Attractions

Modern Thrills & Classic Rides

Family-Friendly Fun & Exciting Things to Do


Since 1898, America’s Favorite Traditional Amusement Park has been delighting each and every guest with over 40 rides and attractions! Of the many fun things to do with kids in Pennsylvania, nothing can compare to a day of rides, laughs, and signature food at Kennywood. For even more fun, skip the lines to some of your favorite rides and attractions with our VIP Coaster Tour Packages.

Now Open: Thomas Town™ at Kennywood

Thomas the Tank Engine™ and his friends are making tracks to Kennywood, creating the second-largest Thomas & Friends™ attraction in North America! Featuring five new rides and a whole lot of fun, Thomas Town will revitalize the Olde Kennywood Railroad and surrounding area, making a great addition in celebration of our 120th Anniversary.
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Garfield's Nightmare

Garfield, America's favorite fat cat, is having a Nightmare! Created in bright fluorescent colors, all seen under black light, this 3D experience provides a fun and colorful trip through Garfield's world... turned completely upside down.

Riders under 46" must ride with a responsible person.
Thrill Level 1 

Aero 360

With legs dangling, riders swing back and forth attached to a familiar yellow symbol—the Kennywood Arrow! The arrows swing higher and higher with each pendulum motion, culminating in a 360 degree over-the-top experience.

Riders must be at least 48" tall to ride. View Details
Minimum Height48"
Thrill Level 4 
Quick Pass

Black Widow

Black Widow stands 90 feet tall, but reaches a height of 146 feet in full swing! A total of 40 riders form a giant circle and experience the feeling of weightlessness coveted by thrill seekers.

Riders must be at least 52" tall to ride. View Details
Minimum Height52"
Thrill Level 5 
Quick Pass

Phantom’s Revenge

The biggest drop on this ride isn’t the first, but the second – a whopping 230 feet at 85 mph! Phantom riders come frighteningly close to the Thunderbolt while navigating its 3,365 feet of track that’s filled with plenty of banked curves and airtime!

Riders must be at least 48" tall to ride.
Minimum Height48"
Thrill Level 5 
Quick Pass

Wave Swinger

The German-built Wave Swinger is one of the most beautiful rides in the park, especially at night! Its 48 swings suspend guests while the ride rotates in a circular, wavelike motion.

Riders must be at least 46 inches tall to ride.
Minimum Height46"
Thrill Level 2 

Noah's Ark

This iconic attraction has been thrilling guests since 1936. Visitors to Noah's Ark begin their journey through the mouth of a large whale, walking upon its squishy tongue, before entering the Ark. Be warned: jumps, jolts, shakes and fun scares await

Riders under 46" must ride with a responsible person. View Details
Thrill Level 3 

The Exterminator

Dark Ride or Roller Coaster? It's both! The Exterminator is a high-speed roller coaster in the dark! But that's not the only twist, the individual cars spin as they travel the twisting, turning track.

Riders must be at least 46 inches tall to ride. Riders between 46” and 59” must ride with a responsible person. View Details
Minimum Height46"
Thrill Level 4 
Quick Pass

Jack Rabbit

The Jack Rabbit has been a Kennywood favorite for young and old since 1921. Designed and built by John Miller on a natural ravine, the Jack Rabbit is best known for its 70-foot, double-dip drop.

Riders must be at least 42 inches tall to ride. Riders between 42” and 48” must ride with a responsible person.
Minimum Height42"
Thrill Level 3 
Quick Pass

Racer

This beautiful John Miller classic is the only single-continuous track coaster in the U.S. – riders that begin on the right of the station finish on the left. Thus, from the lift hill on, the track remains side-by-side allowing riders to experience a close race throughout.

Riders must be at least 46" tall to ride.
Minimum Height46"
Thrill Level 2 
Quick Pass

Sky Rocket

Feel the surge of a launch that takes you from zero to 50 in under 3 seconds! Sky Rocket provides an upside down, downside up, sky-flying adventure you won’t soon forget. NEW: Add a new dimension of thrill with Sky Rocket VR – an on-ride virtual reality experience!

