Kennywood reveals new Steelers-themed roller coaster: The Steel Curtain
The wait is over.
Kennywood Park’s Project 412 was revealed Thursday to be a section of the park dubbed Steelers Country that will include a roller coaster named The Steel Curtain. The large-scale ride will include a world-record tallest inversion of 197 feet and a North American-record nine inversions. At 220 feet, it will be the tallest coaster in Pennsylvania and have a top speed of 75 m.p.h.
Here’s a first look at the ride:
The project was announced during a press conference at the park that included representatives from the Steelers.
The ride is scheduled to be complete for the 2019 season.
Steelers Country will be the replacement for the West Mifflin park’s iconic Log Jammer ride which had its final run last season.
The park is already improving its image with the addition of “Thomas Town” which is slated to open July 27.
Kennywood has kept its fanbase active thoughout the Project 412 process.
In fact, the park has made a game of teasing fans by creating a lottery of sorts for the first dozen people who correctly matched clues that the park was releasing about the nature of the ride.