Severe Weather Policy

Unfortunately we can’t make guarantees about the weather, but we do have a plan. In the event that a severe storm warning is issued by the National Weather Center or a state of emergency is declared for the Natchitoches area, we will temporarily suspend activities in the interest of the safety of our guests. Every effort will be made to notify guests via our official website and social media outlets.
If you have purchased tickets online, we will honor them any open night during the regular season. All sales are final. No refunds will be issued.

Dark Woods Is An Outdoor Attraction

Your safety is our number one priority. Our management team and owners conduct nightly safety evaluations regarding weather and post storm conditions (i.e. park street and trails, electrical safety, parking, attraction access and general guest and cast safety). Weather closures are not taken lightly and are made with your safety in mind!

  • We are not equipped to operate during inclement weather and/or rain.
  • Dark Woods may temporarily suspend operations due to changes in the weather conditions.
  • When lightning is in the area we adhere to closing procedures to ensure everyone stays out of harm’s way.
  • Park closing time is subject to change without notice.

We want you to feel safe when severe weather threatens your night at Dark Woods. If you have additional questions, please contact a member of our Guest Services team by calling 318.332.8546.

Rainy Day Guarantee

What happens if the park closes AFTER opening? We know rain can put a damper on your outdoor Halloween fun. That’s why you have our rain guarantee! Guests adversely affected by severe weather after arriving can redeem their paid admission tickets for a nontransferable, nonrefundable re-admit ticket. The new re-admit ticket is valid for an equivalent admission and must be redeemed by the end of the current season. Rain guarantee re-admit tickets are processed on the day of the visit only at the ticket window near the Main Entrance. Re-admit tickets will be distributed to guests as they end their visit.

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