Steel Curtain and Steelers Country Construction Tour!

KPConnection was part of a tour hosted by Kennywood and the Western PA region of the American Coaster Enthusiasts this past Sunday, April 7, where we got to see progress on the park’s new coaster and expansion firsthand!

Roughly 100 people took advantage of this opportunity, and as photos from the event start to trickle their way onto the web, we decided to get our own shots to you as soon as we could. So, without further ado, let’s get to it!

Let’s start with our first impressions as we entered the park, where Steel Curtain immediately makes its presence known!

The lift can be seen peeking over buildings as you approach the lagoon area, but only once you get there does its full size hit you! Note also a test cycle on the Jack Rabbit.
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Of course, Steel Curtain is only one piece of the expansion that is Steelers Country, so a large portion of the tour was spent looking around the new area in progress.

At the front of the Cafe building closest to Steel Curtain, several football-themed midway games will provide entertainment.
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Perhaps the most striking parts of Steel Curtain exit Steelers Country and feed their way into the existing park, so we next got to examine the portion of the ride over the Lagoon.

The zero-g stall is sure to become one of the ride's signature elements.
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Last, but not least, here’s a few other miscellaneous developments we thought you might find interesting…

Kennywood's "Fanatic" souvenir cup has gotten a major upgrade for 2019. Now an insulated tumbler, it is good for use at Kennywood, Idlewild, Sandcastle AND Dutch Wonderland!
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Once again, we’d like to extend a hearty thank you to Kennywood and ACE Western PA for making this event possible. Don’t forget to discuss Steelers Country on our forums, on our Discord server, or on any of our social media. Of course, we’ll continue to keep you all updated as construction progresses, and with less than a month until opening day, be sure to expect more updates then!

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