Kennywood Park’s newest roller coaster, The Steel Curtain, inspired by the Pittsburgh Steelers football team, is now officially open to the public!
On the new coaster, riders will go upside down nine times, more than any other roller coaster in North America, as well as on the world’s tallest inversion at 197 feet high. Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward was in attendance for a sneak preview of the ride, along with Mike Wagner and John Banaszak – members of the 1970s Steelers defense that won four Super Bowls in a six-year span.
“It’s a lot of thrills, a lot of power, a lot of fun,” said Heyward. “If you’re looking for a good time, this is the gut punch you need!”
The Steel Curtain is the flagship attraction of the park’s upcoming themed land, Steelers Country. The land will feature interactive games, retail and dining experiences that will bring fans onto the field in a whole new way. The remaining parts of Steelers Country will open at a later date.
“This roller coaster changes the landscape of Kennywood completely and brings a whole new level of thrill to Southwestern Pennsylvania,” said Jerome Gibas, general manager. “Bringing together two of the region’s most iconic institutions by patterning with the Steelers puts the extra point on this touchdown of a ride.”
To learn more about The Steel Curtain, check out our ride-through POV video below and visit Kennywood.com/SteelersCountry.