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Kennywood amusement park opening day – Saturday, May 4

West Mifflin, PA -– Kennywood kicks off the 2013 summer season on Saturday, May 4. The front gates open at 10:30 AM and the rides open progressively beginning at 11:00 AM. Following opening day, May 4, Kennywood is open Saturday & Sunday, May 11 & 12. Daily season begins Thursday, May 16.

The anticipation of Kennywood’s 116th opening day continues to grow! The continued excitement of Black Widow, energetic entertainment, and perennial Kennywood favorites are all reasons to celebrate.

Kennywood’s newest thrill, Black Widow, is ready and waiting to thrill guests during its first full season of operation with a dynamic experience full of height, speed and airtime. For younger guests, improvements to Kiddieland offer a quicker and more accommodating experience. For the first time ever, parents will have the ability to help children on and off the rides. With new fencing and additional space surrounding the ride, parents are sure to be excited with this latest upgrade to one of our most popular areas.

This season also features a variety of high-energy stage shows! The entertainment starts with UNDERCOVER: An Action Adventure! A typical day near the Three Rivers quickly escalates into action and adventure as undercover spies are forced into the battle of their lives. It’s a race against the clock to save the city from the most evil villain Pittsburgh has ever seen! Thrilling stunts, intense fight sequences, and even some comedy are sure to entertain the “inner spy” in everyone.

Up next, The Kennyville Band hits the stage! Old fashioned favorites combined with all new contemporary hits will have you rockin’ to an unforgettable beat. Our live party band is jamming on the Kennyville Stage and ready to be the soundtrack to your day here at the park!

The fun continues in the midways with Dance Zone! Our dance crew is cruisin’ through the park looking for any place to set up a dance floor! Everyone at Kennywood can get in on the fun as we teach you the hottest dances of the summer.

Finally, Rhythm of Light offers the perfect end to the day! This vibrant show full of lasers, fog and fire is set to a variety of music spanning the decades. The show kicks off 30 minutes prior to close each night. It’s the perfect end to a day at Kennywood.

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Kennywood Park
4800 Kennywood Boulevard - West Mifflin, PA 15122 - 412.461.0500 -

Media Contact: Jeff Filicko
412.461.0500 ext. 1176

Kennywood Season Passes are available for $89.99 until June 1 at The regular FunDay price is $39.99*, Seniors (55 +) $19.99*, children 46” and under $26.99*. After 5:00 PM NightRider tickets are $24.99*, Senior NightRider tickets $12.99*.
*Prices do not include $1 amusement tax

For complete information regarding schedules, events, discounts, rides, etc., visit

Kennywood is part of the Palace Entertainment family of parks.
Palace Entertainment owns and operates 40 parks nationwide, including water parks, family entertainment centers, theme parks and animal parks. Palace entertains millions of guests annually and is one of the largest park operators in the nation.