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!
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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”.
Kennywood’s much anticipated Black Friday sale has gone live! Included in the sale is a “Basic” season pass, a “Platinum” season pass, and a discounted “Any Day” ticket for the 2015 season. A summary of these items are below:
- Basic Season Pass – $59.99: Valid for unlimited admission any regular operating day in 2015. Holiday Lights and Phantom Fright Nights are not included. Other perks such as gift shop discounts and discounted admission to Sandcastle and Idlewild are also not included… you’ll need to get the “Regular” pass for those perks.
- Platinum Pass – $199.99: Valid for unlimited admission to 2014 Holiday Lights, 2015 regular operating days, and 2015 Phantom Fright Nights. Many other bonus perks are also included, such as $20 in food vouchers, 10% food discount, a behind the scenes tour, exclusive ride rimes, early park entry and more. See the full list of perks here.
- “Any Day” ticket – $27.99: Valid for admission any one regular operating day in 2015. The regular price at the gate is $41.99.
Don’t forget about the other normal pass options which are still available. These include the “Ride & Slide” pass good for admission to both Kennywood and Sandcastle, the “Premium” pass, the “Regular” pass, and the “Senior” pass for ages 55+ ($52.99). To see a detailed list of what each pass includes along with prices and to make a purchase, visit Kennywood’s official web site. The sale prices will be available until Monday.