Nick Paradise and the gang at Kennywood Park invited us out to the grand re-opening of the Noah’s Ark attraction… new whale mouth and everything! We had a chance to go through the new exhibit, Potato Patch Fries and interview a bunch of interesting Pittsburghers as they boarded the new ark 2-by-2 Pittsburgh style! Two artists, two Primanti Sandwiches, two ballet dancers and…well… you get it, dontcha? See the list of notables in the show notes! Everyone’s telling favorite Kennywood stories and “Kennywood Outfit” stories!
Episode 23 Line-up: “Kennywood’s Open!! (and so is the Whale)”
Episode Music: Donora “Put Your Neon On”
00:57 Nick Paradise, head of Marketing and PR of Kennywood Park. If Pittsburgh was hit with a flood, what would WE want on our ark? Nick gives the details of the new Whale’s Mouth and new exhibit.
04:58 Tasha from The Food Tasters is eating Potato Patch Fries at the same table as Pittsburgh icon, Rick Sebak! What happened to her at the Log Jammer in Junior High?
09:04 1 of 2 Steelers to board, Craig Wolfley. How fast was he able to throw the baseball (and throw his shoulder out?)
12:21 Two comedians! Comedian Aaron Kleiber & sketch/improv comedy pro Missy Moreno. What does Missy say the Noah’s Ark horn is saying to her?
15:10 Two Pittsburgh artists! D.S.Kinsel and Julie Mallis of Boom Concepts. D.S. nails the ending AND says “nebby!”
18:35 Pittsburgh Mayor, Bill Peduto. Should the Noah’s Ark horn be the new Penguin’s goal horn? (He shuts me down!)
20:37 Geno & Bryan, famous Kennywood staffers from the WQED Kennywood Memories Special, took cheese fries on board!
21:54 Kent “Teke” Tekulve from the Pittsburgh Pirates & now Root Sports-Pittsburgh. What was his favorite ride?
23:26 Curt Wooton & Chris Preksta from “Pittsburgh Dad.” Did they do the Kennywood Outfits? Oh yeah, including a fanny pack!
26:26 Daniella & Curtis from the Pittsburgh Ballet. Wait! She got motion sickness from Noah’s Ark?
27:19 KDKA-TV’s Dave Crawely was there reporting on the happenings just like us and, well, he’s a Pittsburgh icon so we got his Thunderbolt story (but he didn’t rhyme it!)
28:50 2 of the 3 children of comedian Aaron Kleiber, Rebecca & Luke “The Nuke!”
29:59 Scott Simmons of Scarehouse! 2 Pittsburgh Zombies boarded Noah’s Ark. No surprise, he loves the dark rides! Noah’s Ark has deep meaning for him!
33:08 Rick Sebak!! We get to ask him HIS favorite ride and Kennywood story!
36:18 What’s last? Two Primanti Brothers sandwiches! Unfortunately there is no galley serving
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