It’s not Halloween in New Jersey without Six Flags Great Adventure’s annual Fright Fest. But because of concerns about COVID-19, the annual scare fest that included plenty of indoor haunts is being reimagined as a new experience called Hallowfest.

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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. “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.”

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Hallowfest will feature family-friendly activities during the day and rides on monster coasters plus haunted attractions at night. It 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 all of the park’s safety measures will be in place. Tickets are expected to go fast.

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Hallowfest during the day will run from 2 to 6 pm and will include:

  • Fall displays of pumpkins, colorful mums, cornstalks, hay bales, gourds, and festive inflatables
  • A Trick-or-Treat Trail with kid-friendly Halloween monsters and individually packaged candy and treats
  • A hay bale maze
  • Kid-friendly rides for all ages
  • Halloween-themed specialty treats like gooey caramel apples and funnel cakes

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Nighttime festivities will kick off at 6 p.m. and all haunted attractions will be outdoors for safety reason and will include:

  • Haunted trails and street entertainment
  • Nighttime coasters
  • Themed masks, witch headbands, light-up devil horns, and more scary apparel will be on sale.

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 in advance. Team members and all guests 2 years and up will be required to wear masks. There will be no indoor mazes, haunted houses, or indoor shows.  Haunted trails and scare zones will be operated outdoors with social distancing strictly enforced. Nighttime scare-actors and guests must remain at least six feet away from guests and each other. Props, rides, restraints, handrails, and dining and restroom facilities will be cleaned and sanitized regularly and hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the park.

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

For more information, visit sixflags.com/greatadventure.

 

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