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WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — Kennywood’s Phantom Fall Fest has creeped out of the shadows for weekend fun this fall.

This season Phantom Fall Fest takes screams to the extreme with more scares, more effects and more horror as Kennywood continues its 125th celebration season. In all, Phantom Fall Fest features six horrifying haunts, four sinister scare zones and 13 terrifying rides in the dark.

A twisted haunt inspired by the classic story of Alice in Wonderland makes its debut this Halloween season. The new haunt known as mAlice in Wonderland Unleashed invites unsuspecting visitors into a labyrinth of dark and twisted memories of Alice’s time in Wonderland. Through the looking glass, they’ll face a familiar cast of characters transformed by a kaleidoscope of broken recollections and ill intentions. This season, the journey is darker, scarier and nearly twice as long.

“Phantom Fall Fest offers the most unique and robust Halloween experience in this region with improved haunts, classic rides and the most robust food offering to date,” said Assistant General Manager Rick Spicuzza. “Our mAlice in Wonderland Unleashed has been completely reimagined this year, packed with new frights and thrills around every corner.”

Phantom Fall Fest opens with family-friendly activities during the day, then at 6 p.m., the fear kicks into gear with hair-raising thrills set to make all guests’ scream dreams come true, all included for free with park admission.

Plus, new for 2023, Halloween enthusiasts can enjoy the RIP Experience. This one-of-a-kind offering includes a park tour, a behind-the-scenes look at the Phantom Fall Fest makeup room and the VooDoo Bayou Haunt, a premium Speedy Pass and more.

Daringly delicious culinary delights can be found throughout Phantom Fall Fest, including the park’s all-new Open Body Buffet located in the End Zone Cafe, the buffet will feature charcuterie, fire-roasted chicken wings, whiskey-glazed ribs, turkey legs and more. Fall classics will be available for purchase throughout the park including apple tarts, pumpkin cheesecake and hot cider. Plus, for guests aged 21 and above, unique boozy beverages return, featuring Witch’s Brew margaritas, rum cider, spirited gelatin syringes and boozy “blood” bags.

The daylight hours are for everyone to play each Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 29. Families looking to get into the fall spirit during the daytime can enjoy the all-new Kenny’s Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt, included with park admission, this park-wide scavenger hunt offers a fun way for kids 10 and under to enjoy the Halloween season at the park.

Plus, Kennywood’s world-class collection of 30 thrilling rides, including the all-new Spinvasion, the first multi-action spin ride of its kind in the United States will be taking spins throughout Phantom Fall Fest.

In the evenings, Phantom Fall Fest will scare all who dare to enter every Friday from 6-11 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 11 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 10 p.m. through Oct. 29. Tickets are on sale with spooky savings of more than 50 percent off, and 2024 Season passes are available at the lowest price of the year, with select passes offering free access to Phantom Fall Fest and Holiday Lights in 2023.

Kennywood is Pittsburgh’s iconic destination for family fun and entertainment. The Pittsburgh-area park, founded in 1898, offers a unique mix of modern thrills and classic rides, including seven roller coasters, a 12-ride Kiddieland and several attractions that cannot be found anywhere else.

To purchase tickets and for more information on Phantom Fall Fest, visit Kennywood’s website at

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