Safety is Our #1 Priority!
For your safety and enjoyment at Kennywood, please carefully read all of the text below. Failure to follow any of the regulations, conditions and instructions set forth below may result in serious injury to yourself or other individuals. Individuals not following Kennywood’s rules and safety instructions, will be subject to immediate ejection from the park without refund.
Safety is always #1 at Kennywood. Our desire is to accommodate all guests, to enable them to fully enjoy Kennywood. Notwithstanding, people may be excluded or removed from certain attractions, rides, areas of the park, and/or certain activities, in the interests of safety as determined by Kennywood personnel.
Restrictions or exclusions may include, but is not limited to, situations where there are concerns with sight-disabled people who need adequate eyesight to safely engage in an activity, height and weight restrictions, mobility and/or use and existence of all limbs in a stable and coordinated manner, a clear and alert mind which is unaffected by mental disability or other hindrance, being under the influence of any substances (whether legal or illegal, drugs or medications, alcohol, or any other chemicals and substances), signs of heat illness, any loose headwear or clothing or apparel which may damage property or pose a hazard, and whether or not a person may appear to be ill or injured or otherwise unable to safely participate.
For Your Safety:
WARNING! Assess Your Capabilities BEFORE You “Just Do It”
Rides and other attractions at the Park can provide our guests with wonderful memories and exhilarating fun! But amusement and water rides also can be adrenaline-pumping activities which put substantial strain and forces on your body and senses, through rapid acceleration, speed, sudden movements, and the unpredictable motion of a ride, which may thrust your body about in different directions, causing muscular strain and stress on your body such as on your neck and back, and accelerated heart rate and blood pressure.
DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY RIDE, ACTIVITY OR ATTRACTION, IF YOU ARE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ANY ALCOHOL, DRUGS (WHETHER LEGAL MEDICATION OR ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES) OR OTHER SUBSTANCE WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR HEALTH, SENSES, MENTAL ALERTNESS, REFLEXES AND COORDINATION.
DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY RIDE, ACTIVITY OR ATTRACTION, IF YOU HAVE OR HAVE HAD ANY HEALTH CONDITIONS OR PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS OR INJURIES, OR IF YOU ARE AFRAID TO PARTICIPATE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION HEART, NERVE, MUSCLE, BACK, NECK, BONE, JOINT, TENDON, LIGAMENT, BRAIN, EYE, EAR, NEUROLOGICAL, OR OTHER AILMENT OR INJURY, OR IF YOU ARE (OR MAY BE) PREGNANT OR HAVE HAD SURGERY IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS OR IF YOU ARE STILL RECOVERING FROM ANY ILLNESS, INFIRMITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, TREATMENT OR PROCEDURE. ONLY YOU CAN DETERMINE IF YOU ARE PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY WELL ENOUGH TO SAFELY PARTICIPATE IN A PARK RIDE OR OTHER ACTIVITY. THE PARK DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOUR HEALTH--YOU MUST MAKE YOUR OWN DETERMINATION OF BEING FIT FOR A RIDE OR ACTIVITY, AND YOU FULLY ASSUME ALL RISKS OF ANY ACTIVITY IN WHICH YOU CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE.
Each guest at our Park has legal and moral obligations to act responsibly on all rides and attractions, and to be courteous of other guests and Kennywood personnel. Please be respectful of the park, of all others around you, and of our nature and wildlife.
All amusement rides are physical activities which pose inherent risks of serious injury. You must at all times act in a responsible manner to safeguard your own health and safety (and of those in your care). Remember – safety is a shared responsibility! Kennywood can only do so much to keep you safe—it is up to you, as well. We can’t protect people from the consequences of their own reckless or irresponsible behavior. You must act responsibly for your own health and safety, in addition to acting with care for the health and safety of those around you. If the Park determines in its sole discretion that, for whatever reason, you are not able to safely be present in the Park, or to safely participate in an attraction or animal interaction, we may prevent you from doing so, and if (by your behavior or expressly) you refuse to abide by Park rules and all safety instructions, we may eject you without refund.
Finally, if at any time you feel you need help due to an injury or medical concern, please immediately notify a Park staff member and ask for help—we are happy to help our guests.
Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation!
Welcome! It is our sincere goal to accommodate our guests with disabilities to the fullest extent possible and in compliance with law. Most of our attractions, shows, and restaurants are accessible to guests with disabilities, including, among others, those using wheelchairs.
If you (or someone you are responsible for) have a particular disability or special need, we encourage you to contact Kennywood and speak with a guest service associate at least 48 hours in advance of your visit to better assist us in preparing for your visit. If you have a group of disabled persons, a week’s advance notice would greatly help us to better serve you.
