The best Halloween attraction in Pittsburgh
Phantom Fright Nights begins its bone-chilling 17th fall at Kennywood Park the final weekend of September 2018, continuing on weekends until Halloween.
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.
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
1. How do I buy tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online, at Giant Eagle, or at the Front Gate. Phantom Fright Night tickets go on sale in September.
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.
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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. 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.
5. Do you sell souvenirs?
Yes! Souvenirs can be found in a number of gift shops and kiosks located throughout the park.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Are there any age restrictions?
Kennywood’s 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.
9 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.
10. 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.
11. Are there strobe lights?
Yes, strobe lights are in operation in some of our haunted attractions.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is allowed only at designated places inside the park and is not permitted in open midways and lines.
15. 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.
16. 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 weapons, flashlights or laser pointers into Phantom Fright Nights or any of the haunted attractions.
17. 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)
18. Can I be a volunteer at Phantom Fright Nights?
Yes! We begin accepting applications for volunteer groups to help at PFN and receive a portion of proceeds in August or September. Visit our employment page page and scroll to the bottom for information on volunteering at Fright Nights. -->
19. 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.