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Jack Rabbit
Website: Kennywood Homepage
Ride Type: Wooden Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.0806
TPC Overall Rank: #147 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 69
Last Review: 7/30/2008 1:02:00 AM
In User Top 10: 26 times.
User Tracker Count: 219 times.

Jack Rabbit

Jack Rabbit

A Great, Old Coaster
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4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up hrrytraver on 8/8/2005 5:39:00 PM - User's Top Ride #9
help me, i cant stop riding it! the double dip on john millers jack rabbit reminds me of days of my youth spent next to a nitrous tank. highly addictive causing immediate get-back-in-line instincts in me. but with a quick moving line and less brain cell genocide than NO2, JR seems a less ephemeral and generally healthier choice. like most coaster-enthused folks, i knew all about the double drop and the airtime beforehand. but my first experience on that cascading hump sent me to school and i let out a fully involuntary scream in mid-air, which i suppose was my nervous systems way of compensating somehow for the jack rabbits apparent attempt on my life. its silly how violent that pop is. the up-stop wheels on the train (john millers patented invention) must get a serious workout on this coaster. sure the rest of the ride aside from the whammy-air moment is kind of a kiddie coaster. i guess it IS a kiddie coaster, because lots of kids get on it. maybe im getting younger because i fell in love with this cool a$$ed ancient coaster. along with the ride itself having a warm, killer 1920s coaster vibe, major points go to the amazing neon george jetson style station house and to the retro futuristic flash gordon art deco trains. those cushy bench seats have been saying goodbye to millions of fannys on the double drop for 85 years! when you factor in these admirable traits with the fact that jack rabbit is VERY well preserved and gives a nice smooth ride, you get an absolute classic coaster and must ride for history buffs. NOTE: i rode jack rabbit after the notorious addition of conventional seatbelts to the train benches. the buckle is in the center so there is no danger of it bouncing around and onto mens tender equipment. it can be buckled loosely so everyone can experience the launch into orbit. jack rabbit is very well engineered considering its age, and i think it would be safe without a single restraint. the cross bar and seatbelt are there to satisfy an insurance policy and theyre no hindrance, in my humble opinion.

5 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Axman on 6/15/2005 7:30:00 PM - User's Top Ride #5
The airtime is unfathomable.:jawdrop: Thats all I have to say.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Lin48 on 6/5/2005 11:59:00 PM
Once youve been on Boulderdash at Lake Compounce, you are absolutely spoiled by the idea of putting a roller coaster out in the middle of nature. This one really tries to work with what it is given, but its really short and there isnt enough to it, in my opinion, to really make it great. For what it is, though, I enjoyed it. The tunnel was cute and the little hills were neat.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up fergusonat on 5/3/2005 11:39:00 AM
Just another example of how terrain use can make a ride phenominal. Insane air and a classic feel to it...this is truly a great woodie

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterwom on 4/6/2005 8:15:00 AM
The Jack Rabbit is a great old fashioned coaster that has survived the test of time. I like the restraint system. Its a leather strap and you can leave it loose. There is a nice small drop after leaving the station, then a tunnel before the lift hill, and a double dip near the end where you experience massive airtime!! Its not really tall but its a classic coaster and alot of fun. Its a must ride if youre an enthusiast. I ride it several times when I visit the park. The Jack Rabbit is a wood roller coaster that was built in 1921. It was designed by Charlie Mach/John Miller. It is a terrain coaster. It is 40' tall, 2,132' long, it is 45 mph, it has a long duration, and a large capacity.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up PhantomRev on 2/12/2005 11:24:00 PM
After working at this ride all summer i come to realize that it actually is better than i use to think. Having a chance to ride it at least 4 times everyday was great. It never got boring. Everytime i rode it, i had a blast. Everyone must take a ride on this thing its insane. Yeah the hills may be really small but its still very fun.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up RCGenius on 1/10/2005 9:01:00 PM
Great lil ride with some of the best airtime Ive ever experienced on that double dip. The tunnel & old fashioned PTC trains make this ride worth riding at Kennywood. One of the three classic woodies at Kennywood, & its in the middle of the three, only behind the Thunderbolt. Ride this if youre airtime junkies. Youll love it.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up fishy on 7/17/2004 2:35:00 PM
This was my first roller coaster.I was 5 when I went on it.My favorite part was probaly the double dip I always fly out of my seat

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up ChiDan1972 on 7/15/2004 9:42:00 PM
This ride is all about the double down in the second half. That part alone puts this ride near the top.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up spree on 6/9/2004 12:02:00 PM
The back seat is definently the best! I remember me and my brother went on this when we were little. He was really tiny for his age and he almost flew out of the train! I had to grab him and pull him down or I really think he would have fell out! Gotta love that tiny leather strap! Haha!

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