As any reader knows, Halloween is my favorite day of the year. And, one of my favorite ways to celebrate is by checking out Fright Fest at Six Flags New England. Fright Fest turns the normally tame park into the stuff of nightmares. During the day there are still plenty of kid friendly things to do, like all the normal rides as well as special events like:
An array of monsters are unleashed from their tombs in this live singing revue filled with petrifying parody, dance, and hit music to get your blood pumping and feet jumping! Location: Rockville
The lab is brewing with our Ghoulish Gameshow as brave souls are sought to bring the master plan to life. Join our Scientists for plenty of hands-on excitement and horrifying hilarity in this family show! Saturdays, Sundays & Columbus Day. Approximately 25 minutes long.
SPOOKTACULAR STREET PARTY
Get your ghoulish groove on with our creepy crew as they dance to classic Halloween tunes during the Spooktacular Street Party. Approximately 15 minutes long. Location: Main St. Gazebo Saturdays, Sundays & Columbus Day Only.
TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL
Younger Guests embark on a journey and find great prizes & sweets. $1 donation benefits Six Flags Friends.
Be sure to take a screaming spin on the Fright Rides including: TERROR TWIST (Tea Cups), VOODOO VORTEX (Kontiki), RAGE IN THE CAGE (Bumper Cars) and LightmosFEAR at the Pandemonium ZOMBIE COASTER!
However, at 6 p.m. all hell breaks loose at the park. Monsters are unleashed and no one is safe from the terror. There are also tons of VERY frightening things to experience like:
Witness real live feats of danger and disgust performed by the Calvacade of the Odd.
NEW – DANIEL GREENWOLF: CELTIC MAGICIAN
Combining Celtic storytelling, a quick Irish wit, daredevil feats, fire and mind-boggling illusion, this show gets the entire audience involved.
This abandoned warehouse district looks pretty harmless, mostly old and dilapidated…. except when the sun goes down.
MAIN STREET GRAVEYARD
Creeping caution is required as you enter the park through our crypts and graves.
A dreaded curse lays over the mansion whose master was tragically murdered… You are invited to his final party!
MORTS USED COFFINS
Tombstone Terrortory’s resident salesman is having a moon light madness sale & the only good customer is a dead one in this ruthless riot, morbid and maniacal show!
SHOWDOWN AT TOMBSTONE TERRORTORY
Legend has it that many moons ago, the Bandit Brothers were wrongly executed and they return to haunt Tombstone Terrortory every Halloween.
SLASHER CIRCUS 3D
Brave souls dare to enter the Big Top with sinister clowns on the hunt. Roam through this 3D attraction with killer clowns and terrifying effects.
THE AFTERMATH: ZOMBIE’S REVENGE
Hells Gate Park has fallen to the recent zombie uprising. Your mission is to survive the journey through this nature refuge. Hunt or be hunted!
Mayor Slayer arrives to reign over Fright Fest and calls forth demons, monsters, ghosts, and ghouls to join him in celebrating nightfall
NEW – THE FORGOTTEN LABORATORY
Traverse through this haunted laboratory where scientists are conducting their latest experiments as they gather research and data.
A curse came over the Western Territory causing ghosts and zombies to rise and roam the streets of this Ghost Town each Halloween season.
This is the site where Mayor Slayer emerged to reign over Fright Fest. Zombies freshly unearthed from their graves roam the deserted graveyard.
VERDICT OF SORCERY
The town finally has the mysterious Abigail Dickenson in their capture. Witness justice as she is brought to trial for acts of sorcery and witchcraft, but only if you can bear to watch the power of the blade
Take a terror trip through the haunted trails of Happy Valley where the dead never rest. Crazed creatures await your tour.
I have to be honest and say that the park is a little too scary for my monsters after 6. The park used to sell special necklaces that kept the monsters away from little ones, but they discontinued those this year, and it is clearly marketed that no one is safe from scares after dark. So while we had a blast right up until 6, I wouldn’t recommend the night time attractions to anyone younger than 13. That being said, if you love Halloween as much as I do, ditch the kiddos and head to Fright Fest, open until the 30th.