FRIGHT FEST 2017 : Washington's Most Terrifying Halloween Event
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 ticket to Six Flags, valid until the end of the 2017 Season. Enter once per day!
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?
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!
Never before has Six Flags offered so many different live performances during Fright Fest. Our Fright Fest shows will leave you howling for more.
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!
Daily Admission + Haunted Houses
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 20721Lodging Information
FROM RICHMOND AND AREAS SOUTH
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.
FROM ANNAPOLIS, THE EASTERN SHORE AND POINTS EAST
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.
FROM BALTIMORE AND AREAS NORTH
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.
FROM WASHINGTON, DC
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.
FROM CHAMBERSBURG, PA; WESTERN PA
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.
FROM FROM HARRISBURG AND YORK, PA
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 http://www.wmata.com for more information.
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 Movie Town early. Whistlestop Park closes at 6 p.m. and Looney TunesMovie Town closes at 8 p.m. 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: Terror Toy Shop and 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 20 and 27 for Fright by Night ONLY (no Thrills by Day) from 5 p.m. to Midnight.
Take advantage of all the Fright Fest photo spots: Main Street Caskets, Pumpkin 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.
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.
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.