Defunctland: The Bizarre Garfield Dark Ride

  • Am Vor Monat

    DefunctlandDefunctland

    In this minisode, Kevin dives deep into the history of Kennywood's Old Mill and the infamous Garfield overlay, Garfield's Nightmare.

    History Sources:
    David Hahner Jr. - www.amazon.com/Kennywood-Imag...
    Brian Butko - facebook.com/groups/Kenny...
    Boaz Frankel - www.verylocal.com/garfield-ni...

    Video Sources:
    Historic Pittsburgh - historicpittsburgh.org/
    David Hahner - de-film.com/ch-UCsmx...
    Blacklight Attractions - de-film.com/us/BlacklightA...
    XscreamThrills - de-film.com/us/XscreamThrills
    RampagingRex Productions - de-film.com/us/RampagingRex
    TheCoasterMan - de-film.com/us/thecoast...
    WackyWeazle - de-film.com/us/WackyWeazle
    Leonard Kinsey / The Dark Side of Disney - de-film.com/us/DarkSideOfD...
    TomWasHere - de-film.com/us/TomWasHerePGH
    Dark Ride Archive - de-film.com/ch-UCyLn...
    The Coaster Spot - de-film.com/us/TheCoasterSpot
    Television Archives - de-film.com/us/TELEVISIONA...
    Amusement Now - de-film.com/ch-UCOi3...

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Doge Coin
Doge Coin

"Though my ex husband was a disappointment in life in general, me and Garfield were both screaming by the end of the ride" that line is absolutely hilarious, whoever wrote that I hope you know how funny that was

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joaquin valeri
joaquin valeri

Stop ruin 2022! Please! for whatever months!

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Grace -
Grace -

I don’t understand 🫣🫣 could someone explain it really quickly

Vor 18 Tage
Joe Mo
Joe Mo

And if you liked getting spanked during the act...the park provided an employee to help.

Vor 23 Tage
TomYawns
TomYawns

@subtleusername what do you mean by that? the strangers aren't "ruining a good memory," the memory was that their dad was viscerally annoyed by their loud sloppiness. the person writing isn't "letting" them do anything, it was the dad who let the strangers ruin his ride and it would be much weirder if he acted otherwise.

Vor 24 Tage
David Stinnett
David Stinnett

@Josh Asdf I was going to call you a jerk, but your comment checks out. So I liked instead.

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yeet hiTTTer
yeet hiTTTer

I got so invested in the history of Tunnels of Love that Garfield arriving felt like a bag of bricks to the head

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Ege şanlı
Ege şanlı

We where all in pice but then the Grafield nation atacked

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Emily Carpio
Emily Carpio

“arguably the biggest change to the old mill in its early years would come after the ride caught on fire and burned to the ground” amazing.

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Grilled Sleaze
Grilled Sleaze

“Arguably” 🤣👌

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Absolution Wolf
Absolution Wolf

There's one thing I'm still confused by. They said that sometimes the boats would come back empty. With the amount of cameras around, was it ever revealed where and how they managed to get off the ride early? Or was it the case that Garfield, the ravenous cat that he was, required the occasional sacrifice (body and soul) of a few riders in order to keep his hunger in check?

Vor 28 Tage
Wes Guffey
Wes Guffey

I think (if some of the stories I’ve read are true) people would climb out of the boats to look at the sets and walk around them. They probably found staff exits and got outta dodge before they got caught. But also I think Garfield ate one or two a year.

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Chaos Shadow
Chaos Shadow

Legitimate answer: he was still talking about the earlier iterations of the Old Mill, before all the cameras were put in place. Equally legitimate answer: Garfield 100% ate them.

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Function at the Junction
Function at the Junction

Legends say they are still in there knockin boots to this day.

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Kiera_rdh
Kiera_rdh

I agree we never got a solid answer. Maybe they used emergency or employee exits lol

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Travis Shumway
Travis Shumway

As a Pittsburgh native, I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of Garfield sacrifices

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GameGrumps
GameGrumps

Just played Garfield's Nightmare for DS thanks to this video.... unfortunately it did not inspire in us the same level of lust as the ride did for many others

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SNB Sixteen6stars
SNB Sixteen6stars

If a DS could be like a gamers missletoe

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Milagros Rodriguez Nobile
Milagros Rodriguez Nobile

what even is this crossoverrrrrrrrrrr?????????

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Samuel Hunter
Samuel Hunter

Matt and Ryan?

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Bilge
Bilge

THIS IS MEAN THE TUTORIAL DOESN'T INDIRECTLY AND SIMULTANEOUSLY DIRECTLY TELL ME EXACTLY WHAT TO DO

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K.C Jones
K.C Jones

Holy shit it's SuperMega!

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raydunakin
raydunakin

This was much more interesting than I expected it to be.

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joaquin valeri
joaquin valeri

Stop ruin 2022! Please! for whatever months!

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Gregor Hard
Gregor Hard

Yeah, I know right, I’ve been avoiding, little did I know it wasn’t bad.

