Know Before You Go

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.



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


  • If you have a fever or are displaying other symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.
  • Wear face coverings per CDC guidelines
  • Wash hands often with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Maintain appropriate (6 ft.) distance from others not in your travel party


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

Face Coverings Face Coverings
Required face coverings for park personnel and guests alike.
 
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.
Social Distancing Social Distancing
Requiring social distance of six feet between your party and others.
   
Limiting Capacity Limiting Capacity
Limiting the number of guests to facilitate social distancing.
   
Sanitizing Teams Sanitizing Teams
Performing enhanced sanitizing throughout the day on high-touch surfaces and rides.
   




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 April 4, 2021 state regulations call for amusement parks to adhere to an attendance cap of 75 percent of capacity. At this time, we plan to utilize a RSVP system for Guests that have purchased Good Any Day tickets, in order to reduce that likelihood that any visitor will be unable to enter the park due to the capacity limitation. Season Passholders will not have to RSVP, and Guests with date-specific tickets, including those visiting as part of a school or group outing, are guaranteed entrance on the date in question. RSVP Here.

    For Guests that do not have a date-specific ticket, making a reservation is recommended, especially on peak days like Saturdays in July and August. However, reservations are not mandatory and we expect to be able to admit guests without a reservation on most days. Additionally, we will make regular efforts to update guests via our website and social media on dates with large amounts of capacity, or dates when capacity is expected to be limited. While we cannot guarantee admittance in the event we have reached capacity, we will constantly monitor in-park attendance and admit new guests as others exit the park.
  • Facial coverings are required for all Team Members and Guests aged two (2) and older.
  • Some rides and attractions may not be available this summer due to the pandemic. Please visit our scheduled operations page for planned closures. 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) 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.



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.
  • Per CDC guidelines, All entrants age two (2) and older will be required to wear facial coverings.
  • Team Members will also wear additional personal protective equipment, including gloves and face shields, to perform select work functions.
  • Those without a facial covering will be able to purchase them at park retail locations.
  • 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.
  • In order to achieve six feet of social distance between travel parties, markers will be placed on the ground in all lines and waiting areas for the use of Guests and other entrants. Plexiglass barriers will be installed in locations where social distancing between Team Members and Guests or between fellow Team Members cannot be achieved.
  • 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.
  • Capacity of rides and indoor facilities within Kennywood will be closely monitored to ensure minimum six feet of social distancing between travel parties can be achieved.
  • In order to achieve six feet of social distance, markers will be placed on the ground in queue lines and waiting areas for Guest use. Plexiglass barriers will be installed in locations where social distancing cannot be achieved.
  • 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.
  • Hand sanitizer and facial coverings are available for purchase at park retail locations.
  • Team Members will be required to wear facial coverings and additional personal protective equipment, including gloves and face shields.
  • Guests on water rides (Pittsburg Plunge and Raging Rapids) must not wear facial coverings in compliance with water safety best practices.
  • Per CDC guidelines, all Guests age two (2) and older will be required to wear facial coverings.
  • Guests must remove their facial coverings to engage in water-related activities, to include water attractions or misting areas. Coverings may also be removed in order to eat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In order to achieve six feet of social distance, markers will be placed on the ground in queue lines and waiting areas for Guest use. Plexiglass barriers will be installed in locations where social distancing cannot be achieved.
  • Tables and other Guest seating will be adjusted to ensure six feet of distance between all travel parties.
  • Team Members will be required to wear facial coverings and additional personal protective equipment, including gloves and face shields where appropriate.
  • Guests may remove their facial coverings to eat and drink.
  • Grab & Go is permissible only if the items are individually packed with appropriate label and bottled drinks. 
  • Self-serve food, condiments and topping stations have been discontinued. Pre-portioned condiments and toppings (filled from bulk dispensers behind the counter) will be handed to the guest with the food order upon request.
  • Self-serve soda fountain refill stations will not be used. Team Members will fill and serve all drinks for Guests.
  • Soda/ICEE Souvenir Cup refills will be served over the counter by an attendant using paper cups.
  • Individually wrapped cutlery forks and spoons will be handed by a cashier as necessary.
  • 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.
  • Per CDC guidelines, all Team Members and Guests age two (2) and older will be required to wear facial coverings.
  • Team Members will also wear additional personal protective equipment , including gloves and face shields, to perform select work functions.
  • 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.
  • In order to achieve six feet of social distance between travel parties, markers will be placed on the ground in all lines and waiting areas for the use of Guests and other entrants. Store layouts have been adjusted, and Plexiglass barriers will be installed in locations where social distancing between Team Members and Guests or between fellow Team Members cannot be achieved.
  • Signage throughout the park will remind all (Guests, Team Members, Suppliers and Contracted Partners) of the importance of following all rules during their time at Kennywood.
  • 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 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.



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 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:

  • Fully cover an individual's nose and mouth and allow the guest to remain hands-free
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be made of breathable material, either disposable or reusable

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:

  • To enter the park
  • Throughout the property
  • On attractions (except for water-based attractions)
  • In queue lines
  • Enclosed locations (retail stores, bathrooms, locker pavilions, First Aid, etc.

Facial coverings are not required:

  • In compliance with state and federal water safety guidelines, facial coverings are not required when enjoying water-based attractions, including pools and slides
  • While eating or drinking

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.