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Kennywood’s Steel Curtain roller coaster opens July 13

by Brittani Tuttle

Kennywood Park’s newest roller coaster, The Steel Curtain, will officially open to the public on Saturday, July 13.

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The main attraction for Steelers Country, the park’s new area themed to the Pittsburgh Steelers, The Steel Curtain will take riders upside-down on nine different inversions, the most of any roller coaster in North America – including the world’s tallest inversion at 197 feet. The Steel Curtain is also Pennsylvania’s tallest roller coaster at 220 feet, hits a top speed of 75 miles per hour, and has a 205-foot drop.

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“The Steel Curtain isn’t like any other roller coaster out there, and we can’t wait to start taking guests the world over for the ride of their lives,” said Jerome Gibas, general manager of Kennywood. “This is the next great addition to Kennywood.”

Designed by S&S Worldwide, the coaster travels across 4,000 feet of track, crossing over midways and Kennwyood’s Lagoon.

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“The Steelers organization is very excited to see The Steel Curtain roller coaster come to life,” said Ryan Huzjak, vice president of sales & marketing for the Steelers. “We’ve been following the construction process closely and we’re hopeful it will live up to its namesake. As we approach Training Camp and our season, we’re also excited to continue to work with Kennywood to open Steelers Country later this summer.”

The remaining attractions in Steelers Country will open at a later date.

For more information on the new coaster and Steelers Country, visit Kennywood.com/SteelersCountry.

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