Friday, July 24, 2015

Kennywood Ready to Open New 4-D Theater on July 29th

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Kennywood is nearly ready to open its brand new attraction for 2015, a 4-D theater that the park has been working on for many months now.  The theater's first show is Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4-D, and will be open for guests for the first time July 29th.

According to Kennywood, the story of the new show "follows the manic saber-toothed squirrel Scrat on an epic odyssey in time travel. From the Coliseum of Ancient Rome to the dance floor of Studio 54, Scrat survives everything from Excalibur to the Titanic as he chases after his beloved acorn that's been accidentally lost in time."

"We are thrilled to bring this new 'Ice Age' experience to our guests! The high action storyline engages all the senses with amazing scenes that maximize our in-theater special effects," said Kennywood General Manager Jerome Gibas. "The 'Ice Age' characters are well known and appeal to our audience - families and adults visiting Kennywood will enjoy this show."

The new show runs 9 minutes long and represents a new type of attraction for the park, and also adds one that can keep operating regardless of weather - setting things up to potentially be open for their holiday event.  It will also serve as a wonderful break from the Summer heat for visitors. 


JohnRoach5 said...

We were at Kennywood on Friday, July 31st. So that would be the 3rd operating day for this 4D attraction. The theater is modest in size and and the running time is about 12 minutes. We sat through it twice and each time waited no longer than 1 showing. Quite surprising actually, considering this is a new attraction and there was a moderate crowd level in the park.

The Ice Age show itself was fun, and the effects are well done. Certainly on-par with attractions like Disney's "Bugs Life."