Something for everyone

Kennywood, America’s Favorite Traditional Amusement Park since 1898 continues to delight each and every guest with its 31 major rides! Of the many fun things to do in Pennsylvania with kids, nothing can compare to a day of rides, laughs, and great places to eat at Kennywood. Kennywood is also home to some of the best fun events and attractions near Pittsburgh, PA.


4-D Theater

Join Scrat, Ice Age’s resident nut-crazed sabre-toothed squirrel, as he time travels in his zaniest adventure to date, Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4-D. Scrat battles a wonky time-machine that has zapped his beloved nut, and with buddies Manny, Diego and especially Sid along for the ride the laughs are right on time in this custom 4-D special effects extravaganza! Stay tuned, as the 4-D Theater changes with the season!

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Aero 360

With legs dangling, riders swing back and forth attached to a familiar yellow symbol—the Kennywood Arrow! The arrows swing higher and higher with each pendulum motion, culminating in a 360 degree over-the-top experience. Ride more than once because choosing a different seat results in a different experience.

Riders must be at least 48" tall to ride.

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Black Widow

Black Widow guests will experience a one of a kind perspective of Lost Kennywood! Black Widow stands 90 feet tall but will reach a height of 146 feet in full swing.
A total of 40 Riders will form a giant
circle and experience the feeling of weightlessness coveted by thrill seekers.

Riders must be at least 52" tall to ride.

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Jack Rabbit

The Jack Rabbit has been a Kennywood favorite for young and old since 1921. Designed and built by John Miller on a natural ravine, the Jack Rabbit is best known for its 70-foot, double-dip drop.

Riders must be 36 inches tall to ride. Riders between 36” and 46” must ride with a responsible person.

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Musik Express

The Musik Express is a fast-paced circular ride traveling a track with numerous peaks and valleys. As the name suggests, loud music plays and lights flash wildly throughout the ride.

Riders must be at least 46" tall to ride.

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Phantom’s Revenge

Phantom's Revenge is one of the fastest roller coasters in the world. Unlike most coasters, the biggest drop on this ride is not the first but the second--a whopping 230 feet, reaching speeds of 85 mph. The Phantom's Revenge travels over and under the Thunderbolt with plenty of banked curves and lots of airtime.

Riders must be at least 48" tall to ride.

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The Pirate swings back and forth until it reaches a height of 60 feet at a 75-degree angle, giving riders a feeling of weightlessness.

Riders must be 39 inches tall to ride. Rider between 39” and 48” must ride with a responsible person.

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This beautiful John Miller classic is the only single track, racing coaster in the United States. It is designed with a reverse curve so riders begin on the right and finish on the left. Thus, from the lift hill on, the tracks remain side-by-side rather than separating in the middle of the ride allowing riders to experience the race throughout.

Riders must be at least 46" tall to ride.

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Sky Rocket

A seriously twisted, pulse detonating, supercharged, stratospheric new ride experience! Feel the seismic surge of a launch that takes you from zero to 50 mph in under 3 seconds! Take a full-throttle, 95-foot vertical climb and plummet 90 degrees due south! It's an upside down, downside up, sky-flying adventure you won't soon forget.

Riders must be at least 52" tall to ride.


The Skycoaster® is not really a ride, it is a flight. One, two or three flyers are suited in a nylon harness and then attached to a cable that pulls them, Superman-style, to the top of the launch tower. From 180 feet above ground, riders release themselves with a parachute like ripcord...then free-fall at approximately 75 mph!

Riders must be at least 42" tall to ride. Additional fee required.

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Swing Shot

The SwingShot is an exciting and wild swing ride unlike any other! SwingShot offers each rider a front seat! The structure is over 60 feet tall, and its two arms swing to a height of 90 feet. Tremendous acceleration produces the exhilarating experience of weightlessness as riders catapult towards the sky, and then plummet towards the earth at speeds in excess of 50 mph.

Riders must be at least 48" tall to ride.

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The Bayern Kurve

The Bayern Kurve returned to Kennywood in 2009 after a three-year absence. It's a high speed, circular ride. Guests sit in cars that simulate bobsleds and travel clockwise around a banked track. When the car travels across the highest point, guests are at a 45-degree angle to the ground. The Bayern Kurve was a popular ride at Kennywood in the 1970's, 80's, and 90's and remains so today

Riders must be 46" tall to ride.

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The Cosmic Chaos

Riders board an unidentified flying object and face outwards for a 360 degree view of their surroundings. While traveling in a circle, the ride reaches heights of 50 feet and traverses a U-shaped track.

Riders must be 48" tall to ride.

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The Exterminator

Dark Ride or Roller Coaster? It's both! The Exterminator is a high-speed roller coaster in the dark! But that's not the only twist. The individual cars spin as they travel the twisting, turning track.

Riders must be 46" tall to ride. Riders between 46" and 52" tall must wear a seat belt while riding.

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Dubbed the Ultimate Roller Coaster and King of Coasters by the New York Times in 1974, it's unique in many ways, including an amazing plunge immediately upon leaving the station, and its biggest drop at the end of the ride. The Thunderbolt reaches speeds in excess of 50 mph.

Riders must be at least 52" tall to ride.

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Roller Coasters & Thrill Rides

Combining the best of the old with the best of the new, Kennywood offers the most thrilling and memorable things to do near Pittsburgh. Experience Kennywood’s state-of-the-art coasters and Pennsylvania attractions, including Phantom’s Revenge, Black Widow, Jack Rabbit, and Sky Rocket.

Why wait in line, click here to view our VIP Coaster Tour packages.

Water Rides

Cool off with one of Kennywood’s water rides! Take the daring splash down Pittsburg Plunge, or go on a white water rafting trip on Raging Rapids. Plus, the Log Jammer is a water ride that can’t be missed. Built in 1975, Log Jammer is one of the most beautiful log flume rides anywhere.

Classic & Dark Rides

A Kennywood trip wouldn’t be the same without experiencing its traditional Classic Rides. Auto Race is a one-of-a-kind ride for children who are outgrowing Kiddieland, and Noah’s Ark is one of the only remaining walk-through rides of this type in the world today. And you can’t forget about the Ghostwood Estate, Turtle, Wave Swinger, and much more.

Kiddie Rides

With Kidde Rides for every age and adventure level, kids are sure to have an unforgettable day. The more gentle rides include: Crazy Trolley, Elephant Parade, Kenny’s Karousel, and more. For the more adventures kids, Lil’ Phantom, Pounce Bounce, Whirlwind are perfect.


When you need a break from riding, check out one of the awesome shows playing on Kennywood’s stages! From great music of all genres to enjoying a modern twist on a classic fairy tale, Kennywood’s shows have something for everyone! See the weekly show schedule here. Please note: shows and schedule subject to change.

Plan your Kennywood Amusement Park trip ahead and save time when you buy your tickets online!

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