Spinvasion Will Anchor New Section of Kennywood Park

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. – Kennywood Park’s newest ride, Spinvasion, will open in the 2023 season. The multi-action spin ride anchor Area 412 will also open in the spring.

“Spinvasion is a first of its kind attraction, which offers our guests something they can’t get at any other park in the country,” said Kennywood General Manager Mark Pauls in a press release.

“This extra-terrestrial thrill ride is the centerpiece of the all-new alien-inspired Area 412 section of the park.”

The section will feature themed rides, along with a new look to the Cosmic Chaos and an improved retail shop.

Spinvasion puts its daring pilots in the middle of the Battle for the ‘Burgh. Set against a giant interplanetary space mural, riders strap in to their solo manned aircraft and prepare for a classic swing experience after takeoff. Each craft crisscrosses with other pilots, flying sideways at certain points parallel to the ground. The illusion of close encounters with the rider in front fuels the excitement and energy while in flight. The whole experience is enhanced by a spectacular, colorful light display that makes riders feel as if they’ve entered the fourth dimension.

Guests can start preparing their flight plans for next summer with the just-launched Black Friday season pass sale. The annual deal offers savings up to $40 off the regular price.

A Gold Season Pass offers unlimited visits now through 2023, including admission to Holiday Lights for free this year at Kennywood, where more than two million sparkling lights will illuminate the park from Nov. 19 through Jan. 1. The Brightest Holiday Lights Event will include new rides, live entertainment, and festive treats like fresh doughnut holes and peppermint shakes.

Pictured: An artist rendering of the Spinvasion ride, coming to Kennywood next season.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.