Kennywood Retires 4 Rides

By November 3, 2020 No Comments
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Aerial photo of Kennywood Park (Current photo by Jake Mysliwczyk)

As if 2020 couldn’t be any more disappointing, Kennywood Park in West Mifflin announced on social media Tuesday afternoon that it’s retiring four classic rides. The rides being retired are the Kangaroo, Paratrooper, Bayern Kurve and Volcano.

The full statement from Kennywood Park:

“Even in a National Historic Landmark, change is a constant at Kennywood. In the past three years, we’ve invested more in new attractions than at any previous point in the park’s storied history. Thomas Town has created a new destination for children and families from all over, featuring some of the world’s most popular characters. And while 2020 was a challenging season for Steelers Country, 2019’s Best New Roller Coaster and the unprecedented partnership between team and park hold great potential for the future.

Part of the evolution is a continuous examination of the sustainability, capacity and popularity of our attraction lineup. As part of that process, the following rides are being retired: Kangaroo, Paratrooper, Bayern Kurve and Volcano.
While these attractions have created countless special memories for our Guests and Team Members over the years, we have determined the best path forward at this time is to say goodbye. We hope you will join us in cherishing the memories with these rides, and we look forward to adding new attractions that create new moments to treasure in future seasons.”
Park patrons and Kennywood fans took to the comment section to express their opinion.

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