Fall weekends in the High Country just aren’t complete without the mournful wail of the haunted Ghost Train and its spectral engineer Casey Bones, as they take over Tweetsie Railroad after dark!
Try to make it alive through the Haunted House- otherwise you may become one of the displays!
Are you game to ride the Creepy Carnival rides?
And are you brave enough to ride the spooky Ghost Train Engine #13 into the dark night?
As with a daytime visit to Tweetsie Railroad, Main Street’s shops and snacks are open, including designated Trick or Treat stations. Kids of all ages will enjoy the Spooktacular black light show in the Tweetsie Palace, and don’t forget a treat from the famous Fudgeworks shop! Walk down a torchlit path to The Boneyard and experience the Freaky Forest, the Warp Tunnel and the Black Hole, and the 3-D Maze. A fog-blanketed carousel greets you at the entrance of the Creepy Carnival with other rides waiting just beyond.
The main attraction of Ghost Train is unquestionably the train ride itself. The antique steam engine is fitted with a device to make her whistle eerily low and mournful. As she lurches down the track in search of ghouls and goblins you’re sure to get a thrill of excitement! We won’t spoil the story here but visitors of all ages will appreciate the effects throughout the entire ride.
Come ride the Ghost Train at Tweetsie Railroad this fall….If You Dare!
Where Is It?
300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock NC 28605
Halfway between Boone and Blowing Rock on Highway 321
Hours & Admission:
Ghost Train gates open at 7:30pm on Fridays & Saturdays, 9/23-24, 9/30-10/1, 10/7-8, 10/14-15, 10/21-22, and 10/28-29, and the last guest is admitted at 10:00pm with gates closing at 11:00pm. Ghost Train does not operate during the week.
A limited number of guests are admitted each night, and advance tickets are required. When making your reservations, you will need to select your train ride time so you are guaranteed to ride.
Admission is $36 per person for everyone 3 years old and up. Children 2 and under are free.
Everyone! Guests with certain conditions are cautioned against some of the attractions, and children under age 8 are not recommended to enter the Haunted House or Freaky Forest or ride the train. There are some steep paved grades within the park that could be a bit much for guests with mobility challenges to handle without assistance.
To order your tickets and to get more information, visit the Ghost Train’s page on Tweetsie’s website or you may call the park at 800-526-5740.
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All text & photos copyright 2016 Cassandra Ellison, Blue Ridge NC Guide. No portion of this article is to be copied, saved, or otherwise distributed without express written consent. Author received no compensation, monetary or otherwise, in exchange for this article but free tickets were provided through her place of employment.