New at Kennywood in 2018: Thomas Town!

Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends are coming to Kennywood Park to bring loads of fun to children and parents alike!

Kennywood has announced Thomas Town, a family-friendly expansion where guests can meet Thomas, Percy and their friends as they find multiple new rides and attractions for 2018.

At $8.5 million, this new themed area represents the most expansive addition to the park since Lost Kennywood in 1995. Thomas Town will allow guests to see many of their favorite characters from the Island of Sodor. Cranky the Crane, Harold the Helicopter, Flynn the Fire Engine and Devious Diesel each provide a new ride experience that guests of all ages can enjoy. At the center of it all, Thomas himself will now pull trains on the park’s classic Olde Kennywood Railroad. In addition to the new rides, guests will find an event pavilion, a new gift shop, games, a soft play area and new stage where Sir Topham Hatt and his engines will entertain.

To accommodate this addition, numerous changes have been implemented with surrounding rides and landmarks. Guests will now find the entrance to the Raging Rapids closer to Ghostwood Estate, where the ride had previously been visible but not directly accessible. The Around the World basketball game, the classic floral clock and even the beloved Laffin’ Sal each will find new homes elsewhere in the park to make room for Thomas Town.

More info on this exciting development to come! Feel free to discuss on the forums or on in our new Discord chat room!

Log Jammer Closing…Here’s What You Can Do!

Earlier today, Kennywood announced that the Log Jammer would be closing at the end of this season. We would like all of our followers to be aware of an effort to save the historic, one-of-a-kind attraction.

It is with great disappointment that we pass along the news that the Log Jammer’s 42-year run at Kennywood will come to an end this year. This Saturday and Sunday (September 16-17) will be the last chance guests have to ride it and bid it a fond farewell.

However, a Facebook page has been created by several members of the enthusiast community. If you do not wish to see the Log Jammer removed, visit the page, and take their suggested action: contact Kennywood as well as Palace Entertainment and share your thoughts. As the page recommends, we request that any messages you do send are constructive and polite. In addition, if you are a Facebook user, please like this page and share it to spread awareness of this effort, and message the page directly if you would like more information on what you can do.

Also, make sure to visit our discussion topics about the Log Jammer on our own forums, where you can share your memories of this classic attraction as well as speculate about what will take its place in the future.

ACE Documentary “The Legacy of Arrow Development” at Kennywood Saturday, April 16th!

Kennywood is offering an exciting opportunity to see The Legacy of Arrow Development, an American Coaster Enthusiasts documentary on the big screen in the park’s 4-D Theater! There will be three screenings at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00 on Saturday, April 16th.

Click here to check out Kennywood’s website for FREE tickets to this event! Seating is limited, so don’t miss this unique chance!

Kennywood Connection’s 2016 Off-Season Tour!

As per tradition, we return with our 2016 iteration of our off-season photo tour! This year, we take a look at the Noah’s Ark project, the Potato Patch remodel, the new Volcano, and other things around the park. Click the link to jump to our Facebook page and check it out. Special thanks to Nick Paradise for making this visit possible!

Click here to join the discussion on our forums!

ICE AGE: No Time for Nuts at Kennywood’s New 4D Theater

As construction progresses on Kennywood’s new-for-2015 4D theater, the park has announced the film that will play inside for its debut season. Ice Age: No Time for Nuts features the infamous Scrat and his quest to retrieve his beloved acorn, filled (of course) with all sorts of mishaps along the way.

The 88-seat theater is scheduled to open on Wednesday, July 29th!