Having brought you news of plans for a Pittsburgh-Steelers-themed roller coaster at nearby Kennywood Park last July, we have kept a close eye the ride’s progress over the past year or so and it would appear that “The Steel Curtain” will soon be open for business.
In a series of social media post on Saturday, Kennywood Park released several videos showing a completed track undergoing some practice runs ahead of an expected opening later this summer.
The final piece of track having finally been laid in the last few weeks.
Located in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, a short 20-minute ride from Pittsburgh, Kennywood Park will become home to the world’s tallest inversion roller coaster. A ride that will feature a record-breaking nine inversions and a 197-foot-high loop and on track that is 4,000 foot long moving passengers at 75 miles per hour.
Situated in the area of the park that was once home to the Log Jammer ride, The Steel Curtain will be the centerpiece of a Steelers-themed area called Steelers Country featuring a variety of merchandise stalls, skill games and food locations. Fans will also be able to see how they measure up in practice drills, perfect their touchdown dances and keep up with scores and highlights during the season on giant video screens.