Phantom Fright Nights

The Best Halloween Event in Pittsburgh!

The Phantom returns September 28, 2018

Phantom Fright Nights begins its bone-chilling 17th fall at Kennywood Park the final weekend of September 2018, continuing on weekends until Halloween.

Sponsored By La Roche College Logo

As the leaves turn and the days shorten, a darkness begins to fall over Kennywood.

The forces that power one of the world’s fiercest roller coasters, the Phantom’s Revenge, grow stronger. As Halloween nears, he cannot be denied: Phantom Fright Nights returns to Kennywood. The award-winning spectacle of terror has been recognized by USA Today for being among the best theme park Halloween events in the country, and was also named to Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Awards list of the best Halloween theme park events.


Phantom Fright Nights Brochure

Please note: Outside costumes, theatrical make-up, and masks are NOT permitted to be worn into the park during Phantom Fright Nights. No outside food or beverages are permitted. Heavy fog and strobe effects are in use throughout the park during Phantom Fright Nights. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 13

Tickets

Experience the terror for yourself... if you dare!
Buy your tickets online now and save up to $4 off the gate price.

Phantom Fright Nights Ticket - $29.99*
One admission to Kennywood on any operating Phantom Fright Nights date.

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Phantom Fright Nights Military Ticket - $19.99*
Kennywood has partnered with ID.Me to allow service members to purchase discounted Phantom Fright Nights tickets online.

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Phantom Fright Pass - $44.99*
Unlimited visits to Kennywood during the 2018 Phantom Fright Nights season.

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Bring your Group to Phantom Fright Nights!
A discounted $26 ticket is available for groups of 12 or more. Groups must be booked in advance of the visit to qualify for this special rate. Visit our Group Sales page for more information.


College Nights
Half Price College Nights: September 28, 29, October 7, 26, 27, 28 - $16.99* College Night rate is available at the park only. Guest must present a valid College ID or proof of attendance at time of purchase to receive the student discount. College Night tickets may not be purchased online.


Find Spooky Savings from Spirit Halloween!
Kennywood is proud to partner with Spirit Halloween for Happy Hauntings and Phantom Fright Nights again in 2018. Find discount coupons at participating Spirit Halloween locations in the Greater Pittsburgh Area and save up to $4 on admission - plus, get a coupon for 20 percent off one item at Spirit Halloween!


Season Passholders Save!
Select 2018/2019 Season Passholders save on admission to Phantom Fright Nights! Silver, Senior, Premium, Ride & Slide, and 120th Anniversary Season Passholders can visit Phantom Fright Nights on September 28, 29, October 7, 26, 27 & 28 for just $16.99. Please note, summer-only passes such as the Bronze, Senior Evening and Summer Saver expire on September 16, 2018 and are not valid for Phantom Fright Nights.


*Online sales prices do not include processing/convenience fees or tax. All tickets are subject to a $1 amusement tax, which is not factored in to the listed prices.

Pre-Scare Dinner

Join us for a frightening dinner with all your favorite ghouls! Enjoy a Pre-Scare Dinner from 5 – 6 p.m. on October 13, 20, 27, and 28. Not only will you get a dreadfully delicious all-you-can-eat buffet, you also receive admission to Fright Nights and one Front of the Line Pass for the haunt of your choice! All that for only $39.99*!

Pre-Scare Dinner Menu: BBQ Ribs, burgers (with fixings), chicken wing bar, loaded potato wedges, potato salad, fruit salad and assorted cookies. Fountain drinks included. Season beers are also available for additional charge.

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Already have a ticket or Season Pass? Purchase a Dinner Only ticket for $25.00.

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RIP Tours

Want to experience as much chaos and calamity as you can during Phantom Fright Nights? Sign up for one of our RIP Tours! These tours allow you to bypass lines for our haunted houses, roller coasters, and other thrill rides!


Limited availability on all RIP Tour Passes.


The Seven Deadly Haunts Pass - $20
Only the bravest can face all seven of the haunted houses at Phantom Fright Nights. This pass grants its holder front-of-the-line access to each haunt once. Pass can be used at any time on date designated on voucher. Online purchases must be made 48 hours in advance of visit. Limited quantity available in park.

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Unlimited Haunts Pass - $40
Ah, you’re a glutton for punishment! Purchase the Unlimited Fear Pass to get unlimited access to each and every one of the Phantom Fright Nights haunts. Pass can be used at any time on date designated on voucher. Online purchases must be made 48 hours in advance of visit. Limited quantity available in park.

