Kennywood to celebrate 90th birthday of the RACER
Kennywood will celebrate the RACER's 90th anniversary on Saturday by, well, racing.
The amusement park is marking the milestone by offering a free 2018 Season Pass to the rider who logs the most victories throughout the day.
Guests can ride the coaster from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Racer turns 90 at Kennywood Park. Birthday party Saturday, when rider who logs most victories gets a 2018 season pass.— Scott Tady (@scotttady) July 18, 2017
RACER consists of two coasters simulating a race on a continuous single-track route; it is one of three wooden roller coasters worldwide that uses a continuous single-track layout where riders start on one side of the track and finish on the opposite side.
Kennywood has been schooling its Twitter followers throughout the week on the history of the iconinc ride. Here are just a few:
This isn't the original...
Did you know that the RACER replaced another ride called 'The Aerial Racer - A Sensational Joy Ride', originally built in 1910? #RACERweek— Kennywood Park (@Kenny_Kangaroo) July 19, 2017
A little trip down memory lane:
And, of course, the money shot:
If you're looking for something to do this weekend, don't forget about Kennywood in West Mifflin.