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Tweetsie Railroad Hosts Its Annual Ghost Train®

Tweetsie Railroad Hosts Its Annual Ghost Train®

Theme Park Invites Guests to Enjoy a Family-Friendly Halloween Adventure
CONTACT:   Cathy Robbins (828) 264-9061;
Blowing Rock, N.C. (August 21, 2018)
-- It’s the spookiest time of the year again at Tweetsie Railroad! The Ghost Train® will return in 2018 on Friday and Saturday nights from September 21 to October 27, transforming North Carolina’s first theme park into a delightfully frightful destination. Each year, visitors travel from all over the Southeast to enjoy this family-friendly Halloween celebration and take in the spectacular fall leaf season in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Each night at 7:30 p.m., Tweetsie Railroad will transform into a haunted park complete with Halloween thrills and chills for everyone. Daytime park visitors can still enjoy all of Tweetsie Railroad’s Wild West adventures, rides, shows and attractions; but when darkness sets in, the ghouls will come out to play and unexpected surprises will wait around every corner. The highlight of each evening is a ride on Tweetsie Railroad’s star Halloween attraction, the spooky Ghost Train, which departs into the night every 30 minutes.  

Tickets for Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train are $38 per person. To ensure guests can make the most out of their Ghost Train ride, tickets are sold in advance for a designated night with a scheduled train ride time. A limited number of guests will be admitted each evening, so visitors are required to purchase tickets in advance to avoid missing out on all of the spooky fun.

Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train is a beloved Halloween tradition for guests from near and far, offering family-friendly frights and haunting entertainment for visitors of all ages. The Southeast Tourism Society named Ghost Train one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast because it offers scary and safe fun for everyone.  

While at Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train, ride behind the haunted steam locomotive on a chilling journey into the night with engineer Casey Bones or cautiously stroll through the Freaky Forest to meet scary surprises along a wooded path. Enter the spine-chilling Haunted House with its 13 spooky rooms. When you visit The Boneyard, find your way out of the 3-D Maze, the disorienting Black Hole and a mystifying Warp Tunnel, or venture onto the Creepy Carnival rides for a ghostly thrill. You can even catch the spooktacular blacklight musical shows at the Tweetsie Palace. Kids will enjoy trick-or-treating, and guests of all ages can mingle with the park’s characters during the Main Street Halloween party. 

Fun Facts about Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train

  • It takes six months to prepare the park for the Ghost Train each year
  • Each evening, the park transforms from a Wild West theme to a Halloween theme in just 90 minutes, with a completely different set of characters and shows, and the Ghost Train locomotive taking the place of the No. 12 locomotive
  • Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train began in 1990
  • On the dates Ghost Train is taking place, Tweetsie Railroad’s traditional Wild West theme park will be open during the day with normal hours and regular admission prices. Visitors can enjoy family-friendly attractions like the Wild West train ride, Country Fair amusement rides and games, Miner’s Mountain gem mining and gold panning, and of course, the shops and shows on Main Street.

About Tweetsie Railroad 

Tweetsie Railroad opens for the 2018 season on April 6th.  Hours and dates vary; check before planning your visit. 

Daytime admission is $45 for adults, $30 for children (ages 3 to 12) and free for children 2 and under. Admission prices for Ghost Train and Tweetsie Christmas are $38 for adults and children. 

Tweetsie Railroad is located on U.S. Highway 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina. For more information about the 2018 season at Tweetsie Railroad, visit or call 877.TWEETSIE (877.898.3874).

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300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605