When are the best days and times to come?

Although anytime is a great time to visit Canobie Lake Park’s
Screeemfest, our experience has been that Fridays and Sundays
(non holidays) tend to be less crowded than Saturdays. 
We also recommend arriving before 6 PM.

How do I have the most affordable trip possible?
Check out our Friday Discount Coupons which will be available in late September
at our participating retailers (McDonalds®, Restaurants, Market Basket® Supermarkets,
Tedeschi® Food Shops). Friday Discount Coupons will also be available on specially
marked cans of Mountain Dew with our coupon printed directly on the side! 
(Click here for details and more information about coupon availability.)

Is Group Registration available?
Yes! Please click here for Group Information and Registration.

Is there a parking charge?
Of course not!  Parking is always FREE at Canobie Lake Park.

Can I bring food and beverage to the Park?
Unfortunately, no.  Outside food and beverage is not permitted through Park gates.

Can I wear a costume?
No.  Although it is the season for costumes, please leave the haunting to us! We also ask that you do not wear masks, face paint or costumed makeup.

Are the haunts wheelchair accessible?
Our haunted attractions can accommodate conventional and electric wheelchairs or electric service vehicles – although certain elements/effects will require the use of an alternate pathway. We do recommend, however, that you plan your visit with someone who is aware of your needs and can physically assist you when necessary.
Do I have to pay extra for haunted attractions?
There is no additional charge for UNLIMITED visits to any of our haunted houses (The Canobie Hotel, Merriment, Inc., the Village, Black Hollow Cove, Virus as well as our family Petting Zoo). We do have scary thrills that may have an additional fee such as "Terror in the Corn Laser Tag", the “Last Ride”, or a hack at the “Autopsy Table”.

Are the haunts scary?
The short answer is, yes of course they are – that is the idea, after all. We suggest parental guidance for children 13 and under.

If you wish to enjoy the haunted attractions without the worry of everything jumping out at you, you may elect to purchase a “Monster B’Gone” necklace at the entrance of the Park or at the entrances of the haunted attractions.

Are the haunts for kids?
Certainly not the little ones. We recommend parental guidance for children 13 and under. 

What is there for kids?
We have plenty of kid-friendly fun, including our Petting Zoo and Pony Rides at the Magic Seed area open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00pm! Or visit the Pumpkin House on Saturday and Sunday afternoons! We will also be operating a majority of our “kiddie rides," including our Kiddieland area. Don't forget to watch for our monster parade which begins at 7:30pm through the Park.

What types of special effects are in the haunted attractions?
Our haunted attractions are designed for all five of the senses.  The Village and The Canobie Hotel have a “Claustrophobia” effect where the “walls” are literally pushing against you. Merriment, Inc. has smell machines with some of the foulest scents known to mankind.  Some of our houses have strobe lights and strobe effects are used throughout the Park. If you have specific questions or concerns, you may ask Guest Services on arrival or the greeter at the entrance of each house.

Haunted houses are too scary… what else is there for me to do?
If you wish to enjoy the haunted attractions without the worry of everything jumping out at you, you may elect to purchase a “Monster B’Gone” necklace at the entrance of the Park or the entrances of the haunted attractions.

If haunted houses are just not your style… you still have come to the right place!  We have plenty of rides (including our wild roller coaster, UNTAMED!), games, food and live entertainment for you to enjoy, plus don't miss our ROCKtoberfest event with a different rock tribute band each week on our Midway Stage! That's a lot of fall fun all in ONE location!

If I get scared, can I get out?
Yes. If you are inside of a Haunted Attraction and feel that you cannot continue, approach the nearest actor and request to exit the attraction.  The actor will direct you to the nearest emergency exit and will escort you out of the attraction.

Will the actors touch me?
No.  And we also ask that you DO NOT TOUCH THE ACTORS.

What live entertainment do you have?
As mentioned above, be sure to catch the exciting musical tributes to your favorite rock and metal bands during ROCKtoberfest on our Midway Stage each weekend from Sept. 26 - Oct. 31. You'll also want to catch the incredible SwingShift SideShow, also appearing on the Midway Stage from Sept 26 - Oct. 31 and the Tribute to Michael: GHOSTS Oct. 9-11 and Oct16-18. Click here for more info.

There will also be a Monster Parade at 7:30pm throughout the Park!

When do ticket sales, rides, and haunts close?
The last ticket will be sold at approximately 1 hour before the scheduled Park close.  Please note that the earlier that you arrive, the better opportunity you’ll have to take advantage of your favorite attractions.  All rides and haunts close at the published closing times, weather permitting.  This means that ride and haunt lines may close earlier than Park closing based on crowd conditions.


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