Halloween Events and Six Flags Fright Fest at Great Adventure Themepark - My Family Travels
Looney Tunes characters come out for Six Flags Fright Fest.
The Pscyho Circus Clowns are part of the Six Flags Fright Fest fun.
Cast of the Dead Man's Party at Six Flags Fright Fest over Halloween.

This year, Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey is back to its old haunts during its annual Fright Fest. Crawl around to hide from the ghosts, ghouls, goblins and over 200 zombies. Six Flags Fright Fest promises thousands of mums, zombies, evil scarecrows, cornstalks, hay bales, cobwebs and over-sized spiders around the country. Roam the haunted midways and encounter “Thrills by Day, Fright by Night” entertainment for the young and old.

The seven week-long celebration runs every Saturday and Sunday from the second weekend in September to the first one in November. Some weekdays will feature many of the Halloween Six Flags Fright Fest activities so check their calendar. Welcome back Fright Fest to many of the 27 other Six Flags themeparks in the US, Canada and Mexico.

Big Kids and Brave Ones Love Nighttime Thrills

Fright by Night, which begins nightly at 6pm, is not recommended for children under 12 and those who scare easily.

After dark, an array of crazy clowns and angry zombies mingle among mortals throughout the park’s Scare Zones. This fall, the park introduces Clown Town and District 6 Unearthed. Venom Gulch is a new trail of terror trail.

Love Haunted Mazes? If you dare, enter The Lab. Maybe you can make it through Xpedition Dino: Survival with dino-mite surprises around every corner. This prehistoric adventure features 30 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs with realistic movement and sound. While educational by day, it can be really spooky and weird at night.

In addition to some of the world’s best thrill rides, the theme park’s 140-acre “scream park” will feature two dozen additional Halloween-themed shows and attractions. You can also go on the thrill rides — day or night — you might enjoy the rest of the season: El Toro, Kindga Ka, the Joker, Jersey Devil Coaster and Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom.

Nighttime shows, known as “monstertainment,” include the return of the iconic Dead Man’s Party, The Awakening, Circus of Thrills and more. Choose your ticket package carefully. Terror trails require an additional fee, while all scare zones and monstertainment are included with park admission.

Six Flags Fright Fest is for Adults, Kids Read More…

Young kids and grandparents, please come to Six Flags Fright Fest before sundown!

Families with younger children can enjoy the park’s famous line-up of thrills for all ages, including Safari Off Road Adventure, SkyScreamer, Skull Mountain and more.

In fact, during the daylight hours, most of the Six Flags park has gone G-rated to thrill your tiniest travelers. Families can explore Pumpkin Patch Lane and Scarecrow Street. Back by popular demand, guests can look forward to Trick-or-Treat Trail, Spooktacular Dance Party and the out-of-this-world storytelling at Witch’s Brew.

Kids can get their makeup done and show off costumes. Note that costumes are not allowed for park-goers above age 12! Expect guaranteed fun for the entire family — unless any of them scare too easily.

Some other spooky and fun events that you can experience during this time period include the Zombie Run, Survival Race, the American Red Cross Blood Drive, the Biggest Loser Race and the Susan F. Komen Race for the Cure.

For a bone-chilling time to put you all in the spooky spirit, visit Six Flags Fright Fest at Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. Remember, that some of these events need advance registration.

Looking for more fun haunted houses for kids, spooky thrills, and frights? See what’s going on this Halloween across the country. 

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