Creepy Carnival is here!

New in fall 2017! Creepy Carnival is celebrated during the schools’ autumn break week from October 14th to 21st (the park is closed on Monday October 16th). During Creepy Carnival, the theme park is open from 1 PM to 9 PM daily.


Särkänniemi welcomes everybody to take a thrill ride through the amusement park in October! Come and enjoy the rides and colourful carnival atmosphere of Särkänniemi with a scary twist! Just when you thought our new roller coaster, Hype, was the most frightening thing about Särkänniemi, here comes Creepy Carnival!

Trick or treat –package is available from ticketing and Park Shop for little ghosts and ghouls! The 7€ package includes the Devilish Duck Pond game and multiple places for candy collecting



Take a Look at Creepy Carnival’s Theme Areas

This colourful event has something for all! During Creepy Carnival, the amusement park is divided into different theme areas. Some are suited for the whole family and contain only mild excitement, friendly skeletons and fun activities such as trick-or-treating and face painting. But be careful not to enter some areas or you might end up face-to-face with an army of zombies and other horrible creatures of the night!

During the Creepy Carnival, entrance to Särkänniemi Theme Park is located at the lower gate, next to one of Särkänniemi’s most iconic rides, Wave Swinger. All the rides operating during Creepy Carnival, weather conditions permitting, are listed below. Pay in mind that some areas have blinking lights that might cause an epileptic seizure.


Excitement for the Whole Family

Twisted Tivoli

Welcome to Twisted Tivoli, where you can experience a magnificent circus atmosphere with a twist! The whole family will enjoy spectacular performances by acrobats, jugglers and the one-of-a-kind Fire Lady.


Creepy Carnival is the last opportunity to get on board the beautiful yet fierce Wave Swinger. After the carnival week, this old faithful ride will give up the ghost.


  • Circus performers daily from 1PM to 9PM
  • Fire Lady shows daily at 6PM and 7:30PM

Rides: Tornado, Truck Race, Wave Swinger



Both families and teenagers enjoy spending time at the Skelenaario area, where you will encounter only mild excitement with cute skeletons and spiders. Skelenaario is a real gamer’s paradise! You can play numerous carnival and arcade games where Lady Luck’s favour and an accurate throwing arm decide the end result. You can test your skills by beating moles to your heart’s content in a game of Whack-a-mole or grab a sure prize in String Pull. Carnival game price is 2 or 3 €/game. You can also buy a Game Package, which includes 6 carnival games for the price of 10 €.

Rides: Candy Carousel, Coffee Cups, Ladybird, Piggy Train


Día de los Muertos

Have you ever visited South America? Now you can do so in Särkänniemi’s very own Angry Birds Land! Día de los Muertos theme area consists of colourful Day of the Dead celebrations, exotic dance shows and fun rides for the whole family. You can even make your own calavera mask! But what happened to yellow rubber ducklings in the Duck Pond? Now they are devilish red!


  • Exotic rhythms and dance performances daily at 1:30PM, 3PM and 4:30PM.
  • Free face paintings daily from 2PM to 8PM
  • Crafts workshop daily from 1PM to 9PM. Make your own free calavera mask!

Rides: Angry Birds Ride, Crazy Bus, Kantti X Kantti, Lighthouse, Magic Bikes, Mushroom Race, Red Baron, Regatta, Rockin’ Tug, Whirley Worm


For Thrill-seekers

Zombie Zone

A disastrous nuclear war has wiped out most of humanity. During the war, a new kind of doom’s day weapon, a nerve gas, was accidentally developed. The gas has turned it’s victims into brain-thirsty zombies. Besides getting in contact with the gas, the disease is easily spread through zombie bites. Few survivors, who have not yet been exposed to the deadly disease, live and hide in abandoned buildings, sewers and shelters. Most of the time, the zombies are slow in their moves, but at night, the disease makes them more active and faster…


Apocalypse Särkänniemi? Horrible zombies roam the pavements of Zombie Zone, areas previously known as Highway and Hype Square. At daytime, even scaredy-cats may have the courage to enter family rides, such as Troika and Surge, but at night, the area is a no-go zone for everyone not in the mood for a zombie attack. Which one do you fear the most: the undead or the new roller coaster Hype?

Zombie Zone is not recommended for visitors under the age of 15 during the zombie attacks. Please, do not touch the zombies!


  • Zombie Attacks daily at 4:30PM, 6:30PM and 8PM (not recommended for people under 15-years-old). Zombies roam around the area passively the entire day, but hunt in ferocious hunger during the attacks.
  • Unia LED Hula-Hoop Show on Sat 14th and Sun 15th of October at 7PM, 7:45PM and 8:30PM. Come and be amazed!
  • EntoCube Bug Show on Wed 18th and Thu 19th of October at 3PM and 5:30PM. Come and see how the future of food looks like from cricket farmers‘ point-of-view!
  • Burlesque Performances on Fri 20th and Sat 21st of October at 7PM. These humorous performances with a slight horror twist are held on the Snacks & Drinks terrace next to Park Shop.

Rides: High Voltage, Hype, Surge, TakeOff, Troika, X


For less scary zombies, remember to try the Hype Game Zombie Edition throwing game by Park Shop! Creepy Carnival Pass + Games Package combo can be purchased here at a discounted price.


Get Tickets

Get your tickets to the Creepy Carnival online in advance to get the best price!

Creepy Carnival Wrisband

Creepy Carnival Wristband (over 120 cm) 24,90 € (at gate 26,90 €), buy here!
Creepy Carnival Wristband (under 120 cm) 19,90 € (at gate 21,90 €), buy here!

Creepy Carnival Wristband includes admission to the Creepy Carnival as well as all the creepy attractions and rides (there are some safety restrictions) in the carnival area for one day.

Creepy Carnival Entrance Ticket

Creepy Carnival Entrance Ticket 9,90 €, buy here!

Creepy Carnival Entrance Ticket includes single admission to the carnival area. For the rides you need single tickets or the Creepy Carnival Wristband.

Discounts with the Särkänniemi Season Card

Särkänniemi Season Card holders for the summer season 2017 get a 50% discount on all Creepy Carnival Wristbands and Entrance Tickets bought at the amusement park. Only 1 ticket product / Season Card.

2018 Season Card is now on sale for 119 € (normally 135 €) with a special offer: When you buy the Season Card before 21 October 2017, you get two Creepy Carnival Passes for free! Send an email to (with your confirmation number) and tell us which day you are visiting, so you can simply pick up your passes from the ticket sales. If you can’t use the Creepy Carnival Passes during the Creepy Carnival you can use them during the Doghill Christmas, simply let us know by email as well. The cardholder also has free entrance to the Doghill Christmas by showing the Season Card. Get yours now from here!