The City of Pittsburgh’s official trick-or-treating hours are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014.
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Halloween Attractions 2014
Kennywood Phantom Fright Nights this year featuring “Biofear”, a warehouse of science experiments gone terribly wrong. The park is decorated for Halloween, with the addition of several haunted mazes and attractions. This year, “Mortem Manor” is back along with “Death Valley Ghost Town” and other favorites. Most of the bigger rides are open, including most of the coasters, and “Haunted” Noah’s Ark. Tickets are expensive, but well worth the money. Also, be sure to take advantage of the “Pre-Scare Dinner” being offered on October 10th & 11th!Dates & Times:
Fridays and Saturdays, 9/26/14 – 11/1/14, 7pm to 1am. Also 10/12 from 7pm to 11pm.
Idlewild's HALLOWBOO! Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage of Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands and the rides and attractions of Olde Idlewild, Jumpin’ Jungle, Hootin’ Holler, Raccoon Lagoon, and Story Book Forest.
LIMITED OPERATION. SoakZone, Wild Mouse and Loggin’ Toboggan do not operate for HALLOWBOO! Other select rides and attractions, small food stands and games may be closed.
Terror Town is returning for its 4th year, located in the 30,000 sf basement of a Strip District warehouse. “Enter the abyss beneath 17th Street” at your own risk and prepare for the “final act”. There is an indoor waiting area, perfect for rainy and cold weather. Come for “Black Out Night” on November 1st and find your way through the fog with only a small flashlight. The site has been identified as having a “strong paranormal presence” by the PA Department of Paranormal Investigation. Come check out the new spine tingling twists and gruesome props for 2014! Dates & Times: Fridays-Sundays in October beginning on 9/26/14, plus most Sundays & Thursdays (ending 11/1/14). 7:00pm – Midnight
Haunted Hillside The attraction is based upon a story of two boys that unlocked a demon, that now is free to harvest souls in this cursed orchard! This walk-through attraction is a mile long and typically takes over 45 minutes to finish. The trail is growing and changing every year, with new sets and technology! Be sure to take a stroll along the Haunted Hillside this year, and keep an eye out for any demons on your path Dates & Times: 9/26/14 – 11/1/14, Fridays & Saturdays, plus 10/30. 7:00pm – Midnight (10:00pm on 10/30)
Allen’s Haunted Hayrides has become a tradition for decades. Take a wagon ride down Route 666 to the Haunted Barn, and back again (if you are lucky). The barn itself was designated as being truly haunted in 2001 during a paranormal investigation. The hayride concept has been built upon to include unlimited carnival games and rides, along with bonfire pits that are available for rent. Beware – the hayride is intense, the monsters are in your face! “For most people, the hayride lasts 30 minutes, for others, it lasts a lifetime!” Dates & Times: 10/2/14 – 11/1/14, Thursdays through Saturdays, 7:30 pm – 10:00 (9:00pm on Thursdays and on 11/1)
Castle Blood has a new theme and adventure tour each year (like “Night of the Vampire, the Dark is Calling” and “Beware the Moon”. Each year there are new attractions to the tour. Known for it’s grand special effects, Castle Blood is sure to please as “America’s Most Unusual Haunted Attraction”. The MacCabre Family actually lived on site at the old location, and are known to stay in character year round – they even host their own late night TV show, “The Midnight Monster Hop.” Read the entire legend of the Caste at their website, which has a brand new look in 2014. Castle Blood: “A Gothic Tour… A Monstrous Adventure!” Dates & Times: Friday through Sunday nights in October beginning 10/3/14 through 11/1/14. 7:00 – 11:00 pm (9:00pm Sundays). Family Matinee on 10/19 & 26, 2:00 to 5:00 pm.
