Year Opened: 1936
Builder: Philadelphia Toboggan Company
Happy Hauntings: Closed
Phantom Fright Nights: Open*
Holiday Lights: Open**
Today, Noah’s Ark is the last remaining walk-through ride of its kind in the world. Over the years, this ride has been rebuilt and re-themed (most recently in 2016) and offers guests the opportunity to embark on an adventure through the famous Ark of Noah.
Riders under 46″ must ride with a responsible person.
*During the final hour of each night, all inside lights are turned off and, for an additional charge, pairs or single guests may experience Ark in the Dark.
** The interior of the ride is decorated to match the event.
My family visited Kennywood last Friday, and my sister and I walked through the Ark. A few years ago, the submarine part was removed from the ride, but each time I go through, I hope it’s back. The submarine, of course, had not returned, but we were shocked to see that most of the animal displays were gone and had been replaced with ridiculous-looking clownfish, sharks, and octopuses (they even had googly eyes!). Everything in that section was illuminated by black lights. I think that only three displays with actual animals in them remained. We were a bit disappointed about that; it really took away from the Ark experience because why would there be fish in the ark anyway, and the whole ride was less frightening. I do wish that the old displays hadn’t been replaced, but I understand that changes need to happen. I just wish they weren’t this extreme.
What Is The Fee For The Haunted Ark In Fright Night
From 6:00 to 11:00 it is a free haunt. Ark In the Dark is from 11:00 to Midnight and costs $30 per two-person group.