Riders must be at least 52 inches tall to ride. Riders between 52” and 55” must ride with a responsible person. View Details
Minimum Height52"
Thrill Level 4 
Quick Pass

Swing Shot

This is not typical backyard swing! Tremendous acceleration produces the feeling of weightlessness as riders are catapulted toward the sky, quickly reverse direction, and then plummet towards the earth at speeds in excess of 50 mph.

Riders must be at least 48" tall to ride.
Minimum Height48"
Thrill Level 4 
Quick Pass

Thunderbolt

Dubbed the Ultimate Roller Coaster and King of Coasters by the New York Times in 1974, the Thunderbolt remains near the top of everyone’s “top coasters” list. It’s unique in many ways… including a plunge immediately upon leaving the station and its biggest drop at the end of the ride.

Riders must be at least 52" tall to ride.
Minimum Height52"
Thrill Level 4 
Quick Pass

The Cosmic Chaos

Riders board an unidentified flying object and face outward for a 360 degree view of their surroundings. Traveling in a circle, the UFO reaches a height of 50 feet while traversing a U-shaped track!

Riders must be 48" tall to ride.
Minimum Height48"
Thrill Level 4 

Whip

Kennywood's oldest flat ride, the Whip, opened in 1918. Its popularity has not waned! 16 cars still travel an elliptical track and "whip" the riders as they go around the bend at either end, creating a great deal of laughter.

Riders under 46" tall must ride with a responsible person. No infants allowed.
Thrill Level 2 

The Bayern Kurve

Guests sit in cars that simulate bobsleds while traveling at high speeds around a banked track. When the car reaches full speed, guests are at a 45-degree angle to the ground.

Riders must be 46" tall to ride.
Minimum Height46"
Thrill Level 3 

Musik Express

The Musik Express is a fast-paced circular ride traveling a track with numerous peaks and valleys. As the name suggests, loud music plays and lights flash wildly throughout the ride!

Riders must be at least 50 inches tall to ride.
Minimum Height50"
Thrill Level 2 

Pirate

Hop aboard! The Pirate swings back and forth until it reaches a height of 60 feet at a 75-degree angle, giving riders a funny feeling of weightlessness.

Riders must be 39 inches tall to ride. Rider between 39” and 48” must ride with a responsible person.
Minimum Height39"
Thrill Level 2 

Skycoaster®

The Skycoaster® is not really a ride, it’s a flight! One, two or three flyers are suited in a nylon harness and attached to a cable that pulls them to the top of the launch tower. From 180 feet above ground, riders release themselves with a ripcord... then free-fall at approximately 75 mph!

Riders must be at least 42" tall to ride. Additional fee required.
Minimum Height42"
Thrill Level 5 

The Volcano

The Volcano consists of 20 swinging gondolas mounted on a large horizontal wheel. As the wheel spins and picks up speed, the cars swing outward. Eventually, the wheel lifts to a 90-degree angle taking riders upside down at a height of 65 feet.

Minimum Height54"
Thrill Level 4 

4-D Theater

Emmet and his Master Builder friends return in The LEGO® Movie™ 4-D Experience®! Join the gang in their mission to thwart an Evil Secret Plot – the mischievous workings of scheming villain Risky Business. This custom-made 4-D Experience® combines dazzling, 3-D computer animation with real-world effects.

No infants permitted View Details
Thrill Level 2 

Journey with Thomas

Head to Kennywood Station and climb aboard for an unforgettable journey with the Number 1 Blue Engine! Guests of all ages can hop aboard a Thomas-themed train ride with wondrous views of the Monongahela River and the Edgar Thomson Works, the oldest steel mill in the Steel City.