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Jarred Azevedo
Jarred Azevedo

If you like surprisingly interesting, let me recommend the 90+ minute video on this channel about line queues (Disney FastPass). I've never been more surprised at how interesting something like that could be. Kevin truly has a gift.

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Papa John42
Papa John42

@Shaw Horton Music Literally the entire premis of Defunctland

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Detahramet
Detahramet

I feel like that describes a solid 80% of the videos on this channel. Some of them are obviously eye catching, others sound kind of dry, but all of it is interesting. He's made the history of *conewiches* interesting.

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AeroRanger100
AeroRanger100

"The walls were splattered with fluorescent material and was totally done by Halloween productions during the refurbishment and not due to 103 years of bad aim..." *MY SIDES*

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AeroRanger100
AeroRanger100

@Razzamatrazz 18:05

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Razzamatrazz
Razzamatrazz

Can I have a time stamp

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Isabelle Podrasky
Isabelle Podrasky

Wow! Looks like a Jackson Pollock painting in here!

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Matt Kustom Kostumes
Matt Kustom Kostumes

@Shauna Wright That’s what SHE said.

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Shauna Wright
Shauna Wright

Wow that went over my head until I read your comment LOL

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K-Berry
K-Berry

I like to imagine the "Aerial Dump" was the final straw for staff and management to beg the park owners to close the ride completely

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Opo
Opo

@a cloned sheep - How so? Viacom indirectly had the ride converted back into the classic theming that everyone loved.

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a cloned sheep
a cloned sheep

nah, Viacom just decided to do an aerial dump on everyone's fun

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Hercules Balls
Hercules Balls

@Anonym Ous Someone cleans the thing from time to time surely. If nobody else, I'm sure they have to do maintenance to prove the ride isn't going to explode and the water isn't lethal.

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Anonym Ous
Anonym Ous

I highly doubt that. I'm actually wondering if any of them knew about it ever?

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Phinalbossbeater
Phinalbossbeater

The fact that one of these people where conceived in a GARFIELD ride is both cursed and oddly wholesome in the strangest way

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Joey Quinn
Joey Quinn

11:59 That line “You didn’t think that picnic stuff was going to come back, did you?” not only gave me a good laugh, it’s a testament to the high quality of writing that this channel is known for. Awesome job.

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Cascadian Ranger
Cascadian Ranger

I love how Kevin usually is deappanned and straight forward in delivery, this topic clearly broke him, especially the sign being a mascot. That pushed him over the edge

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kait16xo
kait16xo

I met that sign. Love that guy.

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Neo FromtheWarnerBrothersiconicfilmfranchiseTheMatr
Neo FromtheWarnerBrothersiconicfilmfranchiseTheMatr

Pushed him over the edge... but not like that

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Elfling
Elfling

I swear I seen this same Cascadia Separatist commenter on another completely unrelated youtube channel. Small (online) world...

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TheAmazingfulOne
TheAmazingfulOne

YOU CAN MEET... THE SIGN!!!!

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NerdyPi
NerdyPi

I just hope it stays rare though. It'd lose impact if he dropped the guise every video.

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Existential Crisis
Existential Crisis

Whoever wrote “Garfield knows all of our sins” …Thank you because that was a perfect way to sum all of that up

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Jexxer
Jexxer

I came here ready to be disturbed by the knowledge of people getting down and dirty on a Garfield-themed ride. I left here being more disturbed by the knowledge that Viacom now owns Jim Davis' Garfield empire.

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Personman245
Personman245

The entirely redacted story had me in stitches.

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Grilled Sleaze
Grilled Sleaze

I miss this unexplainably weird ass ride but most of all I regret never being on acid through it..

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Being drunk on this ride is awesome too 🤘🤘

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NateIsLame
NateIsLame

“In this minisode…” *30+ minutes long*

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Eos Aurora
Eos Aurora

@Danielle Aries nah you just haven’t built up a 2x tolerance yet

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metall
metall

That's not mini?

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Shuttitt Uppitt
Shuttitt Uppitt

His documentaries take you to a zone where TIME HAS NO MEANING!

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Ryan Reyes
Ryan Reyes

Did you not see the 1 hour 45 minute video he did about fast passes. This IS a mini video for him.

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TokyoXtreme
TokyoXtreme

The New Nermal

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Atomic
Atomic

That aerial story is truly horrific. Imagine being a kid a few seats back and feeling a slight splash, never knowing the true cause of it.

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eat hot chip and lie
eat hot chip and lie

Is anyone gonna mention the "MUST NOT SLEEP" message on the wall at 24:48? That's both terrifying and hilarious. Like they pay these security employees to just stay GLUED to the screens, never being allowed even an ounce of rest.

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C5ys
C5ys

the best part of this video is when it lingers on the garfield urinal just long enough to be uncomfortable and the music fading out

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David Fernandez
David Fernandez

As someone who grew up watching a lot of the old-timey cartoons, I knew what a Tunnel of Love was but only as a trope. It was as removed from my reality as tying someone to a railway. This video was most educational about its real history. Can't wait for more historical vids like these.

