Welcome Bloggers!

Celebrating Three Years of Happy Hauntings!

Kennywood’s Happy Hauntings is a kid-friendly Halloween event on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of October. Taking place from noon - 4:00 p.m., Kennywood is transformed into a Halloween spook-tacular festival where pumpkins replace flowers and cornstalks sprout up throughout the park. Young riders can enjoy Kiddieland and favorites such as the Merry-Go-Round, Auto Race and Jack Rabbit. Plus hay rides, trick-or-treat trails, and even the new Steel Curtain for more adventurous youngsters and older siblings! This event is geared for children under 10. Children may dress in costumes – some costumes may not be permitted on select rides for safety reasons. For more info, Click Here.

Thomas TownTM at Kennywood: Fall comes to the Island of Sodor! The new Thomas Town featuring Thomas & FriendsTM is open for Happy Hauntings, with festive decorations and a Halloween-themed live show at Tidmouth Sheds!

Hootin' Holler Hayride: Who doesn't love a good hayride?! Climb aboard in this tractor pull around Lost Kennywood, taking in the breathtaking fall colors of the park's many trees.Location: Lost Kennywood.

The Mystery Maze: Weave your way through the maze. Watch out: some friendly monsters may be waiting! Location: Centennial Midway, near Phantom's Revenge

Kenny's Spooky Sock Hop: After eating too much candy, Kenny and crew need to burn off some energy! Join them at the Garden Stage for a dance party at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.! Location: Garden Stage.

What will you get for joining the program?


  • Maximum 4 admission tickets to Happy Hauntings:
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Must visit first or second weekend, October 5-6 or 12-13. Date of visit must be set up at least 5 business days from expected visiting date.

    What do we expect from you?


  • 1 blog post about your experience
  • Incorporate link and personalized promocode to send readers to Happy Hauntings ticket store
  • Incorporate at least 5 photos in your blog
  • Tag Happy Hauntings in your posts
  • Blog post must be posted no later than October 17
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  • We love when you talk us up on social! And just like we have a unique voice for Kennywood on our social channels, we understand you may utilize one channel or style more than others. A good starting point is two posts per network: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But if you're big on Instagram Stories, or an accomplished YouTuber, then those channels where you feel most at home are the places to focus on! Exact requirements for social media will be mutually determined before your visit.
  • Please tag Kennywood Park in your posts (Facebook: Kennywood Park), (Twitter: @Kenny_Kangaroo), (Instagram: @kennywoodpark)
  • Primary Hashtag: #Kennywood, #happyhauntings
  • For Steel Curtain and Steelers Country, #steelcurtain, #thesteelcurtain, #steelerscountry and #steelerscountryatkennywood are the appropriate hashtags. For Thomas Town, please use #ThomasTown, #ThomasTownatKennywood. Please use #IMetThomas when posting any pictures posing with Thomas the Tank Engine.
  • Hashtags: #Kennywood and #HappyHauntings
  • Live tweets during event using correct hashtags and tags.

  • To apply for your chance to join our Halloween Blogger Program, CLICK HERE

    Please Include:

  • First and Last Name
  • Number of people attending, (Maximum 4 admission tickets)
  • Number of monthly blog page views and social media engagement stats
  • Blog title with link
  • Exact Date you would like to attend.

    Must visit Oct 5, 6, 12 or 13. Date of visit must be set up at least 5 business days from expected visiting date

    Be advised, not all bloggers will be accepted into this program.

    Those chosen to participate in this program will receive confirmation of their acceptance prior to their visit