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Scream Coaster Pass - $20
If you can’t wait to start screaming, this is the pass for you. Get front-of-the-line access for one ride on each Kennywood coaster. Pass can be used at any time on date designated on voucher. Online purchases must be made 48 hours in advance of visit. Limited quantity available in park.

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Unlimited Screams Pass - $40
Don’t want to stop screaming? Purchase the Unlimited Screams Pass to get unlimited access to each and every one of Kennywood’s roller coasters. Pass can be used at any time on date designated on voucher. Online purchases must be made 48 hours in advance of visit. Limited quantity available in park.

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Flights of Fright Pass - $15
This pass puts you at the front of the line for three of Phantom Fright Nights’ most fearsome attractions: Black Widow, Swing Shot and Aero 360. May be used once per ride. Pass can be used at any time on date designated on voucher. Online purchases must be made 48 hours in advance of visit. Limited quantity available in park.

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Total Terror Pass - $80
Only the boldest will buy the Total Terror Pass, which gives you unlimited access to all seven PFN haunts, each of our roller coasters, and the Black Widow, Swing Shot and Aero 360. Online purchases must be made 48 hours in advance of visit. Limited quantity available in park.

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Haunt & Ride Lineup

Ride Lineup

Aero 360 | Black Widow | Bayern Kurve

Cosmic Chaos | Exterminator | Ghostwood Estate

Gran Prix | Jack Rabbit | Kangaroo

Musik Express | Noah's Ark | Paratrooper

Phantom's Revenge | Pirate | Racer

Skycoaster | Swing Shot | Volcano

Ride lineup is subject to availability and can change without notice.

Haunt Lineup

Villa of the Vampire - Long ago, an old and powerful vampire known only as The Master came to Kennywood. Brick by brick, he built his Villa to house his children of the night. Over the years, The Master has opened up the Villa to many guests. Some joined him, building the vampire pack stronger, while the rest have served to feed this bloodthirsty group. Will you be The Master’s next snack? Location: Penny Arcade

BioFear - Welcome to Biofear, our top-secret government genetics research facility. In a stroke of bad luck, just as you prepare to embark on an exclusive tour, there is a horrible accident. The entire facility has been put on lock down. Is there enough time for you to escape the lab before the rabid mutants and the infected scientists get the best of you? Location: Pavilion 23 (near Steel Curtain)

Mortem Manor - Kennywood’s original haunted attraction returns in 2018 for its 17th season. From the moment you enter the Mortem Family estate and are greeted by Dmitri, the family patriarch, to the moment of your exit, you will encounter all that once lived in this giant mansion. They won’t be happy either and will make every attempt to make you a part of the Mortem family…forever! Location: Parkside Café

Voodoo Bayou - As you set off on your boating excursion through the bayou, you’re just not entering any typical swampland. You’re entering a world filled with swamp creatures and voodoo priestesses who conjure up the dead to prey on the living. Whatever you may fear, those who possess the power of voodoo will be sure those fears are unleashed to find you inside the Voodoo Bayou. Haunt opens at Dusk. Location: Raging Rapids

Dark Shadows - The Shadows are everywhere. Everywhere. As your make your way through the pitch black setting, you will encounter the shadows of the night. The shadows play games with your mind, lurking around every twist and turn. Don’t let these shadows get the best of you. Haunt opens at Dusk. Location: Kiddieland Pavilions

Kennyville Cemetery - Welcome to the most hallowed grounds in Kennywood Park. At Kennyville Cemetery, you'll find the remains of some of the most legendary figures of Kennywood’s past. As you walk through this peaceful park treasure, be aware that during the month of October these figures awake from their slumber to walk again, and they don’t like unwelcome visitors. Haunt opens at Dusk. Location: Dancing Waters/Kandy Kaleidoscope area

Haunted Ark - While Noah befriended the animals during the long journey aboard the Ark, the Phantom's presence has warped his mind. Donning the faces of his former four-legged friends, Noah and his family now ready for their next slaughter and sacrifices: YOU! Location: Noah's Ark

Friday the 13th 4-D Experience - Terror goes to a new dimension in Friday the 13th™ 4-D! JASON VOORHEES™ attacks anyone who enters the grounds of CAMP CRYSTAL LAKE and with every twist and turn, heightened by hair-raising 3-D and startling special effects, this creepy 4-D experience delivers heart-stopping action. VIEW TRAILER

Warning: Friday the 13th™ 4-D contains graphic, violent content and is not recommended for those under the age of 13

Fear Fest - Step right up and enter our Festival of Fear. The finest, most demented clowns in the world will be sure to entertain you as you walk through this fun-filled festival. Our clowns just want to have some fun at your expense. Location: Kangaroo

