No self-serve condiments, certain rides closed: Here are changes you’ll notice at Kennywood

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — There are a number of changes you need to know if you’re planning to visit Kennywood this summer.

Park officials said some attractions are closed for the 2021 season until further notice due to the pandemic:

  • Skycoaster
  • Noah’s Ark
  • 4D Theater
  • Thomas Town Big Adventures Play Zone
  • Steelers Experience Building

Park guests and employees will be required to wear face coverings according to the CDC’s guidelines.

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Automatic hand sanitizer dispensers have been added at the park entrance and at various locations throughout.

Markers will be placed on the ground to achieve six feet of social distance between people. The markers will be on the ground for all lines and waiting areas. Plexiglass barriers will be installed in areas where social distancing cannot be achieved.

Guests on water rides must not wear masks due to the possibility of getting splashed.

Additionally, park officials said state regulations still call for attendance to be capped at 75%. There will be efforts made to update guests via the park’s website and social media platforms on dates with large numbers of people or when capacity is expected to be limited. Guaranteed entrance will be given to guests with date-specific tickets and those visiting as part of a school or group outing.

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“We will be proceeding accordingly taking the safety of our guests & team members as our top priority and monitoring in-park capacity constantly to adhere to this guideline,” officials said.

There will no longer be self-serve condiments and topping stations. Pre-portioned condiments and toppings will be handed out to guests upon request with their food order. Self-serve soda fountain stations will also not be used.

Three indoor restaurants will also be opening, aligning with local/state restaurant regulations.

Kennywood is scheduled to open on May 8.