Kennywood taking a beating on social media as ride closures affect experience

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2018 10:44 AM | Contributed by BrettV

Kennywood officials say this late-summer stretch has been one of the trickiest in the park’s modern history, as the park has tried to manage the collision of huge crowds, mechanical problems, construction and staffing issues.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018 12:39 PM

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Due to the changing path of today’s storm, Kennywood will be closing at 4:00 p.m. on September 8.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 1:44 PM

It's been raining continuously up to this point and is expected to do so for the remainder of the day. I can't entirely blame them for this one. However, it's kind of rough to give paying customers rain checks when the park will likely close again tomorrow and is only open for one more weekend of regular operation.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 5:09 PM

Are the rain checks not valid for their Halloween event (whatever it’s called)?

But then again, what do I know?

Saturday, September 8, 2018 6:07 PM
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I doubt they’re accepted for Phantom Fright Nights. Even the season pass isn’t. I would be shocked if they weren’t good for next year though.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 6:26 PM

Didn’t know their season pass didn’t get you into PFN... Is it that popular/busy? I’m waiting for Cedar Point (and maybe other CF parks) to start ticketing HalloWeekends/Haunt/etc separate from their base season pass, maybe include it only with Platinum Passes. I think Scarowinds and Knott’s Scary Farm already do this?

But then again, what do I know?

Saturday, September 8, 2018 8:29 PM
Tekwardo's avatar

Knotts is a seperat event though your get a platinum pass discount. SCarowinds is included with gold and platinum passes. I’m not sure how long, it’s incredibly popular now.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018 10:15 PM

SCHEDULE UPDATE: Kennywood will not open on Sunday, September 9 due to the high likelihood of continued rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon.

Kennywood will reopen for the final weekend of the Summer Season on Saturday, September 15, featuring a rescheduled Latino Day on Saturday and Oldies Day on Sunday.

Sunday, September 9, 2018 2:23 PM

Maybe Kennywood wasn't that crazy after all. Cedar Point closed at 2 pm today.

Sunday, September 9, 2018 2:29 PM

I was just thinking that. This particular closure makes perfect sense. I've been watching radar closely the last 24 hours (I live on a river and my basement leaks) and Pittsburgh has had it worse than Sandusky by far. So far north central Ohio hasn't had it as bad as we were told it could be. Not complaining but I decided days ago that a CP trip today would probably be pointless.


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