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Make Every Day a Kennywood Day

Kennywood is America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park! With a mix of modern thrills and classic rides, tasty treats, and some of the world’s best French fries, you’ll find something for everyone at Kennywood.

Kennywood’s Summer Season normally begins the first weekend in May, with daily operation beginning shortly before Memorial Day and running through late August. Find the day that best fits your schedule, or the discount deals that best fit your wallet! We’ve got plenty of both to go around.

As the days shorten and the leaves turn, Kennywood welcomes spooky season with Phantom Fright Nights, our award-winning Halloween event for thrill seekers (not recommended for children under 13). For the young and young-at-heart, check out Happy Hauntings on weekday afternoons in October. And in November, get ready for Holiday Lights, where Kennywood becomes a winter wonderland of fun!

Park hours and attraction availability are subject to change without notice.


MAY 8, 2020 UPDATE: While we look forward to welcoming each of you to Kennywood this season, there is a great deal of uncertainty for us all surrounding the current COVID-19 situation. An official opening date for 2020 has not been determined yet, so please consider the information below tentative at this time. This page will be updated as more information becomes available. Please visit our COVID-19 Update page for the latest information in regards to the 2020 summer season, along with answers to some Frequently Asked Questions, and please Contact Us if your question is not listed there. Thank you for your understanding and support during this difficult time.

Thursday, May 28th, 2020 |

Park Hours: Closed

10:30 AM

10:00 PM

Normal Operating Hours

Kennywood typically closes at 10:00 PM, but may close earlier or later. Closing time is determined daily based on weather conditions.

Additional Hour Details

During the regular summer season, Kennywood’s gates open at 10:30 AM unless otherwise noted. Rides, attractions and refreshment stands begin to open progressively starting at 11:00 AM.

Kennywood usually closes at 10:00 PM, but may close earlier or later based on factors including weather conditions. Park closing time is determined each afternoon and announced in the early evening hours. Some rides close before the announced closing time

Limited Operation

As the summer comes to a close and students return to school, Kennywood begins preparing for its Halloween spectacular, Phantom Fright Nights. Select Park attractions may not be available during limited operations, as they are converted into haunted attractions for Fright Nights. If you are planning a visit in late August or September, be aware that some rides, food stands or other attractions may not be available for all or part of your day at Kennywood.

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Why limit all the fun to just one visit, or season? Passholders now get unlimited summer visits, plus great perks like free admission to Happy Hauntings, Phantom Fright Nights, and Holiday Lights!

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