Cranmore Mountain’s annual month-long Halloween event, the Ghoullog, is back for a tenth season of haunting. The Ghoullog will begin Saturday, Sept. 24 and run weekend evenings through Nov. 5.
Nightly haunts will operate from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and from 7p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and select Sundays. Doors for the event open at 6:30 p.m. at Cranmore’s Artist Falls Lodge. Ticket prices start at $27 for the Ghoullog and $39 for the Ghoullog Plus.
“I can’t wait to celebrate 10 years of fear this season. We have worked hard to create a premier haunted attraction over the years. We strive to create new and exciting themes and designs for our guests every season. This year is going to be more exciting than you can imagine,” said creator of the Ghoullog, Lance Davis.
To celebrate 10 years of haunting, guests can visit on Nov. 4 for an exclusive 10 Years of Fear Celebration. Taking place at the Artist Falls Lodge, the package includes one trip through the Ghoullog, a “lights on” tour through the haunt with the opportunity to take a closer look at the construction, speak with the actors and enjoy a cocktail party immediately following. Each ticket also includes two complimentary drink tickets, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a Q&A session with the creators of the Ghoullog and a 10th anniversary t-shirt. Tickets for the event are $125 and must be pre-purchased by October 17th, online at theghoullog.com, at Cranmore’s ticket office or by calling 1-800-SUN-N-SKI. Tickets will not be available at the door. A limited number of 150 tickets will be available.
“With this event, we want to give Ghoullog fans and haunt enthusiasts a chance to go behind the scenes of the haunt… speak to the actors, myself and colleague, Jim Chichwak, and really let them in on the details and planning that is involved in running a production like the Ghoullog,” Davis continues. “We have never done something like this before and it will truly be a unique event that you don’t want to miss out on. There will also be door prizes, themed cocktails and appetizers, special appearances and more.”
More information on the 10 Years of Fear Celebration can be found online at theghoullog.com.
Feeling too fearful to enter the haunt? The Ghoullog’s Haunted Playground features a one-of-a-kind experience with nighttime 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 foot 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 in the darkness.
Back for 2016 is the Broken Skull Pub, located at the Artist Falls Lodge. The fully-licensed lounge will be offer an array of 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 Ghoullog and begins serving at 6:30pm.
On Tuesday, Oct. 25, local residents can visit the Ghoullog for just $19 per person. Guests must show proof of residency in Carroll, Coos or Oxford county.
For the final evening of the event, Nov. 5, all lights will be turned off for 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, which includes a trip through the Ghoullog and unlimited rides in the Haunted Playground.
From Sept. 24 through Saturday, Oct. 1, plus Friday nights through Nov. 4 and Thursday, Oct. 25, Ghoullog tickets are $27 and Ghoullog Plus tickets are $39. Saturday nights from Oct. 8 through Nov. 5, plus Sunday, Oct. 9, 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 apply and can be viewed online at Cranmore.com.
Discounted rates are available for groups larger than 15, when reserved 48 hours in advance. For group information, please call 603-356-5544 ext. 323.
Advanced reservations for the Ghoullog are highly recommended and can be made online at http://www.theghoullog.com or by calling the ticket office at 603-356-5544.