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May 03, 2007

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa., May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennywood amusement park, begins another exciting year by combining the best of the old with the best of the new -- including Cosmic Chaos, an out of this world thrill ride, and SS Kenny, a family tugboat ride in Kiddieland. Given overwhelming audience approval in 2006, Dana Kunze's High Dive team is back in a swashbuckling new show: Pirates of Kenny Cove.

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Kennywood also introduces KennyTV and K-Clips at Kennywood's Education Day*, Friday, May 4. Kenny TV is basically an internal TV station, (HD screens will also be located at Sandcastle Waterpark in West Homestead, PA, and Idlewild & SoakZone in Ligonier, PA). K-Clips, a web based application allowing anyone to edit their own version of a Kennywood TV commercial.

Kennywood Entertainment welcomes a new sister park -- Story Land! Peter McAneny, president of Kennywood Entertainment, and Nancy Morrell, president of Morrell Corporation of Glen, NH, announced yesterday a June 2007 closing is planned for the sale of Story Land. McAneny stated, "Kennywood Entertainment is in the business of operating clean, beautiful, family parks. I do not think we could find a better fit for our organization than Story Land."

"From Story Land's standpoint, we view this more as a marriage into a larger family of theme parks, than a sale," said Nancy Morrell. "We evaluated a number of options to ensure the long-term success of the park that my parents and my brother dedicated so much of their lives to. We're honored that Kennywood considers us a good fit."

* Following Education Day on May 4, Kennywood is open to the public Saturday, May 5, Friday & Saturday, May 11 & 12. Daily season begins Wednesday, May 16. Gates open at 10:30 AM; rides begin at 11:00 AM (Closing time is based on weather and crowd size.)

Kennywood's FunDay price is $31, Seniors (55 +) $15, children 46" and under $19. After 5 PM NightRider tickets are $16; Senior NightRider tickets are $9. (Sandcastle and Idlewild season pass holders may purchase NightRider tickets for 1/2 price!)

For complete information regarding schedules, discounts, rides, etc., visit or call 412.461.0500.

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