Happy Hauntings

Happy Hauntings at Dutch Wonderland is a fun, fall family event featuring themed rides, special entertainment, tasty treats, and the 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
  • • A trip through the Trick-or-Treat Trail on Exploration Island, included in your admission. Trick-or-treat with over 20 lifelike dinosaurs!!

Dates and Times:
Saturdays (2-9pm) and Sundays (2-8pm), October 14-29, 2017*

*Weather permitting

You’re invited to a Spook-tacular Halloween Dance Party at the Celebration Theater on Sunday, October 22nd & 29th at 7pm! Join Duke, Princess Brooke, and the Knight of Safety for a kid-friendly Halloween bash featuring music, dancing and fun. Don’t forget to wear your costume!

*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. Guests 13 and older are not permitted to wear masks to the Park during Happy Hauntings, and we also ask that they 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 & Activities
  • Rides
  • Treat and Eats

Tickets and Passes

Single Day Admission

Admission includes unlimited rides and entertainment. 
Regular Admission (Ages 3+): - $25.99 at gate
Children ages 2 and under are free 

ONLINE RATE - $22.99


*Online processing fees may apply

Seasonal Combo Admission

Valid for one day during Happy Hauntings and one day during Dutch Winter Wonderland during the 2017 season.
Regular Admission (Ages 3+): - $33.99 at gate
Children ages 2 and under are free 

ONLINE RATE - $30.99


*Online processing fees may apply

Happy Hauntings & Hersheypark in the Dark Combo Admission

Valid for one day during Happy Hauntings and one day during Hersheypark in the Dark during the 2017 season.
Regular Admission (Ages 9-54):$54.95
Junior Admission (Ages 3-8):$41.95
Senior Admission (Ages 55+):$41.95
Children ages 2 and under are free 


*Online processing fees may apply

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. Happy Hauntings/Hersheypark in the Dark Combo Tickets can either be Previewed at Dutch Wonderland OR Hersheypark (not both). The only tickets that are not eligible for Preview are Twilight Admissions. Preview must be used prior to your full-day visit. Preview after 6:30pm when the Park closes at 8pm. Preview after 7:30pm when the Park closes at 9pm. In order to preview the park, please bring your ticket or printed online ticket to any ticket booth to be stamped when you enter. Please see our Calendar & Hours for operating dates and times.

Entertainment and Activities

Trick-or-Treat Trail

Saturdays: 2pm-9pm / Sundays: 2pm-8pm

Entrance to the trail is located on Exploration Island towards the back of the park.

Don’t miss the Trick-or-Treat Trail, included in your admission! Guests 12 and under can get treats of all kinds at each treat stop. Guests over 12 and adults will be given one ticket to exchange for their favorite treat along the trail. Bring your own bag or pick up a free trick-or-treating bag.

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 the Trick-or-Treat Trail may contain nuts or may be 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 for an alternative treat. Please consult the product packaging for ingredients/allergen information.

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 or find them strolling around the park to get hugs, take pictures, and spend some time with Dutch Wonderland’s Royal Friends.

Princess Brooke, Duke the Dragon, The Knight of Safety, & Merlin: Front Gate
Saturdays: 2pm, 8:45pm
Sundays: 2pm, 7:45pm

Duke the Dragon: Amphitheater
Saturdays: 5pm, 7pm
Sundays: 3:30pm, 5pm

The Knight of Safety: Amphitheater
Saturdays: 5pm
Sundays: 3:30pm

Merlin: Merlin’s Buffet
Saturdays: 5pm
Sundays: 5pm

Storytime with the Princess

Get ready to jump into a world of pure imagination as Princess Brooke shares some of her favorite stories with the Kids of the Kingdom. Be sure to come early so you can dance with Princess Brooke. Then, take your seats for STORYTIME WITH PRINCESS BROOKE!

Storytime Corner
Saturdays: 5pm, 7pm
Sundays: 3:30pm, 6pm

Merlin the Great

Get ready to be dazzled as Dutch Wonderland’s bumbling magician, Merlin, tries to create some mind-boggling magic! And it doesn’t stop there….
This spookily stunning show will entertain even the oldest of zombies with music and comedy! Say the magic words and see MERLIN THE GREAT!

Celebration Theater
Saturdays: 2:45pm, 6pm, 7:30pm
Sundays: 2:45pm, 6:15pm, 7:15pm*

*7:15pm show on Sunday, October 22 & 29 will be cancelled due to the Spook-tacular Halloween Dance Party

Spook-tacular Halloween Dance Party

You’re invited to a Spook-tacular Halloween Dance Party! oin Duke, Princess Brooke, and the Knight of Safety for a kid-friendly Halloween bash featuring music, dancing and fun. Don’t forget to wear your costume!

Celebration Theater
Sunday, October 22nd: 7pm  
Sunday, October 29th: 7pm


Ghoulish fun is on its way!

Treat and Eats

Purchase a 2017 Happy Hauntings Souvenir Mug and enjoy $0.99 refills during Happy Hauntings! Fountain beverages and hot chocolate are available at various locations throughout the park.

MERLIN’S BUFFET - Located near the Park exit, Merlin’s Buffet is a large buffet-style restaurant featuring a variety of menu options. Kids Station includes chicken tenders, fries, corn dog nuggets, and macaroni & cheese. The restaurant also features a made-to-order pasta station, local favorites such as chicken pot pie and fried chicken, soup, a full salad bar, dessert bar, and more.

MILL STREAM EATERY - Mill Stream Eatery, located across from the Bumper Cars, features Noble Roman’s Pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, salads and dessert options. Bean Sprouts features healthy food for kids and delights adults with a happier mealtime.

NATHAN’S FAMOUS - Nathan’s Famous, located at the front of the park, features Coney Island’s favorites, including hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, burgers and of course, their world-famous fries.

POTATO PATCH - 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.

NOBLE ROMAN’S PIZZA - Noble Roman’s, located across from the Monorail Station, features pizza by the slice or pie and salads.

AUNTIE ANNE’S - Located outside the Monorail Station, Auntie Anne’s features soft pretzels, pretzel dogs, pretzel nuggets, smoothies, and frozen and regular lemonade.

FUNNEL CAKE FACTORY - Located near the Park exit, featuring desserts including funnel cakes, F’Reezes, and more.

BREYERS ICE CREAM AND COFFEE SHOPPE - Breyers Ice Cream and Coffee Shoppe, located at the front of the park, features hand-dipped ice cream, soft serve, sundaes, coffee, hot chocolate and more.

DIPPIN’ DOTS - Located at the park exit, featuring a variety of Dippin’ Dots flavors, bottled beverages and snacks.

AWESOME ICE - Located next to Boo-Loon Chase, Awesome Ice features hand-dipped Italian Ice, doughnut holes, grilled sweet bologna sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches, soup, coffee and hot chocolate.

SNACK SHACK - Featuring delicious popcorn, cotton candy, soft pretzels, fountain beverages and hot chocolate. Make your own s’mores! Located at the entrance to Exploration Island.

KETTLE CORN - An amusement park favorite, your family will enjoy this sweet treat! Kettle corn and lemonade are located next to the Fun Slide and at the Park exit.

Note: some foods are made with products that are known to cause allergic reactions, such as peanuts. Please ask server before ordering if you have a known allergy.

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