Get your scare on at Kennywood’s Phantom Fright Nights
Shady Grove Memorial Hospital is not a place to get well.
It’s a scary medical facility where a murderous doctor is stalking patients and staff alike.
It’s the newest addition to 18th annual Phantom Fright Nights, the Halloween-themed attractions at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin. Throughout October, the event is open from 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays,
Doctors, nurses and patients create a nail-biting atmosphere where visitors need to look around every turn and behind the drawn curtains. The hospital was shown off during a media preview on Thursday night.
If you make it out of the hospital, housed in one of the new picnic pavilions, there might be time to catch a viewing of “It: The 4D Experience,” a short based on the 2017 film from the classic Stephen King novel.
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For additional scares, take a ride on The Steel Curtain, the park’s newest roller coaster, which opened in July. Other roller coasters and park attractions will be open.
Blue lights and lots of smoke throughout the park create a spooky setting.
“As one of Pittsburgh’s most popular and longest-running Halloween attractions, we’re always looking to reinvent ourselves,” said Marie Ruby, director of ride operations and Phantom Fright Nights. “With a new haunt, new movie, and a new record-setting roller coaster, this year’s Fright Nights will deliver many new thrills … or else.”
Tickets are $36.99.
— Kennywood PR (@Kennywood_PR) October 4, 2019
For the little ones, Kennywood, for a third year, is having Happy Hauntings, a kid-friendly Halloween event, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in October.
Highlights include Thomas Town, which will be redecorated for the fall, and a new live show, “Steel City Adventures.” Children can go on a hayride through Lost Kennywood, enjoy a hay maze or trick-or-treat through a vampire’s abandoned mansion.
Kids who are tall enough — 48” — can ride The Steel Curtain.
Tickets are $15.99
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .