The new Haunted Hotel ride isn't even a year old, and is already a fan favorite.

It was in August 2023, that Funtown Splashtown debuted The Whispering Pines Haunted Hotel. Just a few months later, they have been named the 6th best New Theme Park Attractions That Will Blow Your Mind, according to USA TODAY!


I was one of the first to experience Funtown's Haunted Hotel.

Funtown is a family-owned amusement park in Saco, Maine, that has remained family-owned for over 50 years. They've had plenty of offers over the years to be purchased. But the Cormier family has always said no, because keeping it small and private makes it better. We can all agree that it usually doesn't get better when 'corporate' is involved in anything. But that doesn't mean that Funtown isn't always looking for ways to make the experience better. That's where the Haunted Hotel comes in!

Legend has it that the poor gypsy Lilith cursed the Withering Pines Hotel when it was built on her land right next to her little shack. The guests who checked in were cursed, and couldn't leave until they were freed by the wand-wielding skills of the riders. I rode this fun and scary ride three times! Then I started feeling piggy.

Funtown Splashtown USA's owner/senior vice president, William Cormier, said in a press release,

We wanted to bring something entirely new to the park, and our town’s previous Haunted Mansion attraction gave us the perfect inspiration. Together with the creative team from Sally Dark Rides, we developed a completely new story, making it a one-of-a-kind ride only found here at Funtown. We are thrilled and honored that guests, fans,
and USA Today’s readers clearly love our new ride as much as we do.

Congratulations Funtown Splashtown USA! You remain one of our favorite places to visit, and can't wait for 2024!

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