Halloween is my favorite day of the year. Since I was young, I always appreciated a good scare, a fantastic costume, piles of candy, and warm apple cider. Luckily for me, it seems like my Monsters are inheriting my love for the season, so I knew I wanted to take them to Fright Fest at Six Flags New England.
Fright Fest is Six Flag’s annual celebration of all things macabre. The park is decked out in ghoulish decorations but remains the normal park by day, but come sundown, the zombies and monsters are unleashed and a slew of horrifying Halloween themed attractions wait to scare brave souls. Many people may think that Fright Fest is too intense for kids since some of the haunts are deemed only acceptable for ages 13 and up. As a “mommy blogger” I am here to tell you that is simply not true. Even after sundown you can have a blast with the kids. I purchased the girls special glow stick necklaces sold throughout the park for $5 that let the monsters know to leave them alone. My absolute favorite moment from our visit was when one of the monsters was chasing a girl behind us and Lea turned around a little scared; the monster saw her necklace and said “Sorry princess,” and with a wave to Lea, he retreated. Lea was so psyched that her necklace really worked! All the monsters, zombies, and vampires around the park were beyond nice to the girls, giving high fives instead of inducing nightmares. The Fright Fest staff is truly an amazing group. Some of the other great family attractions at Fright Fest are the shows. We saw a fantastic mad science show and the girls went nuts over Graveyard Groove, an awesome stage show that monsterizes some of pop’s catchiest tunes. Zoe was also a huge fan of the Skyscreamer which (gulp) goes backwards during Fright Fest.
|Mad scientists in action!|
|$1 gets you a trick or treat bag with proceeds going to charity|
|Awesome live show!|
If you get a sitter for the night, Fright Fest offers adults a thrilling time. Besides the normal rides, there are premium haunts sure to terrify you. Are you brave enough to explore the Wicked Woods? Are the manic clowns of Slasher Circus too terrifying for you? Perhaps the most horror filled though is Total Darkness….a blackout maze….yikes!
Whether you want a tame family day or the stuff nightmares are made of, Fright Fest has it all. This is one spooktacular I will be sure to make an annual tradition. Check the Fright Fest site for hours and happy haunting!