Season Pass FAQs

You can either purchase a Season Pass online (visit our Season Passes page for a breakdown of our various Season Pass options) or you can purchase it at Kennywood on any operating day at the Season Pass Processing Center. If you are renewing your Season Pass from last season, please choose the ‘renewal’ option when you are in the online store.
Upon the purchase of a Season Pass online, you will receive a confirmation voucher email with your order information. To process your order and receive your Season Pass ID Card, you will need to come to Kennywood on an operating day with your confirmation voucher. Season Passholders must be present in person to take a photo for their Season Pass ID card. Friends/family cannot get a pass processed on behalf of another person. We can scan vouchers off a smart phone or tablet, or you may print the voucher off and bring it to the park.
We love a good surprise! When you purchase Season Passes online you are required to enter an email address, but this is solely for you to receive your confirmation email at the end of your purchase. The email address(es) listed for the Passholder(s) will not be added to our email database until after they process and activate the pass(es) at Kennywood.
Passes purchased on a payment plan during the Summer Season can be processed and used after the first payment is made. Passes purchased during Black Friday & Holiday Sales must be paid in full before they can be used.
Yes! Please take your admission receipt/ticket stub to the Season Pass Processing Center for more information. The upgrading of an admission ticket to a Season Pass must be done on the day the admission is used.
On your first visit to the park, please take your Season Pass Voucher to the Season Pass Processing Center located to the left of the cashier booths before you enter the park. The Season Pass Processing Center is only open on operating days or specially announced Pre-Season Processing Days. Season Passholders must be present in person to take a photo for their Season Pass ID card. Friends/family cannot get a pass processed on behalf of another person.

Please note, lines at the Processing Center can be quite long on certain days, such as the first several operating dates of the season. In the event wait times are very long, you may use your confirmation voucher for admission to the park, and then return to the Processing Center on the way out of Kennywood to get passes processed. Passes can no longer be processed at the Service Center inside Kennywood. Guests can only use the confirmation voucher for admission once before it is no longer valid for this purpose.
If you can look the email up on your smart phone or tablet, we can scan it at the Processing Center. If you cannot locate your voucher at all, please take your photo ID to Season Pass Processing located to the left of the cashier booths before you enter the park. A Season Pass team member will then look up your information using your ID, confirm your identity, and then process your pass.
For a comprehensive list of perks for each Season Pass offered by Kennywood, please visit the Passholder Perks page. This page is also updated regularly with a list of Buddy Days, discounts and other offers for Season Passholders. Note – If you are a Bronze, Senior Evening or End of Summer Season Passholder, there are no perks associated with your pass beyond admission to the park during the 2019 Summer Season.
Depending on your pass and the perks associated with it, your Kennywood perks will either be given to you via vouchers or the perks will be added onto your Season Pass card upon activation. If you are a Ride & Slide Pass Passholder and process your pass at Kennywood first, on your first visit to Sandcastle, stop by their Season Pass Processing location with your Season Pass ID to receive your Sandcastle perks.
The Bronze and Summer Saver Passes can be upgraded to the Silver, Premium or Ride & Slide Pass. The Silver Pass can be upgraded to the Premium Pass or Ride & Slide Pass. Neither the Premium Pass nor the Ride & Slide pass can be upgraded.
Yes, you can process your Ride & Slide pass at either park, no matter which website you purchased it through. Please note that if you process your Ride & Slide at Kennywood. Please visit the Sandcastle Season Pass Processing area to receive your Sandcastle perks.
When you process your Season Pass, please be sure to give the team member the email address you check most often. If you purchased your pass online or someone purchased the pass for you as a gift, when you process your pass be sure to check the email address that is associated with your pass to make sure it is one you use.
First, make sure the emails are not going into your spam or junk folders. Second, adjust your email settings to allow emails from Kennywood.com. If you are still not receiving emails after taking these steps contact us at 412.461.0500 and ask to talk to the Season Pass Department. Please note, Season Passes can be very busy so if you get a voicemail, just leave your name and the email address that should be associated with your pass and they can make the correction. You can also email the park via the Contact Us page for assistance.
Lost or stolen Season Passes can be reprinted at Season Pass Processing for a fee of $15.00. Temporarily misplaced or forgot your Season Pass? No problem! Each season pass holder is given a one-time complimentary admission if they forget their season pass. In order to receive this admission, please go to the Guest Relations Office at the Kennywood Front Gate so they can verify your status.
