Saturday, October 1, 2011 is the opening day of Fright Fest at Six Flags America. Come out to Maryland’s premier park and enjoy family fun and thrill rides by day. By night, dare to brave haunted houses and macabre mazes. Fright Fest runs Saturday and Sunday nights in October, plus Friday, October 21 and 28.
Seasonal daytime activities include the Not-So-Scary Kiddie Hayride and Trick-or-Treat Trail. Enjoy all of the park’s rides and attractions in a fun fall setting. But beware, once the sun starts to set and the clock strikes 6:00 p.m., the park becomes a “Halloween haven” with haunted mazes, screaming shows and fright-themed rides.
There is no rest for the weary as the haunts, demons and creatures of the night come out from the shadows. Conquer thrilling coasters in the dark and dare to walk down peaceful paths now infested by ghosts, zombies, evil clowns and other devilish delights. Even normally docile rides like the Tea Cups take on a decidedly demonic turn by night, transforming into a terror-inducing light show with a screaming soundtrack.
- Reunion of Souls: Rock the Dead– A Halloween dance party with morbid and macabre characters.
- DJ Ghoul and the Gang– A haunted party with monsters, hit songs and hot dance moves.
- Hyde School Musical– The annual high school talent show consistently shunned one student. Now it’s his turn to perform.
- The Curse of Madame Divine– From the deep, deep depths of the underworld, this psychic has tricks up her sleeve. She’ll find your worst nightmares in her crystal ball.
- The Reckoning– A normal landscape by day turns into a hunting ground by night. Watch out as demons lurk in the shadows.
- Magic of the Night– A wicked show of black magic and spirits. Be careful which direction this magician waves his wand.
Haunted Mazes and Trails
- Bridge of Terror– A demon apocalypse has failed to eradicate the monsters from this one spot. Come face to face with monsters and more.
- Backwoods Bloodshed– Natives have taken their taste for human flesh to the dark, dank woods behind the park. Dense fog, crumbling cemeteries and creepy creatures await on Maryland’s longest terror trail. There is an additional fee for this attraction.
- Carn-Evil– Dr. Fright and a legion of freakish circus rejects inhabit GOTHAM City’s midways.
- Skull’s Revenge– Long-dead pirates await in Skull Mountain, where Captain Bloat and his crew are searching for their lost ship and sunken treasure.
- Ghost Town– Ghostly fallen cowboys of Coyote Creek wander the midway in search of saloons and gun-play.
Fright Fest tickets may be purchased at the park or on the website. Fright Fest admission is $28.50 (plus tax) through October 23 and $36.99 October 28-30 when tickets are purchased online. Tickets at the gate are $56.99 throughout October for adults and $36.99 for children under 48”. Admission is FREE with a 2011 Season Pass. A Six Flags America 2012 Season Pass is also valid for Fright Fest 2011.
Warning: Fright Fest is not intended for children under age 13. Please use proper judgment when bringing young children to this event. Ratings for each Fright Fest activity are available in the park’s Fright Fest Show Guide.
At Fright Fest, costumes and face paint are not permitted for guests taller than 54”. Masks are not allowed for any guests.
Some attractions require an additional fee.
Creepy Crawlies – October 21 – 23
Get through Fright Fest faster by chomping down on live bugs and other disgusting delicacies in pursuit of prizes such as skip the line passes for haunted attractions and rides. Participants must register in advance each night before the “meal” begins. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
Six Flags America is located just 15 minutes west of Annapolis, MD, 20 minutes east of Washington, DC, 40 minutes south of Baltimore, MD and about 90 minutes from Richmond, VA. For directions, please click here.
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