Back for its ninth year, the Ghoullog, Cranmore Mountain's annual month-long Halloween event is set to scare again. The event will kick off Friday, September 25, and will run weekend nights through Saturday, October 31. Ticket prices start at $27 for the Ghoullog and $39 for the Ghoullog Plus. The haunt will operate 7:00pm-9:00pm on Fridays and from 7:00pm- 10:00pm on Saturdays and select Sundays. Doors for the event open at 6:30pm.
“We're going back to the Ghoullog's original roots,” said Lance Davis, creator and mastermind of the haunt. “Whether it's a scary character or a scene that seems just too realistic, we know how to get underneath peoples skin. We have found that people really don't like being in situations where they don't have control over their surroundings. This year, you'll never know what to expect behind each corner. ”
For those looking for something more spooky than scary, the Ghoullog's Haunted Playground features a unique nighttime experience everyone can enjoy with unlimited evening rides on the Mountain Coaster, Giant Swing and Soaring Eagle Zip Line.
The Mountain Coaster is a two person, self controlled sled, which brings riders on a 3,600 round-trip ride up and down the mountain on a steel track reaching speeds up to 25 miles per hour on the descent. The Soaring Eagle Zip Line fleshes out the Haunted Playground, letting visitors fly 750 feet up and back down the mountain on a seated zip line; the Giant Swing offers up to four people a breathtaking sky ride.
All new for 2015 is the Broken Skull Pub. Located at the Artist Falls Lodge, the fully-licensed lounge will be offering an array of fresh draft beer, including Angry Orchard Cider, favorite mixed drinks and favorites from the grill before and after scares. The Broken Skull pub is open nightly during the event and begins serving at 6:30pm.
Thursday, October 22 marks Local's Night, where Ghoullog tickets are just $19 with proof of residency from Carroll, Coos and Oxford Country residents.
For one night only, October 31, all lights are turned off for The Ghoullog, Lights Out! Each group will be given a single glow stick to navigate their way through the haunt.
An all-inclusive, Ghoullog Plus package is available and includes a trip through the Ghoullog and unlimited rides in the Haunted Playground.
From September 25 through Saturday, October 3, plus Friday nights through October 30 and Thursday, October 22, Ghoullog tickets are $27 and Ghoullog Plus tickets are $39. Saturday nights from October 10 through October 31, plus Sunday, October 11, Ghoullog tickets are $32 and Ghoullog Plus tickets are $44. The Ghoullog is recommended for those 10 and over. All ages are welcome for the Haunted Playground.
Tickets for unlimited rides in the Haunted Playground are $19 for guests under 54 inches and $25 for those over that height. Age, height and weight restrictions do apply, and can be viewed on line at Cranmore.com.
Discounted rates are available for groups larger than 15, when reserved 48 hours in advanced.
Advanced reservations for the Ghoullog are highly recommended and can be made online at www.theghoullog.com or by calling the ticket office at 603-356-5544.