Steel Curtain Roller Coaster (Kennywood Amusement Park - West Mifflin, PA) - Roller Coaster POV Video

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Steel Curtain is a steel roller coaster located at Kennywood amusement park in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. Manufactured by S&S - Sansei Technologies, the coaster reaches a height of 220 feet, features the world's tallest inversion of 197 feet and a total of nine inversions. Themed to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the ride is located on the former site of the Log Jammer, a flume ride that closed in 2017.

Steel Curtain opened to the public on July 13, 2019, with a soft opening held the previous day for the press and enthusiasts. A technical issue on opening day, in which one of the trains stopped momentarily while climbing the lift hill, resulted in the ride closing for the rest of the day.

The roller coaster, designed by S&S - Sansei Technologies, features nine inversions, including the highest inversion in the world – a corkscrew at 197 feet, and reaches a maximum height of 220 feet (67 m). In addition, the ride reaches a maximum speed of 75 mph (121 km/h) and lasts two minutes, although a portion of that is spent on the lift hill. In the annual Golden Ticket Awards publication from Amusement Today, Steel Curtain placed first in the category "Best New Roller Coaster of 2019."