Earlier this summer Six Flags Great Adventure announced plans to transform its annual Fright Fest into Hallowfest this year. Today, the mega amusement park revealed exactly what creepy horrors await visitors.
From September 18 until November 1, the park will play host to 16 new attractions made for Hallowfest. This includes some family-friendly Thrills by Day and some terrifying fun for the older kids with Chills by Night. All guests will be required to wear face masks while in the park, and there will be daily temperature checks, social distancing and sanitation measures in place.
Thrills by Day, for your whole family, will be available from 2 to 6 pm, and include:
- Scarecrow Street – Guests are greeted with the sights and smells of autumn as Main Street is decorated in its fall finest with colorful mums, pumpkins, cornstalks, hay bales, and more
- Pumpkin Patch Lane – Between Fantasy Forest and The Joker, guests can stroll amid the pumpkins and hay bales.
- Hay Bale Maze – Kids 12 and younger can wind their way through the hay. Located on Pumpkin Patch Lane, the heart of the maze features a giant straw man photo opportunity.
- Trick-or-Treat Trail — Kids 12 and younger can meet friendly Halloween monsters and receive a bag of individually wrapped sweet treats.
- Magic on the Move – A mysterious magician on the move brings his mesmerizing feats to the streets
- Cornstalk National Park — This fanciful kids area on the Great Lake, complete with six rides for the little ones, is adorned with towering cornstalks.
For the bigger kids who can handle scares, Chills by Night kick off nightly at 6 pm. There will still be spooky creatures roaming the park. All will maintain a six-foot distance from guests. And you’ll need a special Hallow-Maze ticket for the haunted maze events:
- Scarecrow Street After Dark – The cheery, festive Main Street area takes a chilling turn as evil scarecrows and zombies come to life in this scare zone around the orange fountain.
- District 6 Unearthed – Ominous fog, eerie lighting, and sirens in this scare zone alert guests that mutant villains have seized control of this gritty Lakefront section at the end of Scarecrow Street.
- Lady of the Lake Cemetery — Cursed by the Jersey Devil, drowned bride Guinevere – the bride in black — haunts the Great Lake along with her undead throng in this scare zone along the Lakefront
- ClownTown – It’s all fun and games until wicked clowns bring mayhem and madness to the streets of Movietown in this unnerving scare zone
- The Emergence – When the clock strikes 6 p.m., the theme park takes a creepy turn as haunting sounds fill the air. A horde of ghouls infiltrate the midways, emerging from a different location each night so guests never know where fear will strike;
- PrimeEvil Percussion – Driving beats hit the streets in this pulse-pounding percussion show.
- Street Cirque – Spellbinding performers bring their awe-inspiring talents to the midways throughout the heart of the theme park.
- Mama’s Farm – In this haunted outdoor maze, Mama welcomes guests to her nightmarish homestead of half-human, half-animal mutants who dare to explore the backcountry of The Golden Kingdom.
- Apocalypse – In this haunted outdoor maze, guests try to survive this raw world of scavengers trapped in a global catastrophe.
- Wicked Woods – In this haunted outdoor maze, guests dare to venture into the dark and haunted woods where evil creatures from fables and folklore come to life.
- Reflections of the Dead – In this haunted indoor maze, guests come face-to-face with themselves as they try to escape a labyrinth of mirrors, mystery and mayhem. Located in Adventure Alley, this attraction features high-tech, special effects, and operates without scare actors.
You’ll be able to experience your favorite rides during the day, and at night the roller coasters go dark for an extra thrill.
Hallowfest will kick off September 18 and run weekends through November 1 plus October 12 and select weekdays. 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 nights. Reservations will ensure limited capacity admission, and slots are expected to fill up quickly. Members, Season Pass Holders, and guests with single-day tickets will be required to make a reservation to attend.