This morning, Kennywood Park premiered their brand new 4-D Theater attraction. The feature film at the theater is “ICE AGE 4-D: No Time for Nuts”. “Coming Soon” signs posted on the front of the building also reveal seasonal films for Phantom Fright Nights and Holiday Lights. Those films will be “Friday the 13th 4-D” and “The Polar Express 4-D Experience” respectively.
The theater will hold up to 88 guests at a time, and the “No Time for Nuts” film has a runtime of nine minutes. The queue line for the theater is lined with benches, allowing guests to stay comfortable while waiting.
Upon entering the theater, guests gather in a pre-show room where they will view a short film of the saber-toothed squirrel Scrat’s desperate attempt to get his hands on an elusive acorn. For guests who may have not seen the Ice Age films in the past, this funny short introduces them to the character.
After viewing the short introduction film, guests will proceed through the main theater doors. The theater has six rows of seating, and guests are asked to proceed to the furthest seat in their row so that no seats remain empty. With stadium-style seating, every seat in the theater provides a great view of the screen. After viewing the film, guests will exit through a gift shop with various Kennywood and Ice Age items.
As far as the film itself goes, we don’t want to reveal too much and spoil the fun but there are definitely some surprise elements which make it a truly immersive experience. Make sure to pay the park a visit soon and experience the theater and the extremely entertaining and funny film for yourself! This is a great addition for Kennywood, and something the entire family can enjoy together!
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!
KPConnection was given a chance to visit Kennywood to catch a unique glimpse of the park under a blanket of snow! Click here to check out the 65-photo album on our Facebook page. Special thanks to operations manager Marie Ruby for this opportunity!
Kennywood has posted their 2015 season calendar on their web site. Opening Day is May 2nd, 2015, and gates open at 11:00 am! A countdown to Opening Day is below for you diehard fans out there!
Phantom Fright Nights hours have changed for 2015. The park will now open at 6:00 pm rather than 7:00 pm and will close at Midnight rather than 1:00 am. We’re told this change was made was due to a law preventing Kennywood’s team members under the age of 18 from working past Midnight during the school year. This also means that on the Sunday they are open for Fright Nights, we’ll get five hours rather than four (6:00 – 11:00)!
Here’s looking forward to a great 2015 season! Is it May yet?!?!
Kennywood’s fourth annual Holiday Lights event begins this evening, Friday November 28th! The event runs Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through December 21st from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Holiday Lights is a great family event with activities such as writing letters to Santa, cookie decorating, a great model train display, a fantastic light show set to music around the lagoon every half hour, visiting Santa himself, and much more! Several rides are also open, including a holiday themed Olde Kennywood Railroad called “Gingerbread Express”, the Paratrooper, Kangaroo, Merry-Go-Round, Turtle, Ghostwood Estate, and various Kiddieland rides.
Save $2 and purchase your tickets online at Kennywood.com for $14.99, or you can purchase tickets at the gate for $16.99. You can also purchase a Holiday Lights Season Pass for $24.99 which includes unlimited admission to Holiday Lights for 2014. Holiday Lights entry is also included if you have purchased any 2015 season pass other than the Black Friday “Basic Season Pass”.