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FRIGHT FEST 2018 : Washington's Most Terrifying Halloween Event

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Fright Fest, presented by SNICKERS®, is back for select days September 22-October 28 at Six Flags America. It's a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurk around every corner as the dark of night washes over the park. The ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals. BEWARE! There is no place to hide!
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WARNING: Fright Fest may be too intense for kids 13 and under. No Masks or costumes permitted.
SFA Fright Fest Featured Attractions
new for 2018

This is just the beginning. Keep scrolling for all the new and terrifying things we have in store for you in 2018!

Total Damnation, the new seriously twisted haunted house at Six Flags America for 2018!

Total Damnation

NEW! Weave your way through chambers of hell and just maybe you'll make it out the other side.

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NEW! Join us as the story continues with your favorite ghost hunters uncovering another mystery!


NEW! Join us as the story continues with your favorite ghost hunters uncovering another mystery!

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We're giving away a pair of tickets to Six Flags EVERY DAY until the end of Fright Fest! Simply sign up for the park newsletter below and we'll INSTANTLY tell you if you've won a free pair of tickets to Six Flags, valid until the end of the 2018 Season. Enter once per day!

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SFA Fright Fest Mazes
haunted attractions

If you get lost, no one can hear you scream!

Only the bravest of souls dare to enter our haunted mazes. You'll be blindsided by darkness as you find your way through the labyrinth all while being hunted -- never knowing what is around the next corner. Are you ready to face your worst fears? Additional fee applies.

SFA Fright Fest Scarezones
scare zones

There is no "leisurely stroll" during Fright Fest. Terror isn't confined to Haunted Attractions. The ghouls have spread into the streets to "greet" you as you make your way to your next fright. There are zombies and ghouls lurking in every corner just waiting for you. Stay Alert!

SFA Fright Fest Shows

Never before has Six Flags offered so many different live performances during Fright Fest. Our Fright Fest shows will leave you howling for more.

SFA Fright Fest Rides

We're known for pulse-pounding coasters that deliver intense thrills all season, but these rides ramp up the fear during Fright Fest. Take on our 10 thrilling coasters and countless thrills rides in the dark!

SFA Fright Fest Calendar
plan your trip
Don't come to Fright Fest unprepared--it's not for the faint of heart. Find the details you need for planning your trip, then plan your escape!
September 22-October 28
noon to 10:00pm
noon to 9:00pm
noon to 10:00pm
noon to 9:00pm
noon to 10:00pm
noon to 9:00pm
noon to 10:00pm
noon to 9:00pm
5:00pm to 11:00pm
noon to 11:00pm
noon to 9:00pm
5:00pm to 11:00pm
noon to 11:00pm
noon to 9:00pm
SFA Fright Fest Tickets
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Six Flags Membership
Enjoy Over 45 Rides, Shows & Attractions
Unlimited Visits all season 
Includes BOTH Fright Fest
and Holiday in the Park admission
Visit ANY Six Flags theme park 
Free Tickets for friends 
Parking included (regularly $25/visit)* 
Preferred Parking every visit*  
New Loyalty Rewards program (Members only!)
Unlimited soft drinks every visit*  
Up to 50% off almost everything in the park*  
Skip the line passes every visit*  
Includes Haunted House Wristbands every visit*  
Over 50+ valuable Member benefits*  
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Season Passes

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Buy 4 or more Season Passes now and get FREE upgrade to Gold, FREE Parking and More. A Season Pass also includes free tickets for friends on select days, in-park discounts, access to VIP only events and admission to all Six Flags theme parks.
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Daily Admission + Haunted Houses

As low as $62.99
Get tickets and Haunted Houses together online at least a day before your visit and save. Includes unlimited Haunted House trips on the night of your visit. Buy Now

Daily Admission Only

As low as $41.99
One-day admission for all day and Fright Fest at night. Some haunted attractions require the purchase of a separate Haunted House Pass. Buy Now

Group Tickets

Great Rates for Groups
Groups of 15 or more get really big discounts when tickets are purchased in advance. Learn More

Pass Holder Haunted House Pass

Available online for $29.99
Unlimited trips through all haunted attractions every visit during Fright Fest 2018. *Exclusively for Pass Holders. Buy Now

Haunted House Pass

As low as $16.36
Unlimited visits through all haunted attractions on the night of your visit. Buy Now

Haunted House Express Pass

As low as $36.36
Reduced wait and unlimited visits through all haunted attractions on the night of your visit. Buy Now

Dinner With A Ghoul

As low as $19.99
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet with all the fixins. Does not include park admission Buy Now
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SFA Fright Fest Directions

Your day of adventure is closer than you think. Six Flags America is located in Bowie/ Mitchellville, just 15 minutes east of Washington, D.C. and 45 minutes south of Baltimore.

Our physical location is 13710 Central Avenue, Bowie/ Mitchellville, MD 20721

Lodging Information

  • 15 minutes from Washington, D.C. 15 minutes from Annapolis, MD
  • 40 minutes from Baltimore, MD
  • 30 minutes from Alexandria, VA
  • 90 minutes from Wilmington, DE
  • 90 minutes from York, PA
  • 120 minutes from Harrisburg, PA
  • 120 minutes from Carlisle, PA

    Spare your loved ones! Don’t bring them with you. Follow I-95 North to the I-95/395/495 interchange. Continue on I-95 North towards Baltimore. Cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge into Maryland, continuing on I-95 North. Take Exit 15A, Central Avenue East. Six Flags America is located approximately five miles from the exit, on the left.


    Take Route 50 West to Route 301 South. Follow Route 301 South for approximately five miles. Exit onto Route 214 West, Central Avenue. Six Flags America is located approximately three miles from the exit, on the right. When you see the road sign, “Caution: Hazard Ahead,” believe it.


