New Scares and Shows Launch Friday the 13th at Six Flags Fright Fest
Northeast’s Largest Halloween Party Delivers Seven Weeks of Screams Plus Three Bonus Days and Return of 30-Hour Coffin Challenge
Six Flags Great Adventure ramps up the scare factor Friday the 13th of Sept. for the debut of Fright Fest, the Northeast’s Largest Halloween Party. Weekends and select days through Nov. 3, more than 20 Halloween-themed attractions including new scares and shows take center stage at the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park. Guests can enjoy Thrills By Day with all of their favorite rides and family-friendly entertainment; but after the sun sets, it’s Fright By Night with terrifying mazes, eerie scare zones, spooktacular shows and monstrous rides in the dark.
Highlights this season:
- Aftermath — This raw, post-apocalyptic world crawling with barbaric mutant scavengers has a new location in Metropolis and features new scares for 2019. Humans are charged with escaping this global catastrophe. Haunted maze pass required.
- Dead Man’s Party’s 20th Anniversary Bash — Celebrate 20 years of Dr. Fright’s iconic song-and-dance spectacular. This rock concert-meets-Broadway-style live show features new mashups of old classics, eye-popping special effects including lasers and pyrotechnics and a dynamic cast. Included with park admission.
- Blood Shed — Mama welcomes you to her nightmarish farm of half-human, half animal mutants. They’re hungry for blood and gore and they’re hoping you’ll join them for dinner as the main course. Haunted maze pass required.
- Professor Slithers Goes Wild! — Everyone’s favorite zany professor returns with an all-new Halloween game show through Oct. 27. Included with park admission.
- Scary-oke — Calling all kids! Children are invited to take the stage to sing their favorite Halloween hits in front of a live audience. Included with park admission.
- 30-Hour Coffin Challenge — The wildly popular event returns for a second season Oct. 13 and 14. Six guests will be chosen from among thousands of applicants to survive 30 hours in a coffin during Fright Fest for prizes and bragging rights. The Munsters star Butch Patrick will join this year’s festivities as a guest emcee. Individuals and pairs are welcome to apply. Interested coffin dwellers can complete the application on sixflags.com/greatadventure beginning Sept. 9.
In addition to Fright Fest’s newest features, classic fan and family favorites will return by popular demand:
- Trick-or-Treat Trail — Children 12 and under can trick-or-treat and meet their favorite characters from 11 am to 4 pm at a new location inside the Safari Kids section. Included with park admission.
- Unleashed — Fright Fest’s spellbinding Showcase Theater production features incredible acrobatics, illusion and dance through Nov. 2. Included with park admission.
- The Arrival ghoul parade — A horde of demented clowns, mutants and freaks process to the graveyard with the hope of waking Dr. Fright. Included with park admission.
- The Awakening — Ghouls converse to awaken Dr. Fright and unleash “Fright by Night.” Included with park admission.
- Demon District — Under a green haze, guests must navigate the gauntlet of mutant villains that have seized control of this gritty city. Included with park admission.
- Cell Block 6 — The prison is on lockdown and visitors must try to make it out alive or be trapped with the inmates forever. Haunted maze pass required.
All “monstertainment” shows, scare zones, Safari Off Road Adventure and world-class thrill rides are included with park admission, active Memberships and Season Passes. Eight haunted mazes require an additional fee. Fright By Night is not recommended for children under 12 and those who scare easily. Safari Off Road Adventure will not operate to general guests Nov. 2 and 3 during the Grape Adventure Wine and Food Festival. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure