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.
(Our Newest Ride!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Built in 1975, Kennywood's first million-dollar ride, the Log Jammer, is one of the most beautiful log flume rides anywhere. Riders travel this beautiful log flume ride through 1,650 feet of water filled troughs in hollowed-out logs. The ride includes two lift hills, a 27-foot spillway drop and a 53-foot drop down the final chute.
An impressive shoot-the-chute ride: the Pittsburg Plunge! A gigantic splash soaks the 20-passenger and onlookers as the boat plunges down a 50-foot drop.
*From 1890 - 1911 Pittsburgh was spelled without the 'h'. 'Pittsburg Plunge' carries the spelling of the era.
You will get wet on Raging Rapids! Built on a natural, downward sloping hillside, the Raging Rapids simulates a white water raft trip. Waterfalls, geysers and even water guns from onlookers drench riders as they traverse the course down a beautiful river canyon.
This one-of-a-kind, 1930 classic continues to be a Kennywood favorite! Often considered a transition ride for children who are outgrowing Kiddieland, the Auto Race consists of electrically-powered cars traveling along a winding, circular wooden track.
Garfield, America's favorite fat cat, lives here and he's having a Nightmare! Created in bright fluorescent colors, all seen under black light, this 3D experience provides a fun and colorful trip through Garfield's world...turned completely upside down.
New in 2008, this eight-room haunted house in Pennsylvania replaces the Gold Rusher. Guests are armed with blasters. The blasters provide guests the opportunity to compete with others in the vehicle by targeting haunted characters throughout the estate. Each vehicle is also equipped with four individual scoreboards.
Bumper cars are an amusement park tradition for good reason: FUN! Gran Prix cars can travel in any direction on the rectangular floor.
Originally named the Flying Coaster, this circular ride carries up to four passengers up a hill to simulate the effect of a Kangaroo jumping.
Dubbed the soul of Kennywood by amusement park aficionado and author Charles J. Jacques, Jr., this beautiful, handcrafted carousel was designed and built by the William Dentzel Company in Philadelphia. There are 50 jumping and 14 stationary horses, a magnificent lion and tiger, and Dentzel's signature Jesters and Cherubs.
Built in 1936, Noah's Ark is the only remaining walk-through rides of this type in the world today. This attraction continues to be a signature ride at Kennywood. Guests embark on an adventure to the famous Ark by riding an abandoned elevator and drudging through the cavernous belly of the mountain it rests upon.
The Olde Kennywood Railroad is a relaxing trip along the top of the bluff overlooking the Monongahela River through scenes depicting Kennywood history. The engines, although different in style and color, were first used in the 1939 World's Fair.
Continuing a tradition dating back to 1898, guests may enjoy boating on the park's lagoon. Originally the park offered row boats. Today it's the great family favorite: Paddle boats.
Originally called the Skydiver, the Paratrooper arrived at Kennywood in the 1950's. It consists of ten umbrella-shaped cars. The ride rotates as it lifts in a horizontal position to a 45-degree angle.
A Kennywood tradition since 1927, the Turtle is still a favorite today. Six turtle-shaped cars travel on a circular track through a series of hills and dips.
The German-built Wave Swinger is one of the most beautiful rides in the park, especially at night. Its 48 swings suspend guests while the ride rotates in a circular, wavelike motion.
Kennywood's oldest flat ride, the Whip, opened in 1918. Its popularity has not waned! 16 cars still travel an elliptical track and "whip" the riders as they go around the bend at either end, creating a great deal of laughter.
The Volcano, formally called the Enterprise, was new in 1978. In 2003 the ride was re-themed and became the Volcano. It consists of 20 swinging gondolas mounted on a large horizontal wheel. As the wheel spins and picks up speed the cars swing outward. The wheel lifts to a 90-degree angle taking riders upside down at a height of 65 feet.
Since Kennywood started out as a trolley park, here is your opportunity to take a ride on a genuine trolley replica from days gone by. This trolley takes you off the ground and lowers you back down in a circular pattern. Parents can ride with their children.
Dizzy is the perfect word to describe this ride. Children and parents ride in bucket cars while the entire ride spins.
Elephant shaped cars travel around in a circle and you have the ability to make your elephant fly.
This is the miniature version of the Merry-Go-Round. On the smaller version there are 16 jumping horses, 10 stationary horses and 2 chariots.
This pint-sized coaster may look smaller than it's cousin the Phantom's Revenge, but it has its own thrills.
If you ever wanted to ride in a spaceship, here is your chance.
This centerpiece ride takes four cars of four passengers each up to the top of this 50-foot tower. The riders are then dropped and pulled back up in a bouncing motion.
Become a flying ace in one of our replica planes from World War II. You have complete control over how high your plane will fly.
Kenny Kangaroo is the official skipper of this family ride. Step aboard his official tugboat and be ready for fun. This tugboat rocks you back and forth, but beware of rough waters ahead when the boat begins to go in a circular pattern.
The little dare devils can ride miniature motorcycles, but don't worry. They only go around in a circle.
The cars are shaped like baby turtles. You can find its mama in the big park. The humps are smaller but the thrill is just as large.
This is a classic kiddie Ferris Wheel. It has 6 bucket cars.
A smaller version of the large Mangles Whip found in the Lost Kennywood area of the park. The
Whippersnapper was one of the first four Kiddieland rides Kennywood purchased in 1924. It is still a favorite today.
This is the kiddie version of the German Swings.