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Have you heard of Dutch Wonderland? If not, I’m going to tell you all about it since my family and I recently came from there. We enjoyed a full day of Happy Hauntings which included all the things families with kids 12 and under need to have Halloween fun.

Dutch Wonderland is a family-friendly amusement park located in Lancaster, PA, about a 3-hour drive from New York City. It has over 35 rides and attractions for families to enjoy. During Happy Hauntings, the rides and attractions are spooktacular!

We started off with a Sky Ride to the other side of the park. This was great because it gave us aerial views of Dutch Wonderland, allowing us to pinpoint and the plan the rides we were going to take on during our visit.

Our first ride was the Joust Family Coaster, a mini steel rollercoaster great for the little ones 36″ and up. After riding Joust, the thrill-seekers in our group spotted the Kingdom Coaster. Let me tell you, looks can be deceiving. This rollercoaster has fun twists, turns, and drops that had us screaming. It definitely was not what we expected, but we enjoyed it. So much so that we went back on it a second time.

Joust Coaster Dutch Wonderland

Dutch Wonderland Happy Hauntings isn’t just about the rides, there are other fun things to do too. We had so much fun making our own s’mores at the s’mores station. An s’mores kit family pack is $10.

Dutch Wonderland Happy Hauntings S'mores

Another fun activity was being able to trick or treat on the Prehistoric trail. We saw over 20 lifelike dinosaurs dressed up as characters from our kids’ favorite storybooks. We spotted Waldo along with Winnie the Pooh and Friends. I’d have to say this part was the kids’ and my husband’s favorite part of Dutch Wonderland Happy Hauntings.

Dutch Wonderland Happy Hauntings Trick or Treat Trail

Dutch Wonderland Happy Hauntings Waldo trick or treat trail

Dutch Wonderland Happy Hauntings Winnie the Pooh

Happy Hauntings is open Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 28, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Admission is $28.99 per person ages three and up. Learn more at DutchWonderland.com/HappyHauntings.  Experience the fun of Dutch Wonderland’s Happy Hauntings at a discounted rate by visiting https://www.dutchwonderland.com/blogreader and use code: halloweenblog18.

Dutch Wonderland Happy Hauntings

 

About Dutch Wonderland and Palace Entertainment:

Dutch Wonderland, located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, is a Kingdom for Kids and the perfect place for family fun. The theme park features over 35 rides, attractions, & shows, as well as camping accommodations at Old Mill Stream Campground, perfect for out of town guests. Dutch Wonderland is owned and operated by Palace Entertainment, one of the leading leisure park operators in the United States. Palace Entertainment owns and operates eight water parks, six theme parks, two animal parks, and five family entertainment centers across 10 different states.

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We were provided tickets to visit Dutch Wonderland in order to facilitate review. All opinions are my own and are honest.

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Kim is the do-it-all mom (and wife) who not only works full-time and is a freelance makeup artist, but also blogs about her love of family, travel, beauty, and skincare. She's also the class parent for her daughter's 2nd-grade class. These are all tough jobs, but somehow, she gets it all done while making it look easy.