With nearly 10,000 votes submitted in Kennywood’s “Choose the Color” poll, park fans on social media made their preference overwhelmingly clear: Phantom’s Revenge, recently voted America’s 2nd-best roller coaster, will be painted Petrifying Purple this offseason. With the monumental decision made, park teams decided to turn their paintbrushes towards another coaster due for a fresh coat: Thunderbolt! In 2022 Thunderbolt will […]
It’s that time of year again! This week industry professionals from across the globe tuned in online to honor the best of the best in the amusement industry. The Golden Ticket Awards by Amusement Today are like the Oscars for amusement parks. Each year, a detailed survey is sent to experienced and well-traveled amusement park experts […]
After nearly 20 years, Kennywood amusement park will no longer offer Phantom Fright Nights during Halloween. The Pittsburgh amusement park has announced an all-new “Phantom Fall Fest” Halloween event that will debut on Friday, October 1. “For the first time ever, Kennywood will be open all day and well into the evening on Saturdays and […]
Kennywood, located just outside of Pittsburgh PA, will celebrate 71 years of Fall Fantasy Parades one of the park’s grandest traditions beginning Saturday, August 7. More than 125 marching bands from high schools and colleges throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio will fill Kennywood’s midways with live music during parades on select dates through August 29. Presented this year […]
Idlewild and SoakZone welcomes back Daniel Tiger, Katerina Kittycat, and more friends to its neighborhood as The Best Kids’ Park in the World launches into a whole new level of fun with one month to go in this summer’s daily operating schedule. With conditions continuing to improve in this comeback summer, Idlewild’s popular stage show, Daniel Tiger’s Grr-ific Day, […]
Amid growing demand to head outdoors for family fun, Kennywood and Sandcastle are adding more hours and days to their Summer 2021 operating schedules, and offering a delicious incentive to bring in more new Team Members. Kennywood will host a job fair at the historic Parkside Café from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 7. People […]
Lake Compounce’s 175th birthday celebration gets bigger starting this weekend. Venus Vortex, Lake Compounce’s largest water slide to date, opens for adventurous riders Saturday, May 29. After being devoured by the Venus flytrap-themed thriller, guests can do the dining themselves throughout June at the first-ever Bites and Pints Food & Drink Festival beginning June 5. […]
Locals eager for more fun this summer and job-seekers in search of a rewarding, unique environment can find something to scream about: Kennywood and its sister parks are raising the stakes on a preseason hiring spree! With outlooks improving for the Summer Seasons at Kennywood, Sandcastle Waterpark, and Idlewild & SoakZone in recent weeks, park […]
Spring is just a couple weeks away, which means it won’t be much longer until Kennywood and Sandcastle welcome back Guests and Team Members for another summer of fun in Pittsburgh! Kennywood will begin its 123rd season on Saturday, May 8, two months earlier than in 2020 and much closer to a traditional Opening Day, […]
It’s been a roller-coaster of a year for amusement park enthusiasts. Earlier this year, Indiana Beach was revived, and the park received much success over the summer. A few weeks ago, the park announced the addition of two new rides, a Schwarzkopf Drier Looping coaster and a Polyp flat ride. The Polyp formerly operated at Kiddieland and […]
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