Steel Curtain’s ups and downs are typical for new rides, says Kennywood
Kennywood’s new Steel Curtain roller coaster was again out of service for a brief period Monday so crews could work out initial glitches, a park spokesman said.
Nick Paradise said the Steelers-themed coaster had reopened to riders about 2:30 p.m.
He said representatives of the ride’s manufacturer — S&S Worldwide Inc. based in Logan, Utah — wanted to work on the new coaster, but Paradise could not say what part of the ride they focused on. He said the issues do not involve rider safety.
After a morning timeout, the Steel Curtain game clock is expected to resume ticking later this afternoon. 🏈 pic.twitter.com/B2pFYB03sa
— Kennywood Park (@Kenny_Kangaroo) July 15, 2019
Paradise reiterated that new rides like the Steel Curtain typically experience problems when they first open.
“There’s always some working out to do when you’re starting up operations on something like this,” he said. “People should not be concerned when they hear about the ride not being open. Safety is always our top priority.”
Kennywood closed the ride early during its inaugural opening Saturday after the coaster experienced “technical difficulties.” The park also delayed the coaster’s opening Sunday.
Paradise said the Steel Curtain operated for about eight hours Saturday and 10 hours Sunday. The park is open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Hundreds lined up Saturday for the coaster’s initial run and gave it stellar reviews.
Bob Bauder is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bob at 412-765-2312, [email protected] or via Twitter .