happy hauntings

File photo: Dutch Wonderland celebrates the Halloween season with "Happy Hauntings'' opening Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.

Halloween events at amusement parks are back with new scares, tricks and treats.

Hersheypark in the Dark starts Friday, Oct. 15, and will offer several Halloween events for visitors of all ages. The event continues Oct. 22-24 and Oct. 29-31.

Thrill seekers can brave some of Hersheypark's roller coasters -- Candymonium, Laff Trakk, Comet, Lightning Racer and Wildcat -- in the dark.

Kids 12 and younger can walk through a 13-stop trick-or-treat line at Hersheypark, too.

Tickets cost $54.95 for people ages 9 to 61; tickets for those younger than 9 or older than 62 cost $52.95. General admission tickets include access to the park's Halloween event, too.

For more information, visit hersheypark.com.

Happy Hauntings

Happy Hauntings, at Dutch Wonderland, will happen over the span of six days, starting Saturday, Oct. 16. It will continue after that from noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays leading up to Halloween.

Families can expect to see themed rides, special treats and the Dutch Wonderland Trick-or-Treat trail hosted in the park's Exploration Island.  

“We are thrilled to welcome guests back to the Kingdom for Kids this fall,” said General Manager James Paulding in a press release. “So many guests enjoyed being back in the park this season, and we know Dutch Wonderland fans will be pleased Happy Hauntings has officially returned.”

Weekend one-day tickets for Dutch Wonderland cost $49.99 for those ages 3 to 59 and $39.99 for those older than 60. A season pass for 2022 costs from $79.99-$169.99 per person and includes admission to Happy Hauntings this year.

For more information, visit dutchwonderland.com.

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