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Six Flags Great Adventure Announces All-New HALLOWFEST

 

Event features Halloween Thrills by Day and Scary Chills by Night

in a Safe Environment

 

 

JACKSON, N.J. — August 17, 2020 — Six Flags Great Adventure, the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, leads the way for Halloween thrills and chills with a new event for the entire family—HALLOWFEST.  The event will feature Thrills by Day with family-friendly activities and Chills by Night with rides on monster coasters…in the dark and haunting Halloween theming throughout the park. HALLOWFEST will kick off September 18 and run weekends through November 1 plus October 12. The park will operate from 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and from 5 p.m. with varying closing times on Friday evenings. Reservations will ensure limited capacity admission, and slots are expected to fill up quickly. The company’s comprehensive and ongoing safety protocols will be in effect for the entire run of the event.

 

“Our annual Fright Fest celebration is one of the most anticipated Halloween events of the season. Given the current environment, we are taking special precautions this year and offering our guests a version that is still scary, provides lots of thrilling rides and Halloween fun, and most importantly, is safe for our guests and team members,” said Six Flags President and CEO Mike Spanos. “We will operate HALLOWFEST the same way we have operated our parks all summer, with daily temperature checks and face masks required for guests and team members prior to entry, social distancing, and enhanced sanitization measures.”

 

From 2 to 6 p.m, families and young thrill-seekers will experience HALLOWFEST Thrills by Day including:

 

  • Elaborate fall landscaping displays of pumpkins, colorful mums, cornstalks, hay bales, gourds, and festive inflatables;
  • Back by popular demand, a Trick-or-Treat Trail with kid-friendly Halloween monsters and individually packaged candy and treats;
  • Kid-centric hay bale maze in one direction;
  • Fun rides for all ages in the crisp, fall air; and
  • Halloween-themed specialty treats, like gooey caramel apples and funnel cakes made with Snickers candy, available for purchase.

 

For Chills by Night beginning at 6 p.m., all haunted attractions will be available outdoors in the wide-open midways:

 

  • Creepy fog, eerie lighting, and sinister music will create the perfect backdrop for nighttime scares and chills including three haunted trails, four themed zones and street entertainment;
  • Six Flags’ signature collection of world-class roller coasters ramp up the fear factor for a heart-pounding HALLOWFEST experience as guests fly through the air at high speeds in total darkness; and
  • Halloween gear, such as themed masks, witch headbands, light-up devil horns, and scary apparel, will be on sale along with everybody’s favorite glow-in-the-dark necklaces, bracelets and light sticks.

 

Six Flags worked in partnership with its epidemiologist consultants to create a safe Halloween experience that meets or exceeds federal, state, and local guidelines. Park attendance will be carefully monitored to avoid overcrowding and all Members, Season Pass Holders, and guests with single-day tickets will be required to make a reservation to attend HALLOWFEST.

 

  • All team members (including scare-actors) and all guests 2 years and up will be required to wear masks covering the nose and mouth while in the parks;
  • No indoor mazes, haunted houses, or indoor shows will be operated; some haunted trails and scare zones will be operated outdoors with social distancing strictly enforced;
  • A limited number of nighttime scare-actors will remain at least six feet away from guests and each other;
  • Guests viewing outdoor entertainment will be separated by at least six feet;
  • Props, rides, restraints, handrails, and dining and restroom facilities will be cleaned and sanitized regularly; and
  • Multiple alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the parks for guest and team member usage.

 

For more information on HALLOWFEST and Six Flags’ comprehensive safety guidelines, visit www.sixflags.com/hallowfest

HALLOWFEST reservations will be available online for Members and Season Pass holders beginning Sept. 3 at noon, and for daily ticket holders beginning Sept. 4 at noon at www.sixflags.com/reserve. Most HALLOWFEST activities are included with park admission, active Memberships and Season Passes. Chills By Night begins at 6 p.m. and is not recommended for children under 12 and those who scare easily.

