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.


Misc at Kennywood
Misc - Kennywood
Date Taken: 07/30/2020
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
Turtle wasn't open in the morning, but we were happy to see the ride get opened up in the afternoon.
Phantom's Revenge at Kennywood
Phantom's Revenge - Kennywood
Date Taken: 07/30/2020
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
One train operation at least in the morning. Didn't try riding in the afternoon as the line did look to get quite long.
Thunderbolt at Kennywood
Thunderbolt - Kennywood
Date Taken: 07/30/2020
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
Same thing for Thunderbolt. Every other row was open.
Black Widow at Kennywood
Black Widow - Kennywood
Date Taken: 07/30/2020
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
Black Widow is a great ride. Sadly it has almost always been closed whenever we visit. Doesn't seem like other Giant Discovery rides have nearly the amount of problems that this ride has had.