September 17, 2013
Six Flags Great America Presents the Biggest Fright Fest Ever
Premier Halloween Event Expands Hours and Thrills, Including ThreeAll-New Haunted Attractions in the Haunted Harbor
Six Flags Great America kicks off its 23rd season of Fright Fest, which is presented by SNICKERS®, with the return of Tiny the Spider, new haunts and more scares than ever before. Starting September 28 and running weekends throughout October, the theme park transforms into a 100-acre, fog-filled land of shadows, ghosts and ghouls that offers thrills by day and fright by night. Fright Fest, the area’s premier Halloween event, returns this season with six haunted attractions, eleven horrific scare zones, eight hair-raising shows and nearly 300 monsters throughout the park. Guests can also enjoy all of their favorite rides with an eerie makeover.
“We are unveiling our biggest Fright Fest event ever,” said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America park president. “In response to our huge success in 2012, we are expanding this year’s Fright Fest into Hurricane Harbor to create the Bermuda Triangle scare zone with two new houses, The Abyss and Total Darkness. You simply cannot find a more immersive haunt experience than Six Flags’ Fright Fest.”
New 2013 Fright Fest Attractions
- Bermuda Triangle – Many brave souls have dared to venture into the Bermuda Triangle only to become lost and swallowed up by the mysterious forces that live within.
- The Abyss – Hundreds of people have been unaccounted for in this mysterious part of the Atlantic and they all want you to join them. Remember that passenger ship that never returned? They are still there. Waiting.
- Total Darkness – It is said that in complete darkness the mind will begin to play tricks and all senses are heightened. With no concept of direction and misleading corners and blocked hallways guests will face their worst fears.
- Wicked Woods - The infection has spread and humans are now outnumbered by the zombies. The undead have taken up camp in Wicked Woods guarding the human’s last refuge. The only chance for survival is to get past them.
- Deadwood Grove – Formerly Yukon Territory – Deadwood Grove is a place no one wants to find themselves. This ghost town was once a bustling "plaid collar" lumber mill town, Deadwood Grove is now a complete ghost town.
- Skull Valley – Formerly Southwest Territory – The dead have risen from the mission graveyard for the day of the dead. This area is their final resting place, but tonight they seek vengeance.
- Grim Hollow – Formerly County Fair Train Station Area – On the outskirts of every farm town, in the darkness beyond the safety of neighborhoods and street lights, strange things happen in the cornfields that can only be explained by legends and nightmares.
- Purgatory Plaza – Formerly Carousel Plaza – Cross through the gates of Fright Fest into Purgatory Plaza, and face some of the most notorious haunts of Halloween nightmares.
“We will always continue to push the envelope and add new attractions each season for Fright Fest,” said entertainment manager, Kristopher Jones. “We have more haunted zones and attractions than any past Fright Fest event and we are really excited to expand out into the harbor with three new attractions.”
This year also brings the return of several Fright Fest favorites, including the award-winning show “Love at First Fright,” the world-renowned hypnotist—Susan Rosen, scare zone Necropolis, haunted house Mausoleum of Terror and scare-free areas including the Character Candy Trail. Fright Fest staple, the 500-pound inflatable gorilla will take his reign atop Sky Trek Tower and Six Flags welcomes the return of “Tiny” the spider.
Fright Fest starts September 28 and runs weekends through October—including the addition of two Thursday nights—with more fright at night. Fright Fest is open later, to scare later. Hours are Fridays 5pm-11pm, Saturdays 11am-11pm, Sundays 11am-9pm, Columbus Day 10am-6pm and Thursday, October 17 and 24 6pm-10pm. Fright Fest remains family-friendly until 4pm with the children’s areas kept scare-free and a trick-or-treat trail in Wicked Woods.
Fright Fest haunted houses and mazes are not included in general admission, although a combo-haunt deal provides an unlimited day of access to all six Fright Fest attractions. For more information, visit http://frightfest.sixflags.com/greatamerica.
2014 Season Passes are now on sale at the lowest prices of the year and provide unlimited visits for the rest of the 2013 season (including Fright Fest) and all of the 2014 season. For a limited time, with the purchase of a Season Pass four-pack, guests will receive a free upgrade to a Gold Season Pass, which includes free admission and free season parking to any Six Flags theme park with every pass. This offer expires October 27, 2013.
About Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor
Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor are two great parks that you can experience for one low price. Located between Chicago and Milwaukee, Six Flags Great America offers endless adventures for the entire family with 14 heart-pounding roller coasters, a FREE 20-acre water park, spectacular shows, a nighttime firework extravaganza and three children’s areas. Get ready for the new GIANT in the world of wooden roller coasters. New in 2014, Goliath will be the fastest wooden roller coaster in the world and feature the world’s tallest and steepest drop. Learn more about Goliath.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information, visit sixflags.com.