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Happy Hauntings opens to families October 7

Kennywood's first family-friendly fall festivities happening weekends throughout October

Kennywood Happy Hauntings

WEST MIFFLIN, PA--When the air begins to cool and the leaves start to change colors, the Phantom takes over Kennywood for his fright-filled nights. This year, have no fear! During the day, Happy Hauntings transforms Pittsburgh's best amusement park into a fall festival of fun for the entire family!

Join us on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m. beginning October 7, 2017 for hay rides, pumpkin decorating, and tasty treats. Children can enjoy Kiddieland rides along with a selection of other family favorites, such as the Jack Rabbit, Auto Race, Paratrooper, and more. There's even a bite-sized maze for guests not quite ready for the mazes of Phantom Fright Nights!

"We're taking the highlights of a traditional fall festival and combining them with our classic family attractions," says Kennywood General Manager Jerome Gibas. "We hope to see Happy Hauntings become a popular tradition like Phantom Fright Night and Holiday Lights."

Kids can embark on a trick-or-treating trail through the Kennyville Cemetery, and then burn off that candy energy at Kenny Kangaroo's Sock Hop dance parties, held twice per day.

Costumes are permitted to be worn by children; however, parts of some costumes (capes and other longer accessories) may not be worn on select rides for safety reasons. Adults are asked to please refrain from dressing up.

Tickets for Happy Hauntings can be purchased at Kennywood for $16.99. Admission is free for children ages 3 and under. Guests can also pick up coupons good for $4 off at local Spirit Halloween locations.

For more information, visit the Happy Hauntings page on our web site.

Kennywood is America's Finest Traditional Amusement Park! The Pittsburgh-area park offers a unique mix of modern thrills and classic rides, including seven roller coasters, a 14-ride Kiddieland, and several attractions that cannot be found anywhere else. Kennywood, founded in 1898, continues to provide unforgettable fun for all ages.

Sandcastle Waterpark has been providing summer fun for 28 seasons. Sandcastle offers funs for all ages with 15 infamous waterslides, the wild Mon-Tsunami Wave Pool, scenic Mushroom Pool, relaxing Lazy River, pint-sized Tad Pool, and Wet Willie's Waterworks.

Idlewild & SoakZone, founded in 1878 as a picnic ground along the Ligonier Valley Rail Road, is the longest-operating amusement park in Pennsylvania and third-oldest in America. It has been recognized as the world's best children's park by Amusement Today.