Wichita's Largest Halloween Event
October 21st, 22nd, 28th - 30th
6 to 9:30 PM
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Something for Everyone!
Learn more about the activities, shows and attractions for each age by clicking below.
Most of the events at Pumpkins at the Park are geared toward younger children. The entire Pumpkin Trail is full of activities they will love and older kids (and adult) will enjoy.
21 & Older
Why should kids get all the treats? In addition to all the activities for the kids, adults can enjoy Warlock Brews and Witch's Potions at two bars in the Park.
Fun & Safe for Any Age, and most are included in price of admission.
We have 15 trick-or-treat stations for the kids. Most of them offer
candy, but we do have a few that have other small presents. The best part is the kids feel like they get a lot, but the parents aren't eating it for the next month.
Each child receives a punch card for three different games. At the
games they will tickets that can be redeemed for fun Halloween prizes!
Interact with Animals
Even though most of the Park’s animals are asleep for all of the Halloween fun, some of our “creepy crawlers” still come out to play. Kids of all ages can interact with snakes, lizards, and birds – oh my! – and have their picture taken with one of our cool critters.
Isle of Intrigue
Join us for "spooky" tales about the characters of Pumpkins at the Park.
Henry's Haunted Inflatable
Kids love Henry’s Haunted Inflatable. As they work their way through this inflatable obstacle course, they have to duck, dodge, climb and squeeze through the obstacles inside. This is another activity great for children of all ages.
An event like Pumpkins at the Park would be incomplete without lots of…pumpkins! Kids of all ages can visit our Pumpkin Patch to find the perfect pumpkin (pumpkins are an additional charge).
Land O' Giants
Come see all your favorite characters and many more in the Land ‘o Giants. This area is fun, especially for younger children and features a 12ft Frankenstein, a 25ft black cat, a phantom playing the organ, and much, much more.
Guests of all ages will love watching our performers twirl, throw, and yes, even breathe fire.
Located in the Chamber of Mystery
Our creepy crafts are always a hit with children of all ages. This a safe and fun way for children to take home more than just candy and have a “spooktakular” keepsake from their fun-filled evening.
"Haunted" Hay Ride
It's Back by Popular Demand
The "haunted" hay ride is back by popular demand. This time guests will be scouting the perimeter for our Zombie Task Force. The hay ride is free.
Chamber of Mystery
It's a mystery because you never know what the theme will be each year. However, you can always count on some amazing treats!
Kids can add their favorite toppings to a carmel apple, monster-mellow, or a rice crispy treat. (additional charge)
Enjoy a warm cup of apple cider or hot chocolate as well as giant soft pretzels, popcorn, and MORE candy. (additional charge).
Watch some of your favorite Halloween classics while your warm up and enjoy your treats.
Show & Attractions
Be Prepared to Be Amazed!
Dr. Frank N. Stein's Lab
Stage Show (Runs every 20 minutes)
Our resident “Mad” scientist is constantly creating crazy and clever concoctions of chaos. This popular
stage show entertains aspiring Einsteins with a mad scientist’s mysterious experiments and proven potions for fun.
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Waterfall Light Show with Music
Runs every 20 minutes
The state-of-the-art light show was created in 2013 and is the only show of its kind in the area. Last year, guests were entertained with more than six songs including Monster Mash, Thriller, and more!
The 3D haunted house was a huge hit last year. World renowned 3-D artist, Stuart Smith, has designed three
dimensional haunted houses around the world and for some of the largest haunts in the United States. This attraction is sure to blow the minds of adults and children alike as they learn this epic story.
Cage Maze of Doom
Only the Brave Should Enter!
This steel cage maze isn’t for the faint of heart. It features some of the Park’s scariest creatures from which there is no escape. The cage maze adds some spice to the otherwise family-friendly event and is perfect for teens and adults. It was new in 2011 and has become one of the most popular attractions for our Halloween event.
Zombie Task Force: Sector 7
Incredible NEW Attraction
The Zombie Task Force is back and even better this year. The zombies have grown immune to our paintball guns so we have upgraded to TACTICAL LASER TAG guns! The zombies won't know what hit them. The best part is everyone can participate in this new experience!
With a limited amount of ammo, life, and time, you and four others will go out with a squad leader and try to destroy the zombies that have infiltrated Sector 7. BEWARE: the zombies can damage you if they get too close. Tanganyika Wildlife Park is the only facility in Kansas with this new technology and guarantees it to be a unique experience!
Incredible NEW Experience
This is the perfect experience for older kids or adults that love to scare people. You will have a professional make-up artist turn you into a zombie or monster. Then you will have the opportunity to "scare" people in the Cage Maze of Doom, Zombie Laser Tag experience, or the Hay Ride. The best part is you have a killer costume after for that Halloween party or gathering.
Disclaimer: Guests will not be able to re-enter Pumpkins at the Park with their make-up on, so if you are doing both it would be better to schedule it toward the end of the evening.
Some of our Iconic Characters!
The Pumpkin King
Once a simple pumpkin farmer, Jimbo became one with his favorite crop thanks to the mischievous machinations of Kaos. Now, Jimbo loves to bring Halloween joy to guests of all ages!
Prince of Pranks
This shockingly silly skeleton (re-animated through the power of the Great Pumpkin, naturally) loves to play pranks. You'll find him roaming throughout the event with thrilling tricks and painful puns.
Dr. Frank N. Stein
Our resident scientist, Dr. Frank N. Stein, is a bit...well, mad. But don't let him hear you say that! Along with the help of his intrepid assistant, Dr. Stein will attempt - for a 6th year - to finally make his monster!
He may be "large and in charge", but Grimm (or Grimmykins, as his friends call him) is really a big softy at heart. Standing at 12 feet tall, Grimm loves posing for photos - and picking flowers!
Our Friendly T-Rex
Good ol' Rex was transferred to Tanganyika from Jurassic World back in 2010. He loves roaming around the Park - with his experienced handler, of course - and interacting with guests.
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Our Resident Gorilla
George loves going for walks with his handler - even if he does get a bit heavy! This gorilla is always on the move and he loves meeting new people!