Gory Park - A modern day zombie apocalypse has taken over this cityscape park. At Gory Park, everyday parkgoers and public works employees have been turned into rabid zombies looking for their next victim. They will welcome you into their domain with only one thing on their minds…eating your brain! Location: Lost Kennywood

Death Valley - Go back in time with a trip to Death Valley. Hop on board the ghost train for your chance to mine for gold, or stop in town and visit some of the original inhabitants. They may have died a century ago, but their spirits never stopped guarding their town—for eternity! Location: Ghostwood Estate

FAQs & Tips

1. How do I buy tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online, at Giant Eagle, or at the Front Gate.

2. When are you open?
Fridays and Saturdays from September 28 – October 27 from 6 p.m. – 12 a.m., plus Sunday, Oct. 7 and 28 from 6 – 11 p.m.
Click here for calendar.

3. What is an RIP ticket/tour?
An RIP ticket offers you front of the line access to a specific haunt or group of haunts on the night of purchase. Each haunt has a special RIP line, please enter and present your pass to the haunt grouping attendant.

4. What do Kennywood Season Passholders get for Fright Nights?
Select Kennywood Season Passholders (Silver, Senior, Premium, Ride & Slide and 120th Anniversary) receive half-price admission on the first and last weekends of Phantom Fright Nights, plus both Sunday dates. Discount days: September 28-29, October 7, 26, 27, 28.

5. Are the Haunts opened in the rain?
As long as the park is open, the indoor haunted attractions will stay opened in the rain. However, when conditions warrant, our outside attractions may have to temporarily close until the weather improves. Please note, Phantom Fright Nights can be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Cancellations or early closures will be announced on our website, along with the Kennywood Facebook and Twitter pages.

6. Do you sell souvenirs?
Yes! Souvenirs can be found in a number of gift shops and kiosks located throughout the park.

7. Where can I find an ATM?
ATMs are located at the park entrance and at the Kandy Kaleidoscope store located near the tunnel and Sky Rocket.

8. Are the monsters allowed to touch you?
The actors will not touch you at Kennywood; however, they do get very close. Occasionally you may end up brushing up against their costumes or props.

9. Are there any age restrictions?
Kennywood Phantom Fright Nights are not recommended for children under 13. If you or someone in your group become too scared to continue, there are many emergency exits throughout each attraction. Please stop an actor and let them know and you will be directed to the exit.

10. Are the haunts at Kennywood accessible to Guests with Disabilities?
Yes they are, but please stop by our Rider Safety Center so they can answer your questions and give you more specific information.

11. Is there fog in the haunted houses?
Yes, we use fog liberally in Phantom Fright Nights. If you find the smoke or odors too intense, there are emergency exits throughout each attraction. Please stop an actor and let them know and you will be directed to the exit.

12. Are there strobe lights?
Yes, strobe lights are in operation in some of our haunted attractions.

13. Can we be removed from the park?
Yes. We do not allow line jumping, foul language, pushing, vulgar behavior, weapons of any kind, alcohol, or drug use. Upon review by our public safety staff if violating these rules you could be subject to ejection from the park.

14. Do you serve alcoholic beverages?
No. Kennywood does not serve alcoholic beverages during Phantom Fright Nights and does not permit them inside the park grounds.

15. Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is allowed only at designated places inside the park and is not permitted on rides or in haunts, queue lines, and open midways.

16. Is flash photography allowed inside of your haunted attractions?
No photography of any sort is permitted inside the haunts; however, the roving characters and creatures working out in the midways will quite often pose for pictures.

17. What are we not allowed to bring with us into Phantom Fright Nights?
Guests are not allowed to bring outside food and beverages (including alcohol) into Phantom Fright Nights. Guests are also not allowed to bring their own costumes, masks, facepaint, weapons, flashlights or laser pointers into Phantom Fright Nights or any of the haunted attractions.

18. Can I be an actor for Phantom Fright Nights?
Yes! You absolutely can! Just head over to our employment page and apply for a haunt actor position or a position in one of our other departments. (It's recommended you apply for a haunt position from the middle of August through September)

19. Can I be a volunteer at Phantom Fright Nights?
Yes! We are accepting applications for volunteer groups to help at PFN and receive a portion of event proceeds. Visit our employment page page and scroll to the bottom for information on volunteering at Fright Nights.

20. Do you have a lost and found?
We do. You can visit our service center located behind the Haunted Ark (Noah's Ark) and report your lost item. All found items are returned to this location.

Phantom Fright Nights is not recommended for children under the age of 13.