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Kennywood Amusement Park Announces “Adventureland…the Contest!”


Adventureland…the Contest! is now on the Kennywood Website ( This look-a-like contest features eight (8) of the cast members of the Greg Mottola film, Adventureland. Should a Guest to the Website think he or she resembles one of these stars, simply uploading one’s own picture automatically makes the person a contestant. 

The last day to enter the contest is Friday, May 1, 2009 at 11 p.m. Winners will be announced via the Website and at the park on Opening Day, Saturday, May 2.

Entries received will be posted on-line beginning April 8, and real-time voting will begin to choose a look-a-like for each star.

Every contestant receives complementary admission* to the park Saturday, May 2.

Prizes fall into the following two categories: 

1)   Eight (8)winners from on-line votes (electronically calculated):
       Four (4) 2009 Kennywood FunDay passes, Adventureland T-shirt & poster
2)   Contestants** attending Adventureland gathering May 2, 3 PM @ Kennyville stage:
       Eight (8) runner-up prizes @ park:
       Adventureland T-shirt & poster
       Eight (8) First Place winners @ park:
       Two (2) Kennywood FunDay passes, Adventureland T-shirt & poster
       One (1) Grand Prize winner @ park (chosen from 8 First Place winners): 
       2009 Kennywood VIP Pass** for 4 people
       Yellow Kennywood Arrow signed by members of the Adventureland cast and crew

* Note: The first 500 contestants to arrive at the park before 3 PM on Opening Day, Saturday, May 2, will receive a complimentary FunDay Admission. Any additional contestants arriving before 3 PM will pay only $10 for a FunDay Admission. For additional information regarding Kennwood, including the 2009 operating schedule, pricing, and special events, please visit

** Note: Winners in 2nd category must be present at the 3 PM, Kennyville Stage gathering. The VIP Pass permits the winner to attend Kennywood any regular 2009 season day of operation. (The “regular” season does not include Phantom Fright Nights.)

FYI – Kennywood Team Members and their family members are not eligible to participate in this contest. However Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Ryan Reynolds, and other cast members are eligible to participate, but should know that Kenny Kangaroo and other official judges cannot guarantee a win.

About Kennywood: 

Kennywood first opened in 1898 as “trolley park” at the end of the Monongahela Street Railway. Today it is western Pennsylvania’s largest provider of summer fun. Often regarded as America’s finest traditional amusement park, Kennywood is internationally known among thrill seekers and amusement park enthusiasts for its collection of classic rides, state-of-the-art thrill rides, and world-class roller coasters and a wide variety of food, games, gardens, and live entertainment. For more information please call 412.461.0500 or visit

See also: New Chapter in Kennywood Entertainment History Announced

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