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Insider's Guide: Kennywood Amusement Park

Safely experience family fun this summer at Kennywood Amusement Park!

The health and safety of Kennywood’s guests and team members is a top priority. Kennywood is fully committed to creating the cleanest and safest environment possible for your visit.

Combining modern thrills and classic rides, complete your summer with a trip to Kennywood Amusement Park! Gather your friends and family for unforgettable fun. 

Plan Your Visit 

Kennywood is open. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made the day-of for a visit. An existing RSVP can also be rescheduled for a later date. Admission tickets are available for purchase online.

Season Passholders 

Secure endless summer fun with a Season Pass! Multiple pass holder options are available, including a Ride & Slide Pass which includes access to Kennywood Park and Sandcastle WaterparkSandcastle Waterpark, a Premium Pass which includes parking and a souvenir cup, a Senior Pass, and more. New this year, the Summer Saver Season Pass is the cheapest pass available and is less than the cost of two single-day tickets. Learn more about the perks of being a Season Passholder. 

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Safety & Policy Procedures 

In accordance with state and federal guidelines, Kennywood has implemented enhanced health and safety measures to protect everyone. Before you go, please note the following: 

  • Face coverings are required for guests and park personnel. 
  • Upon entrance, temperature checks will be given to guests and employees. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4°F or higher, or the displaying of other COVID-19 symptoms, will be denied entry. 
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the park. 
  • Guests and employees are encouraged to wash hands with soap and water often. 
  • Social distancing of six feet is required between your party and others. 
  • The park will be opened at a limited capacity with pre-registration required for admission. 
  • Sanitizing teams focusing on the cleanliness of high-touch surfaces and rides has been implemented. And, all employees have been educated and trained on cleanliness and safety practices. 

Insider’s Tips 

Avoid Measurements with Height Check 

Have your kids grown since last summer? Be sure to stop by one of Kennywood’s Service Centers for a height check! Located near Noah’s Ark and at the Front Gate, kids are measured and provided a color-coded wristband with their “official” height. When entering a ride, show the operator your kid’s wristband to avoid measurements for every ride. 

Indulge in Iconic Potato Patch Fries 

A trip to Kennywood isn’t complete without a stop at The Potato Patch! The “Patch” serves homemade fries with fresh cut Idaho potatoes. Top off your fries with melted cheddar cheese, bacon, vinegar, gravy, or seasoning salts. Eat like a local with Potato Patch Fries – food you can only get in Pittsburgh

Ride the Record-Breaking Steel Curtain 

In partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Kennywood opened the record-breaking Steel Curtain in 2019. At a maximum height of 220 feet and featuring nine inversions, the coaster speeds through 4,000 feet of track at 76 miles per hour. The Steel Curtain sets three records: the tallest roller coaster in Pennsylvania, the most inversions on a roller coaster in North America, and the tallest inversion in the world!

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Many visitors will avoid a day calling for rain, which means these days tend to be less busy. Many of the rides still run if the weather isn't too bad. If the weather takes a turn for the worse causing the park to close early, rain checks are issued for guests that present their ticket stubs. This means you can get some riding in when it isn't busy, and come back another day if the park does close! 

Kennywood's website is the biggest tool in planning your visit. Preview the rides, food options, special events and more before heading to the park. Taking some research of your own along with these tips will ensure a great next visit to Kennywood!

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