The Wild Safari-Drive-Thru Adventure will operate daily through Sept. 27, then weekends and select days through Thanksgiving.

For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with 26 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 59 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.

 

About Six Flags Great Adventure, Wild Safari and Hurricane Harbor

Six Flags Great Adventure is the World’s Largest Thrill Park with world-class, award-winning rides like Kingda Ka, El Toro, Nitro, and Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom. The park offers two areas just for the littlest guests and great family rides for the whole family, plus entertainment, shopping, and a wide variety of dining options. Its Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure is the largest self-guided drive-through safari outside of Africa and gets guests up-close to more than 1,200 animals from around the globe in the privacy of their own vehicles. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is one of the Northeast’s largest waterparks with more than 25 refreshing attractions for the whole family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  Six Flags Great Adventure

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Good to see that the safety precautions will continue into the fall. Maybe the winter will follow?

 

 

Also, I hope the name change isn't permanent. I get that they want to indicate that things will be VERY different this year, but I think the name "Fright Fest" is too iconic to discard outright.

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They changed the name to Hallowfest to protect the Fright Fest brand name which typically denotes a more sinister event. It is nice to see that they combined their first Halloween event (Halloweekends) with Fright Fest and morphed It into Hallowfest.   

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Sounds good that the Safari will be open till Thanksgiving. I kinda expect Holiday in the Park to be Black Friday through the first weekend of the New Year.

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https://sixflags.com/greatadventure/newsroom/september-10-2020

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Six Flags Great Adventure Reveals HALLOWFEST Attractions

Event features Halloween Thrills by Day and Scary Chills by Night in a Safe Environment

JACKSON, N.J. — September 10, 2020 — Six Flags Great Adventure, 

 

the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, today announced the 16 attractions that will take center stage at the park’s HALLOWFEST fall event that temporarily replaces its iconic Fright Fest. The event will feature Thrills by Day with family-friendly activities and Chills by Night with rides on monster coasters in the dark and haunting Halloween theming throughout the park. With a special focus on safety for both guests and team members, HALLOWFEST will include daily temperature checks and face masks required for guests and team members prior to entry, social distancing, and enhanced sanitization measures.

 

From 2 to 6 p.m, families and young thrill-seekers will experience HALLOWFEST Thrills by Day including:

 

o   Scarecrow Street – Guests are greeted with the sights and smells of autumn as Main Street is decorated in its fall finest with colorful mums, pumpkins, cornstalks, hay bales, and more;

 

o   Pumpkin Patch Lane – Between Fantasy Forest and THE JOKER, guests can stroll amid the pumpkins and hay bales. Located next to Yum Yum Café;

 

o   Hay Bale Maze – Kids 12 and younger can wind their way through the hay! Located on Pumpkin Patch Lane, the heart of the maze features a giant straw man photo opportunity. Located next to Yum Yum Café;

 

o   Trick-or-Treat Trail -- Kids 12 and younger can meet friendly Halloween monsters and receive a bag of individually wrapped sweet treats. Located in the courtyard of Houdini’s Great Escape;

 

o   Magic on the Move – A mysterious magician on the move brings his mesmerizing feats to the streets;

 

o   Cornstalk National Park -- This fanciful kids area on the Great Lake, complete with six rides for the little ones, is adorned with towering cornstalks. Located in Bugs Bunny National Park; and

 

o   Halloween-themed specialty treats, like gooey caramel apples and funnel cakes made with Snickers candy, available for purchase.