Guest Services: (412) 461-0500 or Click Here.
While the Park complies with federal and state disability and accommodation laws, there may be some rides or attractions, activities, or areas of Kennywood, which may not be safely accessible to all persons. At Kennywood, safety is #1. Safety must take precedence over fun.
Kennywood provides an informational guide for Guests with disabilities. The guide is also available at the Rider Safety Center located at the entrance to Kennywood. This guide offers information to help those with disabilities make the most of their visit to Kennywood by rating each ride's intensity. If you have any questions, please stop at the Rider Safety Center.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Kennywood will provide ESL interpreters for deaf patrons. Those in need of an interpreter are requested to give Kennywood at least two weeks’ notice in advance of a planned visit to the park.
Thrill rides, by their nature, create forces and speeds that may not be acceptable or tolerable to some guests, and may cause injury or even death to some riders with certain conditions. For your protection, many of the rides and other attractions at Kennywood incorporate safety systems that are designed to accommodate people with certain characteristics such as average physical stature and body proportion. These safety systems may place restrictions on the ability of certain individuals to safely experience an attraction. With certain rides, we may not be able to safely accommodate people who have certain physical characteristics, such as (for example only) inability to hold on, being too large to safely fit into a safety-restraint system, being too small to be safely restrained, or the loss of a limb which (if one cannot be securely restrained) might create a risk of severe injury or death.
In general you should only ride a thrill ride, or participate in certain attractions, if you are in good health. Do not ride if you know or suspect that you may be pregnant, or have past or present problems with your heart, blood pressure, neck, back, bone, joint, ligaments, tendons, nerves, or neurological problems (including concussions, seizures, migraines, etc.), motion sickness, recent surgery or injury or illness, or any other medical condition past or present that may negatively affect you. You should not ride if you have any impairment or condition that would prevent the intended use of seating and safety restraints as provided, or an inability to follow any safety instruction or requirement.
Please note that the Park does NOT provide medication, insulin, or other medical treatments or devices, other than basic first aid; please plan your visit accordingly.
Weather is unpredictable, and can pose certain health and safety hazards. Take notice that Kennywood is located in an area which experiences severe weather, such as thunder and lightning storms, micro-burst storms, strong winds, heavy rain, and high heat and humidity. Take caution and prepare yourself. For example, if you are sensitive to heat, you should seriously consider not visiting Kennywood on a hot day, stay hydrated, and/or limit your time outside. Or, if you have poor mobility or stability, it might be better for you not to come on a wet day where things might be more slippery. Only you can make informed decisions about weather forecasts and whether or not any given day would be appropriate for a visit to Kennywood.
Some guidelines for heat:
This prohibition includes all forms and types of animals (whether dead or alive), including without limitation, fish to feed our aquatic animals, etc.
Animals of any kind (e.g., dogs, cats, rabbits, gerbils, lizards, snakes, pigs, hamsters, turtles, birds, tarantulas, rats, mice, monkeys, ferrets, mini-horses, etc.) are not allowed in the park, except for legally-defined service dogs or as may otherwise be required by law to assist those with disabilities (“disabilities” being defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act or other applicable laws). If you claim to have a legally-qualifying “service dog” you will be required to verify its legitimacy, pursuant to applicable legal requirements which are then in effect. A “service animal” is defined by law, and not by a person’s personal desires. For example, a “companion” animal, or an animal that brings “emotional comfort,” or a dog which serves as “personal security,” does not qualify as a legal “service animal.”
Even if a “service animal” is verified, and allowed to enter the park, please be aware that you are still responsible for controlling it at all times. A service animal is also prohibited from all rides, because rides are built for people, and because animals cannot be safely contained or restrained on amusement rides, they would thereby pose a serious safety hazard. Animals are also prohibited from going into or on any water ride or attractions, because of hygiene concerns, in addition to safety concerns.
Please understand that we may require removal of your service animal from park property if it poses a threat to persons or property, including without limitation, if it is unruly, threatening, aggressive (barking, snarling, biting at patrons, etc.) and/or if you are unable to control your animal at all times.
You must make sure that your service animal has gone to the bathroom before coming to Kennywood. Once at Kennywood, if your animal needs to “go,” please do your best to steer the animal to an area off to the side on a grassy area, away from other patrons, if possible. We encourage you to ask a staff member where your animal might be directed to.
It is prohibited to leave animals in a car while patrons enjoy Kennywood; in such event, animal control (or other government authority) may be called, and your car forcibly entered into, in order to attend to the health or safety needs of an animal. You will have to pay all such costs involved in the rescue of any pet left in a car, and may face animal cruelty charges from local authorities.