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William Samuel
William Samuel

"Kennywood employees were given a plastic bat, and instructed that if they saw the naked buttocks of any rider, they were to smack them..." The original "Bonk! Go to horny jail!"

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Artyom Saveli
Artyom Saveli

@radwolf76 Someone drew art of it; someone's bound to remake it and post it on the internet. T'is the deed of Rule 34.

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Dill Pickle
Dill Pickle

@The Phantom Safety Pin I think rousseau would have. If he was alive then

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Ohhgodineedmoore
Ohhgodineedmoore

@Marie The Memelord same

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Some Bonehead
Some Bonehead

Time truly is a flat circle.

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The Phantom Safety Pin
The Phantom Safety Pin

You just know someone dropped trou on the ride on purpose to make this happen.

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Bumblebee-127
Bumblebee-127

I'm part of the generation who grew up with Garfield's Nightmare. I remember being genuinely scared as a little kid, it inspired an interest and love of Garfield that lasted a few years, and I always looked forward to riding it whenever I went to Kennywood with my family. Obviously, I didn't know about the sordid activities others engaged in while riding in the dark, but I'm surprised I'm only just now learning about what some of you did. No wonder Garfield was so traumatized.

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GippyHappy
GippyHappy

33:28 This is absolutely the funniest part of this video. That Quinton has officially become a Garfield consultant. Wow. Moving up in the world.

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WetMIlk
WetMIlk

@A Random Passerby Eh probably not, he seems to be having a much better time in his life than you arre

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A Random Passerby
A Random Passerby

@PishP0n Better than Quinton, for sure! :^)

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PishP0n
PishP0n

@A Random Passerby Are you okay??

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A Random Passerby
A Random Passerby

It's a very special kind of funny. Not a "Hahaha" and then you move on to the next joke - this is a very long-burning smoulder of pathetic incel-archetype meeting pathetic comic strip that you keep thinking about and ugly smirking each time, while also hoping no one asks you what you're thinking, because saying "Quinton Reviews was a Garfield Consultant on an internet video about the Garfield's Nightmare ride at Kennywood" out loud feels illegal.

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horsegranola
horsegranola

To the person at 25:55, I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope that experience didn’t ruin the overall trip and that you got to create a lot of great memories of your dad.

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Lyken
Lyken

I'm glad that you covered Kennywood as Pittsburgh really doesn't really get much recognition for stuff, so having Garfield's nightmare on your channel is cool way of people learning about something local to me.

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Patrick Star
Patrick Star

I hope he covers more of Kennywood. The main ride I hope he covers is the Steel Phantom. I hear that that ride was a monster and that many came out with whiplash

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Liam White
Liam White

Viacom demanding that the employees destroy all of the set pieces for Garfield's nightmare to ensure they couldn't be sold and having them take videos as proof that they actually destroyed them might be the most on brand thing for Viacom that I've ever heard.

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Wumpus
Wumpus

@mightyfilm fair point. I just didn’t even know Nicktoons was still a thing.

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mightyfilm
mightyfilm

@Wumpus I liked what they did initially. They had that great new cartoon series, reran the 2K3 series on Nicktoons from time to time, kept the comic book licensing up, and blanketed us (and still do) with a crap-ton of merchandise. Plus, they have a good relationship with Warner Bros and let them share the characters from time to time. Yet, they focused so much on the lame movies that should have NEVER included Michael Bay, even as producer, and they immediately followed one cartoon series with another, instead of letting the franchise go dormant for a few years, thus dooming it. Then deciding they didn't want it anymore and rushed the second season to a half order conclusion. Plus, still not a fan of dumping season 5 of the previous series on Nicktoons. They do at least still have franchise plans for the characters and we totally wouldn't have gotten the new video game if they didn't want to keep them in the public eye. So, ehhh, I've seen companies treat franchises they bought much worse.

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Wumpus
Wumpus

@mightyfilm don’t remind me about what they did to the Turtles.

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Mallk238
Mallk238

@MxPokirby Archive well, the problem with that is that nobody can really know what WILL be history until it's been written down. And that only really happens once something has already happened. So to Viacom, this was a protection of their property; and they were doing a pretty common practice with this sort of thing where they destroy props instead of selling or throwing them away because if someone got a hold of it who had ill intentions, they would have very little they could do to actually stop it. You'll hear a lot of mascot costumes get completely destroyed for the same reason (Louie zong actually wrote a song about it, look up "Burn Him Down by Kitsch Club" it kicks ass!) Anyway, it's kinda like how world war 1 wasn't called world war 1 until we had a second world war. Up until then, it was just called The Great War. Some things will only ever be seen as great tragedies with hindsight. As much as it pains me to say it, bc it would have been one HELL of a collector's piece to have any of those props from the garfield dark ride

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Thatmemeguy2011
Thatmemeguy2011

@Prickley yep that is what it reminds me of

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Amber Holt
Amber Holt

“Garfield and I were both screaming by the end of the ride” is the most cursed but iconic thing 😂

Vor 9 Tage
Chris Braswell
Chris Braswell

This might be one of my favorite episodes. Not only for the subject but also the subtle jokes and enthusiasm in some of the line deliveries. "You can meet the sign!"

