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Happy Hauntings

Happy Hauntings at Kennywood


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.

  • Rides & Activities
  • FAQ
  • Tickets and Pricing

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



What is Happy Hauntings?
New to Kennywood for Fall 2017, Happy Hauntings is a 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 beginning October 7 and ending October 29. Hours are 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How much are tickets?    
Tickets are $16.99, plus a $1 amusement tax, when purchased at Kennywood. Grab a discount coupon at participating Spirit Halloween locations to save up to $4 on Happy Hauntings tickets! Children age 3 and under can visit Happy Hauntings free of charge. No senior citizen or military rates are available for this event.

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?
Kiddieland attractions will be open, along with the Merry Go Round, Jack Rabbit, Paratrooper, Auto Race, and Olde Kennywood Railroad. Please note, ride lineup is subject to change based on availability.

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?
No, Season Passes cannot be used for Happy Hauntings                                                  

Can we carve our pumpkins at Happy Hauntings?
Pumpkins are available for purchase at our pumpkin decorating stations. Accessories will be available to decorate the pumpkins, however they cannot be carved at Kennywood. Of course, you can take your pumpkin home and carve it there if you wish!

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

At the Gate: $16.99*
Online: $13.99*
Admission is free for children 3 and under


Save up to $4.00 on admission when you pick up a discount coupon from local Spirit Halloween stores!
*Plus $1 amusement tax. Convenience fees apply when purchasing tickets online

Bring A Group of Ghouls to Happy Hauntings!
When you bring a devilish dozen (12 or more) to Happy Hauntings, your group qualifies for discount tickets! Group Rate: $12.99**


**$9.99 convenience fee applies when purchasing group tickets online

Pumpkin Decorating
Before you carve, decorate your pumpkin with us! Pumpkins are available for purchase for $4.99.

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