Service animals are prohibited from all rides, due to safety reasons. Animals cannot be safely contained or restrained on amusement rides, and as such, they pose a serious safety hazard. The one exception at Kennywood: Your legal service animal is permitted on the Train so long as you are able to safely keep the animal by your side or on your lap (please understand that this rule is subject to change on a case-by-case in the interests of safety).
Children under 13 years of age may NOT be left at Kennywood without adult supervision. Regardless, we strongly recommend that minors (under 18) be accompanied by an adult.
Kennywood does not assume any responsibility or liability for unattended minors; children and the behavior of all minors are the sole responsibility of their parent(s) or guardian(s), and parents/guardians may be held legally liable for all acts of the children under their care. Please make sure that minors act responsibly, and in consideration of others, at all times. For example: No running; no twirling on banisters; no climbing on structures, or sitting on fences; no “horseplay” (e.g., wrestling, gymnastics, playing “tag,” throwing rocks or other items at each other, etc.) especially on rides, ride lines, in food areas or around other guests.
Please remember that the Park is not a daycare facility. Anyone choosing to leave their minors at an amusement park is still responsible for them—in no event does Kennywood assume any such responsibility. Minors in violation of Kennywood’s rules may be ejected (without refund) or detained, in Kennywood’s discretion, as evaluated on a case-by-case basis. While Kennywood may in good faith attempt to contact a minor’s parent/guardian to have them picked up, this is done out of concern and courtesy, but in no event will Kennywood be bound to a duty or be held responsible or liable if a minor leaves the park, or for anything occurring after a minor has left park grounds.
We greatly appreciate your understanding, and your help in responsibly supervising, monitoring and controlling minors in your care.
If you cannot locate your child, Kennywood staff is here to assist you. That said, please note that we do not page guests. We recommend that as you enter Kennywood, you decide on a meeting place should you be separated from any minors under your care.
All guests must behave in a family-friendly and courteous manner, and in a manner which is safe for themselves and for others. Violations may result in ejection from certain rides, attractions, areas of Kennywood, or from Kennywood itself, without refund or other compensation. The following is strictly prohibited, subjecting the violator to ejection (without refund):
In keeping with a family-friendly environment, Kennywood prohibits clothing that would tend to be offensive and/or too revealing of one’s body. This includes the following rules, which may also be supplemented on a case-by-case basis as determined by Kennywood, in its good faith discretion and without further notice:
Unless authorized in advance by Kennywood, all forms of solicitation are prohibited on all park grounds, to include inside Kennywood, at/near entrance gates, and in the parking lot. Park restrictions on solicitation include but are not limited to: panhandling, ticket reselling, ticket scalping, and product sales (such as food and water). Violation of this policy can lead to ejection from the park and/or loss of season pass.
All of the following are strictly prohibited items which will (minimally) subject the guest to immediate ejection without refund, and which (where appropriate) may result in the Park contacting authorities for law enforcement action, and holding the guest at the Park to await the authorities. Park reserves the right at all times to conduct Bag Checks (and to utilize other security measures, such as metal detectors), and to refuse entry (without refund) to anyone refusing a thorough bag check or to comply with other security measures.
Kennywood strives to make your experience a happy and memorable one, in all respects. Unfortunately, there is no way that we can erase the wicked intent of some people. Therefore, please understand that Kennywood cannot, and does not, guarantee your personal security or that of your personal property (even if placed in a locker), and in no event will Kennywood be held liable for your lost, stolen or damaged possessions. If you need to store your possessions, ask Kennywood staff about lockers. If you have loose items while wanting to go on a ride, please have a friend or family member hold them or put such possessions in a locker.
It is the unfortunate truth that at any amusement park, or at any place in society, no amount of security can prevent people from acting in a criminal manner if they are intent on so acting. Kennywood can only try to reasonably watch over the premises and the people therein, and respond in a professional manner to any security threat or incident.
If you experience a security issue, please notify Kennywood staff; we are here to assist you.
Guests are welcome to take pictures of themselves, their friends and family, their group, and the scenery in general, for their own personal use. However, NO cameras of any kind (including cell phones) are allowed on any ride or attraction, because such items pose a safety hazard. In addition, no one is permitted to take photographs of others who object, or which violate another’s privacy, rights to publicity, or which are harassing, stalking, or threatening. Image taking or recording is strictly prohibited, under all circumstances, in bathrooms, changing rooms, and locker areas; violators may be held for law enforcement, and are subject to arrest and prosecution.
Kennywood May Take and Use Images Video of All Guests.