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8Stormy5
8Stormy5

Kevin's sense of humor is impeccably subtle. Lingering on the Garfield urinal for a second too long was hilarious

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Halee H
Halee H

I rode Garfield’s Nightmare as a little kid, maybe five years old, and was ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED. I missed parts of the ride because I was hiding in my mom’s shoulder but I vividly remember seeing that giant needle.

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C
C

The passion you had when you said “ITS THE SIGN. YOU CAN MEET THE SIGN” sent me bro. Been a fan of your stuff for years!

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Missy Barbour
Missy Barbour

@Leandro Aude It's an inverting flatride called "Areo 360" because Kennywood loves a pun

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Leandro Aude
Leandro Aude

You know what? Now I want to meet that fricking arrow, too!

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Leandro Aude
Leandro Aude

@Missy Barbour What´s that ride exactly? How is it called?

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The Phantom Safety Pin
The Phantom Safety Pin

@Missy Barbour I have to admit coming from out of Pennsylvania, the concept of a theme park having a ride where you can ride the advertisement for the park was so bizarre to me. Ride's good though.

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Goofy Ahh Uncle Productions
Goofy Ahh Uncle Productions

@Repent and believe in Jesus Christ and little henry

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Kaitlin Seybert
Kaitlin Seybert

As someone who lives close and has spent years and years at Kennywood, and seen both the old mill and the Garfields nightmare, and then the change back, I am THRILLED that you did this video. It was super interesting!

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Duffwuff
Duffwuff

I love how, in the wake of the feature length film that was the FastPass episode, a 30 minute video is considered a "minisode." This is not a complaint, more Defunctland is always better.

Vor 27 Tage
Discord Illusions
Discord Illusions

This is the first time that Defunctland has done a video on a ride that I've actually, personally experienced! So that's really exciting.

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Jessica Wasilco
Jessica Wasilco

As a Pittsburgh native, when Garfield's Nightmare replaced The Old Mill, a LOT of people did not like the change. My family was not big fans of the ride and we rarely rode it when we went to Kennywood.

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Lego Fan 74
Lego Fan 74

"Hi there! [COMLETELY REDACTED] Hope that helps!" The buildup for this was absolutely perfect, with the stories getting crazier and crazier. The comedic timing in this video is top notch

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Marek Siciński
Marek Siciński

what could it even possibly be

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Eos Aurora
Eos Aurora

Amazing I laughed so hard

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T Emet
T Emet

And the music was "bang on"! Sorry, couldn't help it. *ashamed face*

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The Mighty Lord Helix
The Mighty Lord Helix

Damn, I have a strong hatred for sentimental stuff but even then I literally cried at the ending, it really is true sharing experiences with those you care about makes the moment 100x more memorable. I’m not good at hitting the feels so now I need to question the sanitary nature of the water if the boats sometimes came out with no riders.

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Robert grey
Robert grey

I rode that ride as a child when it was Garfield’s nightmare and before when it was the old mill! I was recently reminiscing on Garfield’s nightmare being weird as hell.

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Koco
Koco

This is SO well-done. Thank you! I have to admit I was a lil heartbroken when you said it was closed though 😂 My 8-yr old godson is obsessed with Garfield & I always loved the comics growing up so I started mentally planning a trip in hopes it was still open. He loves FNAF so I think he woulda LOVED the horrifying blacked-out eyes in the ride lol but nonetheless, really grateful this brought me to your channel! Subscribed right away!

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Stuff Of Sonny
Stuff Of Sonny

I remember riding The Old Mill at least once as a small child, and being confused as to why it was suddenly Garfield themed the next year. I also remember that I had to wait an extra year to ride it because a terrible storm swept through near the end of our visit while we were waiting in line. Even as a kid with no particular attachment to The Old Mill, I felt Garfield's Nightmare was a downgrade.

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Dalton Bertolo
Dalton Bertolo

“The fluorescent splatter was deliberately put there and not the result of 103 years of bad aim.” This is it. The best joke Defunctland has ever told

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SkiptoAcceptanceM’darlin’
SkiptoAcceptanceM’darlin’

@Tree Branch Studios i prefer the "hole in two" wink wink nudge nudge

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Tree Branch Studios
Tree Branch Studios

@SkiptoAcceptanceM’darlin’ that’s what we call a “hole in one”

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SkiptoAcceptanceM’darlin’
SkiptoAcceptanceM’darlin’

as opposed to "good aim"?

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shockarock
shockarock

mY JAW DROPPED

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Lauren
Lauren

I grew up going to Kenneywood at least twice a season. My cousins and I would ride Garfield’s nightmare over and over again every year since the line was usually really short. This video was super nostalgic for me and my first time hearing of the re-theme! Cant wait to go again this year and mourn the loss of a great ride.

