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September 19, 2007

Kennywood To Serve Up Free Food During Phantom Fright Nights Preview

West Mifflin, PA -- Free food incentive to kick off this year's Phantom Fight Nights at Kennywood amusement park. During this Saturday's preview night from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm visitors to the park will be able to chown down on hot dogs, funnel cakes, ice cream and even the famous Potato Patch French fries for free.

The food incentive is to get guests to come out to the event and experience it before the crowds do.

According to Kennywood, Phantom Fright Nights builds in attendance from the middle of October through Halloween.

While considering various ways to promote the earlier preview night, we remembered countless guests saying, "My personal thrill ride is the Potato Patch!" or, "If only Kennywood sold an 'Eat-All-Day' Pass!" I have no doubt those guests will be thrilled.

The free food offering was so popular last fall that Kennywood decided to give it another round.

"We received many compliments and thank you notes following last year's Free Food Frenzy, and numerous requests from individuals and groups to offer the promotion again in 2007," said Kennywood General Manager, Jerome Gibas. "Obviously, the Free Food Frenzy was a hit."

Gibas added "So on September 22, if someone isn't brave enough to enter a fearsome haunt, he or she can spend the evening braving only the midways between refreshment stands!"

Kennywood hopes that guests will balance the "over-eating" that might take place during the Free Food Frenzy and is encouraging guests to bring a food donation for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Kennywood and food bank volunteers will be on hand to collect canned goods at the front gate.

Phantom Fright Nights begins with the preview on September 22 and then continues every Friday and Saturday from September 28 through October 27 from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am. Kennywood is offering an extra night of fright on Sunday, October 7 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Tickets for Phantom Fright Nights are $21 at the gate and the event is not recommended for children under 13 years of age. For further information, visit www.phantomfrightnights.com

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