Kennywood has released their new ride for the 2012 season… Black Widow! Black Widow is a Giant Discovery from manufacturer Zamperla. The ride will stand at 90 feet tall, but will swing riders to heights of 146 feet! For all of the details on the ride, check out the official press release here.
Kennywood’s first ever Holiday Lights event begins tomorrow, Friday December 2nd, 2011. If you’re up for a sneak peek of what you’re in for, take a look at the photo tour we posted on our Facebook page from tonight’s preview night! This looks like it will be a great family event!
For the first time in Kennywood’s 114 season history, the park will be open in December! Kennywood’s Holiday Lights is a new holiday event that will feature a light show around the lagoon with tens of thousands of lights! Several rides will also be open, including the Carousel, Kangaroo, Paratrooper, and a newly holiday themed Olde Kennywood Railroad. Several rides in Kiddieland are also planned to be open. A variety of food will also be offered, including kettle corn, s’mores, a variety of hot drinks, and of course…. Potato Patch Fries!
Parking will be free for the event, and a “small admission” fee has yet to be determined.
Dates of the event: December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18
Hours: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
For the past four seasons something has been missing from Kennywood. Since the removal of the Garden Stage at the end of the 2005 season there were no live music shows at Kennywood. In 2010 the music returns to the midway. Two new live music shows will be featured at the Kennyville Stage this summer. Songs of the 80’s and The Beat Goes On featuring songs from the 50’s and 60’s.
Also…The Kenya Safari Acrobats are back and will be performing in the Kennywood Arena.
For more information visit the official Kennywood Park website.
Premier has released drawings of the new trains for Sky Rocket. As you can see from the renderings below the trains will be open air, and will not feature over the shoulder restraints but just a lap bar. You know what that means, no head banging inversions and plenty of air time!