Six Flags has announced the return of Six Flags Fright Fest — and the company’s signature Halloween event is better, bigger, and scarier than ever.
After taking 2020 off, Fright Fest is returning in 2021 in all its horrifying glory with haunted mazes, new Halloween-themed shows, live band performances, scareactors prowling the midways, and thrilling monster rides in the dark.
“When it comes to Halloween, our guests tell us that Fright Fest is always at the top of their ‘must-do’ list,” said Senior Vice President of Operations Bonnie Weber. “After a one-year hiatus, our entertainment teams have created an immersive and thrilling experience while also adhering to jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction safety protocols.”
Six Flags guests will be able to experience “Thrills by Day” and “Fright by Night” with daytime Trick-or-Treat trails, story-telling, interactive dance parties, and pictures with the Looney Tunes characters in their Halloween costumes (costumes are permitted for guests 12 and under).
But everything changes when the sun goes down. In the dark, midways are transformed with scarier-than-life theming and innovative special effects to create movie-like haunted attractions. Fright Fest is not recommended for kids aged 12 and under after 6 p.m.
Guests at select parks can also enjoy special Fright Fest food and beverage offerings like the Funnel Scream Cake featuring Snickers or the new Frightening Fanta Fizz drink available in a limited-edition souvenir cup and made with Fanta Orange, candy corn syrup, whipped cream, and sprinkles.
Six Flags, Coca-Cola, and Fanta have teamed up to deliver web-based augmented reality (AR) experiences at select Six Flags locations. Each of the four featured experiences revealing a hidden “scare” within the Fright Fest-inspired AR scenes, allowing users to create spine-shivering, sharable content. Guests will also find themselves in the middle of a zombie attack at the Fanta photo booth experience inside the parks.
Fright Fest 2021 will be held at the following parks:
- Six Flags Fiesta Texas – Sept. 10 – Oct. 31
- Six Flags Great Adventure – Sept. 10 – Oct. 31
- Six Flags Magic Mountain – Sept. 11 – Oct. 31
- Six Flags Over Texas – Sept. 11 – Oct. 31
- Six Flags Great America – Sept. 18 – Oct. 31
- Six Flags Over Georgia – Sept. 18 – Oct. 31
- Six Flags Darien Lake – Sept. 24 – Oct. 30 (Fridays and Saturdays only)
- Six Flags St. Louis – Sept. 24 – Oct. 31
- Six Flags America – Sept. 25 – Oct. 31
- Six Flags New England – Sept. 24 – Oct. 31
- Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – Sept. 25 – Oct. 31
- Frontier City – Oct. 2-31
- The Great Escape – Oct. 2-31
- La Ronde – Oct. 2-31
Six Flags Parks will follow individual state mandates regarding mask requirements. For the most up-to-date information, guests should check park websites before visiting.
Six Flags is looking for ghouls and zombies to help scare up some Fright Fest fun. Interested candidates should apply online or text “SCARE” to 220-MONSTER.
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