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Hawnted House

Camden Park

Prepare to be scared on this classic Pretzel dark ride, whether that be from the contents inside the haunted house or from the speed of the ride itself!

Theme ParkCamden Park
Ride TypeDark Ride
AudienceOlder children and Adults
ManufacturerPretzel Amusement Ride Company
Opened1960s
Hawnted House

Hawnted House

Is this a typo? Is this ride really called Hawnted House? Well, that's what the ride sign says so we'll go with it!

Hawnted House is a classic haunted house dark ride at Camden Park. What makes it special is the ride system, manufactured by the Pretzel Amusement Ride Company. It features small 2 passenger cars which ascend a chain lift hill, a drop, and a series of tight wooden wild mouse coaster style turns.

The ride is one of only two examples of a Pretzel dark ride operating in the United States, the other being Devil's Den at Conneaut Lake Park.

Hawnted House was refurbished a few years ago, with Chuck Burnham, an artist dubbing himself "The Dark Ride Artist" giving the ride a vibe which mixes classic haunted house props and psychedelic colours.

This is by far the best ride at Camden Park, and is well kept. Of everything at Camden, it feels it at least is cared for. Even if they aren't frightened by the horror filled paintings and models inside, riders are likely to be scared with the speed the precariously balanced cars travel around the track. They pick up so much speed, a ride attendant has to use their full body weight to bring the cars to a halt at the end of the ride!

Photo Gallery

Camden Park's Hawnted House dark ride

Hawnted House sign

Camden Park's Hawnted House dark ride

A car at the top of the chain lift

Camden Park's Hawnted House dark ride

Entering the indoor haunted house

Camden Park's Hawnted House dark ride

One of the scenery models

Camden Park's Hawnted House dark ride

Who'd want this kind of birthday?

Camden Park's Hawnted House dark ride

Scary scenery

Camden Park's Hawnted House dark ride

The chain lift and drop

Camden Park's Hawnted House dark ride

Entry to the indoor part of the ride

Camden Park's Hawnted House dark ride

Metal guide rails and tight turn inside

Camden Park's Hawnted House dark ride

Cars lined up in the station

Camden Park's Hawnted House dark ride

Chuck Burnham has signed his work

On-Ride Video

Hawnted House POV

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