View Full Version : Here we go...
05-05-2008, 10:17 PM
As the Joker says in the new Batman trailer... HERE...WE...GO.
Kennywood photos! What do you think? Want to see more?
05-05-2008, 10:22 PM
05-05-2008, 10:23 PM
Here are a few more.
05-05-2008, 10:25 PM
Really amazing work! Show me more....!
05-05-2008, 10:29 PM
what comments did you go with for your talking severed head?
05-05-2008, 10:33 PM
More you say...hmmm!
05-05-2008, 10:34 PM
Looks awesome. Both pics in the middle featuring CGI, look AMAZING.
05-05-2008, 10:35 PM
Talking head... we used several almost ALL the jokes came from HAUNTWORLD'S message boards...thank you very much.
There was about 20 jokes used in all. Out of the 20 we only came up with about 3 ourselves the rest came from here.
My favorite was the one that says a divorce costs you an arm and a leg, he needs a better lawyer.
Do you want to see more pics.
05-05-2008, 10:36 PM
Do you want to see more pics.
Of course, post away
05-05-2008, 10:42 PM
You funny man you!!! LOL
05-05-2008, 10:45 PM
05-05-2008, 10:47 PM
I'm coming to Kennywood this year! Seriously wonderful detailing.
05-05-2008, 10:48 PM
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05-05-2008, 10:56 PM
05-05-2008, 10:56 PM
Video now, huh? Awesome Show, Great Job.
I demand more, more, more (if you want to share of course)..lol
Hey Larry, you doing a story of Kennywood in the magazine, or did I miss that one?
05-05-2008, 10:58 PM
We will be doing a story in the magazine. Are you kidding me??? We haven't covered even ONE thing we've done, not one! If there was ever something I wanted to feature its this one...I think we'd also like to do a feature on another event we did in Long Island as well. Down the road...
The detail in this attraction is so awesome that you can't even see it all riding the ride, you must walk through the attraction to catch it all.
Now I will tell you we're personally doing a full blown out video on the ride, but that won't be done for about a month or so but once we get something done I will let you know.
05-05-2008, 11:04 PM
Cool , loooking forward to it.
05-05-2008, 11:23 PM
WTAE has some great footage online: http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/video/16140180/index.html
05-05-2008, 11:29 PM
I will keep this short. It looks good. Nice work. Shane
05-05-2008, 11:30 PM
Thanks Shane!!! Seriously thanks! Larry
05-05-2008, 11:36 PM
If we never do another dark ride I won't care... this is what I wanted to do and we did it. I wanted to do a Disney style haunted mansion that would stand for 25 years or longer. Its not perfect, and it doesn't have a Disney budget by any means, but between our company, Kennywood amusement park and all the other vendors we showed that you don't have to be some massive big boy on the block dark ride company to do something great!
Passion is all you need!!!
I feel better after doing this and feel like something else, something different is over the next hill...
But before that its on to the Darkness. Its really weird because I spent the whole day walking around through the Darkness trying to get that project started! I really felt sick looking at it, because The Darkness just doesn't match up to this ride.
Jim was talking to me in the Darkness and he said something, and I said we can tear it all down and start over, and he thought I meant that one room, and I said NO THE WHOLE THING END TO END!
After finishing this project, I really felt like tearing down the Darkness and just starting OVER! Well we can only do what we can do...
Projects like these are the exact reason why the Darkness isn't over the top unreal something you'll never ever see somewhere else... TIME! We spent 6 months working on Kennywood and several other mini golf projects.
We're just now trying to work on the Darkness and I just don't see how we're going to get anything done. We're talking about hiring another 5 to 10 people on top of the 20 we already have.
TIME is now our enemy!
But Kennywood was worth every second!
05-06-2008, 04:25 AM
Looks good and interesting concept, with the shootem up,
05-06-2008, 10:07 AM
It looks really nice! I like the suits of armour. And how you did that room.
05-06-2008, 11:27 AM
Too bad it's not cost effective to turn the Darkness into a dark ride. That would be cool.
05-06-2008, 02:32 PM
Here are some making of photos...
05-06-2008, 02:56 PM
Great work Larry!
05-06-2008, 04:42 PM
Looks great, can't wait to get up to Kennywood this year.
05-06-2008, 04:50 PM
Nice work - I used to live in Pittsburgh and have frequented Kennywood many times, I am sure this is a nice addition and will get good reviews from the patrons.
05-06-2008, 07:51 PM
Very nice, loved the whole concept and look. Would love to take a ride for myself.
05-06-2008, 09:02 PM
You are crazy Larry!
The Darkness is one of the most amazing Haunts on the planet! You are just tired of looking at it. I think we all feel moments of deep pride about our haunts and as many moments of just being over our shows...you just get jaded sometimes.
So don't go throwing it all out! It is a great show!
05-07-2008, 01:08 PM
I wouldnt tear down the whole darkness either. Maybe just part. LOL! No but I remember when you toredown the Darkness in the Welsch building and rebuilt it and it was as different as day and night. I cant imagine if you tore down this one and rebuilt it. It would be phenomenal!
05-08-2008, 10:10 AM
Looking closer at your pics Larry I guess what Im looking at is targets for the ride. The little green boxes? I guess everything is interactive and moves or does something when you shoot it? And I guess you have a scoring system built on the ride as well?. I would really like to see some video of this in operation. It would really be awesome if you could put something like this in St. Louis as a second attraction to the Darkness or Creepyworld. How much did the ride cost Kennywood if you dont mind sharing.
05-08-2008, 11:00 AM
The ride cost 2 million dollars.
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