When I was growing up, I specifically remember the day our parents told us we were going to make a trip to Kennywood amusement park near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I was in my early teens if I recall correct, and roller coasters were all the rage. So I found it extremely exciting to be going to a new part outside of our annual Cedar Point visits.
Fast forward to our older years where we have three young boys who are as obsessed with roller coasters as I was, and we decided to make a day of it by heading out for the first time to see the Kennywood Holiday Lights display.
When it comes to amusement park Christmas light displays, our home park of Cedar Point, and all of their sister parks except Knott’s Berry Farm pass on the opportunity to open the gates for the winter season. That is why a couple years ago our family was blown away by the impressive holiday lights display at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
Before going through the pictures below, we were equally impressed with the Kennywood Holiday Lights display. Tons of lights, characters throughout the park, great holiday music synced to lights, and unique displays. Since it was the holidays, not all of the rides were open since they can not be operated in the colder temperatures, but the event gave us just enough to want to return again in the summer.
The other part I really liked about the Kennywood light event was it was very affordable for families at only $14.99 per person when buying online.