Dark Nights immersive haunt ramps up the fear during Hersheypark Halloween

by Susan and Simon Veness

Dark Nights frights are coming to Hersheypark in Hershey, Penn. and will feature three new scare zones and four new haunted houses each weekend from Sept. 17-Oct. 30, 2022 as part of the annual Hersheypark Halloween seasonal event.

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Photos courtesy of Hersheypark

Warm and welcoming by day, Hersheypark mutates into a chilling journey of fear during Dark Nights, as the midway morphs into a barrage of scare zones that range from spooky to intense, preparing the unwary for immersion in horrifying haunted houses.

Dark Nights scare zones include:

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Midway of Misery – Enter the sinister gateway leading to the darkest corner of the park, where even the flames bursting around you aren’t enough to help anyone find you.

Darkstone’s Hollow – Professor Darkstone’s menagerie of mythical creatures have been set loose in a show that may be more than you bargained for.

Valley of Fear – Mother always told you not to wander the murky mists of this valley alone, and the hideous beings lurking in the shadows are the reason why.

Dark Nights haunted houses

Haunted Coal Mine – The cries of miners lost in the coal shafts aren’t the only thing you have to worry about in this abandoned mine.

The Descent – Do you dare descend into the underground tunnels beneath Hersheypark to find out what’s prowling around down there?

Creature Chaos – Remember those deadly creatures Professor Darkstone unleashed? There’s a good chance they won’t remain in their cages once you enter their domain.

Twisted Darkness – What starts as a tarot card reading turns into a never-ending nightmare. Or is your tortured mind just imagining it?

Hersheypark Halloween includes the park’s rides and attractions (weather permitting), lights-out roller coaster rides, Treatville trick-or-treat trail, Character Glow dance parties, and the original Creatures Of The Night flashlight tour at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park.

Tickets for Dark Nights are separate to park admission as part of a ticket bundle, and provide unlimited same-day access to the haunted houses. Scare zones are included with admission to Hersheypark Halloween.

For more information visit Hersheypark.com.

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1 comment

Mark August 31, 2022 - 2:54 pm

Just so everyone knows its only a small addon vs other parks and their separate tickets. You must need it to enter houses as we are banding people so kids do not aimlessly enter houses but they can still wander in a scarezone so heads up to parents study or map to adults go have fun! This will be our 1st yr out with this so be kind.


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