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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2019 – Year in Review

2019 is over and a new decade is upon us. It’s time for us to take a step back and review the new attractions that we covered this past year. Yes, there were indeed a lot of them! Without more introduction, here’s a brief rundown of what we got a chance to experience this past year.

Copperhead Strike at Carowinds

Copperhead Strike is a Mack launched coaster that is the first of its kind to arrive in the US, following up Time Traveler (Silver Dollar City) and Mako (Sea World San Diego). The ride is clearly influenced by Icon (Blackpool Pleasure Beach). The ride is non-stop fun starting with a roll out of the station, to a themed pre-launch building, to two launches and 5 inversions through its custom layout. The ride sets itself apart being a trendsetter for featuring a launched airtime hill. Check out more photos of Copperhead Strike here. Copperhead Strike is a Mack launched coaster that is the first of its kind to arrive in the US, following up Time Traveler (Silver Dollar City) and Mako (Sea World San Diego). The ride is clearly influenced by Icon (Blackpool Pleasure Beach). The ride is non-stop fun starting with a roll out of the station, to a themed pre-launch building, to two launches and 5 inversions through its custom layout. The ride sets itself apart being a trendsetter for featuring a launched airtime hill. Check out more photos of Copperhead Strike here.

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