Kennywood

Kennywood
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amusement park
Location
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West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating
Opened 1898
Owner Palace Entertainment
Website http://www.kennywood.com/
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
Sit-Down
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
Auto Race Traver Engineering Company Juvenile Track Ride 1930
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
Ghostwood Estate ETF Ride Systems Trackless Dark Ride 2008
Gran Prix Reverchon Dodgems 1973
Kangaroo Aero-Affiliates Flying Coaster 1962
Merry Go Round William H. Dentzel Gallopers 1929
Musik Express Mack Rides Superbob/Musik Express 1987
Noah's Ark Philadelphia Toboggan Company Funhouse 1936
Old Mill Philadelphia Toboggan Company Scenic Boat Ride 1901
Paratrooper Hrubetz Lifting Paratrooper 1976
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 2016
Wave Swinger Zierer Waveswinger 1984
Whip W.F. Mangels Whip 1926

Closed[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Caterpillar Traver Engineering Company Caterpillar 1923 1945 Unknown
Caterpillar Allan Herschell Company Caterpillar 1969 1983 Scrapped - parts to Idlewild Park
Flying Carpet Zierer Flying Carpet 1988 2006 Relocated to Parque Diversiones
Ghost Ship Bill Tracy Tracked Dark Ride 1967 1975 Burned down
Gold Rusher Bradley & Kaye Tracked Dark Ride 1981 2007 Scrapped
Great Balloon Race Zamperla Balloon Race 1990 1995 Relocated to Idlewild Park
Kiddie Old Mill Philadelphia Toboggan Company Scenic Boat Ride 1937 1970s Scrapped
King Kahuna HUSS Top Spin 2003 2009 Relocated to Parque Diversiones
Laff in the Dark Traver Engineering Company Tracked Dark Ride 1935 1965 Scrapped
Le Cachot Pretzel Company Tracked Dark Ride 1954 1998 Scrapped
Log Jammer Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1975 2017 Scrapped
Monongahela Monster Eyerley Aircraft Company Polyp 1979 1989 Unknown
Phantom Flyers Bisch Rocco Flying Scooters 1995 1996 Relocated to Lake Compounce
Pitt Fall Intamin Drop Tower 1997 2011 Unknown
Ranger HUSS Ranger 1983 1983 Unknown
Rotor Chance Rides Rotor 1988 1994 Relocated to Lake Compounce
Super Round-Up Hrubetz Round-Up 1976 1985 Relocated to Idlewild Park
Swing Around HUSS Ramba Zamba/Swingaround 1984 1984 Travelling USA
Swing Around HUSS Ramba Zamba/Swingaround 1989 2005 Scrapped
Tilt-A-Whirl Sellner Manufacturing Tilt-A-Whirl 1976 1988 Relocated to Idlewild Park
Tri-Star HUSS Tri-Star 1992 1992 Relocated to Idlewild Park
Turnpike Arrow Dynamics Juvenile Track Ride 1966 2009 Scrapped
Volcano HUSS Enterprise 1978 2015 Scrapped - parts to Volcano
Whip W.F. Mangels Whip 1918 1925 Unknown
Wipeout Chance Rides Trabant/Satellite 1993 2008 Relocated to Lake Compounce