Kennywood Moves Opening Day Up to April 16, Showcases Park Improvements

Press Release from Kennywood

WEST MIFFLIN [MARCH 16, 2022] – Opening Day at Kennywood just got a week closer: Pittsburgh’s Premier Destination for Thrills & Entertainment announced Wednesday that it will open in exactly one month, on Saturday, April 16, for an exclusive Passholder preview. The park will be open for the public starting Easter Sunday, April 17. 

Kennywood’s 2022 season starts a multi-year celebration of the fun that first began in 1898. Park representatives revealed the new Opening Day on Wednesday morning during a construction tour, along with information about a new season-opening event, Swing into Spring, and other exciting elements of the party to celebrate 125 years. 

“From the moment Guests arrive in our parking areas, they will be greeted by a completely refreshed experience,” says Kennywood & Sandcastle General Manager Mark Pauls. “Inside the park, Guests will find major enhancements, all designed with their enjoyment and improved service top of mind. Just as it will take multiple visits to enjoy all the new events we have planned, Guests will need several visits this year to take note of all the upgrades made since the end of last season.”

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Kennywood Unveils Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Improvements and Plans for 125th Celebration

Press Release from Kennywood

WEST MIFFLIN [December 16, 2021] – A party 125 years in the making is too big for just one season. Today, Kennywood announced plans for a major, multi-million dollar improvement project to the park, along with a lineup of special events unlike anything seen since its founding in 1898.

Kennywood’s 125th season of fun is on the horizon in 2023. However, park leadership won’t wait another moment to begin the party, unveiling a two-year celebration starting with major changes coming in 2022 that will enhance guest experience, refresh landmark locations, and provide reasons to visit every single day of the season – from Opening Day on April 23 to the final night of Holiday Lights.

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Kennywood’s 10th Annual Holiday Lights Spectacular Returns with New Sights, New Lights, and Endless Holiday Cheer

Press Release from Kennywood

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. [November 10, 2021] – Deck the halls – Holiday Lights makes it triumphant return to Kennywood beginning on Saturday, November 20 with a special Season Passholder only night on Friday, November 19. Pittsburgh’s Home for the Holidays celebrates the season over 24 nights and will feature more than one million lights, Pennsylvania’s Tallest Christmas Tree, sweet and savory seasonal snacks, and favorite family rides and attractions.

“There’s no better way to conclude 2021 than with Kennywood’s biggest and best Holiday Lights ever,” says Kennywood General Manager Mark Pauls. “Guests will have a great time walking through our winter wonderland, enjoying some rides and celebrating the most wonderful time of the year together. We have some great gifts to share this season above and beyond Holiday Lights, too – some that may even arrive before Christmas. So, stay tuned.”

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Summer Fun is Back in the ‘Burgh! Kennywood Begins 2021 Season Featuring Award-Winning Coaster, New Food Festival and Restored, Historic Ride

Press Release from Kennywood

WEST MIFFLIN, PA Wooden roller coasters clacking. Merry Go Round band organ blaring. Children claiming ride partners and shouting through Kennywood’s iconic tunnel on a school picnic day. These sounds were solely missed during May and June 2020 that will, thankfully, burst back into our lives starting Saturday, May 8, when America’s Most Thrilling Historic Landmark begins its 123rd season of fun.

“We can’t wait to begin a new year that brings us closer to the typical Kennywood experience,” says Mark Pauls, General Manager. “The 2021 season offers a lot to be excited about, and we’ll keep the safety of our Guests and Team Members as top priority as we welcome everyone back to the park.”

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Kennywood, Sandcastle, Idlewild Set Opening Days for Summer 2020

Press Release from Kennywood

WEST MIFFLIN, PA – Western Pennsylvania’s premier places for family fun, Kennywood Park, Sandcastle Waterpark, and Idlewild & SoakZone, are getting ready to welcome guests once again in early July.

Kennywood, Sandcastle and Idlewild will open in phases, starting with a Friends & Family Day on Monday, July 6, followed by several dates exclusively for Season Passholders. The three parks will open to the general public on Saturday, July 11.

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