, and the insanely popular Revenge of the Mummy coasters. With that kind of track record, the new ride should be strong.
My Take on the Name: Sky Rocket
It’s not a bad name, but not too original either. The name does reflect that it’s a launch coaster as it will boast a 0 to 50 mph launch in 3 seconds. And, Sky Rocket is not a common name, at least not these days. Nine “sky rockets” are in the Roller Coaster Database, but they’re all from many decades ago.
Watch the POV/off-ride video.
What’s Your Take?
What do you think of the name Sky Rocket for Kennywood’s new coaster? Leave a comment below.