Season Passes are non-transferable. The only person that is able to use a Season Pass is the person whose name and picture is on the pass. Abuse of a Season Pass may result in suspension or revocation of the Season Pass.
Buddy Days are pre-determined days on the Kennywood calendar when a current Silver, Senior, Premium, Ride & Slide, and PA Passholder is able to bring a Buddy for a discounted admission. The Bronze, Senior Evening, and End of Summer Season Passes do not include Buddy Days for the 2019 season. The dates and cost of our Buddy Days can be found on thePassholder Perks page.
Yes. If you are found in violation of any park policies/procedures then your Season Pass may be suspended or revoked and you may be barred from the park at the discretion of the park’s management.
There are no refunds/credits on Season Passes once a pass is processed.
Season Passes are not valid for admission to special events held before/after the park open/closes or during the park’s offseason.
Admission to Sandcastle is included with both the Ride & Slide Season Pass and H20 add on. Admission to Idlewild and SoakZone is included with the NEW Pennsylvania Pass. Additionally, current Silver, Senior, or Premium, Passholders can present their Season Pass at Idlewild during the summer season to receive $10.00 off one full-price admission. Please note that this discount is only available when purchasing a full-price admission and is not valid for a discount on the Senior, Junior, or any other discounted Idlewild admissions.
The H2O Pass provides Kennywood Season Passholders with access to Sandcastle all summer long at a heavily discounted price!
The H2O Pass can be added on to a Kennywood Season Pass during the process of buying online. It can also be added at the park’s Season Pass Processing Center.
The H2O Pass does not provide any benefits beyond admission to Sandcastle during their operating season. For additional perks like free parking and discounts at concession stands and gift shops, we recommend a Ride & Slide Season Pass.
Season Passholders with an All Season Dining Pass will be able to get up to two (2) meals per day at Kennywood. Simply present your Dining Pass at any of the participating locations throughout the park and enjoy lunch and dinner (with only a 4-hour interval between meals) every time you visit!
The All-Season Dining Pass is automatically loaded onto your Season Pass card. If you purchase your Dining Pass after you’ve already received your Season Pass card, please stop by the Season Pass Processing Center at the park entrance to have the dining pass loaded onto your card.
A detailed list of food stands and the specific meals included with a Dining Pass can be found on the All Season Dining Pass page. All food locations and items are subject to change without notice.
The All Season Dining Pass may be used for up to two (2) meals per day. There must be a minimum 4-hour wait time between meals. Season Passholders may also choose between a complimentary cotton candy or popcorn on each visit.
A meal means an entrée (such as a hot dog or sandwich) and a side dish (such as French fries, chips or fresh fruit).
The Potato Patch® stand is not included; however, guests can get the signature fresh-cut fries as a side to meals at Small Fry’s. Fry toppings such as bacon, cheese, and gravy are not included on the dining pass and must be purchased separately.
Sorry, no substitutions. Some meal plans may include multiple choices for a side dish.
Sorry, Season Passholders must present their All Season Dining Pass to receive complimentary meals, no exceptions.
There is a $15 replacement fee to replace a lost Season Pass or All Season Dining Pass. Stop at the Season Pass Processing Center near the entrance or Service Center near Noah’s Ark to request a replacement pass.
All Season Dining passes are nontransferable. Guests found to be in violation of this policy may have their Season Passes suspended or revoked.
Drinks are not included with the All Season Dining Pass
No, there are no exceptions to the 4-hour wait period between meals. While inclement weather does occasionally force Kennywood to close early, All Season Dining Passholders cannot receive their second meal unless 4 hours have passed since the initial meal purchase.
Only Season Passholders can purchase an All-Season Dining Pass. However, you are welcome to purchase both passes at any time!
If you have a Ride & Slide Pass, you may purchase a 2-Park All Season Dining Pass that works at both Kennywood and Sandcastle. With a 2-Park All Season Dining Pass, you may get one (1) meal at Kennywood and one (1) meal at Sandcastle in a day, or two(2) meals at Kennywood in a day. The 4-hour minimum wait between meal purchases still applies. If you are a Ride & Slide Season Passholder and previously purchased a standard All Season Dining Pass, please contact us at 412-461-0500 to transition to the 2-Park All Season Dining Pass at no additional charge.
The All Season Dining Pass is only valid during the 2019 Summer Season and cannot be used during Happy Hauntings, Phantom Fright Nights, Holiday Lights, or other private or special events such as Brews in the Park or catered company picnics. The All Season Dining Pass also cannot be used with special vendors that visit Kennywood such as food trucks or the Ethnic Heritage Day kitchens.