By Jake Mysliwczyk
Kennywood Park recently announced two new additions to Phantom Fright Nights, the award-winning spectacle of terror recognized by USA Today , for being among the best theme park Halloween events in the country.
With the new record-breaking Steel Curtain and Steelers Fan Zone opening in June, there was no space for Kennywood’s classic haunted house, Bio Fear. A science themed lab of a project gone wrong and (personally my favorite haunt), but Kennywood announced the opening of a new experience, “Shady Grove Memorial Hospital.” Built on the hallowed grounds of Fort Despair, this hospital was once a leader in medicine. Now, rumors of an evil doctor running free fill the halls, and staff needs your help to discover who’s causing chaos within this former place of healing.
After walking through this space for the first time, guests start out in a waiting room and the nurse at the font desks plays a short video giving background as to what happened in the hospital. It’s then time to enter the eerie halls, lined with blood and horror. This will definitely become a new favorite for many Fright Nights fanatics.
The second new addition this year takes place in the theater, IT: The 4D Experience®. Stephen King’s 2017 horror film is condensed to an 18-minute show that features special effects, extra surprises, and will be sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
Kennywood’s Phantom Fright Nights are happening every weekend through October 27. Visit https://www.kennywood.com/pfn for tickets and more info.