Guide to Six Flags Great America Fright Fest

Sure Fright Fest can conjure up scary scenes of screams and mayhem, but it’s not just haunted houses! Six Flags knows that even little goblins want to enjoy Halloween fun, so they split up each day with age centered events.

Thrills by Day

Bugs & fairy  compressedThis is generally the best time for kids who aren’t looking for a big scare. From park opening, until 6 p.m., Six Flags is all smiles and pumpkins! Dress up your littlest ghost and witches and head out for a day full of family fun including trick-or-treating trails where they can meet their favorite Looney Tunes characters! Add a little color to your pictures, and get a face painted and then take a picture with Bugs, Daffy, Tweety, Taz and Sylvester. And admission for youngin’s 2 & under is free!

Fright fest is running longer and later than ever! Stay until midnight on Saturdays, and enjoy a later final closing date of Nov. 1.

Character Candy Trail
Little ghouls can trick-or-treat In the Mardi Gras area every Saturdays and Sunday.

Kid Friendly Themed Areas
Scare-free zones like Camp Cartoon and Kidzopolis are perfect for families with young children.

Pumpkin Carving
Children of all ages can watch in awe as ordinary pumpkins are transformed into amazing jack-o’-lanterns right before their eyes.

Love At First Fright
Fright Fest’s trademark family musical is back for its 25th smash season! Join Jack and Katie on their dare to spend a night in the cemetery. This trademark always keeps it up-to-date with pop culture.

Frights by Night

Clown compressed

This is when things get a little spooky! At 6 p.m. every night, the park turns from friendly to frightening. Zombies, witches and ghouls roam the park, just waiting to give you a real scare. Ride all of Six Flags’ roller coasters, including Goliath, in complete darkness! Get your scare on this Halloween season with 6 haunted houses, 6 new spooktastic shows and a complete transformation of the park into your worst nightmares.



General admission at the park gate is $68.99 for adults, $46.99 for kids 48” or shorter, and children 2 and under get in for free! But there’s a way to save some serious cash when purchasing tickets. If you buy them in advance online, then you can save up to $33.

Insider tip: If you buy a season pass, it covers this year’s Fright Fest, and ALL of next year! Including 2016’s Fright Fest for $64.99 if you buy it now online. A Season Pass gives you unlimited visits, free tickets for friends on select days and in-park discounts! Season Passes include Hurricane Harbor!

Dates, Hours and Prices

Buy tickets in advance that range between $34.49-53.99. Depending on what day you visit, you could save as much as $34.50.

Sat. 9/26, Open 12 – midnight.
Sun. 9/27, Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Fri. 10/2, open 5 – 11 p.m
Sat. 10/3, open 11 a.m. – midnight
Sun. 10/4, open 11 a.m. -10 p.m
Fri. 10/9, open 5 a.m. – 11 p.m
Sat. 10/10, open 11 a.m. – midnight
Sun. 10/11, open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m
Mon. 10/12, open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri. 10/16, open 5. – 11 p.m.
Sat. 10/17, open 11 a.m. – midnight.
Sun. 10/18, open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Fri. 10/23, open 5-11p.m.
Sat. 10/24 open 11 a.m. -midnight
Sun 10/25 open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Fri. 10/30, open 5 – 11 p.m.:
Sat 10/31, open 11 a.m. – midnight.:
Sun. 11/1, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Haunted Houses and Wrist Bands

Some of the haunted houses are scarier than others, so be sure to check the scare level before entering. Or, just brave it and go to all 6 houses. They’re an additional cost, but if you’re looking for a real frightening experience, they’re totally worth it.

Gates of Hell – BRAND NEW

This is the home of Nox. He has placed his most tortured souls here and challenged them with the task of capturing more souls for his collection. It all takes a terrible turn in the House of Terror. Stand before the Gates of Hell and brace yourself for Fright Fest’s largest haunt ever!

Apocalypse: Zombie Experience – BRAND NEW

This refugee camp from the zombie outbreak has benen overrun. If you were expeting to take refuge, you were sadly mistaken. For an additional fee, you can grab a gun and do your part in destroying the zombie invaders to reclaim this camp. Apocalypse guns can be purchased at SF Outfitters. Both of these new rides are located in Mardi Gras

Fear Haunted House
In the depths of the Bermuda Triangle you will encounter your most primal fear…darkness. Without a sliver of light and only instinct to guide, will you survive?

The Abyss
Countless occurrences have been recorded of the Bermuda Triangle with each tale as mysterious as the next and all left unanswered. Anything could happen when left alone in the Abyss.

Massacre Medical Center
This decrepit hospital was rumored to be vacated of patients and doctors years ago following a great massacre. Passersby near the hospital recall eerie noises and inexplicable images in the building – begging the question… who or what lurks within?

Manslaughter Manor: Sadie’s Revenge
This manor, tucked away in the Southwest Hills, has the reputation for being cursed by the residents of Skull Valley. Do you dare enter?

About Haunted House Wrist Bands

– Entrance to 6 state of the art haunted houses

– Season pass holders get to save $5, so their express wristband price is $29.99

– The Express Haunted Attraction Wristband: $39.99
The extra few bucks for the Express wristband can cut wait times BIG time! Get to experience more of the park instead of waiting in line for haunted houses.

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