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|Type||Steel - Launched|
|Product||Sky Rocket I|
|Riders per train||12|
|Propulsion||LSM launch (rolling)|
|Top speed||50 mph|
Sky Rocket is a Premier Rides launched roller coaster located at Kennywood in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA. Opened in June 2010, the ride occupies the ground formerly held by Turnpike near the entrance to the park.
The roller coaster was revealed in August 2009, at the same time that Turnpike was closed. The attraction was removed to make way for the new roller coaster and while Kennywood claimed it would be reinstalled, it has remained closed. The name Sky Rocket was revealed in December. Sky Rocket opened to the public on June 29, 2010 following a press preview the day before.
The ride was standing but not operating from May 2018 to June 2019 due to a small electrical fire that damaged many components in the coaster's engine room. Among the damaged components was a generator that melted down and had to be manufactured in Europe and shipped to the park. It reopened in June 2019 after a year of being closed.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.