Celebrate the 10th Season of Halloween Haunt and the return of The Great Pumpkin Fest™

DORNEY PARK, Allentown, PA (August 24, 2017) – Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom will debut a gruesome new maze this fall when its Halloween Haunt nighttime event opens for its 10th season on Friday, September 15th, 2017. Haunt will feature seven mazes, four scare zones, three live shows, 25 rides and more than 500 costumed creatures throughout the park, ready to scare visitors over the age of 13. The Great Pumpkin Fest also returns to Dorney Park, opening on Saturday, September 16th, providing a family-friendly daytime Halloween experience featuring the classic PEANUTS™ characters.

The park’s new Haunt maze, Tourist Trap, is themed after a ramshackle hotel run by a morbid collector of the macabre. Tourist Trap will take guests back in time to the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago where they will witness the horrendous fate of patrons who checked in and soon after disappeared; scenes of terror and torture will shock guests during their twisted travels through a variety of hidden rooms.

Dorney Park allows guests to experience more fear during Haunt with the Fright & Fast Lane Pass including Skeleton Key. This premium add-on experience includes priority access to eight mazes and attractions and features more intense and interactive scares in seven Skeleton Key attractions. In addition, the pass allows priority boarding on all Fast Lane rides and attractions. Dorney Park will feature five new Skeleton Key experiences in 2017, including an immersive stereophonic experience at Tourist Trap and an experiment in fear at Blackout where you take control of the maze experience of other guests. Fright & Fast Lane with Skeleton Key is available online or at the park for as low as $40.00* 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 $10.00* 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 using #DPHaunt.

On Saturdays and Sundays from September 16th – October 29th The Great Pumpkin Fest will feature a collection of family-friendly Halloween activities presented by the PEANUTS™ characters, such as pumpkin and mask painting, a petting zoo, live entertainment, all of the fun of Planet Snoopy™ and much more.  For more information about The Great Pumpkin Fest or to purchase tickets, please visit and share your photos with us using #DPGreatPumpkin.

Children ages three to five can get Dorney Park’s new Pre-K Pass which grants complimentary admission for the entire 2018 season. Online registration and in-park activation is required for the Pre-K Pass; guests who register and activate before October 29, 2017 will receive unlimited park visits for the remainder of 2017, including The Great Pumpkin Fest, as well as all of 2018. To register, go to, select Season Passes and then select the Pre-K Pass.  Follow the directions to submit and activate the pass.

Guests can start next year’s fun now by purchasing or renewing their 2018 Season Pass at the lowest price available now through October 29th.  Enjoy unlimited visits to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, free season-long parking, exclusive passholder events, Bring-A-Friend-Days and in-park discounts on food and merchandise. Season Passes can be purchased online for as low as 9 easy payments of $12.77* each.  Platinum Season Passes, which provide access to all Cedar Fair Parks, are also available at the lowest price of the year.

*Plus taxes and applicable fees.

About Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom features two great parks for the price of one. There are more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, guests can enjoy including eight roller coasters, the largest collection of kids’ rides in Planet Snoopy™ and one of the country’s best-ranked water parks. Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is one of the most visited amusement parks in the United States and is the perfect combination of thrills and family fun. Dorney Park is open late April through October and Wildwater Kingdom is open late May through early September. Visit or connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest news and information about Dorney Park and seasonal employment opportunities

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.  The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks and five hotels.  The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels.   It also operates an additional theme park under a management contract, and partners on an outdoor sports center as part of public-private collaboration.  Its parks are located in California, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Toronto, Ontario.  For more information, see

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