Edit ModuleShow Tags

Kennywood’s New Happy Hauntings Promise Family Fall Fun

Looking for creepy-crawly fun for the whole family? Don your Halloween best and head to Kennywood this October.




photo: Shutterstock

 

In addition to the regular ghosts and ghouls which roam the paths of Kennywood as part of the teens-and-up Phantom Fright Nights attraction, the West Mifflin amusement park will host Happy Hauntings, a family oriented fall festival. The park will open for these all-ages Halloween-themed afternoons from 12-4 p.m. beginning Oct. 7.

Best suited for children under the age of 10, Happy Hauntings will transform Kiddieland into a Halloween festival featuring trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, dance parties and more.

Happy Hauntings aims to bring families (and those of us who are scared of the dark) to Kennywood throughout the fall season without facing the fear-inducing (and not appropriate for young children) Phantom Fright Nights. Children will be able to enjoy all the perks of Kennywood with the extra benefits of pint-sized Halloween activities.

"Kennywood in the fall is a fantastic sight to see, but younger guests and the not-so-brave haven't been able to enjoy it," Jerome Gibas, general manager of Kennywood said via a press release. "Happy Hauntings will allow guests of all ages to experience Kennywood in the grandeur of the season without being scared.”

Attractions will include the Happy Hay Ride, which will pick up guests at Mortem Manor and send them through a tour of the park, and the Mystery Maze, which will popup in the pavilions near Kiddieland with a few friendly ghosts and mummies lurking in the shadows of the corn stalks.

The same costume and makeup teams that bring the undead of Phantom Fright Nights to life will create unique, family-friendly costumes for the park’s actors.

The majority of fun will take place around the Lagoon and in Kiddieland, but additional big-kid rides such as the Auto Race, Train, Merry-Go-Round, Paratrooper and Jack Rabbit will be available. While costumes are encouraged for children to get into the spooky spirit, costumes involving draping capes or extended accessory pieces may not be allowed on the rides.

Tickets are $16.99 plus fees; discounted admission will be available at Spirit Halloween locations.

Happy Hauntings will run for four weeks, ending on Oct. 29. Phantom Fright Nights, which enters its 16th season this year, will follow Happy Hauntings, beginning at 6 p.m. Click here for more information.
 

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

More From The 412

California Dreamin' - Pens Show Off Beach Volleyball Skills

California Dreamin' - Pens Show Off Beach Volleyball Skills

We think these guys were trying to recreate a scene from a popular movie.
Get Moving With Our Insider's Guide to Lyft and Uber

Get Moving With Our Insider's Guide to Lyft and Uber

Downloading the app is just the beginning. A real-life ridesharing driver shares some insider tips for making the most of the ’Burgh’s new car services.
Primanti’s Cheesesteak Makes Esquire’s Best Late-Night Food in America List

Primanti’s Cheesesteak Makes Esquire’s Best Late-Night Food in America List

The best way to end a fuzzy night of chaos? Meat. Cheese. Fries. Slaw.
Steelers President Admits 'I Stole Joe Greene's Car'

Steelers President Admits 'I Stole Joe Greene's Car'

What's equally surprising is that it took a decade before Greene ever found out about it.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Hot Reads

Matt Murray's Focus is on the Journey, Not the Destination

Matt Murray's Focus is on the Journey, Not the Destination

The Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender already has his name on the Stanley Cup — twice. Matt Murray may be a champion, but he’s still working diligently to improve his game.
Excellence in Nursing: Meet Our 2017 Honorees

Excellence in Nursing: Meet Our 2017 Honorees

Pittsburgh Magazine highlights the unsung heroes of the health care field: our Excellence in Nursing honorees, chosen by our panel of distinguished nursing professionals.
Restaurant Review: Superior Motors

Restaurant Review: Superior Motors

Kevin Sousa’s long-anticipated project fires on all cylinders as a restaurant. But, will it fulfill its larger mission?
Pittsburgh City Steps: An Artist Tells Their Stories

Pittsburgh City Steps: An Artist Tells Their Stories

Artist Laura Zurowski is on a mission to document Pittsburgh's public steps in an unorthodox way.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

On the Blogs


The Time to #GiveBigPittsburgh is Almost Here

The Time to #GiveBigPittsburgh is Almost Here

Make your donation go farther on the one-day charitable giving bonanza.

Comments


All the foodie news that's fit to blog
Just in Time for the Holidays: Miracle Returns to Downtown

Just in Time for the Holidays: Miracle Returns to Downtown

The over-the-top holiday-themed bar opens at the Original Oyster House the night after Thanksgiving.

Comments


Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
Meet the Winner of Our 2017 Cutest Pet Contest

Meet the Winner of Our 2017 Cutest Pet Contest

The winner received the most votes among five dogs, four cats and a bunny.

Comments


Steal the Crown Jewels at Escape Room 51

Steal the Crown Jewels at Escape Room 51

The new escape game is instantly among the best in town.

Comments


Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
Are Steelers Good Enough to Overcome Themselves?

Are Steelers Good Enough to Overcome Themselves?

The time has come for the offense to more often resemble what everyone thought it would become this season, as opposed to sinking on occasion to a Cleveland Browns-esque level of ineptitude.

Comments


Style. Design. Goods. Hide your credit card.
#Gottahaveit: Take It To the Hoop

#Gottahaveit: Take It To the Hoop

Robert Hallett, Goldsmith, handcrafts the jewelry in his Oakmont shop.

Comments


The movies that are playing in Pittsburgh –– and, more importantly, whether or not they're worth your time.
Pixar's Coco is a Visual Stunner, While Last Flag Flying is a Knockout

Pixar's Coco is a Visual Stunner, While Last Flag Flying is a Knockout

Reviews of "Coco," "Last Flag Flying" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri."

Comments


Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
Only in Pittsburgh: The Blast Furnace Wedding Venue

Only in Pittsburgh: The Blast Furnace Wedding Venue

Carrie Furnace is one of three intimate, uniquely Pittsburgh wedding venues that can accommodate every style from homestyle to rock-and-roll.

Comments


Weekly inspiration for your home from the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine
Bright Living: ‘Lumiere’ Condos Slated for Former Saks Downtown

Bright Living: ‘Lumiere’ Condos Slated for Former Saks Downtown

Named after the French word for light, the 86-unit mixed-use development, which will include a Fogo de Chao steakhouse as a tenant, offers folding glass walls in its residences to create an open-air living space.

Comments


The hottest topics in higher education
Tuition Increases at the University of Pittsburgh

Tuition Increases at the University of Pittsburgh

School trustees voted this week to increase tuition for in-state and out-of-state students.

Comments