Spinvasion at Kennywood launches – the first ride of its kind in the United States

By | May 25, 2023

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — Kennywood – a USA Today 10Best Theme Park – takes flight with Spinvasion, the new, out-of-this-world attraction unlike anything else in the United States, just in time for the unofficial start to summer. The newest thrill ride at Kennywood debuts Friday, May 26 with a grand opening celebration set for 11:30 a.m. as Spinvasion is inducted into Kennywood’s lineup of classic and thrilling attractions.

The intergalactic multi-action spin ride blasts off as the centerpiece of the park’s all-new Area 412Spinvasion offers a unique single-rider experience with an intensity that increases quickly after takeoff. The new area is officially complete with the opening of Spinvasion and now offers guests an out-of-this-world stop near the classic funhouse, Noah’s Ark

Spinvasion is a first-of-its-kind attraction, offering Kennywood visitors an experience they won’t find at any other park in the country,” says Kennywood Assistant General Manager Rick Spicuzza. “This extra-terrestrial thrill ride is the centerpiece of the park’s all-new alien-inspired Area 412. Featuring a massive, hand-painted mural as the backdrop, giant alien statues, and a dynamic lighting package, this is one giant leap for all Kennywood fans.”

Spinvasion puts its daring pilots in the middle of the Battle for the ‘Burgh. Set against a giant space mural, riders strap into their solo manned aircraft and prepare for a classic swing experience after takeoff. Next-level fun quickly begins by crisscrossing with other pilots and flying sideways parallel to the ground. The entire experience is enhanced by a spectacular, colorful light display that makes riders feel as if they’ve entered the fourth dimension.

Area 412 features otherworldly upgrades as part of the multi-year park enhancement project celebrating Kennywood’s 125th season. Cosmic Chaos, the park’s UFO themed spinning attraction, received a vibrant, new paint job, and the park’s newly redesigned Gift Ship offers the latest intergalactic apparel and Kennywood swag.

During the grand opening ceremony, Kennywood is sealing a time capsule in the heart of the all-new Area 412 for future generations – or visiting aliens – to discover. It will be filled with all things Kennywood: quirky and nostalgic items, park memorabilia, and guests’ memories, cementing the past 125 years of fun and honoring the park’s monumental season. 

The best way to experience SpinvasionArea 412 and Kennywood’s 125th Celebration all year long is to purchase a Kennywood Season Pass.  Right now, guests can save up to $20 and get unlimited visits all year during the Memorial Day Weekend Season Pass Sale. The park is also launching its Memorial Day buy one get one 75% off ticket sale.