It's safe, scary fun for the whole family! Kids will enjoy the Halloween shows and trick-or-treating. And take a chilling journey into the night on the Ghost Train, if you dare!
Tweetsie Railroad is a family-oriented Wild West theme park located between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States. The park has a 3-mile railroad pulled by one of Tweetsie Railroad's two historic narrow-gauge steam locomotives. This ride will be serving as the centerpiece of one of the park's special events this fall, the Ghost Train. The Ghost Train is one heck of a ride! You might just be pretty spooked out because of the darkness. Or it could be the loud explosions that freak you out. The park also features a variety of amusement rides, live shows, a zoo and other attractions geared towards families with children. The park also hosts a variety of special events throughout the year including Halloween and Christmas-themed events.
The Railroad Park has confirmed that the theme for 'The Ghost Train' this year would be, 'Terror in the Trenches'. This seems to be a promising affair! The ride will be operational on all Fridays and Saturdays, from September 20-20 to October 25-26. The admission costs $44 for adults and $38 for children (age 3-12), however, Tweetsie Railroad has urged caution that they do not recommend this ride for any child below the age of 8 due to the fear the thrills may induce. This exhilarating ride will be sure to get your eerie-meters pumping as joins the other scary special events, like the Haunted House and the Freaky Forest, in what looks like one complete package of terrors. The tickets also include access to Halloween Shows on Main Street, Black Hole, Trick-or-Treating, Warp Tunnel, and Tweetsie Palace Spooktacular Black Light Show.
This might be the year I finally make it to Tweetsie Railroad! https://t.co/eUchofhD4d— ThemeParkHopper (@ThemeParkHop) July 8, 2019
According to the company's website, the name "Tweetsie" was given to the original ET&WNC by area residents who became accustomed to the shrill "tweet, tweet" of the locomotive whistles that echoed through the mountains. The nickname stuck with the railroad and its trains and became more identifiable than the railroad's official name. Tweetsie Railroad became a popular tourist attraction and quickly evolved into the first theme park in North Carolina, and one of the first in the nation. A train robbery and cowboy-and-Indian show were added to the train ride, playing off the Wild West theme that was very popular at the time on television and in movies. Tweetsie Railroad's also have their own locomotive workshop to overhaul other steam locomotives from different amusement parks such as Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, Six Flags, and Dollywood, aside from maintaining their own.
The park is initially open weekends from Memorial Day weekend until Mid-August. After which it shuts down and reopens again on all Fridays and Saturdays nights from late September through the month of October. The park then closes for operations one last time before coming alive again on Fridays and Saturdays evenings starting in late November for "Tweetsie Christmas", which runs through the month of December. Other special events are held throughout the season, including a large firework display on the Independence Day Fourth of July, and Railroad Heritage Weekend in August, which focuses on the history of Tweetsie Railroad's narrow gauge locomotives.
Good Night All You Beautiful and Fascinating People ! Sweet Dreams Wherever You Are ! Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock , North Carolina ... ALOT of fun for the whole family ! pic.twitter.com/h0w28VnEo2— Pamela Edwards (@SouthernPamela) July 12, 2019
You will need to book your tickets in advance to ride 'The Ghost Train', So now, the only question is, do you have what it takes to ride a super scary train into darkness? Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train is scheduled to depart on time this September, so here's your chance to find out!