Prepare to Scream: Dorney Park’s Halloween Haunt Returns Tonight

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New attraction, Ghost in the Machine tells the backstory of the Iron Menace roller coaster (footers were poured for the ride this week – video teaser included) 

ALLENTOWN, PA (September 15, 2023) – Dorney Park ushers in a new season of fear tonight during its first weekend of Halloween Haunt. Complete with seven haunted mazes, four scare zones, a new themed area and live entertainment HAUNT is sure to delight.


  • The Ghost In The Machine: Tells the chilling backstory of the Iron Menace roller coaster while leading guests through the boarded up remnants of the McTavish Steel Factory.
  • Returning this year are Roadside Stop & Chop, Necropolis, Tourist Trap, Blackout, Trick or Treat, and Blood on the Bayou


  • Carnevil, Dystopia, and Port of Call get new homes as they grow and prepare to produce more screams.
  • The Hollow, an aesthetic favorite will return with jack-o-lanterns and Halloween décor galore.

New Entertainment:

  • Conjure the Night: Your deepest, darkest fears take center stage with Conjure the Night, Dorney Park’s  all-new, live Halloween spectacle. Immerse yourself in the electric pulse, rockin’ vocals and soul-shattering rhythms of Halloween’s most terrifying elements in a battle of evil vs. evil.
  • The Misfits Bar, Midway Misfits and DJ Cap Cee will bring new thrills to the Midway.

Halloween Haunt runs select nights September 15 – October 28. Guests who purchase a 2024 Gold Pass now will get unlimited visits to Halloween Haunt in 2023. The event is not recommended for children under 13. Most park rides and attractions will be in operation. Guests are not permitted to attend the event in costume.

Family-friendly Halloween fun with Snoopy and the Peanuts characters starts Saturday, September 16, with The Great Pumpkin Fest featuring scare-free attractions, live shows, trick-or-treating, and more.

The Great Pumpkin Fest is included with admission to the park on Saturdays and Sundays through October 29. Guests who purchase a 2024 Gold Pass now will get unlimited visits to The Great Pumpkin Fest in 2023.

For more information on Dorney’s fall fun, tickets, and hours, visit


About Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Since 1884, Dorney Park has been the place families and friends have come to gather for a day of FUN. With more than 60 rides, shows, attractions, an area made just for kids, and a waterpark, Dorney Park has AMAZING fun for everyone. Only at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom will you find the most exciting and thrilling things to do in Allentown, PA, with over 60 world-class rides, one of the northeast’s largest waterparks, live entertainment, thrills for the little ones at Planet Snoopy, and amusement park favorite foods including a build-your-own funnel cake bar. Family-friendly special events will keep you coming back for new ways to play all season long.

About Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a publicly traded partnership and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. For more information, see

Information provided to TVL by:
Ryan Eldredge