http://kennywood.com/site/documents/2011BlackWidowPressRelease.pdfKennywood Announces Black Widow as New Ride for 2012!
West Mifflin, PA – Something wicked is coming to Kennywood. With the start of the summer
season a short five months away, Kennywood is proud to announce Black Widow as our newest ride
“Black Widow will have a combination of height, airtime and thrill factor,” explains Kennywood
General Manager Jerome Gibas. “Kennywood offers a great variety of ride experiences and Black
Widow will provide our guests with a new dimension of thrill.”
The Black Widow experience starts with riders sitting in outward-facing suspended seats that form a
giant circle with a total of 40 riders. With legs dangling freely, each rider is secured with a shoulder
restraint. Then the thrill begins.
The giant circle begins to swing in a pendulum motion while rotating counterclockwise. At the peak
of the swing riders will reach a height of 146 feet above the ground and experience that feeling of
weightlessness coveted by thrill seekers.
The counterclockwise rotation and pendulum motion creates a
variety of different sensations depending on a rider’s specific
position. The combination of both elements results in a unique
ride experience every time!
Black Widow will stand at 90 feet tall but will reach a height of
146 feet in full swing with an angle of 120 degrees from the
center. The pendulum motion propels riders back and forth at 68
miles per hour.
While riding Black Widow, guests experience a one of a kind
perspective of Lost Kennywood.
Black Widow will have a height requirement of 52” tall. Each of the 40 seats has an individual
shoulder lap restraint. For pictures or more information on Black Widow’s manufacturer, Zamperla,
Experience the excitement of Black Widow all summer long. Purchase a 2012 Kennywood Season
Pass for only $84.99. Hurry before the sale ends.
For further information please visit www.kennywood.com or
Kennywood is part of the Palace Entertainment family of parks.
Palace Entertainment owns and operates 40 parks nationwide, including water parks, family entertainment centers, theme
parks and animal parks. Palace entertains millions of guests annually and is one of the largest park operators in the
Awesome! For those of you who don't know what a Giant Discovery is:
In a nutshell it's like a MaxAir at Cedar Point.