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joegiuffr3
joegiuffr3

It always amazes me how these videos can make me feel nostalgic for rides I've never even been on. Great job, man.

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Liam Watkins
Liam Watkins

I remember when I was young I absolutely loved this ride. All the other children came out crying and looking back on it now I can totally see why.

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coolman5242
coolman5242

It seemed like a cool idea to me especially considering the limits the ride's creator was given but this seemed more of a ride that's around for 2-3 years, not for almost 20 years.

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Quinton Reviews
Quinton Reviews

I've always been upset that I missed out on this one!!

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Lola Gomez
Lola Gomez

Quinton I was JUST about to send this to you on twitter, I’m delighted you’ve already seen it

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Colby Johnston
Colby Johnston

I haven't watched the video, I just came looking for your comment

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The One and Only Michael McCormick
The One and Only Michael McCormick

@Sealeo Yes.

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Alexandria Kotsifas
Alexandria Kotsifas

HI QUINTON!!

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Braedon K
Braedon K

Dude Garfield’s Nightmare is a classic, I made sure I rode it every time I went to Kennywood and threw my 3D glasses inside the giant pizza box. Such a funny ride

Vor 27 Tage
RogersBase
RogersBase

10:27 This will haunt MY nightmares.

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A Koala Bear 🐨
A Koala Bear 🐨

I remember going on this ride the first (and currently only) time I visited there so this is nostalgic for me. Kind of sad to see that its gone.

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F_lloutboy
F_lloutboy

Kevin, I think this may very well be one of your best videos yet. It felt more wild of a ride than I can imagine the actual Old Mill being, thank you for Defunctland.

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christ6345
christ6345

As someone who grew up going to Kennywood as a kid, the sentence “my downstairs got as slippery as the log jammer”, has absolutely wreck my childhood

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Peppermint leaf
Peppermint leaf

I gotta admit, as dirty as that phrase sounds, it's pretty creative. Almost like someone who's a writer would say.

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Hollow Slayer
Hollow Slayer

AERIAL DUMP

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Kelly Weingart
Kelly Weingart

lol

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DJCosmic
DJCosmic

@Shane Bauer yinz can’t even redd up yer pittsburghese n’at

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Will Hebert
Will Hebert

I rode this back in 2009 or so! Definitely a memorable experience. Any chance you can do a video on a ride from Canobie Lake Park in Salem NH? That's the park I grew up going to, and had many of those youthful magic experiences that make amusement parks so special.

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Kryptic
Kryptic

Growing up in PA and going to Kennywood my whole life makes this video absolutely surreal to me. Garfield's Nightmare was always just this cool ride at my local theme park to me, but now that it's gone I see people mentioning it online all the time. Witnessing history in motion is strange, folks.

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Kate
Kate

That is just crazy.. Your videos always seem to amaze me everyday that I would watch and learn so much, especially nostalgic moments that are very historical and informative. :D I enjoy your videos and I can't wait for more when you have more to show us.

Vor 28 Tage
Jeff Light
Jeff Light

I never knew I needed a 30+ minute video on Garfield in theme parks, but here we are, and yes, that was one of the best Defunctland videos I've seen.

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Neil L
Neil L

"too scary for some children, and too Garfield for many adults" cracked me up so bad. great video as always!

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Another Hibiki
Another Hibiki

@// A r n a h u n a s // What about the house made out of Garfield in the "i'm sorry, Jon"?

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// A r n a h u n a s //
// A r n a h u n a s //

There’s no such thing as “too Garfield”

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arahman56
arahman56

@Kate Ealer And then there's "What The Internet Did To Garfield"

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Kate Ealer
Kate Ealer

Garfield was always kind-of scary. When I was a kid, my Dad made a mix VHS with holiday episodes ranging from Halloween through Christmas (yes, it ended with The Grinch stealing stuff from the Whos and cut-off because it was a VHS from the '80's; I thought The Grinch really DID manage to steal Christmas for years, but I digress). Garfield's Halloween was the first special on the VHS. I always skipped through the end because the old creepy man in front of the fire scared the crap out of me. I was afraid of in-home fireplaces until we moved to a house with one and I was forced to get over my fear. That would probably mean I had a weird phobia for about six years. Thanks, Garfield! I knew there was a reason to be a dog person!

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Dead Channel
Dead Channel

@John-Paul Hunt ok

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Deanna
Deanna

I remember going on that ride in the 2000s-2010s so the Garfield ride was the only ride I knew throughout the years I’ve been to Kennywood, the memories. Now we are going to Pittsburgh again this weekend I’m not sure if we are going to Kennywood but it would be nice, quite ironic though how this video came out relatively close before the trip glad I watched it!

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Bee Sylvester
Bee Sylvester

This video has quickly become one of my favorites, and despite the nature of the ride and the actions that occurred within, I think the end of the video was really beautiful and genuinely has made me tear up on occasion. Fantastic work to the defunctland team, yall are amazing. (And I'm very glad you kept in the final tweet, my friends and I thought that was very funny)

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Kevin Temmer Tunes
Kevin Temmer Tunes

Much respect to the powerful rat throwback

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Elliott & Co.
Elliott & Co.