    Take I-695 to Exit 4, I-97 South. Follow I-97 South to Exit 7, Route 3 South towards Crofton/Bowie. Keep the radio on for emergency bulletins. Route 3 becomes Route 301 South at the Route 50 intersection. Stay on Route 301 South for approximately five miles. Exit onto Route 214 West, Central Avenue. Six Flags America is located on Central Avenue, approximately three miles from the exit, on the right.


    This is so much scarier than what goes on in Congress. Take I-495 to exit 15A, Central Avenue East. Six Flags America is located approximately five miles from the exit, on the left.


    Take I-81 South to I-70 East, towards Frederick. Stay on I-70 East for about 22 miles. Watch out for flying cows. Take Exit 53 to I-270 South. Bear right on the ramp, and continue on I-270 for about 32 miles to I-495 East. Take Exit 15A, Route 214 East, Central Avenue. Six Flags America is located approximately five miles from the exit, on the left.


    This is no peppermint patty! Take I-83 South to I-76/York/Baltimore/Pennsylvania Turnpike. Continue on I-83 South for about 65 miles. You will see a sign reading “I-695 W to I-83/BALTIMORE”. Continue onto I-695 (Baltimore Beltway Outer Loop) to Exit 4, I-97 South. Take I-97 South to Exit 7, Route 3 South towards Crofton/Bowie. Route 3 will become Route 301 South at the Route 50 intersection. Remain on Route 301 South for approximately five miles. Exit onto Route 214 West, Central Avenue. Six Flags America is located on Central Avenue approximately three miles from the exit, on the right.


    Take Metro’s Blue Line to Largo Town Center. Transfer to the C22 bus. Avoid strangers offering Halloween candy. Exit in front of Six Flags America. Note that Metro operating hours vary. Visit for more information.

    SFA Fright Fest Park Map
    park map
    Plan your visit to Six Flags America by viewing our Park Map. You may also pick up a copy at the Front Gate on the day of your visit.

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    SFA Fright Fest Tips

    To check park operating hours, see our online calendar.

    Arrive early. The park opens at noon on weekends and there are lots of rides, shows, and attractions available during Thrills by Day.

     Pick up a Fright Fest Guide at the Front Gate and plan your day. Don’t forget about our Trick-or-Treat Trail and hayride for kids.

    Fright by Night is not for young children. If you’re unsure how your kids will respond to Fright by Night, watch The Awakening at 6:15 p.m. to decide if you’ll stay for the nighttime events.

    Visit Whistlestop Park and Looney Tunes Movie Town early. Whistlestop Park closes at 6 p.m. and Looney Tunes Movie Town closes at 8 p.m. during Fright Fest. Neither Whistlestop Park nor Looney Tunes Movie Town are open on Fridays during Fright Fest. 

    Buy your Haunted House Pass or Haunted House Fast Pass early. Save time and buy unlimited access to our six premium haunted attractions either online or right when you get to the park.

    Grab a seat early for the Monstertainment. Seats fill up early at our show venues. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before showtime for the best chance of scoring a seat.

    Save time by planning your agenda. Here are some tips: Twisted Fairytales 3D open at 6:30 p.m.Voodoo Curse, Spider Outbreak and Aftermath open at dusk. Haunting of Hall Manor opens when it is completely dark.

    Visit Fridays and Sundays for more Fright and less wait. The park is also open Fridays, October 19 and 26 for Fright by Night ONLY (no Thrills by Day) from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

    Take advantage of all the Fright Fest photo spots: Main Street CasketsPumpkin King in front of the Grand Theatre, Fright Fest Hearse in Mardi Gras area and Mini Pumpkins in Looney Tunes Spooky Town.

    Our ghouls work hard to scare you. We promise they won’t touch you, in return we require that guests respect the characters in the scare zones and the haunted attractions and not touch or taunt them in any way. Guests who chose to touch the ghouls or act inappropriately will be required to leave the park.

    Only kids 12 and under may wear a costume, no masks are permitted.

    There’s no re-entry after 7 p.m. Policy subject to change. 

    SFA Fright Fest FAQs

    Fright Fest 

    What are your operating hours?

    Fright Fest hours are listed in the calendar above. You may also view our operating calendar.

    What are the current ticket prices?

    We are pleased to offer a variety of gruesome ticket packages. Specific pricing for Fright Fest tickets and season passes will be posted shortly. Check back soon!

    Are there any rides at Fright Fest that won’t scare me?


    How many scary things happen during Fright Fest?

    There is no way of knowing. Those who have tried to count were found in a corner, sobbing with fright.

    I’m not afraid of Fright Fest. Is that okay?

    Keep telling yourself that if it helps. The truth is something that will speak for itself.

    Can I wear a costume, mask, or makeup?

    No. While you may enjoy making fun of our ghosts, demons and zombies by dressing up like them, doing so is clearly insensitive to their feelings. They can’t help the way they look and you ought to be ashamed of yourself for even asking the question. Jokes aside — this is a safety issue. If you wear a costume or mask into the park our monsters will get confused and might accidentally start eating each other instead of you.

    Are Zombies real?

    That is the kind of question that is going to set you apart from the others and act as a magnet for everything you will wish you’d never met. Fortunately for you there are dozens of free roaming zombies at the park would be more than happy to answer your question.

    Which ride is the least scary?

    The ride to the park.

    How long has Fright Fest been going on?

    It’s like time; there was never a start. It has always been there. A better question is: when will it end?

    Will my boyfriend or girlfriend be eaten?

    It depends how full we are after we finish eating you.

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