NORTH CONWAY, New Hampshire — Friday, October 2 marks the opening of Cranmore Mountain’s annual Halloween Haunt, the Ghoullog. Now in its third year, the Ghoullog this year has doubled in size with more screams, scares and surprises than in previous years. Visitors who have been to the event previously are forewarned – nothing will be the same.
What’s new at the Ghoullog this year? Death Becomes You head ghoul Lance Davis sums it up to one word: “Zombies” “This year we are bringing in zombies in a big way. We added a very large space indoors at the base that gives our victims over a football field and a half of pitch-black pathways. We won’t tell you where the zombies are. But don’t worry – they’ll find you.”
In addition to the new base area haunt, the mountain-top portion of the Ghoullog has been completely reworked. “Everything is new,” stated Cranmore General Manager Ben Wilcox, “We want to give our guests a reason to come back year after year. It is unbelievable what Death Becomes You has accomplished this year. It is over the top.”
The Ghoullog is New England’s only mountain-top haunt, where visitors board the quad chairlift for a night-time ride to the summit for a haunted mountain-top tour.
The tour starts at the base of Cranmore Mountain and includes an indoor base area haunted arena, and a night-time stroll through a haunted walkway to the Quad. After the 7-minute ride to the 2,000 foot summit of Cranmore, visitors tour a haunted summit cabin.
While at the summit, spectacular night-time views of North Conway Village below are sure to delight all comers. At the end of the tour, visitors enjoy a ride down the Quad chairlift to the base with a breath-taking vantage of the Moat Mountains and Mount Washington at night.
Event dates are Oct. 2-3; Oct. 9-11 (Columbus Day Weekend); Oct. 16-17; Oct. 23-24; and Oct. 29 – 31. Tickets are $25 for all ages with a $2 discount for online advance sales at www.cranmore.com/ghoullog.
The Ghoullog will operate from 7-10pm with doors opening at 6pm. The ticket office, Pub and outdoor food court will open at 6pm on all dates of operation.
Cranmore’s ghoul-fest will offer refreshments including a full bar in the Bloody Noose Pub. The Ghoullog also features an outdoor food court offering fair food favorites like fried dough, sausage, pepper and onion sandwiches, popcorn, caramel apples, hot cocoa, hot cider and coffee.
The attraction is recommended for ages 10 and up and parental discretion is advised. Tickets can be reserved online at www.cranmore.com or by calling the resort at 603-356-5544. Only a limited number of tickets are sold each night so visitors are advised to reserve theirs in advance.
Opening weekend offers residents of Carroll and Coos County, NH and Oxford County, Maine a special $19 “locals” rate on Oct. 2-3 and again on Oct. 29. Large groups are welcome and special group rates are offered – email [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email] for information. Stay and Spook packages with area hotels and motels are available online at Cranmore.com including lodging and Ghoullog tickets.
The Ghoullog is a joint production of Cranmore Mountain and Death Becomes You Productions.
The Ghoullog activities take place both indoors and outdoors at Cranmore Mountain. Visitors are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and the chairlift ride. This event takes place rain or shine.
Cranmore Mountain is located in North Conway, NH. Tickets and information can be obtained by calling 603-356-5544 or online at www.cranmore.com/ghoullog.