Opening Day Countdown & Season Pass Holder Preview Weekend

For the first time ever, Kennywood will open its gates a week early exclusively for 2017 season pass holders! On April 29th and 30th, the park will be open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. While details are still limited, we expect a selection of rides to be open as well as some “special entertainment” those two days.

If you plan to attend, we highly suggest getting your 2017 season pass processed ahead of time at the season pass processing days, being held April 15th, 22nd, and 23rd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the front gates.

As per tradition, here is your Opening Day countdown clock for 2017!

Opening Day – May 6th, 10:30 am

 

New Season Dining Pass & Black Friday Deals Live

Kennywood has added a new All-Season Dining Pass option for the 2017 season. If you’re a season passholder and find yourself eating at the park often, this is just the solution for you! The pass allows two combo meals per day (at participating locations in the park) at least four hours apart from one another. You can also enjoy one popcorn or cotton candy per visit. Drinks are not included. Price for the pass is currently listed at $69.99 (a $10 discount off of the normal price). Pick up your Dining Pass here!

We also wanted to note that Kennywood has their Black Friday deals for 2017 live! Prices are below:

  • Bronze season pass (2017 summer season only, no buddy days): $49.99
  • Platinum season pass (includes 2016 Holiday Lights and much more): $129.99
  • Ride & Slide season pass (includes 2016 Holiday Lights, 2017 Sandcastle, and more): $114.99
  • Senior Evening season pass (ages 55+ entry after 5:00 pm): $29.99
  • Funday ticket: $29.99
  • Senior Funday ticket (good for ages 55+ any day of the 2017 summer season): $9.99

Get all of the details about each pass option and make your purchases at the official Kennywood web site!

Kennywood to hold Pokémon Go Events

Attention Pokémon Go players! Kennywood will be holding events on Wednesday, July 27th and Thursday, July 28th just for you! The park is a prime Pokémon Go playing location for Pittsburghers, containing 20 PokéStops and three gyms.

The park will have lures placed on PokéStops throughout the day, with all 20 stops having lures active for a Lure Happy Hour between 4:00 and 6:00 pm! In addition, those players holding spots in the park’s three gyms at 6:00 will be awarded special prize such as V.I.P passes for a ride! The teams holding the gyms at that time will also win vouchers for 50% off a cold treat at the Pagoda stand.

If you love Kennywood and love playing Pokémon Go, definitely stop by and get in on the fun! Links to the Facebook event for each day are below.

Noah’s Ark Grand Re-Opening Ceremony (Full Video!)

This morning, Kennywood Park held their Grand Re-Opening ceremony for Noah’s Ark! After an extensive refurbishment project over the winter months, the Ark has returned to its classic fun-house feel and the infamous whale’s mouth entrance has returned!

Ark New Whale Entrance

Appropriately, Kennywood invited two representatives from “all things that make Pittsburgh Pittsburgh” to the ceremony to board the Ark two-by-two… Pittsburgh style! Representatives from various area organizations were in attendance, including the Pirates, Penguins, Ballet Theatre, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, National Aviary, Eat’n Park, Rick Sebak, the mayors of Duquesne and Pittsburgh, and more!

Pittsburgh Dad NoahMost importantly, Noah himself was a part of the ceremony! Noah was played by none other than Pittsburgh Dad, telling a very comical tale of how the Ark came to be. Be sure to check out the video below for his hilarious speech, as well as the full Grand Re-Opening ceremony!

 

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!