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.
The way we will operate this summer is significantly different from what we are all used to as we adapt to the new landscape created by 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.
Checking every guest and employee upon entrance.
Asking everyone to wash hands often with soap and water.
Providing sanitizer stations throughout the park.
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.
|Education & Training
Enhanced staff education and training on cleanliness and safety practices. Please read and follow all posted safety signage.
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.
Can I purchase a 2020-21 Season Pass?
2020 Season Passes are no longer available for purchase, however, all 2020 Season Passes, except the Summer Saver, will include both the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Summer Saver Season Passes are only valid for the 2020 Season, which concludes Monday, September 7.
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 2020 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 concludes Monday, September 7. We are not holding our seasonal holiday events in 2020.
Bronze Season Passes will include the 2021 Summer Season, but will not include seasonal holiday events in 2020 or 2021. The Bronze Pass is still a summer-only pass.
The Summer Saver Season Pass is solely for the 2020 Summer Season and will not carry over to 2021. It is valid through September 7, 2020.
Will I receive a refund on my pre-purchased admission tickets?
Good Any Day tickets will be valid through the entirety of the 2020 Summer Season, and Limited Operation and Date-Restricted Tickets will be accepted any day of the 2020 Summer Season. Guests with additional questions about their tickets can email email@example.com to connect with our Guest Services.
I had a School Picnic or Group Event scheduled for early in the season. What now? Surcharges and date blackouts will be waived on School Picnic tickets. They will be Good Any Day of the 2020 Summer Season. Group Outing Planners can email firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss options to reschedule early-season outings or with any additional questions.
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 Guests and Team Members are required to wear facial coverings while at Kennywood. The only exception is for children younger than age three. Policy updated June 18, 2020.
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.
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 2020 summer season. Please check our Attractions Update page for the most up-to-date information.