Sky Rocket Construction Photos & Kennywood in the Snow

Longtime reader Judy sent in these great shots of Kennywood. There are a number of cool images of the Pittsburgh area park after a recent snow storm. She also sent a few images that show the construction site for the park’s 2010 roller coaster, Sky Rocket. Although, it doesn’t appear like too much actual construction has taken place. They were taken on 2/27.

Sky Rocket Construction
As you can see from the constructions photos, nothing’s gone vertical yet. The blue track and silver (or grey?) supports are in a parking lot across the street from Kennywood. Judy described the construction area as “a mud pit sprinkled with ice chunks” thanks to all of the snow that the park has received this winter. Sky Rocket looks far from completion while roller coasters like Intimidator at Carowinds are performing test runs. Does anyone know the ride’s expected opening date?

More on Kennywood’s new Sky Rocket launch coaster on the official site. Also, read my Sky Rocket announcement post for more details on the coaster. Thanks to Judy for sending these pictures. If anyone has any theme park images they would like to share feel free to send them in and I might use them for a post.

What’s Your Take?
What do you think of these construction photos of Sky Rocket and Kennywood in the snow? Anyone excited for this new launch coaster? Leave a comment below.