Six Flags Fright Fest

Six Flags Fright Fest is an annual Halloween-themed attraction that is part of Six Flags amusement parks. Six Flags Magic Mountain is located in Los Angeles, California and for 2016 is expanding its Fright Fest event for this year.

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s 24th season of Fright Fest will feature a line-up of new haunted attractions including a new scare zone themed after the Warner Bros. Pictures film Suicide Squad, along with the largest outdoor maze in the Park’s history, Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising. The expansion also includes more roving “scare-actors” than ever before and an additional Fright Fest weekend, bringing the total to 19 event days.

Voted the Best Theme Park Halloween Event in 2016, Six Flags Magic Mountain is looking to deliver an all-out terrifying experience for park guests. Fright Fest will include a total of seven mazes, seven dare-to-enter scare zones, and roaming zombies around throughout the park. Magic Mountain will also add a sinister element to some of the theme park’s monster coasters by turning off the lights, leaving riders to face their fears in total darkness.

This year’s new scare zone, Suicide Squad: The Six Flags Fright Fest Experience will transform the Park’s DC Universe area into DC’s Midway City, where some of the “Worst Heroes Ever” from the film Suicide Squad will be roaming the streets. Darkness and chaos will reign as some of DC Comics’ most famous supervillains will be found among the mass destruction from the film. State-of-the-art digital imagery and fiery special effects will create an inferno as buildings burst into flames and creatures attack from every angle.

The Park’s largest outdoor maze ever built, Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising, debuts in 2016 in a brand new location. Covering more than 40,000 square feet, this massive maze will strike terror into the brave souls entering a post-apocalyptic city inhabited by nomad warriors who rule with bone-crushing iron fists and the dead stalk the living.

Back by popular demand haunted scare zones include TERRORtory Twisted, located in the Screampunk District, Magic Mountain’s biggest scare zone. TERRORtory Twisted features steam-spewing mechanical beasts relentlessly hunting down their victims. Beware of the terrifying giant spider looming at the entrance.

Coming back for the third year, three popular mazes incorporate state-of-the-art props, Hollywood-quality make-up, and story lines not meant for the faint-of-heart. Enter the world of Red’s Revenge…over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house you go, but in this fairytale, guests and the wolf are hunted by Red and her demonic minions. Vault 666 is an old abandoned research facility where genetic experiments crossing humans with animals were once conducted and just recently the frightening secrets have been unearthed, exposing terror and mayhem from deep within the unsecured vault. Willoughby’s Garden of Darkness, a dense labyrinth of man-eating plants and evil apparitions, is inhabited by Innocence, the Willoughby’s youngest daughter, who is always looking for a ghostly playmate.

Also returning is the demented 3D twist, Toyz of Terror 3D, the defunct toy factory haunted by wicked windups, freakish furries and deranged dolls. Guests experience this section in 3D. Willoughby’s Resurrected is a reincarnation of the Willoughby family’s beloved haunted mansion that includes hair-raising horror down long harrowing hallways and around each nightmarish-turn. Chupacabra forces guests to come face to face with this elusive blood-thirsty creature as it petrifies the local Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival.

In addition to the two new haunted attractions this year, five additional scare zones around the park leave guests nowhere to hide and screaming to get out alive. After entering Fright Fest through the gates of Demon’s Door, face the undead in Zombie Xing. In Nightmares – A Twisted Fantasy, childhood fears and favorite bedtime stories take on a perverse twist, freak out on Exile Hill when unimaginable sinister souls appear without warning, and throughout the Wasteland, barbarian humanoids dare guests to enter the carnage of Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising.

Beginning each night at 7 p.m. and traveling throughout the park are the crazed comic-like characters who will run amuck through unsuspecting guests. Shows include the hypnotists, who put park guests in compromising scenarios in their stage show located in Golden Bear Theater, and the popular VooDoo Nights, where Ghoul Rock has gone pop with a musical spectacular. Be sure to dust off your thriller moves and join in the fun in the Full Throttle Plaza offers “Thriller” beats and dances. A Trick or Treat Trail and Halloween Crafts round out the activities during the day.

Fright Fest operating hours and days for 2016 are 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. on September 17, 24, 30 & October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 and 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Contributor: René Carson