Friday, March 2, 2018

Kennywood Gives First Look at Concept Art for New Thomas Town Expansion

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Just last month Kennywood announced a major Thomas Town family friendly expansion for the park's 2018 season, but wasn't quite ready to give a preview of how the new area would look.  Now, however, Kennywood has been releasing different views of the expansion, showing off the rides, attractions and shows that will be a part of it.

This image gives a wonderful aerial perspective of the layout of Thomas Town.  As we detailed in the announcement post, the expansion will be built adjacent to the park's classic train ride, near the equally famous Auto Race ride.  You can see the Auto Race on the upper right of this image, with Thomas Town spreading out beyond it.

There will be new themed buildings constructed as an entrance to Thomas Town, and along with the train ride there will be four new rides, a live show, play area and more.

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This second piece of concept art is a bit more stylized, but still gives a clear view of Thomas Town's layout.  For the first time visitors will be able to cross the train tracks to get to a second part of Thomas Town, which includes the Cranky's Drop Tower ride and more.  These images also give a better idea of the type of rides that will be added - all family friendly, of course!

When complete, Kennywood's Thomas Town will be the second largest of its kind in North America.  The amusement park plans to have the expansion open before the start of the summer season.