Halloween at Kennywood: 2023 In-Depth Guide

Imagine the thrill of canoe rides and the chill of ghostly apparitions, all under the eerie glow of October moonlight. This Kennywood Halloween guide offers a tantalizing glimpse into the ghoulish delights that await you – from spine-tingling attractions to hauntingly delicious treats. So paint your face, don your creepiest costume, and join us for a spine-chilling adventure you’ll never forget. It’s going to be a scream!

Operating Hours

Hold on to your witch hats and pull your costumes out of the closet because spooky times at Kennywood 2023 are just around the corner! A spine-chilling, fun-filled halloween event will commence on Sept. 22 to October 29.

Keep your weekends free because the park opens its hauntingly fun doors every Friday at 6 PM-11 PM, 12 PM – 11 PM on Saturday, and Sunday, 12 PM-10 PM. Get ready for some spooktacular nights!


Kennywood’s Halloween festivities are located on Route 837 in West Mifflin, PA, approximately 12 miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh. To reach the location, take I-376 to Edgewood-Swissvale Exit, turn left, and follow Kennywood arrows south onto South Braddock Avenue. The Kennywood Parking lot is on the right side of the road.

What’s New in 2023?

Unveiling the Phantom Fall Fest: The Heart of Halloween at Kennywood

Kennywood Phantom Fall Fest is where every inch of the park is cloaked in a haunting aura that will leave you shivering with anticipation. From eerie lighting to bone-chilling soundtracks, the Phantom Fall Fest is an immersive Halloween Kennywood experience that is not for the faint-hearted.

The park offers a mix of fun and fear, with haunted houses, family-friendly scares, and thrilling activities for all ages.

Exploring the Haunted Houses

Here, you can walk down lanes filled with swirling mists and dark shadows, where every corner may hold a ghastly surprise. Step into the Villa of the Vampires, where creatures of the night have taken over an aristocratic manor.

If you dare, visit the Shady Grove Memorial Hospital, now abandoned and reportedly haunted by the souls of its past patients. From the hospital, we move to the bayou, but not just any bayou.

This is the Voodoo Bayou, a haunted house themed around the mystical and terrifying practices of voodoo. Dark magic and eerie whispers fill the air as you navigate through this unnerving swamp-like environment.

Family-Friendly Scares

At Kennywood, Halloween fun isn’t only for the brave at heart – it’s for everyone! Venture into the ‘Ark in the Dark,’ a kid-friendly scare zone where chills and thrills are served with a side of laughter.

Embark on a bizarre journey in ‘Malice in Wonderland,’ where nothing is as it seems, and every corner holds a new surprise. Young aspiring ghost-hunters can take a chilling yet delightful adventure through the ‘Kennyville Cemetery,’ where they might encounter friendly spirits from Kennywood’s past. Remember, Halloween at Kennywood is as much about giggles as it is about screams!

Not-to-Miss Experiences

Take a thrilling journey through the shadowy waters of the Voodoo Bayou with Kennywood’s Swamp Canoe and Raft Excursions. Glide down the erie canals in a canoe, or hold on tight as you navigate the murky waters on a raft, surrounded by haunting decorations and spooky sound effects.

Don’t forget to pack your bravery because you never know what might be lurking beneath the water or amidst the fog!

Kennywood Halloween 2023 Tickets

The Phantom Fall Fest begins in early September and offers access to scare zones, haunted houses, and family-friendly attractions. Tickets include general admission and fast pass tickets, with regular rides like the ‘Steel Curtain’ still available, but keep in mind that some attractions involve additional fees.

Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance to ensure a spot in the phantom-filled fest.

Kennywood Vacation Packages

After a day filled with haunting encounters and indulging in festive foods like the iconic pumpkin funnel cakes, unwind and recharge in your cozy hotel room. To truly immerse yourself in the Halloween spirit, why not extend your Kennywood experience with a Phantom Fall Fest Hotel + Ticket Package?

Your package also includes additional perks, such as next-day park entry so you can enjoy more of Kennywood’s attractions in the daylight.

Join in the Celebration of the Season!

This Halloween, come and lose yourself in the enchanting autumn nights under the starlit skies of Kennywood. Kennywood’s Halloween festivities are where every scare is a delight, every scream is a memory, and every visit is an adventure.


Start Date:

September 2, 2023 @ 12:00 pm CDT

End Date:

October 29, 2023 @ 10:00 pm CDT



Kennywood Park

4800 Kennywood Blvd
West Mifflin, PA 15122 United States


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