WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (KDKA) – Cheers to 125 years, Kennywood!
Earlier this year, the park announced they would be bringing back the historic Kangaroo for next season but that won’t be all park-goers will get to experience when they return to the park in 2022.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Snow Keeps Falling
The park unveiled a multi-million dollar improvement project on Thursday, saying there will be renovations and a lineup of special events unlike anything Kennywood has seen since its founding in 1898.
A few renderings of what Kennywood will look like next year! They say it’s a facelift to the park.
Expect an expanded season, longer hours and night rides.
— Bryant Reed (@Reed_Reports) December 16, 2021
The park shared concept renderings of areas slated for makeovers, including the iconic main gate and entrance plaza. Food stands will also get a new look, and there will be a redesigned Beer Garden area.
Crews are currently repainting the Phantom’s Revenge and Thunderbolt roller coasters, and they’ll tackle the Jack Rabbit and Racer next.READ MORE: Adorable Newborns At Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Dress Up In Terrible Towels
Park leaders said Kennywood is redeveloping Pittsburgh’s tourism scene and it was time for a refresh.
“Kennywood, as I mentioned, is a corner stone to developing or repositioning Pittsburgh as a leisure tourism destination and leisure tourism really is going to continue to be the driving force behind the tourism recovery for the entire region,” said Jerad Bachar, president and CEO of Visit Pittsburgh.
Kennywood also said they’ll also be offering gold passes for this upcoming season that gives expanded benefits.MORE NEWS: Live Winter Storm Tracker: Snow Now Expected To Reach 6-12 Inches In Pittsburgh
More information about the 125th anniversary and voting for how you want the park to look can be found here.