September 9, 2012

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Kennywood park in PA - Something for everyone!

America's Favorite Traditional Amusement Park since 1898, Kennywood continues to delight each and every guest with 31 major rides, including three wooden coasters, two steel coasters including Phantom's Revenge and Skyrocket, water rides, spinning rides, hi-speed rides for thrill seekers, Kid-sized rides for tiny daredevils, and relaxing rides for those who simply want to enjoy the splendor of a truly inviting venue. Combining the best of the old with the best of the new, guests will find the original, 110-year- old carousel pavilion, as well as state-of-the-art attractions like Phantom'sRevenge, Skyrocket, and Ghostwood Estate. In 2012, the new thrilling Black Widow ride features counterclockwise rotation and pendulum motions that create a variety of different sensations, depending on a rider's specific position. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, having a party, hosting a company picnic or family reunion, Kennywood has large and inviting private party areas with delicious meal options to please even the pickiest eaters.

A couple weeks ago we took our first trip to Kennywood park in  PA. It was close to a 2 hour drive for us, so not that bad!   We arrived at opening and got to experience it all!  Although it was the day all the Marching bands were there for a parade, we had a blast.  The line wait was minimal at the beginning of the day and by afternoon it was about an hour or so for the big rides. My husband and daughter rode the Phantom Coaster and loved it! While my son went on a couple of the classic wood coasters.

Food wasn't bad.  We grabbed 3 corn dogs and a thing of fries for $14! There was food places and restrooms all over the place, so they were easy to find!

It was a truly nice park for families.  My son enjoyed the children area and got the courage to ride the bigger rides after taking a turn on some of the rides in there.  We sat back and listened to the Steel City Music group and they were great.  The one gal came and sang to my hubby!

If you have small kids, the Kiddyland part of the park will make you very happy. If you are a roller coaster enthusiast, there are tons of options for you.  There is something for everyone!  It  was a fun filled day for us Ohio peeps and nice to have an option not to far away to visit
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  1. Kennywood has always been one of my favorite amusement parks. Knoebels being the other one. It is also a great family fun park. It's wonderful that they don't overcharge like alot of other amusement parks and you really get the bang for your buck. I always loved the coasters and the kangaroo. Great fun is always to be had by all at Kennywood.

  2. I like the park so much I am a 2nd year season ticket holder!