Park Information

Kennywood Park
4800 Kennywood Boulevard
West Mifflin, PA 15122
412-461-0500
Click here for directions

Park Map: Click Here

Hours: Kennywood is typically open from 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM daily May through August and weekends in September (closing time will vary depending on crowds). Rides and refreshment stands begin to open at 11:00 AM. Phantom Fright Nights is October Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 PM to Midnight. Holiday Lights is December Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Always be sure to check the official site for hours and days of operation!

Parking: Kennywood offers both free and preferred parking. Preferred parking is $7 per vehicle. If you don’t mind a slightly longer walk (you’ll be walking through the park all day anyways!) the free parking is located in these areas:

  • Farthest North end of the first level lot closest to the Exterminator building
  • Second level lot: When you pull into the second level lot, drive all the way up toward the escalators and park as close to those as possible for the shortest walk to the park entrance. There are both escalators and a sloped walkway available from the second level lot in case of strollers, wagons, etc.
  • Third level lot: On very busy days, the park will open the third level parking. Often times, they will be running a free shuttle bus between the third level lot and the park entrance. Pick up at the top is next to the entrance to Kenny’s Parkway (the chair lift). Pick up at the bottom is in the “bus loop” near the park entrance gates (when exiting through the park gates, turn to the right and go up the ramp, then wait at the top). On extremely busy days, there is a chance the park may run Kenny’s Parkway for transport between the third level lot and the park. Don’t pass up this opportunity to get some great views and a free trip (as long as you’re not afraid of heights!)

Pricing: Kennywood offers many different pricing options for daily tickets and season passes. There are also many ways to find discounted tickets, ranging from school picnic tickets, tickets purchased from Giant Eagle, tickets purchased online rather than at the gate, etc. Here is an overview of the 2017 ticket prices (as of 2/26/2017), but always be sure to check the official site for accurate pricing and to make a purchase.

  • Ride & Slide Season Pass (Admission to both Kennywood & Sandcastle): $124.99
  • Premium Season Pass (Includes parking vouchers, a VIP coaster tour, 2 free buddy tickets, etc… click here for details): $124.99
  • Silver Season Pass (click here for pass holder benefits): $84.99
  • Senior Season Pass (55+ with ID): $54.99
  • Regular Single-Day Admission Ticket: $44.99
  • Junior Single-Day Admission Ticket (46″ tall and under): $28.99 online
  • Seniors (55+ with an ID) Single-Day Admission Ticket: $21.99 online
  • Children 2 and Under: FREE

35 Comments:

  1. Can you please tell me if you carry official tees, hoodies, longsleeved tees etc.?
    My brother in law is celebrating his 70 the birthday. He no longer lives here but he is a huge Kennywood fan. I would love to by him a shirt or hoodie. If you do how can I purchase one soon?

    Thank you

    • Kathy, Kennywood Connection does not sell any apparel and Kennywood Park does not sell any online. Unfortunately, you’ll need to wait until the park opens and visit one of their gift shops inside the park.

  2. Kennywood is an amazing place to go. Although if you want to go on water ride like raging Rapids I would bring a bathing suit you will get sobbing wet. The gift shops are the only place you can get stuff like that Kathy. Penn Stater is100% right

  3. If I have a premium pass to Kennywood, how much will it cost me to upgrade to a ride and slide pass

    • Theoretically $5 since that’s how much more the Ride & Slide pass costs, but my guess is they won’t allow you to do it since you would actually be losing some of the perks of the Premium pass that were likely already used throughout the season. You would have to call the park to double check. 412-461-0500

  4. I’d like to know how much is the entrance to Phantom Fright Nights. I will arrive in Pittsburgh on october 31st and I’d love to go there. thank you

  5. Does anyone know the opening day in 2016 for Kennywood?

  6. Melaney Parker

    Are the 3 water rides open as long as the park itself is open?

  7. Are there picnic areas still? If so can you BBQ or bring your own food? We want to come 5/21/16 for my grand daughter’s birthday.

  8. is there an entrance for handicapped besides having to go up and down the tunnel? i have not been there for years because of this. Now my grandchildren want me to go but i don’t know if I can even enter the park

    • Unfortunately, no, the tunnel is the only entrance into the park.

    • pam dennis kovach

      This a violation of federal law which limits the slope of wheel chair ramps. The tunnels are too steep to safely allow a wheelchair to be pushed up and down. The park NEEDS TO OPEN ANOTHER ENTRANCE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE. I suggest the gate next to the park which is flat and goes to the pavilions.

    • Contact the park (see http://www.kennywood.com for phone number).

      I could be wrong but IF I remember right the Gate C is on the north side of the highway (main parking is on the south side of highway). Through Gate C there’s handicapped access and a pick-up / drop-off point. Also if I remember right you *must* have a handicapped placard to use the handicapped parking.

  9. Is there seperate pricing for people who don’t ride the rides. I am handicapped and want to tag along while my husband rides with the kids.

  10. Can you you buy a ride and slide day pass and if so how much would that cost?

    Thank you

  11. I bought a ride and slide pass at Kennywood. Was I supposed to get tickets for the buddy days? Or how does that work?

    • Ride and Slide passes include free buddy days for Sandcastle only. All Kennywood season passholders can bring a buddy on select days for $10 or $15. See kennywood.com/seasonpass for details.

  12. Does anyone know how to get Kennywood to honor expired 2015 tickets?
    It seems like there should be a way? I have 6 tickets from 2015 and I’d like to go on 6/25. You would think they could give you something for them?

  13. If I bought a souv drink at Idlewild can it be used at Kennywood?

  14. are there electrical outlets in the picnic areas? i wanted to bring a roaster to give my family a hot meal. are bunson burners allowed?

  15. If you buy a general admission ticket for freight nights does that include the rides and haunts too? Or are their seperate tickets for that? Was wondering cause on their site theres regular admission then theres “RIP” passes for the rides and haunts.

  16. When do ride and slide passes expire

    • It should say right on your pass when it expires. If you purchased it earlier in the season, it’s most likely the last day of the regular season. That would be Sunday, September 18th for 2016.

  17. I bought two season passes how long does it take to get them in the mail ?

  18. scott Dickerson

    No other food allowed in kennywood park. I knowi have been employed at kennywood for 13 years.

  19. can you get v.i.p tickets at the gate for phantom fright night ans how much are they

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