KEVIN! I LOVE YOUR SONGS! - Max

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sj4iy
sj4iy

I've lived in Pittsburgh for almost 20 years now, and we've been to Kennywood dozens of times (it's only 10 minutes away). I went through this ride multiple times. It was really weird but it was fun. Sad they changed it back, though.

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Rack Roll
Rack Roll

Imagine being told you can't make a ride too good. Baffling.

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I think they failed at their task. This ride was awesome! If you like Garfield and also 3D stuff.

Vor 12 Tage
J P
J P

Not sure why they couldn't just cap the line...

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Lord Anubis
Lord Anubis

*W H A T ! ?*

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Lord Anubis
Lord Anubis

**Sanctuary Boss Theme from "EarthBound" intensifies**

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GrandeTaco
GrandeTaco

This made me sad. It sounds like the initial plans for this were spectacular. You think for all the licensing they are paying on it they would want it to be over top popular.

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Kia Smith
Kia Smith

God, learning all this history about the Old Mill, only to remember that the place will soon become a Garfield ride is hilarious to me.

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Tanky53
Tanky53

Kennywood is so special for us PA natives! I have so many memories of the park and the rides! Garfields nightmare wasn't too bad as a kid but nothing will ever beat the old mill that this ride replaced! But it's so cool to see kennywood in videos! Thank you for all of this!

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Chris Hensley
Chris Hensley

Awesome vid as usual! Man, the Garfield revamp sure was lame! Glad it still brought joy to so many! An Idea for something to cover is possibly the Atlantis robot show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. I saw it when it was brand new, and have seen it over the years degrade more and more. It baffles me why they don't either fix it up or flat out replace it. It is still kind of neat in its broken ass form of today, but I wonder if it has any kind of history!

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Tony Spumoni
Tony Spumoni

Never in my wildest dream did I ever believe that I would enjoy watching a 30 minute long video about a Garfield roller coaster.

Vor 2 Tage
BrentTV
BrentTV

As someone who rode this every year, it was an awful ride lol. Not well maintained, boring, and just not a fun ride lol

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Taylor
Taylor

Angela My entire 25 year old life living in Pittsburgh I have never heard anyone say they loved the Garfield theming, from the beginning everyone always wanted the Old Mill back lol.

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Angela
Angela

It’s really subjective though ya know. Some of us really loved the ride.

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Lukas Wulf
Lukas Wulf

I plus one this

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i used to go to lake compounce as a kid (the other park mentioned as a possible location) and i'm so bummed i missed out on this

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kayleecraft66
kayleecraft66

@David Andrew dull, tedious, uninteresting, unexciting, lackluster, drab, dreary, humdrum, leaden, stale.

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lunchmeat
lunchmeat

The amount of times I got stuck on Garfield’s Nightmare as a kid was unreal. This ride was my entire childhood. I loved it so much hahaha

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Dr. Pavel -
Dr. Pavel -

I'm really happy that things like this are documented

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Happy Beeps
Happy Beeps

I was not expecting how wholesome this would end but here we are.

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Nicholas Hupe
Nicholas Hupe

Growing up with the Garfield version of the old mill as the only one I remember, this video is really cool! Even though I always realized it was a strange theming to the ride, I made my family ride it with me every year even when they didn't want to. Honestly, Kennywood has enough history and interesting rides that you could do a whole video on them. Rides like the Racers and the Jackrabbit are some of the oldest still operating roller coasters in the world.

Vor 26 Tage
Noah McGuire
Noah McGuire

Well, when I woke up this morning, I didn't wake up thinking that I'd be moved to tears hearing about people making out and having sex on a Garfield-themed dark ride. Kevin, your scriptwriting prowess is incredible - I can't think of anyone else who could look at something so ludicrous and find the emotional throughline strong enough to have an impact like that. Thank you for another amazing video and I hope you are able to quickly forget the graphic details you have witnessed in those emails.

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redfoxbennaton77
redfoxbennaton77

I like the Sureal tone of the atmosphere in the Garfield dark ride. It's like being in an old Nick cartoon.

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Nordic Dreki
Nordic Dreki

I wonder if any of the Disney dark rides have a similar reputation for romantic interaction (or at least had a decent amount of people trying something on it). Usually Disney rides have larger boats, or the only scenes that get really dark are paired with a drop (like in Pirates of the Caribbean) or something like that. I'm sure people found a way of getting around it though

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Large Unidentifiable Reptile
Large Unidentifiable Reptile

Maelstrom, it was always empty and pretty long. There was actually a segment where the ride would open out revealing a view of epcot, and I’ve heard stories of people trying to flash the crowd that was never looking up.

