Kennywood's Steel Curtain shuts down early on first day open to public

Sending riders upside down through nine inversions -- the most of any roller coaster in North America -- The Steel Curtain hits a top speed of 75 mph along its 4,000 feet of track. At 220 feet, the coaster is now Pennsylvania’s tallest, according to Kennywood. It also includes the world’s tallest inversion, at 197 feet high. Subscribe to WPXI: Connect with WPXI online: Download our FREE apps:

Kennywood's newest roller coaster, the Steel Curtain, shut down early Saturday due to technical difficulties, according to a post on the park's Facebook page.

"Part of the process with a brand-new, big-time ride," the Facebook post said.

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Saturday was the first day the new roller coaster was open to the public.

On Sunday morning, the park posted the ride was expected to open at noon.

Saturday closing time: 10:30 Sunday: Gates open 10:00 a.m. 9PM update: Facebook jinx strikes! Steel Curtain closed...

Posted by Kennywood Park on Saturday, July 13, 2019