 

Chills by Night begins at 6 p.m. and will feature four scare zones, three shows, and three haunted mazes available outdoors in the wide-open midways, plus one indoor haunted maze:

 

SCARE ZONES

 

o   Scarecrow Street After Dark – The cheery, festive Main Street area takes a chilling turn as evil scarecrows and zombies come to life in this scare zone around the orange fountain;

 

o   District 6 Unearthed – Ominous fog, eerie lighting, and sirens in this scare zone alert guests that mutant villains have seized control of this gritty Lakefront section at the end of Scarecrow Street;

 

o   Lady of the Lake Cemetery -- Cursed by the Jersey Devil, drowned bride Guinevere – the bride in black -- haunts the Great Lake along with her undead throng in this scare zone along the Lakefront; and

 

o   ClownTown – It’s all fun and games until wicked clowns bring mayhem and madness to the streets of Movietown in this unnerving scare zone;

 

SHOWS

 

o   The Emergence – When the clock strikes 6 p.m., the theme park takes a creepy turn as haunting sounds fill the air. A horde of ghouls infiltrate the midways, emerging from a different location each night so guests never know where fear will strike;

 

o   PrimeEvil Percussion – Driving beats hit the streets in this pulse-pounding percussion show; and

 

o   Street Cirque – Spellbinding performers bring their awe-inspiring talents to the midways throughout the heart of the theme park.

HAUNTED MAZES – Special Hallow-Maze ticket required

 

o   Mama’s Farm – In this haunted outdoor maze, Mama welcomes guests to her nightmarish homestead of half-human, half-animal mutants who dare to explore the backcountry of The Golden Kingdom;

 

o   Apocalypse – In this haunted outdoor maze, guests try to survive this raw world of scavengers trapped in a global catastrophe. Located in the Metropolis section;

 

o   Wicked Woods – In this haunted outdoor maze, guests dare to venture into the dark and haunted woods where evil creatures from fables and folklore come to life. Located near Cornstalk National Park; and

 

o   Reflections of the Dead – In this haunted indoor maze, guests come face-to-face with themselves as they try to escape a labyrinth of mirrors, mystery and mayhem. Located in Adventure Alley, this attraction features high-tech, special effects, and operates without scare actors.

 

Six Flags’ signature collection of world-class roller coasters ramp up the fear factor for a heart-pounding HALLOWFEST experience as guests fly through the air at high speeds in total darkness. Halloween gear, such as themed masks, witch headbands, light-up devil horns, and scary apparel, will be on sale along with everybody’s favorite glow-in-the-dark necklaces, bracelets and light sticks.

 

HALLOWFEST will kick off September 18 and run weekends through November 1 plus October 12 and select weekdays. The park will operate from 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and from 5 p.m. with varying closing times on Friday evenings. Reservations will ensure limited capacity admission, and slots are expected to fill up quickly. The company’s comprehensive and ongoing safety protocols will be in effect for the entire run of the event.

 

Six Flags worked in partnership with its epidemiologist consultants to create a safe Halloween experience that meets or exceeds federal, state, and local guidelines. Park attendance will be carefully monitored to avoid overcrowding and all Members, Season Pass Holders, and guests with single-day tickets will be required to make a reservation to attend HALLOWFEST.

  • All team members (including scare-actors) and all guests 2 years and up will be required to wear masks covering the nose and mouth while in the parks;
  • No indoor shows or indoor haunted mazes with scare actors will be operated; haunted mazes and scare zones will be operated outdoors with social distancing strictly enforced;
  • A limited number of nighttime scare-actors will remain at least six feet away from guests and each other;
  • Guests viewing outdoor entertainment will be separated by at least six feet;
  • Props, rides, restraints, handrails, and dining and restroom facilities will be cleaned and sanitized regularly; and
  • Multiple alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the parks for guest and team member usage.

 

For more information on HALLOWFEST and Six Flags’ comprehensive safety guidelines, visit www.sixflags.com/hallowfest

 

HALLOWFEST reservations are available at www.sixflags.com/reserve. Most HALLOWFEST activities are included with park admission, active Memberships and Season Passes. Chills By Night begins at 6 p.m. and is not recommended for children under 12 and those who scare easily.

 

The Wild Safari-Drive-Thru Adventure will operate daily through Sept. 27, then weekends and select days through Thanksgiving.

 

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