Kennywood will be without its newest roller coaster, Steel Curtain, for all of its 2024 season, the West Mifflin, Pennsylvania park announced Wednesday.

The ride — which sports the most inversions of any coaster in the U.S. — has had repeated periods of extended downtime since its 2019 opening, including closing for the last several months of the 2023 season. 

 

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In a statement, Kennywood explained the 2024 closure is meant to fix those issues for the long term:

To increase ride reliability and longevity, the Steel Curtain will undergo an extensive modification project this year. The park has worked with third-party engineers and the ride’s manufacturer to determine a long-term solution that will allow the ride to run without interruption. The coaster will be closed for the entirety of the season as we work on this project.

Steel Curtin was built by the Utah-based S&S Worldwide, the same firm behind the 4D FreeSpin coasters found in many Six Flags parks, as well as the Maxx Force launch coaster at Six Flags Great America.