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Ryan Pinkus
Ryan Pinkus

There's a story about a girl going to Downtown Disney on her BF on the pirates ride and when she leaned over the edge to uh, pollinate the water, someone on the loudspeaker who had watched the scene unfold told her that only quitter's spit. Or, something like that. They'd have to drain the water and decontaminate it if she had gone through with it.

Vor 16 Tage
Taylor Hoe Griffin
Taylor Hoe Griffin

didn’t expect to get emotional about love watching a garfield’s nightmare video but you always surprise me mr. defunct!

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Lindsey DeJesus
Lindsey DeJesus

your tweets have lived rent-free in my head for months. finally, i can experience the lore... the history... the drama, nay, the PASSION of the Garfield dark ride for myself

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How do you charge rent for thoughts anyways? Hmmm.

Vor 12 Tage
須賀川市
須賀川市

@Higgs Bonbon nah this one broke me wtf 😭😭

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Fixed Face
Fixed Face

who’s paying rent in your head?

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Higgs Bonbon
Higgs Bonbon

garfcore af

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kt
kt

EXACTLY!! I saw those tweets reposted awhile back and I gasped when I saw that powerful cat on my homepage

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Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi

I find it ironic how the tunnel of love was titled that way because of what happened in those rides, but then they’d punish you for doing what the ride is named after xD Also if someone ever got frisky on expedition Everest I’m shocked yet impressed

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Adam Handley
Adam Handley

Your videos are amazing when it comes to theme parks, tv and obscure media! Out of curiosity, do you play to do a video on Wild Artic at SeaWorld, seeing as how they closed the last location of the ride in Orlando?

Vor 13 Tage
Ghost Spooky
Ghost Spooky

The years have only improved your style, Kevin you are a Hell of an entertainer and an informer.

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Elahrairah
Elahrairah

Honestly one of your best videos, funny, interesting, and heartfelt. Great work.

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Shadowonshadows
Shadowonshadows

I'll never get over someone's last vacation before their father died being spoiled by Garfield sex

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Purple Cat
Purple Cat

@EvilSilver Boy Rule 34 :)

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idiotgame102 2: electric boogaloo
idiotgame102 2: electric boogaloo

@Trees me neither

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Haley Hersh
Haley Hersh

Wait what?!

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Animated Depression
Animated Depression

Pburg is such a classy city

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thoughtengine
thoughtengine

No-one's ever typed that before!

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Paul Reese
Paul Reese

Well done. I haven’t been to kennywood but have heard of the park. I am from Garfield’s hometown of Muncie IN one of our most famous residences. I remember and joke with my wife about the ill faited Garfield themed park in Indiana that never got off the ground. There are only two amusement parks in Indiana most likely due to our close proximity to Kings Island and Cedar Point.

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Erika Williams
Erika Williams

I mean, cedar point is pretty awesome...

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kenthehedge
kenthehedge

as a pittsburgh native- this was a pittsburgh treasure. i still remember the absolute terror i felt the first time i was on this ride.

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tinglesrosyrupeeland
tinglesrosyrupeeland

This was hilarious and a delight thank you for uploading

Vor 25 Tage
Alfred Tortelloni
Alfred Tortelloni

I loved this ride. I was so sad when they changed it. It was such an important part of my mid-young-adulthood.

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Abby Collins
Abby Collins

Ah, who could forget the time Kevin tweeted to ask for people’s stories of them making love on this ride. Now it’s time to see the fruits of his labor.

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R. E. M.
R. E. M.

@Connor Beith become as satisfying and rewarding as lasagna and it will happen

Vor 24 Tage
Choco bear
Choco bear

@Hercules Balls that is true

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Hercules Balls
Hercules Balls

@Choco bear And really it doesn't even have to be dark.

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Twink
Twink

I think i was a fruit of somebodys labor on a dark ride....

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Benry
Benry

@sophie Monday.

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Mondo Bizarrro
Mondo Bizarrro

This used to be my family's final ride for the night, we'd always ride it before going home. This ride gives me a lot of nostalgia. I never saw those tvs working after like 2008

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Helena Handbasket
Helena Handbasket

I remember when they changed it. Myself and everyone I knew absolutely hated it. The old one with the skeletons was historic and charming. Garfield's Nightmare was just that, a nightmare.

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Travis Shumway
Travis Shumway

Nice to see Kennywood getting some love. I lived in Pittsburgh for my whole life, up until a few weeks ago when I moved to New York. I only ever rode the Garfields Nightmare version and never thought much of it, but If you're ever in the neighborhood, I highly recommend taking a visit to a historic and wonderful little amusement park. It has three pretty great wooden coasters (Jackrabbit, Racer, and Thunderbolt), a spinning wild mouse ride in near pitch-black called The Exterminator, The Phantom's Revenge, a steel coaster which has the neet quirk of the second drop being longer than the first one, and the newest coaster, The Steel Curtain, which has the world record for the highest inversion on a roller coaster at 197ft or 60m.

