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Happy Hauntings

Happy Hauntings at Dutch Wonderland is a fun, fall family event featuring themed rides, special entertainment, tasty treats and Trick-or-Treat Trail, a safe, interactive Trick-or-Treating experience included in your admission! Three Weekends of Spook-tacular Fun!

  • • Safe, non-scary fun for kids
  • • Over 30 themed rides and family-friendly attractions
  • • Special entertainment & more!
  • • A trip through Trick-or-Treat Trail on Exploration Island is included in your admission. Trick-or-treat with over 20 lifelike dinosaurs!

Dates and Times:
Saturdays and Sundays* October 17 - 18, 24-25 and 31 -November 1, 2015

Times: Saturdays 2-9 PM & Sundays 2-8 PM

*Weather permitting

*Please Keep in Mind*
Adults and children are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes to Happy Hauntings at Dutch Wonderland! We ask all guests in costume to keep the family-friendly nature of the event in mind when choosing to wear their costumes to the Park. We do not recommend that adults wear masks to the Park during Happy Hauntings and refrain from wearing costumes that are frightening, gory or inappropriate in nature for a family amusement park. Dutch Wonderland reserves the right to ask a Guest to remove any costume deemed inappropriate for our Park. Also, costumes, or portions of costumes may need to be removed on some rides for safety reasons.

  • Tickets & Passes
  • Entertainment and Activities
  • Rides
  • Treats and Eats

Tickets and Passes

Single Day Admission

Admission includes unlimited rides and live entertainment.
At the Gate: Regular Admission (Ages 3+) - $23.99
Children Ages 2 and Under- FREE

Purchase Early and Save!
September 14 through October 11, 2015, purchase your Happy Hauntings Tickets online and save $4 per ticket!
Online: Regular Admission (Ages 3+) - $19.99 Children Ages 2 and Under- FREE

Subject to additional amusement tax

Seasonal Combo Admission

Valid for one visit to Happy Hauntings and one visit to Dutch Winter Wonderland during the 2015 Season.

Purchase Early and Save!
Now through October 11, 2015, purchase your seasonal combo tickets for just $28.99! Regular Admission (Ages 3+) - $28.99 Children 2 and under- FREE

Subject to additional amusement tax

Happy Hauntings & Hersheypark in the Dark Combo Admission

Valid for one visit to Happy Hauntings and one visit to Hersheypark in the Dark during the 2015 season.

Regular Admission (Ages 9-54) - $50.95 Junior Admission (Ages 3-8) $37.95
Senior Admission (Ages 55+) - $37.95 Children 2 and under- FREE

Subject to additional amusement tax

Preview Plan:

During Happy Hauntings, enjoy the last hour and a half of the Park the operating day before you visit us for a full day! Any full day Happy Hauntings ticket, regardless of where it is purchased is eligible to be Previewed.

Entertainment and Activities

Trick-or-Treat Trail

Trick-or-Treat with over 20 lifelike dinosaurs on Exploration Island!

Entrance to the trail is located on Exploration Island towards the back of the Park, and is included with your Happy Hauntings admission. Guests 12 and under can get treats of all kinds at 10 different locations. Guests over 12 (including adults) will be given one (1) ticket to exchange for favorite treat along the trail. Bring your own bag or pick up a free trick-or-treat bag, courtesy of AAA Central Penn.

One trip through the trail per guest, per day. Please follow the recommended path, stopping at each treat stop once.

To our guests with nut allergies: Products handed out along Trick-or-Treat Trail may contain nuts or were manufactured in a facility that processes nuts. If you or your children have nut allergies and are unsure if you should consume these products, please ask the attendant(s) for an alternative treat. Please consult the product packaging for ingredient/allergen information.

New for 2015! Merlin the Great

Celebration Theater
Saturdays- 3:45 pm, 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sundays- 2:45 pm, 6:15 pm and 7:15 pm

Join our bumbling magician, Merlin the Great, as he conjures up some spooktacular magic that will bring a smile to any goblin or ghoul! The tricks are the treat in this non-stop musical show filled with illusions and dance. Grab your magic wand and head on over to be a part of "Merlin the Great!"

Storytime with the Princess

Storytime Corner
Saturdays - 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sundays - 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm

Join the Princess of Dutch Wonderland for a magical reading adventure! Be sure to arrive early and warm-up with “reading wiggles” as demonstrated by the Dutch Wonderland Knight (if he’s not out protecting the kingdom).

Royal Friends Meet and Greet

What better way to complete your visit to Dutch Wonderland than by meeting the stars of the Kingdom? Princess Brooke, Duke the Dragon, the Knight of Safety and Merlin are anxiously awaiting the chance to meet you! Stop by the Amphitheater to get hugs, take pictures and spend some time with Dutch Wonderland’s Royal Friends.

Princess Brooke, Duke the Dragon, The Knight of Safety and Merlin

Front Gate
Saturdays - 2:00 pm and 8:45 pm
Sundays- 2:00 pm and 7:45 pm

Duke the Dragon

Saturdays - 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sundays - 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm

The Knight of Safety

Saturdays - 5:00 pm
Sundays - 3:30 pm


Ghoulish fun is on its way!

