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Day Out With Thomas -- June 15-16, 10 am - 6 pm (Open 9 am on June 15)

All Aboard for Tweetsie Railroad’s Family-Friendly Halloween Celebration
Theme Park Transforms from Wild West by Day to Ghost Train at Night

The spooktacular season of Tweetsie’s Ghost Train® Halloween Celebration, a popular fall family tradition, begins Friday, September 20, and continues every Friday and Saturday night through October 26.

Daytime guests can still enjoy all of Tweetsie’s Wild West adventures, rides and attractions. . . but when the sun goes down, the park gets a full makeover complete with costumed characters, decorations, music and Halloween-themed attractions.

Younger children will love the dance parties, trick-or-treat stations, themed photo opportunities, and the Palace Spooktacular Show.

Braver kids and adults will appreciate the scary night-time journey on the Ghost Train, walking through the hallowed halls of the Haunted House and exploring the murky Freaky Forest.

And, everyone will love the park’s most popular amusement rides after dark in the Creepy Carnival.

The park opens at 7:30 pm with the first train scheduled for 8:00 p.m. On October Saturday nights starting on the 12, 19, and 26, the park opens at 7:15 p.m. with the first train scheduled for 7:30 pm.

Tickets are $60 for adults, $40 for children (ages 3-12) and free for children age 2 and under. They are sold in advance for a designated night with a scheduled train ride departure time. A limited number of guests will be admitted each evening, so visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets well beforehand to avoid missing out on all of the spooky fun.

Attractions for All Ages

Main Street Dance Party

Trick-or-treat along Main Street as you enjoy laughs, scares, dancing and music throughout the evening . . . featuring live performances by the phantastic Spice Ghouls.

Tweetsie Palace Spooktacular

A frightfully delightful show for all ages!

The Boneyard

Walk through the light tunnel to the Boneyard, where you can spin out of control in the Black Hole and step into another dimension in the Warp Tunnel.

The Creepy Carnival

When the sun goes down, the lights go up in the Creepy Carnival where you can experience your favorite amusement rides at night! Some rides have height requirements.

Ghastly Attractions - Recommended for ages 8+

Ghost Train

Hop aboard the Ghost Train and join engineer Casey Bones for a journey into the dark haunts and hallows at Tweetsie Railroad. Watch out for ghouls and unexpected surprises around every corner. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Haunted House

Every room holds surprises and shocks. Are you brave enough to walk these haunted halls? Recommended for age 8 and older.

Freaky Forest

Take a spooky stroll along the Forest's dark, desolate pathway . . . and encounter creatures, ghouls and terrors from your freakiest nightmares! Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets for Ghost Train will go on sale in mid July.

An admission ticket includes all the nighttime events in the park including one 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, and the “Freaky Forest."

Miner’s Mountain, the chair lift, and the Turnpike Cruisers will not be open during Ghost Train.

This 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.

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

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

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 reopens at 7:30 p.m. for the Ghost Train.

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

The Ghost Train will be held regardless of the weather. Tickets may be refunded or 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 per ticket for refunds and a $10 fee per order for ticket exchange.

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.

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Information on accommodations, shopping, dining, and other attractions in the region can be found at:, 877-750-4636 or, 828-266-1345.

Ghost TrainYes
Haunted HouseYes
Freaky ForestYes, with some restrictions
Warp TunnelYes
Tweetsie Palace SpooktacularYes
Black HoleNo
RidesHave various height and age limitations

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