WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA) — For more than 40 years, the Log Jammer thrilled and soaked fans at Kennywood, but that all came to an end Sunday.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Cool Conditions Ahead Of Late-Week Drop In Temperatures
Fans endured long lines and some issues that shut down the beloved water attraction during its final weekend in operation.
Kennywood announced last Thursday that the 42-year-old water ride will be retired. Park officials say the ride has been hampered in recent years by maintenance issues, and those were apparent during its final days.READ MORE: Live Winter Storm Tracker: Pittsburgh Area Digs Out After Heavy Snowfall Blankets Region
On Saturday, a problem with the water levels on the Long Jammer forced park officials to close it for about five hours. There was another shutdown on Sunday.
— Kennywood PR (@Kennywood_PR) September 17, 2017
Many riders were willing to wait for one last splash.
— Kennywood Park (@Kenny_Kangaroo) September 17, 2017
After some rare rides in the dark Sunday night, the Log Jammer closed one last time. This time it will be permanent.
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Empty logs. That’s it. Goodbye, old friend. pic.twitter.com/xIQDkGxFKc
— Kennywood PR (@Kennywood_PR) September 18, 2017
The park is not revealing what may be brought in to replace the Log Jammer.