Riders under 46" must ride with a responsible person.
Thrill Level 1 

Cranky’s Drop Tower

Strap in tight for a truly Cranky experience! Sodor’s strongest crane will lift you high above Thomas Town™, and then drop you down! Riders must be at least 42” tall to ride.
Minimum Height42"
Thrill Level 3 

Harold’s Helicopter Tour

All set and ready for action! Kids can take control of their own Harold Helicopter and pilot him up and down as they spin round and round. Riders under 36” tall must ride with a responsible person; there is no maximum height restriction. No hand held infants.
Thrill Level 1 

Flynn’s Fire Training

Junior firefighters shoot water to extinguish flames on this unique, interactive ride. Riders under 36” tall must ride with a responsible person; there is no maximum height restriction. No hand held infants.
Thrill Level 1 

Turtle

A Kennywood tradition since 1927, the Turtle is still a favorite today. Six turtle-shaped cars travel on a circular track through a series of hills and dips.

Riders under 46" tall must ride with a responsible person. No infants allowed.
Thrill Level 1 

Paratrooper

Originally called the Skydiver, the Paratrooper consists of ten umbrella-shaped cars that rotate and lift in a horizontal position to a 45-degree angle.

You must be at least 36 inches tall to ride. Riders between 36 inches tall and 46 inches tall must ride with a responsible person.
Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 2 

Gran Prix

Bumper cars are an amusement park tradition for good reason: FUN! Gran Prix cars can travel in any direction on the rectangular floor.

Riders must be at least 48 inches tall to ride. Riders between 48" and 52" must ride with a partner.
Minimum Height48"
Thrill Level 2 

Red Baron

Become a flying ace on one of our replica World War II planes. Take to the skies… little ones have complete control over how their plane will fly!

Children must be at least 36” tall to ride. Children must be under 56" tall to ride. No hand held infants.
Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 1 

Ghostwood Estate

Armed with ghost blasters, guests travel by buggy through an elaborate eight room estate and are given the opportunity to compete with others in the vehicle by targeting unwanted spirits.

Riders under 46" must ride with a responsible person.
Thrill Level 2 

Crazy Trolley

Here is your opportunity to take a ride on a trolley from days gone by. However, this trolley takes you off the ground, both up and down, for one crazy ride!

Children under 42 inches must ride with a responsible person; there is no maximum height restriction. No hand held infants.
Thrill Level 1 

Dizzy Dynamo

Dizzy is the perfect word to describe this ride! Aptly named, children and parents ride in free-spinning bucket cars as the entire ride rotates and tilts.

Children under 36" tall must ride with a responsible person; there is no maximum height restriction. All children must be able to walk to ride. No hand held infants.
Thrill Level 2 

Elephant Parade

Take to the skies on your very own elephant!

Children must be at least 36” tall to ride. Children must be under 56" tall to ride. No hand held infants.
Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 1 

Kenny's Karousel

Featuring16 jumping horses, 10 stationary horses, and 2 chariots, this kiddie-sized version of the Merry-Go-Round has been a Kiddieland staple since 1927.

Children must be at least 36 inches tall to ride. Children must be under 52” tall to ride. No hand held infants.
Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 1 

Lil' Phantom

This pint-sized roller coaster may look small, but it provides the perfect thrill for little ones that aren’t quite tall enough to conquer the big coasters.

Parents can ride with their children. Children under 36" tall must ride with a responsible person. All children must be able to walk to ride. No hand held infants.
Thrill Level 2 

Orbiter

Board a miniature spaceship and take flight as you orbit around Kiddieland!

Children must be at least 36” tall to ride. Children must be under 48" tall to ride. No hand held infants.
Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 1 

Pounce Bounce

Towering above Kiddieland, the Pounce Bounce takes riders to a height of 50 feet before dropping them and pulling them back up in a bouncing motion.

