Kennywood's 'Steel Curtain' Up And Running Again

The park warns there could still be periodic stoppages

August 06, 2019 - 11:09 am

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The new Steel Curtain Coaster at Kennywood has reopened after being closed for “adjustments”.

In a post to Facebook on Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. Kennywood announced the coaster had reopened to guests.

In a statement, Kennywood said periodic downtime is not unusual for prototype rides.

“It’s also possible that it will have stoppages and periodic closures in the future. This is normal for any amusement ride, especially so given the newness, complexity and record-breaking nature of The Steel Curtain,” a post explained.

The coaster, made by S&S Worldwide, features the world's tallest inversion of 197 feet, carries 24 passengers at a time, is 220 feet high and reaches a top speed of 75 mph.

Pete Barto with S&S said when the project was announced the ride has “over 4,000 feet of track, two 24 passenger trains manufactured in the U.S."

 It's made up of almost three million pounds of steel for the track and structure alone.

The custom made roller coaster is largest coaster S&S have ever built.\

The Steel Curtain is part of the larger “Steelers Country” that will open “at a later date”.

Another park attraction, the Black Widow ride is closed for maintenance until further notice. 

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