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Kennywood’s all-new Spinvasion ride will take flight in 2023

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

Spinvasion, the first ride of its kind in the U.S, will blast off at Kennywood in spring 2023 – the Pittsburgh-area theme park’s 125th season.

Spinvasion
Images courtesy of Kennywood

The intergalactic multi-action spin attraction will be the centerpiece of the all-new Area 412 with a combination of speed, gravity, and a unique single-rider experience.

“Spinvasion is a first of its kind attraction, which offers our guests something they can’t get at any other park in the country,” says Kennywood General Manager Mark Pauls. “This extra-terrestrial thrill ride is the centerpiece of the all-new alien-inspired Area 412 section of the park. Featuring a massive themed ride backdrop, along with a fresh new look to the Cosmic Chaos and an improved retail shop, this is one giant leap for all Kennywood fans and Season Passholders.”

After being strapped into their solo-manned Spinvasion aircraft, riders will find themselves in the middle of the “Battle for the “Burgh” against a giant interplanetary space mural. The ride’s classic swing experience after takeoff quickly escalates as riders crisscross with other pilots and, at certain points, even fly sideways, parallel to the ground. The ride experience is further enhanced by a colorful light display that makes riders feel like they’ve entered the fourth dimension.

Spinvasion and Area 412

The new Area 412 will feature “otherworldly upgrades and additions” as part of Kennywood’s multi-year enhancement project to celebrate its 125th season. Along with the all-new Spinvasion ride, Cosmic Chaos recently received a new paint job, and the nearby Cosmic Gift Shop will get an “out-of-this-world overhaul” to tie the section of the park together.

Guests can start preparing their visit for next summer now with the just-launched Black Friday Season Pass Sale with savings of up to $40 off 2023 Gold Passes. A Gold Season Pass offers unlimited visits through 2023, including free admission to Holiday Lights from Nov. 19, 2022, through Jan. 1, 2023. The Black Friday Season Pass Sale continues until Dec. 4, 2022. Click here for details.

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