By Rebecca Mullins
October 31, 2013. Tweetsie Railroad has had a great year and what might be the best Ghost Train Festival ever. Right now they’re getting ready to wrap it up with one last weekend scare of the Ghost Train to finish off the season strong.
The Ghost Train Festival offers scary activities for those brave of heart as well as family-friendly fun for the younger and more innocent in the crowd. The festivities are sure to bring an exciting night to all in attendance, whether they’re looking for a scare or just some good-natured Halloween fun.
The Ghost Train Festival is open 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. but don’t arrive too late, because doors close to arrivals at 10:00 p.m. The last two days for this season’s Halloween fun are this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, so come on out in costume or bundled up to enjoy Tweetsie’s last weekend of the season.
Tickets are $28 per person, but children 2 and younger get in for free. Tickets are available on Tweetsie’s website, through their toll free line 1-877-TWEETSIE or at Tweetsie Railroad located at 300 Tweetsie Railroad Road in Blowing Rock.
Tickets can sell out, so buy them now to ensure your night of Halloween horror on the Ghost Train.
The Train itself focuses on Tweetsie’s Great Train Wreck of 1913, where the dead inhabitants rise from their graves to haunt and chase those still of the land of the living. The Train departures begin at dark at approximately 8 p.m. and they continue every 20 minutes throughout the evening.
The Train can carry roughly 300 passengers, and with TV monitors along the entirety of the train, everyone is assured to be able to see and enjoy all that the Ghost Train has to offer. It will be the ride of your life.
Tweetsie’s attractions include more than just the scariest train ride in the whole of North Carolina.
Cathy Robins, Marketing Director of Tweetsie Railroad, shared that apart from the Ghost Train, their next scariest attractions are the Haunted House and Freak Forest.
Some of their more family friendly attractions include their Halloween black light puppet show, 3D glasses maze, Black Hole galaxy tunnel, Trick or Treating and Main St. musical stars the Spice Ghouls.
“It’s just so unique. No one else really has a ghost train,” said Robins. “Riding on the train at night is very different than during the day.”