Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Abbreviation: KW)
Park News - (2/26/21) The local news confirms that The Racer at Kennywood is getting some re-tracking done over the off-season. About 500 feet of track will be replaced, focusing mostly on the front and back turnarounds.
(11/20/20) In a move that may be a long time coming, Kennywood has announced that starting in Spring 2021 the park will put a new “Chaperone Policy” into effect that will ensure that an adult will be present to accompany all minors at the park. According to the official policy, all guests under age 17 in the park after 4pm will now be required to have an official chaperone with them who is at least 21 years old. The chaperones must have ID to prove their age and be present with the minors at all times within the park.
This new rule will also extend to special seasonal events like Phantom Fright Nights and Holiday Lights, which will require the chaperone to be present for the entire visit during these events. While underage guests attempting entry after 4pm will be denied entry to the park, the official rule page does not describe what the course of action will be to minors found in the park after 4pm without a chaperone. The assumption is that they may be asked to leave, or at least wait at a park exit for a ride home or for their chaperone’s to arrive if they wish to stay.
(11/4/20) Kennywood shocked their fans a few hours ago with the announcement that the park was removing four of the park’s flat rides over the winter. The rides leaving include the Kangaroo, Paratrooper, Bayern Curve and Volcano. The park’s Kangaroo has been a longtime favorite running since 1964 and is said to be the last ride of its kind in the world. The Paratrooper has been running since 1976, The Volcano started out as Enterprise back in 1978 and Bayern Kurve has been running since 1994.
2021 - Nothing is known at this time...