Ghost Train Details and FAQs

Deadly Details

  • Tickets go on sale July 1, 2016
  • NEW FOR 2016: Purchase a ticket for a specific night and train ride time
  • Advance tickets required
  • Admission $36 per person
  • Children 2 and under enter FREE
  • A limited number of guests admitted nightly

Friday & Saturday Nights - Gates Open at 7:30pm

  • September 23-24
  • September 30-October 1
  • October 7-8
  • October 14-15
  • October 21-22
  • October 28-29

Ghastly Attractions

  • Ghost Train Ride
  • Haunted House
  • Halloween Shows on Main Street
  • 3-D Maze
  • Black Hole™
  • Trick-or-Treating
  • Freaky Forest
  • Warp Tunnel
  • Tweetsie Palace Spooktacular Black Light Show

Ghost Train FAQs

What is the admission price and what does it include?

Admission is $36 per person for adults and children (age 2 and under are free). Admission includes all the nighttime events in the park including a ride on the Ghost Train, Trick-or-Treating for the kids, Haunted House, Tweetsie Palace Spooktacular, the rides in the Creepy Carnival, and the attractions in "The Boneyard” section, featuring the Black Hole, 3-D maze, and the “Freaky Forest."

What is not open at night?

Miner’s Mountain and Turnpike Cruisers in the Creepy Carnival will not be open during Ghost Train.

Will my child be scared?

This all depends on the child. Some children are scared just because of the darkness. There are loud explosions on the Ghost Train ride. We don’t recommend  the Haunted House, the Freaky Forest, or the Ghost Train for children under age 8.

What are the hours for the Ghost Train?

The gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the park will remain open until 11:30 p.m. No one will be admitted into the park after 10:00 p.m.

Do I need a reservation to ride the train?

Yes. You must choose your train ride time when you purchase your ticket. 

Can I ride the train more than once?

Train rides are by reservation only. If you miss your scheduled train ride, there may not be space available on later trains. 

How often does the train run?

The first train leaves about 8:00 pm and then every 30 minutes throughout the evening. On Saturday, October 15, 22 and 29 the first train leaves at 7:30 pm.

What if I can’t come on the night printed on my ticket?

Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets may be exchanged at least 48 hours prior to the event for another night as long as the date on your ticket has not expired and the night you want is still available. There is a $5 fee for ticket exchange.

Where can I get Ghost Train Halloween Festival Tickets?

Tickets for park entry with a designated date and train ride time can be purchased online at, or by calling our toll-free Ticket Order Line at 1-877-TWEETSIE, or at the Tweetsie Railroad Ticket Office. Tickets must be ordered at least ten days in advance in order to be mailed to you, otherwise your tickets will be held for pickup at the Ticket Office. There is a $2.00 per ticket processing fee for orders placed by phone. The fee is waived for Internet orders. Please keep your tickets in a safe place. Lost tickets cannot be replaced. 

What are the Ticket Office hours?

The Ticket Office is open during regular park hours. For additional information, please call 1-877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874). On Ghost Train Halloween Festival nights, no tickets will be sold after 10 p.m.

Can I purchase tickets at the gate?

Many nights sell out in advance. If there are tickets available you may purchase them at the Ticket office, but we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets either online at or through our toll-free Ticket Order Line at 1-877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874). 

Do the tickets I purchase for daytime admission include the Ghost Train Halloween Festival (or vice versa)?

No, they are two separate events. Daytime shows and attractions have our famous Wild West theme. The nighttime operation is Halloween oriented. The park closes at 6:00 p.m. for the daytime operation and re-opens at 7:30 p.m. for the Ghost Train Halloween Festival.

Do you have group rates or discount coupons for the Ghost Train?

During the Ghost Train, we do not offer any group rates, nor do we honor any discounts or coupons.

What happens if it is raining or the weather is bad?

The Ghost Train Halloween Festival will be held regardless of the weather. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets may be exchanged at least 48 hours prior to the event for another night as long as the date on your ticket has not expired and the night you want is still available. There is a $5 fee for ticket exchange.

What hotels are located nearby? 

Boone and Blowing Rock offer a variety of lodging options. October is a very busy time in the mountains and we recommend that you make reservations in advance. Links to Tweetsie’s Lodging Partners are available here.

Information on accommodations, shopping, dining, and other attractions in the region can be found at:

High Country Host Visitor Center, or 1-800-438-7500 or

Are the park attractions accessible to disabled guests?

Ghost Train Yes
Haunted House Yes
Freaky Forest Yes, with some restrictions
3-D Maze Yes, but may be too narrow for wheelchairs
Warp Tunnel Yes, but may be too narrow for wheelchairs
Tweetsie Palace Spooktacular Yes
Black Hole No
Rides Have various height and age limitations


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