Kennywood pulls back the “Steel Curtain” for new ride and land in “Steelers Country”


Kennywood Park in Pennsylvania is bringing an all new land to life, revolving around one of the staples from their part of the world, The Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2019, Kennywood will open the gates to Steelers Country, an all new land that will serve as part shrine, and part theme park experience.

The new land will be an interactive experience, full of great exclusive merchandise and activities, but the centerpiece will be the record breaking new coaster-The Steel Curtain.

Video-Go for a ride on the record breaking Steel Curtain

The new coaster will be built by S&S Sansei Technologies and will feature three record breaking elements. The first being the tallest coaster in Pennsylvania, with a huge 220 feet tall. Next is the most inversions in the United States with nine moments where you’re turned head over heels. Finally, it will feature the tallest inversion in the world, as you flip at 197 feet.

Here are the full stats:

Records Set: 3

Height: 220 feet – tallest roller coaster in PA

Speed: 75 mph

Inversions: 9 – most in North America

Tallest Inversion: 197 feet – tallest in the world

Lift Angle: 50 degrees

Length: 4,000 feet

Duration: 2 minutes

Passengers: 24

At the End Zone Cafe fans can dig into a variety of delicious game day related fare. Or, for a true fanatic experience, take the celebration outside! The Tailgate Patio recreates all the pregame excitement with a playful twist on traditional tailgate picnics, complete with visual references to the stadium site. Kind of a neat idea and a great take on the traditional theme park restaurant.

From coasters and eats to interactive experiences, Steeler Country will put fans in the heart of the NFL with The Steelers Experience.

The Steelers Experience is a one-of-a-kind indoor, multi-level training facility that puts you on the field and in the center of the action! Interactive exhibits like the cooperative Terrible Tower and competitive 2-Minute Drill will get your team game day ready! Track your progress and see how you stack up against others with an interactive leader board.

Steelers Country and the Iron Curtain will kick off in 2019, and will likely be kicking off with members of The Pittsburgh Steelers. Now if they can just win the Super Bowl in 2019 first.

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