The American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) organization spent three days at Kennywood during Coaster Con XXXIII. After several days of around-the-clock activity in order to finish the new ride, Sky Rocket was ready for its first riders at about midnight on June 22, 2010. This was the first trainload of passengers. Even the construction workers putting the finishing touches on the ride photographed it as it returned to the station.
I was lucky to be in the front row of Sky Rocket's fourth trainload. Thanks, Kennywood!
©2013 by Joel A. Rogers