Kennywood was founded in 1898, making it one of the oldest amusement parks in the United States. It has been considered a National Historic Landmark since 1987. At Kennywood, you’ll find at least 6 roller coasters, 3 water rides, 9 thrill rides, 10 classic rides and 14 rides for kids.
This Pennsylvania amusement park is home to The Phantom’s Revenge, which reaches speeds of 85 miles per hour, making it one of the fastest roller coasters in the world. If you’re looking for another thrill, head over to Kennywood’s Skycoaster, where one or more flyers are fitted to a harness attached to a cable which pulls them, Superman-style, to the top of the launch tower. Once there, riders pull a cable and free-fall 180-feet at 75 miles per hour.
If you want to ride the classic Kennywood has those too, everything from Bumper Cars to paddle boats. A staple for amusement parks at one time was the Walkthrough Ride; Kennywood has one of only two walkthrough rides remaining in the world today, Noah’s Ark.
Kennywood was one of the first amusement parks to have a special area just for kids, and it still offers plenty for kids to enjoy today.
Where to Find Kennywood Coupons & Discounts?
Those 55 and older are offered a Kennywood discount for a Senior pass.
Admission after 5:00 p.m. is discounted.
Discounted tickets can sometimes be found at Giant Eagle grocery stores for admission and/or special events such as Holiday Lights.
Groups of 20 or more persons can receive a discount when they make advance reservations. The more people you have in your group, the more you save.
Kennywood features a special buy one get one free coupon for their Phantom Fright Nights in October 2012. The printable coupon can be found on their official website.
Kennywood is having a special event during the holidays in 2012! Weekends from November 23rd through December 30th plus December 26 & 27 you can experience the Kennywood Holiday Lights! Admission price is 14.99 per person. Participating Giant Eagles will offer a $2 off discount starting in mid-November.
2013 Season passes are on sale now and are discounted $15 each when bought before 12/30/12. If you buy 4 or more at the same time, you will save and additional $5 each. Season passes offer unlimited visits to the park, discounted visits to it’s sister parks, Sandcastle and Idlewild, and many other discounts. A special Senior Kennywood deal is given for those 55 and older.
If you bring a can of Pepsi or Mountain Dew you receive a 5.00 discount on admission.
Kennywood has Community Days during which, with a coupon, you can get in after 5pm for an even better deal. It also discounts the Senior ticket more. Coupons can be printed off the Internet.
Coupon websites, such as Retailmenot.com, may have coupon codes that can be used when buying online tickets.
The park has a Corporate Ticket program. So check with your workplace to see if they have discount tickets.
Local hotels, such as Hampton Inn and Priory Hotels, offer Kennywood hotel packages. This can offer a discount over buying them separately.
A 2012 Kennywood amusement park commercial that offers some of the parks highlights.