Each fall, after Kennywood's gates close for the winter, the Phantom takes possession of the midway. Experience many haunted walk-throughs and mazes, including VooDoo Bayou, Mortem Manor, Villa of the Vampires, and Death Valley Ghost Town, plus Fear Festival, Kennyville Cemetery, BioFear, and Gory Park. There are also plenty of other thrills and screams after the sun goes down on favorite Kennywood rides including the Aero 360, SwingShot, Jack Rabbit, the Exterminator, the Thunderbolt, the Sky Rocket, the Racer and, of course, Phantom's Revenge. Classic rides like Noah's Ark are also open.
Dates and Times:
Friday & Saturday nights, September 28 - October 27, 2012
7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
* Plus, Sunday, October 7th, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Tickets for Phantom Fright Nights are $28.99 at Kennywood - $25.99 if you purchase them in advance at any participating Giant Eagle location. Phantom Fright Night tickets are on sale at participating Giant Eagle stores by mid-September. You can also by them online and print them yourself.
Buy One Get One Free tickets are available for Sept. 28 & 29th, plus Oct. 7th, with this online Phantom Fright Nights coupon.
What to Expect:
In the spirit of Halloween, Kennywood undergoes a complete make-over, with costumed actors roaming the paths, spooky music filling the air, classic horror movies playing, fog blanketing the park and every light bulb in the park is changed to a different color - even in the restrooms! Chainsaw-wielding ghouls jump out in the most unexpected places, and the traditional rides take on a spooky theme.
Almost a dozen food stands are open throughout the park with Halloween-themed foods such as Fright Fries, Monster Dogs, Brain Freezes, Cemetery Sausage, Grave Yard Pizza and Cotton Cobwebs.
Before you Go:
For safety reasons, masks, costume-style make-up and costumes are not permitted at Phantom Fright Nights. Kennywood does not recommend Phantom Fright Nights for children under 13
, but all ages are admitted.
The busiest days are expected to be Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2012. You've been warned! Days expected to be less busy include September 28 & 29, and October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2012.
Location & Directions:
Phantom Fright Nights are held at Kennywood Amusement Park
, 10 miles from downtown Pittsburgh on PA 837 along the Monongahela River.
Follow Interstate 376 (Parkway East) to the Swissvale Exit (No. 7). From this exit, follow the Kennywood arrows.
Kennywood Amusement Park: