‘Saw’ and ‘The Conjuring’ lead Fright Fest lineup at Six Flags Great Adventure

It’s almost time for Fright Fest season at Six Flags Great Adventure, and this year the event will feature new haunted houses based on “Saw X” and “The Conjuring.”

Saw X poster art
Image courtesy of Lionsgate/Twisted Pictures

2023 marks the 30th year for Fright Fest at the park, located in Jackson Township, N.J. The haunts officially kick off Sept. 15, 2023 (full schedule below).

“We are ready to bring nightmares to life with the most horror-ific Fright Fest in our 30-year history,” said Brian Bacica, park president of Six Flags Great Adventure. “With two iconic new haunted houses and freakish fan favorites, guests who dare to enter may never leave during 30 nights of wickedly frightful fun.”

Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Adventure
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Haunted Houses

Eight haunted houses await guests at Fright Fest 2023. Here’s the full lineup, with official descriptions from Six Flags Great Adventure:

  • The Conjuring (new) ─ Inspired by the film “The Conjuring,” dare to enter the secluded
    farmhouse of the Perron family that has been terrorized and plagued by sinister
  • SAW X (new) ─ Do you want to play a game? Experience the return of Jigsaw as you
    attempt to survive his ingenious and terrifying traps in the untold chapter of his most
    personal game yet, inspired by the upcoming release from Lionsgate and Twisted
    Pictures, “SAW X.”
Saw X poster art
  • Aftermath ─ The zombie apocalypse has struck a sole lively town. In order to
    survive, follow the escape route and avoid the infected with help from the evacuation
    team, if they are still alive.
  • Bloodshed ─ Come take a tour of Momma’s farm, but be warned, family values here
    are a little different.
  • Reflections of the Dead ─ If you come face to face with ghosts that haunt the
    artifacts within, you better find your way out quickly, or you just might become the
    next one behind the glass.
  • Big Top Terror ─ Take caution when following the forest trolls into this forgotten
    carnival. Once you meet the freaks within, they will make sure you never leave.
  • The Manor ─ Mr. Manor invites you and his many ghostly guests to his 12th annual
    funeral party, and it has a strict “dead on arrival” policy.
  • Fears ─ Fears Co. is a morally sound corporation specializing in exposure therapy.
    When they tell you they will cure you of your fear, they aren’t lying.
Photo courtesy of Six Flags

Scare Zones

Fright Fest 2023 will feature five scare zones:

  • The Conjuring (new)
  • Curse of Blackbeard’s Bounty (new)
  • Demon District
  • Clown Town
  • Bloody Fountain
The Conjuring poster art
Image courtesy of Warner Bros./New Line Cinema

Six Flags teased descriptions for two of the scare zones. In Demon District, “Villainous, deformed demons lurk around every corner beneath thick, green fog!” Meanwhile of Clown Town, the park taunts, “We dare you to laugh at these maniacal evil clowns that have overtaken Movie Town.”

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A selection of live entertainment, which Six Flags dubs “Monstertainment,” will spook guests beyond the haunted houses and scare mazes.

  • “Freak Show” (new), featuring “wild, wacky, and macabre exploits”
  • An arrival ghoul parade
  • “The Awakening,” the event’s opening ceremonies
  • “Blade Drummers”
  • “Dead Man’s Party,” a rock concert
  • “Unleashed,” a show inside Showcase Theater featuring “superhuman feats”
Six Flags Great Adventure Fright Fest - Dead Man's Party
Photo courtesy of Six Flags

Fright Fest Preview Nights

Ahead of Fright Fest’s official opening night, Six Flags Great Adventure will host Fright Fest Preview Nights on Sept. 8-9, 2023.

Guests will get to experience a selection of Fright Fest offerings during this sneak peak event:

  • Six haunted houses: Reflections of the Dead, The Manor, Fears, Big Top Terror, Bloodshed, Aftermath
  • Scare zones: Curse of Blackbeard’s Bounty, Demon District, Clown Town, Bloody Fountain
  • Entertainment: “Blade Drummers,” “Freak Show”

Note that Preview Nights’ haunted houses do not include the new houses based on “SAW X” or “The Conjuring.”

The event page says Fright Fest Preview Nights tickets are still “coming soon” at the time of this writing.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Adventure
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Tickets to Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Adventure

Fright Fest 2023 will take place:

  • Sept. 15-17, 22-24, and 29-30
  • Oct. 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, and 27-29

Fright Fest Power Hours will also offer a selection of Fright Fest 2023 activities on the following weeknights:

  • Oct. 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 30, and 31

Admission to Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Adventure operates differently from most park haunt events. Rather than being a separate event available only to ticket-holders, any guest with Six Flags daytime admission can attend Fright Fest. However, guests must purchase a Haunted Attractions Pass to enter the haunted houses.

Fright Fest, Oktoberfest, and Kids Boo Fest at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey

Fright Fest 2023 tickets are now available in multiple options, with pricing depending on the date:

  • Six Flags Great Adventure one-day park admission (starting at $50)
  • Fright Fest Haunted Attractions Pass (starting at $25)
  • Front-of-line Express Haunted Attractions Pass (starting at $45)
  • Bundle: one-day park admission + Haunted Attractions Pass (starting at $75)
  • Bundle: one-day park admission + Express Haunted Attractions Pass (starting at $80)
  • All-Season Haunted Attractions Pass ($49.50)

To explore Fright Fest ticket choices, click here, select “Buy Now” under any ticket option, and finally toggle to the Fright Fest drop-down menu in the proceeding pop-up box.

In a mock check-out, we noticed the Haunted Attractions Pass isn’t yet available for purchase on some nights of Fright Fest Power Hours.

Official Jersey Devil Front-Row POV at Six Flags Great Adventure

Kids Boo Fest and Oktoberfest

Two other special events happen simultaneously with Fright Fest, giving guests a well-rounded day of seasonal fun.

Kids Boo Fest takes place weekends Sept. 16 – Oct. 29, 2023. A family-friendly Halloween option, Kids Boo Fest will feature a hay maze, pumpkin painting, a costume contest, and trick-or-treating.

Kids Boo Fest at Six Flags Great Adveture

Oktoberfest, happening select dates now through Nov. 5, 2023, offers a selection of German-inspired cuisine park-wide. Learn more and purchase dining sampler cards here.

Oktoberfest food festival at Six Flags Great Adventure

New Coaster and Resort at Six Flags Great Adventure in 2024

Looking ahead to 2024, Six Flags Great Adventure will debut a new coaster called The Flash: Vertical Velocity and new overnight accommodations called Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa. For more info about these and new additions at other Six Flags parks nationwide, click here.


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