Video: Log Jammer Demolition at Kennywood
At the end of the 2017 season, Kennywood permanently closed the Log Jammer after 42 years of operation. Since then, little has been said about the ride… until now. The dismantle and removal process has officially started as seen in the video below.
Images of the demo process started floating around the interwebs as early as last week.
Log Jammer originally debuted in 1975 as Kennywood’s first million-dollar attraction. Maintaining a 42 year old ride takes a lot of time, funds, and effort. To keep the ride operating, it would have needed a major overhaul. With low ridership, the parks decision to remove it came with no surprise. Though the ride is nostalgic for many Kennywood guests over the years, we look forward to the future of that area in the park.
Nothing has been officially announced to replace Log Jammer yet, but long time rumors and leaked blueprints point toward a new roller coaster that would take advantage of the parks hilly terrain. With the removal of Log Jammer, those blueprints seem less convincing, since they were created with Log Jammer in place.
We have seen reps from a few different coaster manufactures visiting the park during the 2017 season, so a new coaster seems very promising to say the least 🙂
We say goodbye with one last ride on the final night of operation!
For tickets and more information, visit the official Kennywood website by clicking here.
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