A new stunning acrobatic show and 6 new dread-inducing secret rooms await guests as Worlds of Fun’s 2017 Halloween Haunt returns weekends starting September 16. The high-flying performers of Skeleton Crew will join hundreds of monsters in the midway, alongside dozens of gruesome attractions and thrill rides, in presenting the biggest Halloween event in the Midwest.

Skeleton Crew brings a thrilling cirque-style show of talented skeleton-costumed acrobats to shock witnesses with electrifying aerial performances. “This group is a must-see,” said Brent Barr, director of live entertainment for Cedar Fair, parent company for Worlds of Fun. “These death defying performers will charm you with their humor and amaze you with their astounding performances.” See the Skeleton Crew’s exhilarating acrobatic performances nightly in the International Plaza.

New Skeleton Key rooms take fear to a whole new level. Guests will experience their worst nightmares coming to life in six new phobia-themed Skeleton Key rooms, exclusively available with a Fright Lane PLUS Skeleton Key. This premium add-on experience includes priority access to 13 mazes and attractions, and features more intense and interactive scares in the Skeleton Key attractions.

“This year, we are intensifying the fear experience far beyond expectations inside our terrifying Skeleton Key rooms,” said Brian Cross, manager of live entertainment at Worlds of Fun. “We look forward to welcoming those brave enough to face their deepest, darkest phobias.”

Halloween Haunt starts on Saturday, September 16th and runs through October 28th; frights begin after 6:30 p.m., and Extreme Haunts are not recommended for guests younger than 14 years of age. Scare-free family activities are available every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Great Pumpkin Fest, ending on October 29th.

With the purchase of a 2018 season pass, on sale now at the lowest price of the season, guests can experience a visit to the park – including Haunt – in 2017.

Worlds of Fun & Oceans of Fun is a 235-acre amusement and water park in Kansas City, Mo. featuring more than 100 family rides, thrill rides, waterslides, shows and attractions including seven world-class roller coasters. The park also stages the Midwest’s largest Halloween event in September and October. Worlds of Fun is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a publicly traded partnership and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels. For more information, see www.cedarfair.com.