Health & Safety

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.

In the 2021 Summer Season, we 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.



Working Together to Avoid COVID-19


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.


Guest Responsibilities


  • In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Unvaccinated individuals should wear a mask indoors and outdoors.
  • If you have a fever or are displaying other symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your face


Here are the specific steps we’re taking in accordance with state and federal guidelines.

Hand Cleansing Hand Cleansing
Asking everyone to wash hands often with soap and water.
   
Hand Sanitizer Hand Sanitizer
Providing sanitizer stations throughout the park.
   
Education & Training Education & Training
Enhanced staff education and training on cleanliness and safety practices. Please read and follow all posted safety signage.
   


Sanitizing Teams Sanitizing Teams
Performing enhanced sanitizing throughout the day on high-touch surfaces and rides.
   
Face Coverings Face Coverings
In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Those not fully vaccinated should wear a mask at all times, except while eating, drinking or on a water ride.
   
Social Distancing Social Distancing
Optional social distance of six feet between those who are not fully vaccinated.
   




Planning a Visit

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.

  • As of June 2, 2021, reservations are no longer required to visit the park.
  • In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Guests who are not fully vaccinated should wear a facial covering at all times.
  • Nearly all Kennywood attractions are now open! Please visit our scheduled operations page for expected ride availability the day of your visit. This page will be updated as frequently as possible.

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) using profanity, offensive or threatening language towards our Team Members or other Guests and/or (ii) violating any other Park Rules.



Detailed Safety Measures & Frequently Asked Questions

Can't find the answer to your question? Please e-mail us at info@Kennywood.com and we will assist you.
  • If you have a fever or are displaying other symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.
  • Facial coverings will be available to purchase at park retail locations.
  • In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Those who are not fully vaccinated should also wear a facial covering outdoors.
  • Automatic sanitizer stations have been added at the entrance and throughout the park dispensing alcohol-based sanitizer per Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidelines.
  • Enhanced sanitizing throughout the entrance areas including a thorough daily deep cleaning of all touch points with an EPA-approved sanitizer.
  • Signage throughout the parking and entrance areas will remind all (Guests, Team Members, Suppliers and Contracted Partners) of the importance of following all rules during their time at Kennywood.

  • Enhanced sanitization throughout the park including a thorough daily deep cleaning of all rides and touch points with an EPA-approved sanitizer.
  • Automatic sanitizer stations have been added throughout the park, dispensing alcohol-based sanitizer per CDC guidelines.
  • Facial coverings will be available to purchase at park retail locations.
  • In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

  • Hand sanitizer and facial coverings are available for purchase at park retail locations.
  • Guests on water rides (Pittsburg Plunge and Raging Rapids) must not wear facial coverings in compliance with water safety best practices. Guests must remove their facial coverings to engage in water-related activities, to include water attractions or misting areas.
  • Some attractions may be closed if Kennywood management feels recommended social distancing and hygiene standards cannot be safely and effectively achieved. Please check our Attractions Update page for the most up-to-date information.
  • Prior to opening, all non-porous surfaces, high touch points (door knobs, door handles, tables, chairs, push plates, railings, light and air control switches) will be thoroughly disinfected and on a routine schedule after opening.
  • In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
  • Different Entrance and Exit will be designated when possible to avoid or reduce face to face exposure.
  • Employees must wash their hands with hot water for 20 seconds and use a paper hand towel or a hand dryer to dry your hands. Ensure the restocking of soap, paper towels and sanitizer. This practice will be done at the beginning of the shift and throughout the day.
  • Sanitizers will be available in all food preparation areas and all guest service areas, (i.e. Order and Pick up points). In addition, employees will frequently sanitize all contact points.
  • Napkins will still be available from the no-touch dispensers.
  • We strongly recommend Guests utilize contact-less payment for all food and retail items.
  • Prior to opening, all non-porous surfaces, high touch points (door knobs, door handles, push plates, railings, light and air control switches) will be thoroughly disinfected and on a routine schedule after opening.
  • In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
  • Facial coverings and hand sanitizer will be available for purchase them at park retail locations.
  • Automatic sanitizer stations have been added at retail locations and throughout the park, dispensing alcohol-based sanitizer per Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidelines.
  • All sales are final.

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 expires September 19, 2021 and will not be valid during any seasonal event. 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.



Bronze Season Passes will include the 2021 Summer Season, but will not include any seasonal holiday events in 2021. The Bronze Pass is still a summer-only pass.

New for 2021, Kennywood has updated and streamlined its Season Pass offerings. 2021 Kennywood Season Passes can be had in four easy payments, at various tiers to suit each parkgoer's desired level of fun!

I didn't use my tickets from 2020. What can I do?
Guests with questions about 2020 single-day tickets can email info@kennywood.com to connect with our Customer Service Department.

In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Guests who are not fully vaccinated should also wear a mask outdoors.

Costume masks are not considered appropriate and are prohibited. Face shields are not permitted on any attractions, but they are permitted within the park.

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.

Policy updated August 3, 2021.

In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Guests who are not fully vaccinated should wear a mask at all times unless eating, drinking or on a water ride.

Policy updated August 3, 2021.

In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

Policy updated August 3, 2021

Most attractions will be available. However, in order to effectively promote social distancing and practice the best health and safety procedures, select 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.