Health and safety tips to protect against COVID-19
We are so excited to welcome you and your family back to Kennywood!
We want you to know the health and safety of our Guests and Team Members is our top priority. Read on to see how we will best ensure the cleanest and safest environment possible for you and your family.
As we approach the 2021 Summer Season, we will continue to modify our operations to best protect our staff and visitors from COVID-19. While we are committed to enhanced standards in an effort to keep you as healthy and safe as possible, there remains an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place and any place where people are present. Please, read this page fully to ensure the best experience possible as you plan your visit and join us. Also, be sure to review important updates to our Operating Schedule.
The health and safety of our Guests and Team Members is our top priority. In these unprecedented times, we have implemented enhanced health and safety measures to help protect everyone. But we can’t do it alone. We are counting on everyone’s efforts to do their part by cooperating with these new measures that are designed to keep every person visiting and/or working at Kennywood healthy and safe.
Here are the specific steps we’re taking in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
Required face coverings for park personnel and guests alike.
Asking everyone to wash hands often with soap and water.
Providing sanitizer stations throughout the park.
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Enhanced staff education and training on cleanliness and safety practices. Please read and follow all posted safety signage.
Requiring social distance of six feet between your party and others.
Limiting the number of guests to facilitate social distancing.
Performing enhanced sanitizing throughout the day on high-touch surfaces and rides.
In order to comply with key health and safety measures surrounding limiting capacity, social distancing, and touch-free payment, planning a visit to Kennywood will look different this summer.
While we are committed to enhanced standards in an effort to keep you as healthy and safe as possible, there remains an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place and any place where people are present. People who do not show symptoms can still spread COVID-19. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and persons with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable and at higher risk for severe illness. Guests should familiarize themselves with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and evaluate their risk in determining whether they should attend our facilities. If you or a family member are ill or think that you may be getting ill, please postpone your visit until you are well.
By visiting our facility, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Kennywood reserves the right to require a Guest to leave if the Guest is (i) not properly wearing an approved face covering, (ii) using profanity, offensive or threatening language towards our Team Members or other Guests and/or (iii) violating any other Park Rules.
I had a 2020 Season Pass. Can I still use it?
All 2020 Season Passes, except the Summer Saver, will include both the 2020 and 2021 seasons. 2020 Summer Saver Season Passes have expired and cannot be used in 2021.
Does my 2020 Season Pass get benefits in 2021?
Short answer: Yes! Details: Kennywood will not issue new benefits to 2020 Season Passholders; instead, the expiration date on the 2020 benefits has been extended to the end of our 2021 season. That means unused finite benefits (such as parking passes, buddy tickets, souvenir cup vouchers and VIP Coaster Tours) can be redeemed this summer, while reusable benefits (such as food and retail discounts, and access to date-specific Bring a Friend Days) are included for 2020 Passholders. NOTE: Bronze Passes do not include any benefits beyond admission.
What will happen with my Dining Pass?
Our plan is to ensure you receive equal value for any experience or benefit you missed out on this year due to COVID-19, such as the All Summer Dining Pass. All Summer Dining Passes and other add-ons will also be valid through the end of the 2021 Summer Season. Please note, the All Summer Dining Pass will not be valid during the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival, Phantom Fright Nights, Happy Hauntings, or Holiday Lights. We are no longer selling Dining Passes for the 2021 season.
Are the 2021 seasonal holiday events included with this extension?
2020 Season Pass purchases will receive the the identical Season Pass, with the same access, in 2021. For passes like the Silver, Senior, Premium and Ride & Slide, Passholders will be able to use them for the 2021 seasonal holiday events as well. This extension also applies to add-on products like the All Summer Dining Pass. Summer Saver Season Passes are the exception, as they are only valid for the 2020 Season, which concluded Monday, September 7, 2020. Details on the 2021 seasonal holiday events will be available at a later date.
I didn't use my tickets from 2020. What can I do?
Guests with questions about 2020 single-day tickets can email firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with our Guest Services Department.
In keeping with the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in following with orders from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, all Team Members and Guests aged two (2) and up are required to wear facial coverings while at Kennywood. Facial coverings must do the following:
Costume masks are not considered appropriate and are prohibited. Face shields are not permitted on any attractions and are not a substitute for a facial covering. Face shields are permitted within the park when worn with an acceptable facial covering.
Guests are required to remove facial coverings while on water attractions (Pittsburg Plunge and Raging Rapids), in complying with water safety best practices. We recommend bringing a sealable plastic bag to store your facial covering in if you plan to enjoy these attractions. Guests may also remove their masks while eating or drinking.Policy updated March 11, 2021.
Facial coverings are required:
Facial coverings are not required:
Yes. In accordance with state and federal health and safety guidelines, all entrants will be required to follow all COVID-19-related protocols regardless of their vaccination status. We are employing an abundance of caution in order to ensure the health and safety of all Team Members, Guests and other visitors. We will continue to require facial coverings, social distancing and other policies until such a time as health authorities deem it appropriate to frequent public places without such precautions in place. We will continue to closely monitor local, state and federal developments and adapt our policies as conditions evolve. Please consult our FAQ questions "Do I have to wear a facial covering?" and "When do I have to wear a facial covering?" for additional information.
In order to effectively promote social distancing and practice the best health and safety procedures, some attractions may be closed for part or all of the 2021 summer season. Please check our Attractions Update page for the most up-to-date information.