Explore 2 New Mazes, Unlock 2 New Skeleton Keys and Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

DORNEY PARK, Allentown, PA (August 25, 2016) – At Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, the fun doesn’t stop when the summer ends!  Halloween Haunt will open for its 9th season on Friday, September 16th bringing a fright-filled experience to the Lehigh Valley, featuring 8 mazes, 4 scare zones, 25 hair-raising rides, live shows and over 500 gruesome creatures.  The Great Pumpkin Fest will also open on Saturday, September 17th, providing a unique family-friendly Halloween experience (for kids 12 and under) that can only be experienced at Dorney Park.

New scares for 2016 include two new mazes and two new Skeleton Keys.  Guests can travel through the brand new Blood on the Bayou maze and discover the dark secrets that trouble the monsters of the French Quarter, encountering mindless demons trudging through murky waters in search of their next victim.  Guests can also make their way through The Ward, where orderlies have some loose ends to tie up with the impending state foreclosure.  Guests can unlock a Skeleton Key while settling in for their terrifying stay at the Mansion House Hotel, a night they would rather forget!  Those who dare to walk among the Captain and his band of probates can unlock the Skeleton Key on Cut Throat Island.

Guests can up the fear factor with Fright Lane including Skeleton Key.  For 2016, Fright Lane has been expanded to 8 attractions, allowing guests to make their night more full of fright! This premium add on experience includes front of the line access to 8 attractions, more intense and interactive scares in 6 Skeleton Key scare rooms and exclusive access to Blackout where your fear of the dark will be tested! Fright Lane with Skeleton Key is available online or at the park for as low as $40 per person.  Guests who want to join their friends, but want to have a scare-free night will be able to purchase a No Boo Necklace for $12 to let monsters know to keep away.  For more information about Halloween Haunt or to purchase tickets, please visit and share your terrifying photos with us at #DPHaunt.

Younger guests can put the “WEE” in Halloween on Saturdays and Sundays from September 17th – October 30th at The Great Pumpkin Fest, featuring PEANUTS® characters, trick-or-treat stations, a foam pit, a petting zoo, numerous Halloween decorating activities, spectacular live entertainment and all the fun of Planet Snoopy!  New for 2016, guests can experience Franklin’s Monster Mania and see what our friendly monsters are up to in the Funster House and Monster Foam Machine.  This fall is also the 50th anniversary of the Halloween classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”!  As a special treat for our pint-sized guests, special viewings of the movie will be offered.  For more information about The Great Pumpkin Fest or to purchase tickets, please visit and share your photos with us at #DPGreatPumpkin.

2016 Season Passholders can invite their friends to be terrorized during Bring a Friend Days.  Passholders can bring up to 4 guests per pass for just $19 per person on Sundays through the end of October.  Guests who are not currently passholders can start next year’s fun now by purchasing their 2017 Season Pass online now for as low as 9 easy payments of just $12.50 each (through October 30, 2016). This is an unbeatable value for families and the special offer is the lowest price of the year.  As a special bonus new passholders will receive a bonus offer of one (1) FREE visit in 2016 and additional visits for only $19.  2017 Season Passes can also be purchased in full payment at the park. Platinum Season Passes, which provide you entrance to all Cedar Fair Parks, are also available.

About Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.”  In addition to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, two water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels.  Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract. Visit or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



Information Provided By:
Caitlin Stibitz
Public Relations & Communications Manager
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom