Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Abbreviation: KW)
Park News - (8/17/2023) Kennywood has announced that they are shutting down the park’s Turtle ride on Sunday to perform a major refurbishment. The Turtle (also originally known as Tumble Bug) is now 96-years old and believed to be the very last ride of it’s kind running in the entire world. According to the local news report the Turtle’s central foundation needs to be replaced, so they will have to remove the ride and dig down about 15 feet, breaking up the old foundation in order to replace it. The goal is to start the project now to make sure they get the needed ground work done before everything freezes up for the winter.
2024 - Potato Patch Bumper Cars - (11/26/2023) I missed this announcement while IAAPA was going on, but apparently Kennywood is going to revamp the park’s bumper cars ride next season to add a new fleet of 20 cars that will be themed as Potato Patch fries. Both the bumper cars and Potato Patch will be celebrating their 50th anniversary next season.