Anyone have an extra couple hundred grand sitting around? Because you could be the proud owner of Kennywood's Pitt Fall ride. The Post-Gazette reported last week that the Pitt Fall is now for sale. You can see the listing on International Rides Management's Facebook page.
I'll be honest, the ride terrifies me. I've ridden it a few times, but the sight of it gets me nervous and I start getting the shivers just getting in to the line for it. I've actually enjoyed it every I've gone through with riding it, but my nervousness about the ride has just gotten worse over time.
Here's a good video someone took while riding the Pitt Fall:
Despite only appearing in the late '90s, the ride is somewhat iconic for its black and gold paint job and visibility from the surrounding area. According to the Wikipedia page for the ride, it was the tallest ride of its kind in the world when it opened.
A follow up PG article suggested a ride like Cedar Point's WindSeeker could be a potential replacement, though that was refuted by a Kennywood spokesperson. Personally, I'd like to see something more tame, like the return of the Rotor or a Ferris wheel or maybe a tea cup-type ride. The latter two in particular would be good fits in the Lost Kennywood section where the Pitt Fall currently stands.