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Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival Returns To Kennywood Park - CBS Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival Returns To Kennywood Park  CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA)–The Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival is headed back to Kennywood Park. The festival, which attracted 6,000 people last year, will be held ...

Take a ride back in time at Kennywood amusement park, a Pittsburgh institution - USA TODAY
Take a ride back in time at Kennywood amusement park, a Pittsburgh institution  USA TODAY

Kennywood just opened a roller coaster with nine inversions but the Pittsburgh park also maintains several classic rides dating back nearly a century.

Two festivals coming to Kennywood to cap summer season - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Two festivals coming to Kennywood to cap summer season  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It's been quite a summer at Kennywood, with the debut of the Steel Curtain roller coaster and other new features. But there's still two special festivals planned ...

Kennywood will close Thunderbolt for Phantom Fright Nights to begin 'extensive' track replacement work - WTAE Pittsburgh
Kennywood will close Thunderbolt for Phantom Fright Nights to begin 'extensive' track replacement work  WTAE Pittsburgh

Kennywood says it needs to start working on the Thunderbolt for next season, and the roller coaster won't be running when the park transitions to Phantom ...

Kennywood's Steel Curtain voted best new roller coaster of 2019 - WTAE Pittsburgh
Kennywood's Steel Curtain voted best new roller coaster of 2019  WTAE Pittsburgh

Just before the start of the Pittsburgh Steelers' regular season, Kennywood Park is celebrating its new, Steelers-themed roller coaster after it won high honors.

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<p>Riders, flipping for Sky Rocket!</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/plj007/">Phil Johnson II</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>The area around Jack Rabbit - the park's oldest coaster (1920) - is a very popular meeting spot.  As you wait for your friends it's always kind of fun to wait for the next train to dispatch, so you can see the next batch of riders going around the first bend, which is at ground level.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/plj007/">Phil Johnson II</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>These riders are being flipped upside down...197 feet above the ground!...on the new Steel Curtain roller coaster at Kennywood Park.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/plj007/">Phil Johnson II</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Steel Curtain enters its second and third of nine inversions. This is such an incredible coaster.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/raptoralex/">raptoralex</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Steel Curtain exits its first inversion, the highest in the world, and heads down the first drop.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/raptoralex/">raptoralex</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Steel Curtain is themed to the Pittsburgh Steelers. I like the football headrests.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/raptoralex/">raptoralex</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>The new themed area at Kennywood.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/raptoralex/">raptoralex</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>This stall gives great hangtime on Steel Curtain.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/raptoralex/">raptoralex</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Steel Curtain towers above everything at Kennywood. It can be seen for miles. It's an excellent addition to the park.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/raptoralex/">raptoralex</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Riders exit the dive loop.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/raptoralex/">raptoralex</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>People enjoy the end of Steel Curtain. It's a minute from the top of the lift to the brakes, and it never lets up. It's great!</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/raptoralex/">raptoralex</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>This massive roller coaster opened two days ago. It opened late today, around 2 p.m., and our wait was about an hour and a half with one train running.<br />
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It's great! The course is taken quickly, there are no dull moments, the elements are totally different, and there are several areas with great airtime. Kennywood has a real winner here.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/plj007/">Phil Johnson II</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>With all the heavy steel work done, workers are now putting the finishing touches on the area below Steel Curtain.  The opening date for this ride is July 13 and you-know-who will absolutely be there....along with thousands of other coaster lovers.  I may need anxiety meds to deal with the heavy crowds that day.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/plj007/">Phil Johnson II</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Riders enjoying the descent but anticipating the absolute drenching they are about to receive while riding The Pittsburgh Plunge, at Kennywood.</p>
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