Pittsburgh reacts with shock as Kennywood closes Log Jammer
Say it ain't so, Kennywood. Say it ain't so.
The park's popular Log Jammer, in operation for more than four decades, will soak its last group of riders Sept. 17.
We will be retiring the Log Jammer after this weekend. We thank it and all our guests for 42 years of great rides. https://t.co/Yooy3KGytM— Kennywood Park (@Kenny_Kangaroo) September 14, 2017
Predictably, the greater Pittsburgh area is losing its collective mind over the ride's discontinuation.
Kennywood getting rid of the log jammer feels like a personal attack— Nick-182 (@TheDeRoss) September 14, 2017
Apparently this style of ride is referred to as a "log flume" everywhere but Kennywood. We say that's enough of a reason to keep it around — not to mention that "log flume" kind of sounds like an unfortunate medical condition.
Some folks are hoping for one last ride.
Going to try to squeeze in a @Kenny_Kangaroo trip on Sunday. I want to see and ride the Log Jammer one last time.— Joey (@JoeyO621) September 14, 2017
Some are proposing replacements.
It's the log jammer only you ride in a giant potato down a slide of hot grease: Potato Patcher #LogJammerReplacements— Mikey D. (@mikeydangelo) September 14, 2017
Some proposals are funnier than others.
Peduto will replace the Log Jammer with a bike lane.— Wlat Harris (@pantherrants) September 14, 2017
Some took the opportunity to make a "Big Lebowski"-related joke, which we're always in favor of.
He fixes the cable. #logjammer— sambronson (@sambrahson) September 14, 2017
This might be our favorite (and potentially most accurate) prediction.
Safest bet EVER is a Yinzer will try to take one of the Log Jammer cars home w him when Kennywood closes. To put it in his mancave.— Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap) September 14, 2017
Nope, wait, we take that back.
Member when they took the Steel Phantom out..Calling it now, they put in a modern Log Flume called Log Jammers Revenge. #logjammer— Steve (@zSteve89) September 14, 2017
And finally, we do not endorse this.
Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2862, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.