Kennywood at all times reserves the right to videotape patrons, and take still images, and to utilize those images and videos for any reason, including marketing, advertising, promotion, on social media, live streaming on the Internet, for safety and security, for documentation as evidence in a legal or criminal matter or other investigation, for news reporting, and otherwise in an unrestricted manner for legitimate purposes. All property ownership of such materials, and copyright in and to all such materials, shall belong exclusively to Kennywood in perpetuity, without any compensation or other consideration to any guest or other person in, on or around the park property.
Commercial photography of any kind is strictly prohibited (including without limitation, still or moving images, modeling shots, student films, comedy routines, documentaries, commercials, TV news, major motion picture films, Internet soap operas, reality TV, actor demo reels, submission videos for reality TV, footage as part of a school project, documentation of stunts and dangerous activities (whether for commercial use or not), promotional videos, music videos, cable programs, etc.), except where prior, written permission has been obtained from Kennywood in the form of a contract signed by a Kennywood executive.
In any event where unauthorized video or images has been uploaded to any social media channel, Kennywood shall have the unrestricted and exclusive right and authority to have such materials removed. Any materials which disparage or defame Kennywood may result in legal action for damages, and Kennywood shall have absolute right and authority to obtain both temporary and permanent injunctions from the further use or dissemination of such material, in all channels and all mediums of communications, throughout the world, whether now known or hereafter devised, and to obtain all materials and obtain an order for the destruction of all such materials.
Use of drones (in, over, or around Kennywood), whether for photographic purposes or otherwise, is strictly prohibited (unless the user has been granted written, contractual permission for that specific instance from an officer of Kennywood or its parent entity). Violations may subject the user to immediate ejection, confiscation of the drone, and referral of the matter to authorities. Drones are a serious safety hazard to ride operations, park operations (including electrical facilities), and to Kennywood’s guests and personnel. Use of drones in, over or around Kennywood, also constitutes an illegal trespass, an invasion of Kennywood’s privacy, and a tortious interference to our operations.
The Park has a wide assortment of foods and beverages available, including bottled water. Contact the Park if you desire more specific information not available on these web pages.
To our guests with food sensitivities, allergies or special dietary needs: Our food outlets prepare and serve products sourced from third parties, which contain peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, eggs, milk, soy and gluten. Regular kitchen operations involve shared cooking and preparation areas, and food variations may occur to differences in suppliers, ingredient, substations, recipe revisions, and /or preparation at the parks. As such, we regret to inform you that THE PARK CANNOT, AND DOES NOT, MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTIES WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE ALLERGY-FREE CONTENTS OF ANY FOODS OR BEVERAGES, OR THE SAFETY THEREOF (ESPECIALLY WITH REGARD TO ANY ALLERGIES).
Personal Food and Beverage.
In general, personal food and beverage (except alcohol) is permitted to be brought in by guests. However, please be respectful of Kennywood and other guests, by depositing all refuse into garbage receptacles. Please do not dump ice or any liquids (e.g., from coolers) onto any area where people may walk or sit. Dry ice is strictly prohibited.
Kennywood welcomes all breastfeeding mothers and their children and (in accordance with applicable law) does not discriminate against breastfeeding mothers. Kennywood staff may approach a breastfeeding mother to offer a more shaded or private area to breastfeed, but we only do so in a sincere attempt to provide a breastfeeding mother with more comfort or privacy if she so desires it; we will never demand that a breastfeeding mother must relocate, nor do we discourage a mother from breastfeeding wherever she has a right to be.
Political activities, fundraising, or any organized or group religious practices or rituals, are restricted to Kennywood’s designated picnic pavilion area. In any event, Kennywood may place other restrictions on such activities, suspend, or cease such activities, if Kennywood, in good faith, believes that such activities do or may interfere with, or threaten, park operations, guest attendance/entrance/exit or enjoyment, safety, security (to persons or property), or traffic flow into/out of/around the park. In general, Kennywood prohibits other non-amusement park related activities, such as exercise classes, athletic team practices, unauthorized commercial activities, or any other activities, which do or may interfere with, or threaten, park operations, guest attendance/entrance/exit or enjoyment, safety, security (to persons or property), or traffic flow into/out of/around the park. In the interests of safety and security, protests/demonstrations must be outside of the Park’s property and at least 500 feet away from all park entrances/exits (Kennywood also reserves the option to designate a protest zone, in the interests of safety and security). Protests and demonstrations are subject to additional restrictions as may be provided by law or as directed by law enforcement. Violators will be subject to immediate removal from park premises and possible action by law enforcement.
Questions or Need Additional Help?
For information on rides, lockers, ride accessibility, wheelchair rentals, booking group events, and other information, you can contact the Park at (412) 461-0500 or Click Here.
Thank you for your patronage. We look forward to making your visit thrilling, joyous, and filled with happy memories!