Kennywood Connection’s 2016 Off-Season Tour!

As per tradition, we return with our 2016 iteration of our off-season photo tour! This year, we take a look at the Noah’s Ark project, the Potato Patch remodel, the new Volcano, and other things around the park. Click the link to jump to our Facebook page and check it out. Special thanks to Nick Paradise for making this visit possible!

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Kennywood Railroad Property Tour

On Sunday, July 27th as part of KennyKon XXV with ACE Western Pennsylvania, we had the opportunity to tour Kennywood’s railroad property. The property, located in the ravine behind Racer, was previously used as locomotive repair shops for the Union Railroad, and is primarily being used for storage at this time. There is a very wide variety of items stored on the property, ranging from Phantom Fright Nights and Holiday Lights props and decorations to parts of rides. Check out some of what we found!

Kennywood Railroad Property Tour Photo Album

Johnny Rockets Construction & 2014 Off-Season Tour

Last week, KPConnection was given a special look at some of the projects Kennywood has in store for 2014. The biggest news is the construction of Johnny Rockets, but our in-depth tour has a few other interesting things as well!

Click here to check out the full album on our Facebook page. Be sure to read the photo captions, as they contain information we’ve learned about the new Johnny Rockets and other things going on in the park. Also, be sure to join in on the discussion on our forums.

Special thanks to Kennywood’s Public Relations director Jeff Filicko for providing us with this opportunity!

2013 Off-Season Photo Tour

Kennywood Connection recently had the opportunity to pay Kennywood a visit! While there is no new ride for 2013, there are many projects going on throughout the park. Guests will see various changes and improvements throughout the park! Among the highlights are:

  • Re-tracking and lift-hill structure work on Thunderbolt
  • Several carousel horses stripped and painted
  • Olde Kennywood Railroad rocking train display returns for 2013
  • Red and blue trains from Racer were sent to PTC to be refurbished
  • Barbecue / beer garden area is being enlarged and finished with new pavers
  • Addition of several more cabanas (located in the same area)
  • Purchase of new land behind Jack Rabbit and Racer finalized (will be used strictly as storage space for now)
  • Kiddieland improvements including new fences and enlarged ride areas at many rides, as well as a new policy allowing parents into more ride areas to assist children with entering and exiting the rides
  • The rumor that Raging Rapids and Olde Kennywood Railroad could be removed for a new ride is absolutely NOT TRUE! As stated above, the rocking train display is returning to the train this year, and many improvements are also being completed on Raging Rapids for 2013

To view the photo tour, click here to see the album on our Facebook page. Be sure to read the photo captions, as they contain further information on the points listed above. Also, be sure to join in on the discussion on our forums. Stay tuned in the next few days, as we also have a video interview with Jeff Filicko, Public Relations manager for Kennywood coming soon!