Kennywood Park is an amusement park located at 4800 Kennywood Boulevard in West Mifflin in Pennsylvania. Having first opened as a trolley park in 1898, Kennywood Park is one of only two amusement parks listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Kennywood Park is a seasonal amusement park. The park normally opens in May and is open daily until about August. After that, the park is open on weekends only. The park normally closes for the season shortly after Labor Day. Kennywood Park's gates open at 10:30am, and the rides open at 11:00am. Closing time is usually around 10:00pm but is determined daily, based on weather and number of visitors. The park also features Phantom Fright Nights in October from 7:00pm - 1:00am. Additional information regarding hours of operation can be obtained by calling the park directly at 412-461-0500.
Regular admission is $35.99. Admission for children under 46 inches tall is $22.99. Admission for seniors (55+) is $17.49. Tickets purchased after 5:00pm are called Night Rider Passes and are $20.99 per person. Admission for seniors after 5:00pm is $9.99. Children 2 years of age and under are free. Kennywood's Sky Coaster is not included in the regular admission price. The cost of riding the Sky Coaster is $24.99 for 1 rider, $21.99 each for 2 riders, and $16.99 each for 3 riders. Tickets for the Sky Coaster can be purchased at a booth near the paddle boats. Use of the paddle boats is $4.99 per half hour.
The park is home to a variety of rides, including five roller coasters, three water rides, nine thrill rides, ten classic rides, and three dark rides. Kennywood also features Kiddieland, which is filled with attractions for children. Kiddieland includes a Ferris wheel for children, bucket car rides called Dizzy Dynamo, a carousel, the opportunity to ride a replica of an old trolley, and several additional options. For adults, the roller coaster called Phantom's Revenge is noteworthy. The biggest drop on this roller coaster is the second one, which is 230 feet. The roller coaster reaches speeds of 85 miles per hour and also crosses over and under one of the other roller coasters on the property (the Thunderbolt).
In addition to the rides, Kennywood features a show called Jugglemania. Jugglemania is a show put on by Michael Karas, an award-winning juggler. The show features several different types of props, such as rings, knives, clubs, balls, and torches. Show times are at 1:30pm, 3:30pm, and 6:30pm. The show takes place at the Kennyville Stage.
Kennywood Park is one of the few amusement parks that still allow guests to bring in their own food. For those that would rather purchase food at the park, there are over 30 refreshment stands and snack carts. In addition, the park is home to Parkside Cafy, so there are several dining options.
The park welcomes groups and offers group ticket rates to groups of 20 or more (provided reservations are made in advance). Groups of 50 or more also have the option of planning a catered meal in one of the park's pavilions. Anyone interested in planning a group outing can call 412-464-9931 for more information or to make reservations.
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