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15 Years of Frights!

Phantom Fright Nights 2017

Fridays and Saturdays from September 29 – October 28 6 p.m. – Midnight
Plus Sundays October 8 & 29 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Dates and times subject to change without notice


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 coasters, The Phantom’s Revenge, grow stronger. As Halloween nears, he cannot be denied: Phantom Fright Nights returns to Kennywood

Come experience the most intense spectacles of sheer terror, and Kennywood’s terrifying thrill rides. This October, face your fear.

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.

Do you care to scare? We’re hiring to join the Phantom Fright Nights crew! Apply now!

  • Haunt & Ride Lineup
  • Tickets, Passes & Pre-Scare Dinners
  • RIP Tours
  • FAQ & Tips

Haunt Line Up

All Haunts, Rides and Attractions availability are subject to change without notice

Friday the 13th 4-D
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

Haunted Ark
There’s more than just animals inside Noah’s Ark. But what? Find out what the Phantom has in store soon…
Kennywood location: Noah’s Ark

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 of this facility, there is a horrible accident. The entire facility has been put on lock down. Is there enough time for you to escape the facility before the rabid mutants and the infected scientists get the best of you?
Kennywood location: Pavilion 23 (near Log Jammer)

Mortem Manor
Mortem’s Manor, Kennywood’s longest running haunted attraction returns in 2015 for its 14th 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!
Kennywood location: Parkside Cafe

Villa of the Vampire
Many years ago, an old and powerful vampire only known as “The Master” came to Kennywood and brought with him his Villa. Brick by brick it was built to house all his children of the night. Over the years, the Master has opened up his Villa to many guests. Some of these guests 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?
Kennywood location: Penny Arcade

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.
Kennywood location: Raging Rapids

Dark Shadows
The Shadows are everywhere and I mean everywhere. As your make your way through the darkness of Dark Shadows you will encounter the shadows of the night. The shadows will play games with your mind and will lurk around every twist and turn. Don’t let these shadows get the best of you.
Haunt opens at Dusk.
Kennywood location: Pavilions 15 – 16 (behind Kiddieland)

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.
Kennywood location: Kangaroo

Gory Park
A modern day zombie apocalypse has taken over this cityscape park. At Gory Park, everyday park goers 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!
Kennywood 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!
Kennywood location: Ghostwood Estates

Kennywood Cemetery
Welcome to the most hallowed grounds in Kennywood Park. At the Kennywood cemetery lies 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.
Kennywood location: Near Dancing Waters

All Haunts, Rides and Attractions availability are subject to change without notice

Rides & Attractions Open for Phantom Fright Nights

4-D Theater
Showing Friday the 13th 4-D
Aero 360 Bayern Kurve
Black Widow Cosmic Chaos Exterminator
Ghostwood Estates Gran Prix Jack Rabbit
Kangaroo Musik Express Racer
Sky Rocket Skycoaster Swing Shot
Thunderbolt Phantom’s Revenge  

Tickets & Dinners

Check back soon for information on ticket prices and how to purchase tickets.

2017 Season Pass Holder Nights

Guests with a 2017 Premium, Silver, Platinum or Ride & Slide Season Pass get half-price admission on select nights (to be announced). Guests with a 2017 Bronze Pass do not receive discounted or free admission for Phantom Fright Nights.

Pre-Scare Dinners

Join us for a frightening dinner with all your favorite ghouls! Enjoy dinner from 4 - 6 p.m., followed by an exclusive viewing of Friday the 13TH 4-D Experience, starring everyone’s favorite slasher JASON VOORHEES™, starting at 5 p.m. If you survive the feature, you can enjoy the entire evening of Phantom Fright Nights until midnight!

Not recommended for children under the age of 13.

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! RIP Tours go on sale in September, so be sure to check back later in the year for more information!

Phantom Fright Nights FAQ

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 29 – October 28 from 6 p.m. – 12 a.m., plus Sundays October 8 & 29 from 6 p.m. – 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. 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 accept applications each fall. Head to 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.

Not Recommended for children under 13


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.


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