If you are looking for an exciting fall adventure for your family, I highly recommend Happy Hauntings at Dutch Wonderland. An adventure at Happy Hauntings is festive and full of fun!
We have been to Dutch Wonderland several times before, but have never visited in the fall. This fall-themed event features the same amount of fun but with a special seasonal twist! The whole theme park is decorated to celebrate the season of fall. When you enter the infamous Dutch Wonderland castle at the entrance of the park, you are welcomed by a giant inflatable spider that is climbing the the castle wall. Once inside the park, the kids were so excited to see spiderwebs, cornstalks, and pumpkins everywhere we looked. Another hit with the kids were all the funny skeletons placed throughout the park!
All of our favorite rides were transformed into special fall themed rides such as the Scaree Go Round, the Ghost Flight, & the Roller Ghoster. There are over thirty different rides and family-friendly attractions for families to enjoy during this special event at Dutch Wonderland. The kids had a blast enjoying ride after ride.
One of the things that I love about Dutch Wonderland is that the kids could go on most of the rides themselves. The kids think it’s so fun to go on the rides on their own. I love standing on the side, watching them get so excited and filled with joy as they enjoy the rides!
Dutch Wonderland has a wonderful relaxed atmosphere for an amusement park. All of the rides are geared toward young children, so even my three year old could enjoy most of the rides. There are rides for kids of every age, which is great when you are there with several children in tow. Also, we never had to wait more than ten minutes for each ride. It’s easy to navigate through the park with a stroller, but also small enough that the older kids can walk without getting tired. It really is an amusement park that is full of happy kids (and happy parents!).
There are several snack stands throughout the park for some favorite refreshments, such as kettle corn and cotton candy. There was even a spot where you could roast your own s’mores! Throughout the park, there are also lots of fun fall photo opportunities to grab the perfect fall picture.
One of our favorite parts of Happy Hauntings was a special trick-or-treating adventure through Exploration Island. The kids had a blast receiving candy from all of the dinosaurs that were dressed in funny costumes. Some of their favorites included the dinosaurs dressed as Darth Vader, Nemo, & the Minions.
Several of the other kids at the park were dressed in costumes and although I wasn’t quite as prepared as the other families and didn’t pack our Halloween costumes, I hope if we return for another year that I remember to bring their costumes along! Leaving Exploration Island with a full bag of candy was definitely a highlight for our little trick or treaters.
I highly recommend a trip to Happy Hauntings at Dutch Wonderland this fall. Tickets for Happy Hauntings are usually $24.99. Kids, ages two and under, are free. We are excited to be partnering with Dutch Wonderland to give our readers an exclusive discount for a reduced price of $20.99 per ticket ($4 off the regular price). You can use the link provided above or you can also use promo code: chirpingmomshauntblog16 when checking out to receive the discount. Happy Hauntings will be operating the weekends of October 22-23 and October 29-30. On Saturday, the hours are from 2-9 PM and on Sunday, the hours are from 2-8 PM. We wrapped up our festive fall day with one last ride on one of my kids’ favorite rides, the Haunted Rail Express (the Wonderland Train). It was definitely one special & “humerus” day for our family 🙂
Disclosure: We were not compensated for the post, but thank you to Dutch Wonderland for providing complimentary tickets.