The Demon House is based on a very developed legend involving the McCue Family Estate in Monongahela, Pennsylvania – click their site for the whole story. Basically, the site is crazy haunted, with paranormal activity occuring since the 1800s. This year’s theme is all new, as it always is, from previous years’ “Massacre on the Hill”, “Dawn of Darkness” & “Doomsday Arrival”. Campfires and shelters are avilable, as well as music, food and an outdoor movie theater. Visit on 11/1/14 for a “Lights Out” tour, with only glowsticks to lead the way. “Frightfully Entertaining – Embrace Your Fear!” Dates & Times: Weekends 9/5/14 – 11/1/14, plus 10/29 &10/30. 7:00 pm to Midnight weekends, 10:00pm otherwise.
Family Halloween Laser Show at Carnegie Science Center - Spooky lasers, eerie darkness, ghoulish tunes, and frightful guests! Get into the Halloween spirit with the Addams Family, the Ghost Busters, and Beetlejuice. Do the Monster Mash, the Time Warp, and your own ghastly dance. Bring the whole family for this chilling good time!
Fright Farm - 5 attractions 1 location!
Gateway Clipper Halloween Cruise - The Halloween Whodunit is an interactive dinner theater, “The Haunting”. This is a new show for 2014! Or bring the kids (in costume) on Saturday during the day for the Halloween Fun Party, complete with friendly characters, prizes and treats. On October 11 there will also be a Haunted Halloween Dinner, complete with comedy, illusion & juggling. Note that the “Boo Cruise” is still discontinued – this was an evening event geared for adults, and often featured Pittsburgh’s own Donnie Iris. The last Boo Cruise was in 2008. Dates & Times: October 22, 2014 5:30pm (Whodunit); October 25, 2014 11:00am & 1:30pm
Nemacolin Castle Ghost Tours - come earlier in the day for historical tours during the weekend afternoons though October. If you are in the mood to tour a historic castle and hear about true ghost stories within, this is the place for you! This is a different alternative from some of the more typical, gory attractions. The castle itself is spooky in the dark, even without the tour. Dates & Times: Sat-Sun in October, plus Halloween & 11/1-2, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Haunted Hills Estate combines the haunted experience with 8 challenges that groups must face and attempt along the trail. The walk-thru takes an entire hour to complete. In addition to the Challenge Trail, there are two other haunted attractions: “Legends” and the all-new “Slaughter House”, Dates & Times: Weekends beginning 9/19/14 through 11/1/14. Also 10/23 &10/30. 6:30 – 11:00 pm (10:00 pm on Sundays in October)
Hundred Acres Manor dubs itself “The Site For Fright”. It’s location is the same in South Park as the former “Phantom’s In the Park”, at the old Sully’s Pool on Hundred Acres Drive. This attraction has expanded and has had 5 attractions every year, featuring “Deadlift”, “Damnation”, “The Family Unearthed” and the “Brine Slaughterhouse” (which took the place of “FearScapes Factory”). For 2014, there will be a 6th all-new attraction, not yet made known. There is also a 7500 square-foot maze!! Dates & Times: Weekends beginning 9/12/14 thru 11/2/14, plus most days in October, 7:00 to 10:00pm (Midnight Weekends). Bands may begin earlier.
Scarehouse - 3 haunts for the price of 1. 10 min from downtown Pittsburgh. Hassle-free parking and shuttle service from Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.We've made it easier to park and get to Scarehouse! ScareHouse parking is now located at Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium: 7340 Butler Street, Pittsburgh PA 15206. There is no parking available at ScareHouse. Plan to arrive at the Zoo parking lot 30 minutes before the time listed on your ticket. Both parking and our ScareHouse Shuttle service are completely free. Buses loop continuously from open until after the last guest has left ScareHouse.
Trick-or-Treat at the Galleria - October 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Free
The Pittsburgh Mills Galleria invites all children ages 1 – 12 to participate in Halloween Trick-or-Treat Night. All children must be in costume and accompanied by an adult. Kids will be treated by participating mall merchants at their store entrance.
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