Happy Hauntings

A kid-friendly Halloween event!

A kid-friendly Halloween event, Saturdays and Sundays during the Fall season!

With the sweet smell of fall in the air, Kennywood transforms into a festival of fun! 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, pumpkin decorating, and more! Enjoy traditional fun fall activities in the one-of-a-kind setting of Kennywood!

And don’t worry, the Phantom and his fearsome friends will stay away from Happy Hauntings. This event is geared for children under 10. Children may dress in costumes – some costumes may not be permitted on select rides. See the FAQ section below for further details – please note, some information will be updated closer to the beginning of Happy Hauntings’ 2018 season.

Rides & Activities

Hootin' Holler Hayride
Hop aboard, settle into the hay and watch Kennywood go by on the Happy Hay Ride! The Hay Ride picks guests up in front of the Parkside Café for a tour of select areas of Kennywood. Location: In front of the Parkside Café/Mortem Manor

Pumpkin decorating
Get a jumpstart on your Halloween decorations when you come to Happy Hauntings! Get your pumpkin, decorate it however you please and take it home as a souvenir, where you can carve to your heart’s content! Location: Pavilion 15 near Kiddieland. Pumpkins available for $4.99. Please note: pumpkins cannot be carved during Happy Hauntings.

The Mystery Maze
Weave your way through the maze. Watch out: some friendly monsters may be waiting! Location: Pavilions near Kiddieland

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! Location: Garden Stage. Times: 1:00pm & 2:30pm

Doc Dixon Magic Show
The dashing Doc Dixon descends upon Happy Hauntings with his hilarious brand of magic! Doc will perform feats of wonder twice daily, at 1:30 & 3:00 p.m.

Rides Available during Happy Hauntings include:
All Kiddieland rides | Auto Race | Skeleton Station (Olde Kennywood Railroad) | Merry-Go-Round | Paratrooper | Jack Rabbit

Rides & Activities may change from the above. Check back this fall for more information.



What is Happy Hauntings?
Happy Hauntings is Kennywood’s kid-friendly Halloween event! Children can enjoy Kiddieland and some ‘big-kid’ rides while also decorating pumpkins and more!  

When is Happy Hauntings?
Happy Hauntings takes places on Saturdays and Sundays October 8 – 28.

How much are tickets?    
Check back later this summer for full 2018 pricing information. Children age 3 and under can visit Happy Hauntings free of charge.

What age is this event appropriate for?
Happy Hauntings is designed with children under 10 in mind, however, all those young in heart can expect to enjoy themselves!

Can we dress up or wear Halloween costumes for Happy Hauntings?
Children are permitted to wear costumes to Kennywood for Happy Hauntings. However, parts of some costumes (such as capes or longer accessories) may not be worn on select rides for safety reasons. Please, no adults in costume for Happy Hauntings.

What rides are open for Happy Hauntings?
While the 2018 ride lineup is not finalized, we expect Kiddieland rides, plus the new Thomas Town™ at Kennywood attraction to highlight the Happy Hauntings ride lineup, along with family favorites like Jack Rabbit, Paratrooper, and the Merry Go Round.

Is all of Kennywood open?
Like most of Kennywood’s special seasonal events, only a limited portion of the park is open for Happy Hauntings. The majority of activities occur in the area around the Lagoon & in Kiddieland. The Happy Hay Ride takes guests through other areas of the park, which are not accessible by foot.

Is my Season Pass valid for Happy Hauntings?
Select Season Passholders will be eligible for discounted admission to Happy Hauntings. Check back later this summer for details. Please note, Bronze, Senior Evening and Summer Saver Season Passes are not eligible for discounts or free admission to Happy Hauntings.                                                  

Can we carve our pumpkins at Happy Hauntings?
Select Season Passholders will be eligible for discounted admission to Happy Hauntings. Check back later this summer for details. Please note, Bronze, Senior Evening and Summer Saver Season Passes are not eligible for discounts or free admission to Happy Hauntings.

Are any food stands open?
Yes! Many of Kennywood’s signature favorite foods will be available, along with specialty seasonal items. Come hungry!

I need a wheelchair or stroller. Are they available?
Just like our Summer, Phantom Fright Nights and Holiday Lights events, wheelchairs (standard and motorized), wagons and strollers are available for rental at the park entrance.

Can I use or reserve a picnic pavilion for Happy Hauntings?
No, the picnic areas of Kennywood are closed for Happy Hauntings.

Is The Potato Patch open?
The Potato Patch stand is not open, however the Star Refreshment stand located near the Log Jammer will be open and serves Potato Patch fries, along with chicken fingers, corn dogs, and other concessions.

Do my Happy Hauntings tickets get me in to Phantom Fright Nights?
Happy Hauntings and Phantom Fright Nights are totally separate events, and separate tickets must be purchased to attend each event. All guests will be required to leave the park upon the conclusion of Happy Hauntings at 4 p.m.

Tickets & Pricing
Check back soon for full pricing information for Happy Hauntings 2018.