Kennywood Park announces new coaster

August 14, 2009 2:15:50 PM PDT
Kennywood Park in western Pennsylvania is planning a new roller coaster that will take riders from zero to 50 mph in about three seconds. Kennywood spokesman Jeff Filicko says the coaster, which will be ready next year, uses new coaster technology to achieve the rocket-like start.

The as-yet-unnamed coaster will replace the Turnpike, a slow ride that uses individual cars on a track.

The new coaster will also take riders upside down three times after a 95-foot vertical climb and drop.