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amusement park
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating
Opened 1898
Owner Palace Entertainment
Park map
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Kennywood is an amusement park located in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA. The park first opened in 1898 as a trolley park for the Monongahela Street Railway Company. Along with Playland Park, it is one of only two amusement parks listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Kennywood is owned by Kennywood Entertainment, which until December 2007 was a closely held family business owned by the Henninger and McSwigan families. Kennywood Entertainment is now operated by Palace Entertainment, a subsidiary of Parques Reunidos, an international amusement park company based in Madrid, Spain.

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

View from the parking lot.

Present (8)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Exterminator Reverchon Spinning 1999 Operating
Jack Rabbit John A. Miller Wooden 1920 Operating
Lil' Phantom Molina & Sons Kiddie 1996 Operating
Phantom's Revenge Morgan Hyper 2001 Operating
Racer John A. Miller Racing 1927 Operating
Sky Rocket Premier Rides Launched 2010 Operating
Steel Curtain S&S Worldwide Hyper
2019 Operating
Thunderbolt Andy Vettel Wooden 1924 Operating

Past (12)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Brownie Coaster William F. Mangels Powered 1928 1953? -
Dipper Andy Vettel Wooden 1948 1984 -
Gee Whiz Dip The Dips Fredrick Ingersol Wooden 1902 1921 -
Laser Loop Schwarzkopf Launched 1980 1990 La Feria Chapultepec Magico
Racer John A. Miller Wooden 1910 1926 -
Scenic Railway John A. Miller Wooden 1904 1910 -
Speed-O-Plane John A. Miller Wooden 1911 1923 -
Steel Phantom Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down 1991 2000 Converted to Phantom's Revenge
Steeplechase Unknown Racing 1903 1904 -
Teddy Bear Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters Wooden 1935 1947 -
Tickler William F. Mangels Wooden 1931 1952 -
Wild Mouse B. A. Schiff & Associates Wild Mouse 1958 1960 -

Attractions[edit | edit source]

Operating[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Aero 360 Zamperla Ranger 2000
Bayern Kurve Schwarzkopf Bayern Kurve 2009
Black Widow Zamperla Frisbee 2012
Cosmic Chaos Zamperla Disk'O 2007
Cranky's Drop Tower Zamperla Drop Tower 2018
Crazy Trolley Zamperla Crazy Bus 2001
Diesel Drivers Zamperla Juvenile Track Ride 2018
Garfield's Nightmare Halloween Productions Tracked Dark Ride 2004
Merry Go Round William H. Dentzel Gallopers 1929
Musik Express Mack Rides Superbob/Musik Express 1987
Noah's Ark Philadelphia Toboggan Company Funhouse 1936
Paratrooper Hrubetz Paratrooper 1959
Pirate HUSS Pirate Ship 1982
Pittsburgh Plunge Hopkins Shoot The Chute 1995
Raging Rapids Intamin River Rapids 1985
S.S. Kenny Zamperla Rockin' Tug 2007
Skycoaster Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 1994
Swing Shot S&S Worldwide Screamin' Swing 2006
Turtle Traver Engineering Company Tumble Bug 1927
Volcano HUSS Enterprise 1978
Wave Swinger Zierer Waveswinger 1984

Closed[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Flying Carpet Zierer Flying Carpet 1988 2006 Scrapped
King Kahuna HUSS Top Spin 2003 2009 Moved to Parque Diversiones
Log Jammer Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1975 2017 Scrapped
Pitt Fall Intamin Drop Tower 1997 2011 Scrapped
Turnpike Arrow Dynamics Juvenile Track Ride 1966 2009 Scrapped
Wipeout Chance Rides Trabant/Satellite 1993 2008 Scrapped