Amusement Rides The Best Rides at Kennywood  

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List of the best rides at Kennywood, including photos, types of rides, and more information. This ranked list of the best Kennywood attractions includes roller coasters, kids rides, indoor / dark rides, and water rides, as well as parades, live shows, and Kennywood tours. The rides on this list have been voted on by amusement park fans and Kennywood enthusiasts. From the newest rides at Kennywood to the classics that have been around forever, this is a list of all the most famous attractions at Kennywood. Downvote the rides you like the least, like Thunderbolt or Exterminator. If you do like them, then vote them up.

Examples include Phantom's Revenge and Jack Rabbit.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best rides at Kennywood?"
Phantom's Revenge is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rides at Kennywood
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Phantom's Revenge


Phantom's Revenge is a steel roller coaster at Kennywood in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States. When it opened in 1991, it was the fastest roller coaster and had the longest drop of any roller coaster in the world. The ride was originally manufactured by Arrow Dynamics. After the 2000 season, D.H. Morgan Manufacturing was brought in to renovate the ride, most notably to remove the four inversions. Unlike most roller coasters, the ride's second drop through Thunderbolt's structure is longer than its first drop. As of 2012, Phantom's Revenge is in a three-way tie for 10th place of the world's fastest steel coasters, along with Goliath at Six Flags Magic Mountain, and Titan at Six Flags ...more on Wikipedia

Park: Kennywood

Opened In: 2001-05-19

Height (m): 48.768

Drop (m): 69.0

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#11 on The Best Roller Coasters in the World

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Thunderbolt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rides at Kennywood
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Thunderbolt


The Thunderbolt is a wooden roller coaster located at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. Originally built by John A. Miller in 1924, the ride's name was Pippin until 1967, when it changed to Thunderbolt beginning with the 1968 season, coinciding with an expansion of the track headed up by Andy Vettel. The all-wood coaster follows the surrounding terrain with a track length of 2,887 feet. Its maximum height is 70 feet, but because of the track layout and the natural ravines on which the ride is set, the maximum drop is 95 feet. Reaching a maximum speed of 55 mph, the ride takes 108 seconds to complete its circuit. An interesting feature of the Thunderbolt is that ...more on Wikipedia

Park: Kennywood

Opened In: 1924

Ride Type: Roller coaster

Height (m): 21.336

Max Speed (km/h): 88.51392

Drop (m): 28.956

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Jack Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rides at Kennywood
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Jack Rabbit


Jack Rabbit is a wooden roller coaster located at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, USA. Designed and built by John A. Miller and Harry C. Baker in 1920, it is one of the oldest still-running roller coasters in the world. The ride's three trains were manufactured by Edward Vettel, Sr. in 1951 and contain three cars of six seats each. The aging cars are considered a part of the ride's nostalgic experience but also lead to some young children being disallowed to enter the ride, due to the use of a small lapbar to hold in riders. A popular early feature of the ride was a tunnel which covered the turnaround section after the first drop, but this was removed in 1947 ...more on Wikipedia

Park: Kennywood

Opened In: 1921

Height (m): 12.192

Max Speed (km/h): 72.42048

G Force: 4.99

Drop (m): 21.336

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Racer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rides at Kennywood
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Racer


The Racer is a wooden roller coaster located at Kennywood Park, in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. It is a racing, moebius loop coaster; one of only three in the world. ...more on Wikipedia

Park: Kennywood

Opened In: 1927

Height (m): 23.1648

Max Speed (km/h): 64.37376

Drop (m): 15.24

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