The Old Mill returns

Kennywood Photos Taken: 07/30/2020 Posted: 08/01/2020

This photo update contains photos from Kennywood Park in West Mifflin, PA. We visited in July 2020 to check out the park's newest attraction: Old Mill. Old Mill is in fact not a brand new attraction, but instead a retheme of a historic attraction back to its roots. The ride formerly was themed to Garfield under the name Garfield's Revenge.

This was also our first visit since the COVID-19 pandemic had started. We were pleased with the park's mandatory mask wearing, hand sanitization and social distancing policies. Park visitor compliance wasn't as high as other park's we have visited this year, but it isn't for the lack of the park trying. Park operations are not at the level you'd expect to see in the middle of the season. Several attractions, food stands and shops are closed. This is both due to the fact that park capacity is limited as well as the fact that some things just don't work well with the social distancing policy.

Nevertheless, we recommend a return visit to Kennywood in 2020 for a summer escape.


Racer at Kennywood
Racer - Kennywood
Date Taken: 07/30/2020
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
In this update, we visit Kennywood for the first time in 2020. The new attraction at the park in the reborn Old Mill.
Misc at Kennywood
Misc - Kennywood
Date Taken: 07/30/2020
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
We parked up high namely to get some cool photographs of the park's rides. It was not that busy today.
Entrance at Kennywood
Entrance - Kennywood
Date Taken: 07/30/2020
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
All park visitors are taken through a temperature screening prior to entering the park.
Entrance at Kennywood
Entrance - Kennywood
Date Taken: 07/30/2020
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
A quick overview the policies. Compliance was average. Social distancing in queues seemed to be the biggest challenge. Not sure why park guests couldn't comprehend keeping spacing.
Old Mill at Kennywood
Old Mill - Kennywood
Date Taken: 07/30/2020
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
This is one of the main reasons we were visiting. Garfield's Revenge is no more!
Old Mill at Kennywood
Old Mill - Kennywood
Date Taken: 07/30/2020
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
Wasn't too busy early in the day. Crowds did pick up by the late afternoon.
Old Mill at Kennywood
Old Mill - Kennywood
Date Taken: 07/30/2020
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
On our Old Mill page you can get to a ride-through of the ride. It's a great improvement over the past incarnation of the ride.
Misc at Kennywood
Misc - Kennywood
Date Taken: 07/30/2020
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
It was very easy to find hand sanitizer in the park. Guests were asked to use it prior to riding most attractions.
Jack Rabbit at Kennywood
Jack Rabbit - Kennywood
Date Taken: 07/30/2020
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
Jack Rabbit is celebrating 100 years this year.
Jack Rabbit at Kennywood
Jack Rabbit - Kennywood
Date Taken: 07/30/2020
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
Was hoping for a shirt with this cool logo. Sadly, none was to be found.
Racer at Kennywood
Racer - Kennywood
Date Taken: 07/30/2020
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
Didn't ride the Racer this time around. The way the queue was setup, it seemed you'd be waiting in close contact with most others waiting in line.
Steel Curtain at Kennywood
Steel Curtain - Kennywood
Date Taken: 07/30/2020
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
Sadly Steel Curtain and Steelers Country were not open. Seems like the park does still have hopes to open Steel Curtain this year. The rest of the attractions in the area are not conducive to social distancing so most likely will wait until the pandemic is over.
Ghostwood Estate at Kennywood
Ghostwood Estate - Kennywood
Date Taken: 07/30/2020
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
Ghostwood Estate was being run as a dark ride with no shooting. Actually worked out pretty well. This here is the pre-show room that you just walk through.