ACE Documentary “The Legacy of Arrow Development” at Kennywood Saturday, April 16th!

Kennywood is offering an exciting opportunity to see The Legacy of Arrow Development, an American Coaster Enthusiasts documentary on the big screen in the park’s 4-D Theater! There will be three screenings at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00 on Saturday, April 16th.

Click here to check out Kennywood’s website for FREE tickets to this event! Seating is limited, so don’t miss this unique chance!

Friday the 13th 4D and 2015 Phantom Fright Nights

If you love horror movies, you’ll want to check out the new Friday the 13th 4D feature film playing at Kennywood’s 4D Theater during Phantom Fright Nights this year! The film features 13 gory kill scenes and provides “9 Minutes of Terror”!

Friday the 13th 4D Marquee

On September 30th, we were graciously invited to a media preview for Friday the 13th 4D as well as the 2015 Phantom Fright Nights season! Upon entering the park, we were greeted by various ghouls and creatures who will be seen throughout Phantom Fright Nights this year.

Tunnel Ghoul
Pumpkin Ghost

In the 4D Theater preshow room, the scene was quite different from the regular season.

4D Preshow TVs

4D Preshow Tent

There’s some trouble happening here!

We also got to see a demonstration of how the actors’ makeup is done each and every night. This can be a time consuming process, but Kennywood’s talented makeup artists get the job done!

Torrie Makeup BeforeTorrie Makeup After

 

 

 

 

 

Pedro’s was serving us boiling blood. It was tasty! 😉

Boiling Blood Drinks

Some other Phantom Fright Nights notes:

  • Kennywood is open for Phantom Fright Nights every Friday and Saturday in October from 6:00 p.m. to Midnight, plus Sunday October 11th from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.
  • “Ark In the Dark” returns this year for its first full season! For an extra fee, guests can enter a pitch-black Noah’s Ark two at a time and try to find their way out alive!
  • Lords of Salem Rob Zombie Tribute band will be performing at the Kennyville Stage on Saturday, October 10th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Tickets are $32.99 at the gate, but they’re slightly cheaper online at $29.99 and cheaper yet at Giant Eagle for $27.99.
  • A Phantom Fright Nights pass is available for $49.99 and gets you unlimited PFN admission plus one “RIP haunt tour”. A 2016 Premium Season Pass will also get you unlimited PFN visits in 2015.
  • To purchase tickets online and view the list of attractions open for the event, visit https://www.kennywood.com/pfn.

Kennywood 4D Theater Opens Premiering “ICE AGE: No Time for Nuts”

Kennywood Park
West Mifflin, PA

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.

4D Exterior

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.

4D Queue

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.

4D Pre Show

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.

4D Interior

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!

See a video of the ribbon cutting below!

ICE AGE: No Time for Nuts at Kennywood’s New 4D Theater

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!