Year Opened: 1959/1964 (current model)
Builder: Frank Hrubetz
Phantom Fright Nights: Backup
Holiday Lights: Closed*
Originally called the SkyDiver, the Paratrooper has been at Kennywood for nearly 60 years. Riders board one of ten “parachute” shaped cars which swing freely and rotate in a cicular motion as the ride lifts to a 45-degree angle above the midway.
Riders must be at least 36″ tall to ride. Riders between 36″ and 46″ must ride with a responsible person.
*Though the Paratrooper has operated for Holiday Lights in the past several seasons, the ride will not be open for 2016 Holiday Lights.