Bat Swing (Flying Trapeze) Ride Height Requirement   Haunted Rail Express (Wonderland Special Train) Ride Height Requirement
Batty Bumper Cars (Bumper Cars) Ride Height Requirement   Moaning Manor (Wonder House) + Ride Height Requirement
Bon Voyage Balloon Chase Sky Ride   Phantom Phlight (Twister) The Frog and the Princess
Dino Dig Ride Height Requirement   Rickety Rails (Choo-Choo Charlie) + The Frog and the Princess
Dr. Ober’s Monster Trucks (Off-Road Rally) + Sky Ride   Roller Ghoster (Kingdom Coaster) Ride Height Requirement
Dragon’s Lair Swamp Cruise (Dragon’s Lair) Ride Height Requirement   Scarecrow Speedway (Wiggle Racers) + Ride Height Requirement
Duke’s Grave Diggers (Duke’s Dozers) + Ride Height Requirement   Scaree-Go-Round (Merry-Go-Round) Ride Height Requirement
Enterprise Space Shuttle (Space Shuttle) Ride Height Requirement   Spider Fighter (Sky Fighter) + Ride Height Requirement
Foggy Frog Bog (Leapin’ Frogs) The Frog and the Princess   Spooky Silo Slide (Silo Slide) + Ride Height Requirement
Frankenstein’s Fun Slide (Fun Slide) The Frog and the Princess   Teenage Mutant Panda Bears (Panda Party) + The Frog and the Princess
Gargoyle’s Flight (Kite Flight) The Frog and the Princess   The Spy Ride I (Sky Ride I) Sky Ride
Ghost Flight (Monorail) Ride Height Requirement   The Spy Ride II (Sky Ride II) Sky Ride
Ghoulish Gondola Ride (Gondola Cruise) Ride Height Requirement   The Tomb (VR Voyager) + Ride Height Requirement
Halloween Hijack (Astroliner) + Ride Height Requirement   Transylvania Turnpike (Sunoco Turnpike) + Sky Ride
Halloween Hopper (Frog Hopper) The Frog and the Princess   Trick-or-Treat Turtle Whirl (Turtle Whirl) + Ride Height Requirement
Haunted Knights (Joust Family Coaster) The Frog and the Princess   Witchie Whip (Wonder Whip) + Ride Height Requirement

* Must be accompanied by a responsible rider.
+ No hand-held infants


Treats and Eats

Breyer’s Ice Cream Parlor: Hand-dipped and soft serve ice cream, soft pretzels and coffee.

Breyer’s Ice Cream Shoppe: Located across from the Monorail Station, this indoor shoppe features Breyer’s hand-dipped ice cream, fresh made waffle cones, mini donuts, fountain beverage and hot chocolate.

Breyer’s Ice Cream Parlor & Coffee Shoppe: Hand-dipped ice cream, freshly made fudge and coffee.

Merlin’s Restaurant: Merlin’s Restaurant, located adjacent to the park exit, is an indoor all-you-care-to-eat buffet. Selections vary daily and include a pasta station, salad bar, Lancaster County classics such as Chicken Pot Pie and macaroni & cheese, traditional park favorites including hot dogs and chicken tenders, and more.

Dole Whip Junction: Dole Whip Junction, located across from the Wonder Whip, features our famous Pineapple Dole Whip, Pumpkin Pie Soft Serve, and Pineapple Floats.

Funnel Cake Factory: The Funnel Cake Factory, located across from the Silo Slide, features made-to-order funnel cakes including the Fall favorite, pumpkin funnel cake, deep fried Oreos and new Euro style Hot Dogs.

Kettle Corn: Freshly popped kettle corn.

Mill Stream Eatery: Mill Stream Eatery, located across from the Bumper Cars, features Asian Cuisine, Noble Roman’s Pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, salads and dessert options.

Noble Roman’s Pizza: Noble Roman’s, located across from the Monorail Station, features pizza by the slice or pie and salads.

Potato Patch: The Potato Patch, located across from the Turtle Whirl, offers fresh-cut fries, corn dogs and chicken tenders. Top your fries off with one of our famous toppings or enjoy them plain.

S’mores: Make your own s’mores! Other selections include holiday-themed pretzels, cotton candy, popcorn and hot chocolate.

Snack Shack: Popcorn, cotton candy, holiday-themed pretzels, fountain beverages and hot chocolate.

Nathan’s Famous: Nathan’s Famous hot dogs and fries, chicken sandwiches, hamburgers and corn dog nuggets.

Dippin’ Dots: Offered at several locations throughout the park.

Slush Shack: Located at the entrance to Exploration Island, featuring our mix-it-up slushie flavors. 

Hay Maze Snacks: Featuring popcorn, cotton candy, and hot chocolate.

Boo’s Bistro: Located at the front of the park, Boo’s Bistro features indoor seating and offers pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, cookie decorating, beverages and desserts.

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