Chills & Thrills Await at Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train Halloween Festival

Blowing Rock, N.C. (September 9, 2014) – When the eerie sound from the whistle of a steam
locomotive pierces the peaceful quiet of an autumn High Country night, it can only mean one
thing: it’s time for Tweetsie Railroad’s annual Ghost Train® Halloween Festival. Starting
September 26, 2014 and continuing every Friday and Saturday night through November 1,
guests will enjoy a frightfully spooky ride as the Ghost Train howls its way through the Blue
Ridge Mountains . . . with new frights and delights around every corner.
Daytime visitors can still enjoy all of Tweetsie’s Wild West
adventure, rides and attractions; but when the sun goes
down, ghosts and spirits fill the park when the gates open
at 7:30 p.m., daring brave guests to take a trip back in time
to the “Great Train Wreck of 1914.” Ghost Train
passengers will travel back in time to the scene of one of
the worst (fictional) accidents in railroading history. Oldtimers
swear they’ve seen an apparition of the phantom locomotive and its doomed engineer
and passengers. A true scream-worthy experience, the journey is filled with spooky frights
around every bend and is guaranteed to give passengers a ghostly good time.
Named one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society, the
hauntings include much more than the signature train ride. Enjoy a spooky stroll through the
Freaky Forest while encountering dark surprises along a desolate woodland pathway of terror.
Visit The Boneyard where you can venture into the 3-D Maze, the disorienting Black Hole, and –
new for 2014 – the mystifying Warp Tunnel. Brave visitors should not miss the spine-chilling
Haunted House, where 13 spooky rooms will startle and challenge the imagination.
For those looking for less chills and thrills and more tricks and treats,
visitors of all ages will be enchanted and amused by the spooktacular
black light show at the Haunted Palace Saloon, the lively dance party
on Tweetsie’s Main Street, the amusement rides at the Creepy Carnival,
and of course, it wouldn’t be Halloween without traditional trick-ortreating
throughout the park. The Ghost Train® Halloween Festival is
safe, scary fun for all ages.
Due to the popularity of this annual event, a limited number of tickets are available for each
evening. Many nights often sell out, so ordering advance tickets online is strongly
recommended. Admission is $31 for adults and children, while kids ages 2 and under are
admitted free. Tickets are available at
Tweetsie Railroad is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays August 18 through November 2.
The 2014 season ends Sunday, November 2. The park’s Wild West themed hours are 9:00 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m. The Ghost Train® Halloween Festival runs from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. October is
particularly busy in the High Country as the fall foliage is at peak color, so make your lodging
reservations early.
Tweetsie Railroad is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains on U.S. Highway 321 between Boone
and Blowing Rock, North Carolina. For more information about the 2014 season at Tweetsie
Railroad, visit or call 877.TWEETSIE (877.893.3874). Find Tweetsie on
Facebook or follow Tweetsie on Twitter @TweetsieRR.

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