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Six Flags Great Adventure Announces HALLOWFEST Coming This Fall

Six Flags Great Adventure Announces HALLOWFEST Coming This Fall

Daytime and nighttime Halloween-themed thrills and chills will be available for all members of the family, at a safe distance.

Six Flags Great Adventure's newest event, HALLOWFEST, will feature daytime and nighttime Halloween-themed fun, thrills, and chills from Sept. 18 through Nov. 1. "Thrills by Day" will feature family-friendly Halloween activities and "Chills by Night" will include rides on monster coasters in the dark and haunting Halloween theming throughout the park. The park will operate 2-10pm Saturdays and Sundays with reservations to ensure limited capacity admission. The company's comprehensive safety protocols will be in effect for the entirety of the event.

From 2-6pm, families and younger thrill-seekers can experience HALLOWFEST "Thrills by Day," including:

  • Elaborate fall landscaping with pumpkin displays, colorful mums, cornstalks, hay bales, gourds, and festive inflatables
  • A trick-or-treat trail with kid-friendly Halloween monsters and individually packaged candies and treats
  • A kid-centric hay bale maze that moves in one direction
  • Fun rides for all ages
  • Halloween-themed treats like gooey caramel apples and funnel cakes made with Snickers

Beginning at 6pm, "Chills by Night" will feature haunted attractions like:

  • Creepy fog, eerie lighting, and sinister music setting the scene for nighttime scares and chills
  • Three haunted trains, four themed zones, and street entertainment
  • Six Flags' signature collection of world-class roller coaters in total darkness
  • Halloween gear like themed masks, witch headbands, light-up devil horns, and scary apparel available for purchase

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“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 in a press release. “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 sanitation measures."

Six Flags worked in partnership with its epidemiologist consultants to create a safe and fun Halloween experience that exceeds federal, state, and local safety guidelines. Park attendance will be carefully monitored to avoid overcrowding and all visitors will be required to make a reservation to attend HALLOWFEST.

  • All team members (including scare-actors) and guests 2 years and older 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 at this time; 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 one another
  • 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
  • Multiple alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the parks for guest and team member usage

HALLOWFEST reservations will be available online for members and season pass holders beginning Sept. 3 at 12pm and for daily ticket holders beginning Sept. 4 at 12pm. For more information about Six Flags' safety guidelines and reservations, visit the Six Flags Great Adventure website.

Until HALLOWFEST, Six Flags Great Adventure is open on a reservation-only basis and The Wild Safari-Drive-Thru Adventure is operating daily through Sept. 27, and then weekends and select days through Thanksgiving.



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