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August 10, 2023

Hell-Block Six Flags Great Escape

Six Flags Great Escape to Debut the All-New Hell Block VI as Part of Highly Anticipated Fall Event Line-Up

Park Undergoing Largest Capital Investment in a Decade

Oktoberfest and Fright Fest Set to Return Better Than Ever

LAKE GEORGE, NY — August 10, 2023 — Six Flags Great Escape, the thrill capital of upstate New York, welcomes back fan-favorite Oktoberfest beginning August 26, and a new horrifying haunted experience as part of the Thrills by Day, Frights by Night, Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® opening September 30.

Oktoberfest weekends bring delicious German-inspired cuisine like potato-pancakes, pierogis, bratwurst and apple strudel. A refreshing variety of local craft beers and ciders can be enjoyed along with traditional live music and festive games; Oktoberfest at Six Flags Great Escape is a beloved fall tradition.

For the final event of the 2023 season, the theme park brings nightmares to life with a Fright Fest® event more terrifying than ever and with Friday nights back by popular demand. Little monsters will enjoy Thrills by Day at Boo Fest® with family-friendly activities on Saturdays and Sundays. At 5 p.m., there is nowhere to hide from the Frights by Night. Dreaded warning sounds signal The Awakening of monsters gruesome beyond compare. The all-new Hell Block
VI attraction, populated with terrifying prisoners, expands the Fright Fest experience with a fourth haunt location. Guests at Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park can enjoy the lodge Boo Fest ® with themed activities for the entire family on Fridays and Saturdays. Oktoberfest takes place weekends from August 26 – September 24. Fright Fest® and Boo Fest® weekends run from September 30 – October 29.

Oktoberfest Highlights:
• Extended event calendar, weekends- beginning August 26;
• Refreshing seasonal craft beers and ciders;
• All-new Festival Marketplace place featuring limited-time German-inspired cuisine;
• Energetic live polka bands;
• Interactive games like classic cornhole, stein-holding contests and Oktoberfest bingo;
• Transformed Fest Area featuring festive-themed decorations and fun photo ops.

Fright Fest Highlights:
• Friday nights back by popular demand beginning October 6;
• NEW Hell Block VI – Dangerous monsters have escaped their cells after a prisoner revolt. Daring guests traverse the terrifying prison to reengage the security system and keep deranged prisoners from the outside world;
• The return of Skull Manor, CarnEVIL and Nightmare at CrackAxle Canyon;
• Increased fog, sinister lighting, blood-chilling sounds and creepy props;
• Scare Zones: Infested, Graveyard, Dead in the West;
• In-park entertainment with frightful themed dances and shows;
• Tasty, limited-time themed food and beverage offerings including sangria blood bags, Spookies n’ Cream ice cream and Diablo Chicken;
• Thrilling rides keep guests screaming into the darkness;
• All activities included with admission, haunted attraction pass sold separately.

Boo Fest® Theme Park Highlights:
• Kids 12 and under costume contest;
• Monster Mash interactive dance parties;
• Trick-or-Treat Trail;
• Halloween-themed scavenger hunt;
• NEW hay maze, themed story time, and arts and crafts.

Boo Fest® Lodge Highlights:
• Trick-or-Treat Trail;
• Boo Bingo;
• Halloween-themed scavenger hunt, and arts and crafts;
• Spooky fireside tales;
• Monster Meet & Greet.

The resort is currently hiring for Fright Fest and for a variety of positions across departments, including a seamless rapid-hire option for qualified applicants. A variety of departments and positions offer exciting opportunities with flexible hours and great perks, and many jobs start at $15 per hour. Interested applicants can learn more and apply at sixflagsjobs.com.

About Six Flags Great Escape Resort

Six Flags Great Escape Resort is the quintessential location to play, stay and get away. This unique family vacation features a 200-suite, kid-friendly lodge with an indoor water park and a theme park that offers thrills for all ages. With rides, shows, and attractions, and an outdoor water park, Six Flags Great Escape features classic coasters like the Comet, family-friendly kid’s areas and hours of fun for everyone.

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About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of water parks in North America, with 27 parks across the United States, Mexico, and Canada. For over 60 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. Six Flags is committed to creating an inclusive environment that fully embraces the diversity of our team members and guests. For more information, visit https://www.sixflags.com
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