Six Flags Fright Fest: Everything You Need to Know

Six Flags Fright Fest is one of the most popular events of the year.

In this guide, we'll explain what Fright Fest is, how the Six Flags park changes to accommodate it, what dates it takes place, and everything it offers.

    What is Six Flags Fright Fest?

    Fright Fest is a limited-time event that occurs at Six Flags parks during the Halloween season and features rides, haunted houses, scare zones, entertainment, shows, and ghouls prowling the park. 

    what is Six Flags Fright Fest

    As the sun goes down, the monsters come out, and the park transforms from Six Flags to Fright Fest.

    Is Fright Fest Included With Admission?

    All Fright Fest shows scare zones, and world-class thrill rides are included with park admission, Memberships, and Season Passes.

    However, to enter a Haunted House, or skip the line to it with an Express Pass, it's an additional cost (Add-on).

    fright fest haunted house pass options

    You must have park admission and a Haunted House Add-On to visit the haunted houses.

    You can find more information on this in our What is Included in a Fright Fest ticket guide.

    When Does Fright Fest Start and End?

    Fright Fest typically begins in the middle of September and lasts through the end of October.

    Fright Fest Dates For Every Six Flags Park

    Below we've listed out the exact dates when Fright Fest takes place at each Six Flags Park.

    • Six Flags Magic Mountain: Sept 8th - October 31st

    • Six Flags Great Adventure: Sept 8th - October 31st

    • Six Flags Fiesta Texas: Sept 9th - October 31st

    • Six Flags Over Texas: Sept 15th - October 31st

    • Six Flags St. Louis: Sept 16th - October 29th

    • Six Flags America: Sept 16th - October 29th

    • Six Flags Great America: Sept 16th - October 29th

    • Six Flags Over Georgia: Sept 16th - October 29th

    • Six Flags Darien Lake: Sept 23rd - October 21st

    • Six Flags New England: Sept 23rd - November 5th

    • Six Flags Frontier City: Sept 23rd - October 29th

    • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Sept 23rd - October 29th

    • Six Flags Great Escape: Sept 30th - October 29th

    six flags fright fest at all locations

    Scare Zones Positioned Throughout Fright Fest

    Scare Zones are designated zones in the park that are darker, and have lots of fog, and the only zone where 'monsters' (aka workers dressed up in scary costumes) can walk up to you when you least expect it, to give you a scare!

    six flags fright fest scare zones

    These zones are popular in all theme parks around the Halloween season, as it's very unpredictable where these monsters will come from, leaving you in constant suspense.

    Be prepared to hear screams in the scare zones!

    Scare Zones only occur in certain parts of the park.

    The unique aspect is that each scare zone is uniquely themed, meaning you'll notice they're very different as you walk across each zone.

    Multiple Haunted Houses

    Halloween-themed houses (each house has a different theme) full of screams, fog, and evil laughter, where visitors can walk through and see scary sights in each house.

    fright fest haunted house

    These houses typically have loud music blaring to distract your senses as soon as you enter.

    As visitors make their way through, they'll realize there are 'scarers' ready to strategically jump out (in front of you or to your side) when you least expect it.

    So watch out for corners!

    Haunted Houses Are An Additional Cost

    As mentioned earlier, Haunted Houses are an additional cost (Add-on) which are sold separately from your park admission.

    Someone created a video of themselves walking through all of the houses at Six Flags Magic Mountain, and if you're considering purchasing the add-on, it's a must-watch.

    It will give you a unique insight into what to expect inside of a Haunted House at Fright Fest before purchasing a ticket.

    Fright Fest Shows That Take Place Every Day

    Although these monsters are featured through every part of the park including mazes, haunted houses, and scare zones....

    They also perform in their own special Halloween show!

    six flags fright fest monsters doing shows

    There’s plenty of spooky sing-a-longs and scary skits to catch during their special Fright Fest shows.

    Who is Fright Fest Not For?

    Fright Fest is not recommended for children under 12 and/or individuals who are scared easily.

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