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Kennywood Opens For 125th Period With New Amusement, Enhancements To Vintage Rides – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV’s Bryant Reed and Falicia Woody

WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA) — Although we never have the best weather conditions, that shouldn’t halt you from obtaining pleasurable at Kennywood.

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The park is formally open up for season passholders and formally opens for every person else tomorrow.

It is Kennywood’s 125th season, and they ultimately have a probability to showcase all the multi-million dollar improvements they’ve been making.

Here’s just a sneak peek of what you can be expecting: vivid colours to revitalize the park, new festivals like Swing into Spring that will transpire on weekends with dwell audio and extra planned pursuits and advancements to rides like the Old Mill and Phantom’s Revenge.

And the Kangaroo returns way too.

“With the initially day of the season underway for time passholders, we’ll have the rides and attractions likely,” Nick Paradise, Director of Communications at Kennywood stated. “But there is also likely to be further amusement. We have acquired some visits from the Easter bunny in the early aspect of the afternoon today and tomorrow. There’s likely to be dwell bands just about every evening for the duration of our new Swing into Spring function. So … element of what we’re doing this year [is trying] far more enjoyment which is not as experience-major.”

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Of training course, all through unfavorable temperature ailments, the park is ready to change the rides off if required and has precautions in place.

“So we have a climate technique in our functions workplace,” Paradise stated. “They can observe quite intently the precipitation, the wind, lightning strikes, how close or significantly they are from the park, and just about every ride is categorized in conditions of the possibility that could be introduced when you have with inclement climate. So you can see sometimes genuinely awesome times, but storms could be across the river … or shut ample that they could shift conceivably quickly perhaps a lot quicker than we could unload an attraction.”


Paradise extra that they will close rides proactively if they know the climate could affect the park’s capacity to operate safely.

“When it comes to rain, most of the sights can go on to operate. And we’re even undertaking with some [attractions] — like the Thunderbolt setting up new braking process this calendar year — must allow it to run a whole lot much more often when you have soaked disorders,” he claimed. “Obviously, lightning is a distinctive story.”

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He recommends ticketholders look at out the Penny Arcade, grab a snack at cafe or their places to eat, go on the merry go-spherical, or stop by the gift outlets.