News of Kennywood Park’s decision to remove the iconic Log Jammer was pretty stunning.
It was the first big ride for so many Pittsburghers graduating from Kiddieland. And 42 years is nothing to sniff at — it’s become a classic part of the traditional amusement park that prides itself on blending old and new.
So on Sept. 16, I took what likely could be my final ride on Log Jammer (barring a visit on Sept. 17 to the park or any last-ditch effort a petition to save the ride could do).
I rode Log Jammer with a guy who drove nearly two hours just to take one last ride. And he almost missed out because he left around 4 when he figured the ride wasn’t reopening (it had been broken for much of the day) and turned around after seeing my tweets.
Here’s how it happened!