Parents can ride with their children. Children under 36" tall must ride with a responsible person. All children must be able to walk to ride. No handheld infants.
Thrill Level 2 

SS Kenny

Kenny Kangaroo is the official skipper of this family-friendly ride. Step aboard the SS Kenny and for a dizzying experience! This tugboat rocks you back and forth while spinning.

Parents can ride with their children. Children under 42" tall must ride with a responsible person; there is no maximum height restriction. All children must be able to walk to ride. No hand held infants.
Thrill Level 2 

Paddle Boats

Continuing a tradition dating back to 1898, guests can enjoy boating on the park's central lagoon.

Fee to ride: $5 per boat for 30 minutes.
Riders under 46" tall must be accompanied by a responsible person. No infants permitted. Non-swimmers must wear a life preserver.
Thrill Level 1 

Steel City Choppers

Little dare devils can ride miniature motorcycles, but don't worry… they only go around in a circle!

Children must be at least 36 inches tall to ride. Children must be under 56" tall to ride. No hand held infants.
Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 1 

Turtle Chase

Like his mama found in the big park, Turtle Chase travels in a circle while navigating (smaller) hills and dips.

Parents can ride with their children. Children under 36” tall must ride with a responsible person. All children must be able to walk to ride. No hand held infants.
Thrill Level 1 

Wacky Wheel

Featuring 6 whimsical cars, this miniature ferris wheel takes little ones for a bird-eye view of Kiddleland.

Children must be at least 36 inches tall to ride. Children must be under 52” tall to ride. No hand held infants.
Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 1 

Whippersnapper

A smaller version of the large Mangles Whip found in the Lost Kennywood, the Whippersnapper was one of the original four Kiddieland rides.

Children must be at least 36 inches tall to ride. Children must be under 52” tall to ride. No hand held infants.
Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 1 

Whirlwind

Little ones can take a relaxing spin on this is the kiddie version of the Wave Swinger.

Children must be at least 36” tall to ride. Children must be under 52" tall to ride. No hand held infants.
Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 1 

Pittsburg* Plunge

Serving as the centerpiece of Lost Kennywood, the Pittsburg Plunge soaks both riders and spectators with a gigantic splash!

*From 1890 - 1911 Pittsburgh was spelled without the 'h'. 'Pittsburg Plunge' carries the spelling of the era.

Riders must be at least 36" tall to ride. Riders between 36" and 46" must ride with a responsible person.
Minimum Height36"
Thrill Level 2 

Raging Rapids

Built on a natural, downward sloping hillside, the Raging Rapids simulates a white water raft ride guaranteed to get you wet!

Riders must be at least 42 inches tall to ride. Riders between 42” and 48” must ride with a responsible person.
Minimum Height42"
Thrill Level 2 

Auto Race

This one-of-a-kind, 1930 classic continues to be a Kennywood favorite! Often considered a transition ride for children who are outgrowing Kiddieland, the Auto Race consists of electrically-powered cars traveling along a winding wooden track.

Parents are permitted to be the back seat drivers. Riders must be at least 46" tall or accompanied by a responsible person. No infants allowed.
Thrill Level 1 

Kangaroo

Originally named the Flying Coaster, this circular ride carries a maximum of four passengers up a hill to simulate the effect of a Kangaroo jumping. Once a regular in amusement parks, it is the last remaining of its kind.

Riders under 46" tall must ride with a responsible person. No infants allowed.
Thrill Level 2 

Merry-Go-Round

Dubbed the soul of Kennywood, this handcrafted carousel was designed and built by the William Dentzel Company in Philadelphia. There are 50 jumping and 14 stationary horses, a magnificent lion, tiger, and Dentzel's signature Jesters & Cherubs.

Riders under 46” tall must ride with a responsible person.
Thrill Level 1 

Diesel Drivers

Don’t forget the Diesels! Climb aboard Diesel, Iron Bert and other Diesel engines for a fun ride. Riders under 36” tall must ride with a responsible person; there is no maximum height restriction. No hand held infants.
Thrill Level 1