Friday, July 20, 2012

Kennywood in the Rain

Today, I went to Kennywood with my friend Kit (that's not her real name. I decided to use fake names for people I talk about because I feel kind of odd writing about people I know on the internet). Kennywood is an amusement park just outside of Pittsburgh. It was started a really long time ago, and is one of the "places to go" if you are coming to Pittsburgh to visit. The day started out cloudy and it felt like it was going to rain, but we went anyway.
I've been to Kennywood about five times, and I have never seen it so empty. There was no one there, and a lot of places weren't even open (including the Dip n' Dots, which was very disappointing). The good thing about the park being empty, was that there was no line for the rides! The longest we waited in line for was about 15 minutes, and that was only for the Phantom's Revenge, the biggest roller coaster that the park has. Though, once we got on to the Phantom's Revenge, it was unfortunate, because we were riding with a school group or something, and during the ride, they all began to  sing One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful and Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe, which are both equally annoying songs.
We rode about 10 rides in about two hours, and went to check in with Kit's parents at one of the pavilions. We checked in and grabbed some food when it started to rain.
We rushed back to the pavilion before it started to pour, and we stayed there for the next two hours. While we were there, we snagged pretty much all of the fruit from a fruit bowl that had been brought to the pavilion, and played IMDb trivia. Both of us like to watch movies, and we did really well, though I think Kit contributed to the amount of points we got more than I did. See, I think I would have would have been a much more valuable player if there had been any questions about Monsters, Inc. or Inception. But they wasn't. The trivia game did have a lot of questions about Will Farrell though (the game acted as if we liked Will Ferrell, and neither Kit or I actually do).
The park eventually decided to close, because the rain wouldn't go away. So now I'm home, five hours earlier than I had planned to be. The thing is, if we had gone to Kennywood on a "normal day" with no clouds in the sky, we probably wouldn't have been able to ride as many rides as we did. We also got a free pass to come to the park on another day, so that was good and fun.
So, I'm home now, and my mom REALLY wanted to go see Dark Knight Rises, as did I, but my dad insisted that we have a Dark Knight Trilogy marathon before we went to go see it. So if you'll excuse me, I have to go watch some Batman Begins.

1 comment:

  1. Occasionally, father's insistences actually are listened to! Wow!