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Where the boos flow freely: Scarywood celebrates 10 years of making people scream

In 2009, Silverwood took a 180-degree turn with Scarywood Haunted Nights. If you’re a fan of “Stranger Things,” you can think of Scarywood as the Upside Down of Silverwood – …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

Nightly drone light show coming to Silverwood amusement park next year

The “Light Up the Night” show, featuring more than 300 drones in various formations, will begin in June.

Magician Nick Norton announces ‘Phantasm’ show at the Fox

Tickets are $25-$45 and are on sale today at 10 a.m.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Indictment says two former employees embezzled at least $800,000 from Silverwood Theme Park

Silverwood’s former accounting manager, Melissa K. Foeller, and former Chief Financial Officer Christopher A. Wyatt each face five counts of grand theft.

Magic and music combine during Symphony’s ‘Haunted Hallows’ concerts

Silverwood’s Nick Norton produced the show, which Isaiah Daniels will star in as Professor Cosmos.

Scarywood returns with even more haunted fun

Scarywood opens Friday and continues through Oct. 27.

UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018

Silverwood celebrates 30th anniversary with new additions, $19.88 tickets

Silverwood is open Saturdays and Sundays through May 27. The park opens daily beginning May 28.

UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018

Silverwood Theme Park cancels Fourth of July fireworks display

Silverwood Theme Park is canceling its annual Fourth of July fireworks show amid concerns about fire danger.

UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018

Silverwood Theme Park raises starting wage by $1 per hour

Silverwood Theme Park is raising its starting wage by $1 per hour this summer, to $9.75.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018

Around the Corner

Silverwood to launch blog to celebrate 30 years Silverwood Theme Park will be launching a new, fan-named blog, Silverwood Express, in April to help celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Retailers sell out of safety glasses in advance of Monday’s eclipse

If you’re a last-minute shopper still wanting to buy a pair of solar eclipse glasses, you may be out of luck. Local retailers say a run on safety glasses has …

UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017

Silverwood Theme Park to open this weekend

Silverwood Theme Park north of Coeur d’Alene will open its gates for the season this weekend and be open each weekend through May. Daily operations begin May 27.

UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017

Silverwood Theme Park raises wage to keep pace with competitive labor market

Silverwood Theme Park will raise its wages this year as a result of a competitive labor market and higher minimum wage in Washington. The amusement park north of Coeur d’Alene …

Scarywood will host hazmat drill for emergency responders

Where else to stage a frightening hazardous materials scenario than at Scarywood? The Halloween makeover at Silverwood Theme Park in North Idaho will serve as the setting Tuesday for a …

Silverwood opens for the season on Saturday

The Northwest’s largest theme park offers special pricing most weekends in May.

Silverwood to hire 1,400 for season, host job fair Saturday

Silverwood Theme Park north of Coeur d’Alene will hire and train up to 1,400 seasonal workers this year. Apply at A hiring fair with interviews will be held Saturday …

Service members get break at Silverwood

Military veterans and personnel along with police officers, firefighters and EMTs can get in free this three-day weekend at Silverwood Theme Park. Their children and spouses get in for half …

Silverwood sued after woman frightened after-hours at ‘Scarywood’

When does a Halloween scare go too far? A Kootenai County jury may decide just that after a Benton County woman filed a civil lawsuit against Silverwood Theme Park last …

New spin on excitement

Silverwood Theme Park’s newest ride, SpinCycle, has the nauseating – er, thrilling – trifecta: It goes backward, upside down and it spins. Sometimes it does all three at once, and …

Boy, 13, seriously hurt in motorcycle collision

A 13-year-old boy was in surgery Sunday night after he rode a motorcycle across a state highway and struck a travel trailer being towed a mile north of Wilbur, Wash. …

Riders at Silverwood may wonder which way is up

Silverwood Theme Park is adding a rotating, swinging behemoth of a thrill ride that will test riders’ courage and stomach strength, as well as a far gentler ride for kids …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2013

New thrill ride set to open at Silverwood

Silverwood Theme Park is adding a rotating, swinging behemoth of a thrill ride that will test riders’ fortitude, as well as a far gentler ride for kids and families.

Widening, interchanges will ease access problems

Visitors to Silverwood Theme Park often find the last thrill ride of the day is pulling out of the parking lot back onto Highway 95. For drivers leaving the park …

Silverwood gleams

Much has changed since Gary Norton would climb into the cockpit of a World War II-era P-51 Mustang and perform loops and barrel rolls for spectators at his young theme …

Recently back from Iraq, Guard members play for day at Silverwood

Brian Dalka was in Iraq with the Idaho Army National Guard during his second daughter’s birth. “But I heard it over the phone,” Dalka said. Dalka, his wife and two …

North Idaho assessment appeal denied

A person can’t appeal the property assessment on land the person doesn’t own, the Kootenai County prosecutor has determined. Prosecutor Barry McHugh said he made his decision after analyzing Idaho …

Silverwood hiring 1,200 seasonal employees

Silverwood Theme Park will hold job fairs over the next two weekends to find the 1,200 seasonal employees who will staff the park from May to October.

Silverwood attendance reaches new heights

Some lucky guest at Silverwood Theme Park on Wednesday night will win a 2011 season pass as the North Idaho attraction celebrates a record annual attendance of 600,000 guests. That’s …

Silverwood to mark Tremors anniversary this weekend

Silverwood Theme Park in North Idaho will open Saturday. Now in its 22nd season, the attraction north of Coeur d’Alene will be open weekends only in May. Daily operations will …

191-foot roller coaster coming to Silverwood

It will make other roller coasters at Silverwood Theme Park look like Tinker Toys. That’s the report the North Idaho theme park’s maintenance workers called in via cell phone as …