Returning Fall 2019
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.
The 2018 Phantom Fright Nights schedule has now concluded. Check back in Summer 2019 for more details on Phantom Fright Nights 2019.
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. And, while not currently an official park rule, we strongly recommend and encourage minors (under 18) be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please visit our Park Rules & Policies page. Importantly, please take special note of Rules of Park Behavior.
No Re-Entry Policy
Phantom Fright Nights is a no re-entry event. Guests will not be able to re-enter the park once exited. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please remember to bring jackets, weather protection, etc. prior to entering the park. For your convenience, lockers will be available above the Kandy Kaleidoscope.
Check back in Summer 2019 for information on pricing for Phantom Fright Nights.
Join us for a frightening dinner with all your favorite ghouls! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Pre-Scare Dinner before Phantom Fright Nights on select dates during the 2019 PFN season. Check back in Summer 2019 for dates and details.
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!
Check back in Summer 2019 for availability on all RIP Tour Passes.
Aero 360 | Black Widow | Bayern Kurve
Cosmic Chaos | Exterminator | Gran Prix
Jack Rabbit | Kangaroo | Musik Express
Noah's Ark | Paratrooper | Phantom's Revenge
Pirate | Racer | Skycoaster
Swing Shot | Thunderbolt | Volcano
Ride lineup is subject to availability and can change without notice.
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: Parkside Cafe/Noah's Ark midway
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.