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The leaves are quickly changing colors and October is moving along at Phantom speed! As Halloween draws near, we've already reached the halfway point of Phantom Fall Fest 2022. Now is the time to plan your visit to the Best Halloween Event in Pittsburgh! Here's a few helpful hints to maximize your day at this year's Phantom Fall Fest:
There's plenty of places to capture that perfect Instagram fall photo during Phantom Fall Fest! Courtesy of Cindi Daghlas
Phantom Fall Fest lets you do Halloween your way, no matter the time of day! There are still nine operating days left for this year's Phantom Fall Fest. We're open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday nights, 12 -11 p.m. Saturdays and 12-10 p.m. on Sundays. Looking for lighter crowds? Friday evenings generally draw those lighter crowds due to high school football season, and Sundays also tend to draw lighter crowds with many people preparing for school and work the next day. Take advantage of the shorter lines these days; you won't regret it! Review our operating schedule.
Saturday and Sunday afternoons also feature daytime fun for the whole family, with more than 30 rides and attractions scheduled to operate - from our most thrilling coasters to the smallest thrills in Kiddieland and Thomas Town - all for one low price! Children and families can also get groovy at Kenny's Spooky Sock hop at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Garden Stage. Then, at 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the Phantom takes screams to the extreme with seven haunted houses, four scare zones and our signature rollercoasters and thrill rides in the dark.
Kennywood undergoes a complete Halloween transformation during Phantom Fall Fest, with signature spooky lightning, fog and the Phantom's ghouls roaming the midways.
Without a doubt, our seven haunts and four scare zones are among the most popular things to do at Phantom Fall Fest. Once the spooky portion of the day begins at 6 p.m., our indoor haunts - Villa of the Vampire and mALICE in Wonderland - soon open alongside our four scare zones. Our outdoor haunts open at sunset - the Phantom's ghosts and ghouls don't like the light!
Be sure to check out all seven of our spectacular haunts, five of which are included with admission!
While you're making your way between haunts, take a walk through our fantastic four scare zones:
We'd suggest checking out mALICE in Wonderland, our brand-new haunt, first. You can purchase tickets here. Enjoy a couple rides, then head toward Shady Grove, Voodoo Bayou, Dark Shadows, the Kennyville Cemetery and the Villa of the Vampire. Everyone tends to enjoy the haunts near the front of the park first, meaning these attractions often get shorter lines a little later in the evening. Also, Ark in the Dark tickets sell out quickly, so we'd strongly recommend purchasing in advance. You get to pick your own time, which makes planning your visit that much easier!
Our rides also receive a Halloween makeover during Phantom Fall Fest - whether it's re-colored lighting, reduced lighting or no lights at all!
What's Kennywood without your favorite rides? During this year's Phantom Fall Fest, enjoy six coasters: Steel Curtain, Phantom's Revenge, Thunderbolt, Jack Rabbit, Sky Rocket and a special lights-out version of the Exterminator. Plus, enjoy thrills on Black Widow, SwingShot and Cosmic Chaos plus iconic classics like the Turtle and the refurbished Kangaroo.
Additionally, from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, families will also enjoy Thomas Town, Kiddieland and classics like the Merry-Go-Round, Auto Race and Whip. Over 30 total rides are scheduled to operate during Phantom Fall Fest!
Check out a the full 2022 Phantom Fall Fest Ride Lineup.
Loaded corn dogs are just one of Kennywood's signature Phantom Fall Fest food specialties. Available at the Midway Refreshment Stand.
There's several delicious dining delicacies to try during Phantom Fall Fest! You won't want to miss our loaded corn dogs with chili, cheese and jalapeños at the Midway Refreshment Stand or our smothered chicken breast dinner in the Parkside Café, served with red mashed potatoes and vegetables. The Kandy Kaliedoscope is home to tons of sweet treats, from seasonal flavors of our homemade fudge to chocolate-covered Oreos and everything in between. Back in 2022 by popular demand, grab a pumpkin spice funnel cake at the Star Refreshment Stand or enjoy a scary ice cream cone at the Pagoda. Need to warm up? Try our hot brocolli cheddar and loaded potato soups at the Parkside Café.
Kennywood's seasonal Phantom Fall Fest adult beverages are available at the Beer Garden and Punts.
To go with our dining specials, there's several drink specials to enjoy during Phantom Fall Fest! Grab a souvenir mug and fill up with hot chocolate, hot apple cider and coffee, available at select locations throughout the park. For the grown ups, we have several alcoholic specials to enjoy:
These drinks are available at the Beer Garden and Punts. Must be 21+, enjoy responsibly!
During Phantom Fall Fest, we have a number of add-on experiences to enjoy. Here's a few to check out:
That's right — your pooch will have the chance to step foot — er, paw — in Kennywood for the first time ever next Saturday, October 22!
We also have several extra Phantom Fall Fest events coming up! Mark your calendars for:
In addition to everything else, part of the fun of Phantom Fall Fest is simply taking in the sights of Kennywood's coasters against the changing leaves.
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So there you have it — you only have three more weekends for fall fun at Kennywood this season! Visit our Phantom Fall Fest page for the full details. Lastly, be sure to familiarize yourself with our updated safety enhancements that will be in place during your visit. See you this weekend!