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Sandcastle’s 25th Anniversary Season Is Here!

Aerial view of Sandcastle water park by the river

In 1989, Sandcastle transformed an old railroad yard that serviced the US Steel Homestead Works mill into a waterpark. Since then, the fifteen famous waterslides, the wild Mon-Tsunami Wave Pool, the scenic Mushroom Pool, the relaxing Lazy River, the pint-sized Tad Pool, and Wet Willie’s Waterworks have continued to provide fun and memories to guests of all ages.

In honor of Sandcastle’s big 25th Anniversary season, the park will be celebrating with a 25 day long celebration including in park specials, contests, and special events like Fun Family Fridays hosted by Radio Disney and our 4th of July Celebration. The celebration kicks off July 1st with something fun and new every day until July 25! A list of activities, offers, and events will be listed on the park events page at

No Anniversary Party is complete without a sweet selection of food…and Sandcastle has some great NEW food options this year!

No Anniversary Party is complete without a sweet selection of food…and Sandcastle has some great NEW food options this year! This season, Sandcastle is happy to announce a new selection of tasty treats for our snack lovers! From hot and cold to sweet and salty, there’s something new to satisfy every guest’s sweet tooth. The Hala Kahiki Hut, located on the Boardwalk, will be the new home to Dole Whip, which will offer a delicious selection of pineapple and vanilla soft serve ice cream. Try them separate, as a combo or even a pineapple float for a tasty tropical treat! Our new Dippin Dots Stand will help guests beat the heat with a fun selection of Dippin Dot ice cream sundaes and floats. If those two ice cream treats are not enough to excite the taste buds, Sandcastle will also be featuring Rita’s Italian Ice. Additional new menu items like Fresh Cut Chips, Wrapsters, Pretzel Dogs, and Mini Doughnuts will join classic favorites on the Boardwalk like the world famous Potato Patch Fries.

In addition to the Anniversary celebration, Sandcastle will again host Cartoon Network’s national Move it Movement Tour. Move It Movement offers kids and families across the country an opportunity to try new activities and sports while introducing them to strategies for a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Season Pass options continue to grow for 2014! The Ride & Slide Pass offers guests a convenient option to visit both Kennywood AND Sandcastle Waterpark and the new VIP SANDCASTLE SEASON PASS features all kinds of free benefits and discounts like FREE PARKING! With so many choices, there’s a perfect Season Pass option for everyone.

About Sandcastle Waterpark
Sandcastle is open daily June 7 through August 17. Sandcastle is also open the weekends of ,May 31-June 1, Aug. 23-24 and Aug. 30-31. Gates open at 11AM. Admission is $31.99; senior (ages 55+) and guests 48" and under are $21.99. For Group Sales call 412.461.3694. Visit for more information. Sandcastle is part of the Palace Entertainment family of parks.

About Palace Entertainment
Palace Entertainment owns and operates 40 theme parks, water parks and family entertainment centers nationwide, including Kennywood and Idlewild. Palace entertains millions of guests annually and is one of the largest park operators in the nation.

2014 Sandcastle Press Kit