Vor 25 Tage
Eboehme
Eboehme

I used to live in the Kennywood area when I was younger so most school picnics were held at Kennywood. This ride was always the first ride I would beg my mom to take me on! It became a tradition each time we went that Garfield’s Nightmare would be our first ride at Kennywood. Oddly enough the discontinuing of the ride makes me rather side, it was symbolic of the end of my childhood. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Sadie Presto
Sadie Presto

When you mentioned the scene where Liz is shooting air from a syringe, I paused and said, “it shot water! I rode it a hundred times I know it shot water.” Imagine my disgust realizing the water sprayed on my face was not only an error, but from the ride river filled with unknown bodily fluids. Loved the ride though.

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Sadie Presto
Sadie Presto

@Mito PLEASE DON’T REMIND ME! full body shivers 💀

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Sadie Presto
Sadie Presto

@Claudia my stomach literally FLIPPED

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Claudia
Claudia

Right there with you, I have a vague memory of sometimes it being air, sometimes water and learning this now makes me queasy😭

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Stevie J
Stevie J

@Timothy McLean Oh my god... I honestly thought he was talking about the painters when he said "103 years of bad aim" but you showed me the error of my ways 😂

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XProject13
XProject13

lovely outro. i've never been a roller coaster fan (outside of the engineering aspects) but i've for some reason always loved theme parks. mostly for tangible reasons like the set design and ability to become immersed in these worlds the designers built, but as you said at the end, a good amusement park is also a culture centre for long lasting memories

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Jonathan santoyo Duarte
Jonathan santoyo Duarte

It's still lovely how Kenny wood still referenced the Garfield ride when they did a modernization of the old mill for those who loved the Garfield ride

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Dallin Garber
Dallin Garber

This was a brilliant video as always and it sure ended in all the feels. 🥺

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TheWhoffles
TheWhoffles

Although I I’ve never in my life have been to Pittsburgh, and have only known the name of the ride, I felt like I really got to experience it. I loved the very informative opening to the video, and how it all lead to this silly ride that had a lot more to it than just it’s weird visuals. Thanks for the video, this is definitely one of my favorites.

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Nate The GR8
Nate The GR8

“Garfield knows all of our sins”. As a Pittsburgh born and raised child who sent you an email about my experience in those neon halls(not too graphic I hope). No truer worlds have ever been said.

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Nathaniel Lindner
Nathaniel Lindner

@Stark Raving When I saw the thumbnail I thought he had grabbed a Lasagna Cat still, I guess there's a standard off-the-rack Garfield costume or something

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wolfiemuse
wolfiemuse

@Nate The GR8 oh wow! Nice! Well good for you. Weird that it had to be in a Garfield ride, but still!

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Nate The GR8
Nate The GR8

@wolfiemuse Quite the opposite. My gf at the time leaned in and said. “We’re done.” (I “wasn’t spending enough money or attention on her”) And then she got my shocked/depressed face ready for that damned camera. It was what happened afterward that almost got too graphic. Lots of language, a few middle fingers and almost pushing her into the water but thankfully I held that urge in because the breakup ended up being good for me. Apparently I didn’t realize she was psychologically abusing me for almost 4 years. TL;DR: Garfield nightmare became my dream come true after my nightmare of a girlfriend dumped me

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WannabeHistorian692
WannabeHistorian692

Question, where did it happen? The answer to that wasn’t in the episode.

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Stark Raving
Stark Raving

@Nathaniel Lindner Lasagna Cat is a magnificent work of art.

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Pineapples Foster
Pineapples Foster

It never fails. I go a few months without watching a Defunctland video, and _completely forget about the awesome deadpan humour._ Experiencing it again has become such an indescribable joy. ✌️🍍

Vor 4 Tage
Nicole Tamia
Nicole Tamia

Thank you so much for bringing this memory back. I was a small child when I rode the Garfield ride, means a lot.

Vor 5 Tage
tfofurn
tfofurn

This was a journey! I grew up in Kennywood territory but moved away before the Garfield. My kid is really into Garfield, but it's going to be a few years before he's allowed to watch this! 😂

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Dion F
Dion F

Personally I liked Garfield’s Nightmare. I found the ride quite relaxing

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Axleheart
Axleheart

There's just something so fitting about a Garfield-themed attraction that was explicitly designed to be mediocre, was met with derision and mockery from parkgoers, yet managed to stick around for a good 16 years despite that.

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phamiru
phamiru

@Nintendotron64 Twas too long... too long...

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Nintendotron64
Nintendotron64

16 years isn't that long in theme park time. The way I see it, it actually fizzled out pretty quickly, relatively speaking.

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phamiru
phamiru

We tried. SO HARD. to get Kennywood management to remove it. Nearly EVERY facebook post of theirs, even if it was something about the food, there would be a slew of comments "Bring back the Old Mill!" "Get rid of Garfield!!" One time, they posted about the ride and we just slammed them with requests/hate/whatever. They knew for those 16 years how much we despised that ride.

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Sean Mce
Sean Mce

Yeah it's crazy just how on brand it is.

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Kate G
Kate G

@urganodevotaton It was not even that, trust me.

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