Since 1898, Pittsburgh’s Thrill and Entertainment Destination 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.
Some rides and attractions will not be available this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit our scheduled operations page for planned closures. This page will be updated as frequently as possible.2021 Kennywood Height Restrictions
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.
We regret to announce the Steel Curtain will be closed for maintenance for the remainder of the season. Our park team will be working closely with the ride’s manufacturer to ensure a roaring return next spring.Riders must be at least 52" tall to ride. This ride has a maximum height of 77". View Details
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
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
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.
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 await! Noah's Ark is the last operating ride of its kind in the world.Riders under 46" must ride with a responsible person. View Details
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
Celebrating over 100 years of thrills, the Jack Rabbit has been a Kennywood favorite for young and old since 1920! 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" tall to ride. Riders between 42” and 48” must ride with a responsible person. View Details
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.
Feel the surge of a launch that takes you from zero to 50 mph in under 3 seconds! Sky Rocket provides an upside down, downside up, sky-flying adventure you won’t soon forget.Riders must be at least 52" tall to ride. Riders between 52” and 55” must ride with a responsible person. View Details
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 toward the earth at speeds in excess of 50 mph.Riders must be at least 48" tall to ride.
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.
Kennywood's oldest flat ride, The Whip, debuted at the park in 1919 and was upgraded from a 12 to 16-car model for the 1926 season. Its popularity has not waned! Traveling an elliptical track, riders "whip" around the bends at either end, leading to a great deal of laughter.Riders under 46" tall must ride with a responsible person. No infants allowed.
In order to effectively promote social distancing, this attraction is temporarily closed. We appreciate your understanding.Riders must be at least 42" tall to ride. Additional fee required: double riders (two people) - $23 per person. Triple riders (three people) - $18 per person.
In order to effectively promote social distancing, this attraction is temporarily closed. We appreciate your understanding.No infants permitted View Details
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.
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. The Turtle is the last operating ride of its kind in the world!Riders under 46" tall must ride with a responsible person. No infants allowed.
A treasured Kennywood favorite is back for a new generation! Join Harold the hardheaded cowboy for a journey through Kennywood's oldest ride, featuring spooky surprises at every twist and turn!Riders under 46" must ride with a responsible person. View Details
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.