Saturday, October 8, 2016

Fright Fest Celebrates 25 Years of Chills And Thrills Just North of Chi, IL

Six Flags Shows No Mercy on the 25th Anniversary of Fright Fest 
All Hell Breaks Loose Each Night 

Fright Fest is one of my family's annual favorites. Daylight hours are scare-free for the littles and the easily spooked, and lines generally aren't long. After 6pm, things get creepy with scary clowns, chainsaw wielding lumberjacks, vampires, werewolves, and other freaks stalking thrill seekers throughout the park. 

Last year we had to go rescue my 12 year old daughter and her 11 year old friend from the arcade where they were hiding out from the chainsaw gang. They were plenty brave enough to ride the big coasters alone, but too creeped out to make a run for our family meeting place. We all had a frightfully good time! Highly recommended. 

Click HERE for our full photo recap from last year.

What: Fright Fest® presented by SNICKERS

When: Weekends beginning September 24 through October 30, 
including Columbus Day and Halloween

Where: Six Flags Great America
1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee, IL

Who: Nox, the demon overlord of Fright Fest, will raise his minions to wreak terror on all guests when all hell breaks loose at 6pm each night! 

Six Flags Great America’s demon overlord, Nox, raises the dead for the most horrific Fright Fest in the 25 year history of this Halloween event. With six terrifying weekends, featuring six haunted mazes and six hair-raising shows, Fright Fest will show no mercy as hundreds of monsters descend on this scream park each night.


“Fright Fest is reborn again in 2016 for our biggest haunt yet with no mercy after 6:00 p.m., two new haunted houses and two spectacular new shows,” said operations director, Dameon Nelson. “All of this comes with your favorite characters including the lumberjacks, clowns, werewolves and the most complete Halloween event anywhere in the world!” 

Fright Fest haunted house wristbands are available for purchase online or at the park and provide unlimited access to all six Fright Fest haunted attractions. Additional information for each haunted house and show can be found online at

Fright by Night Haunted Attractions 
(Extra fee required) 

Big Top Terror Infestation! 
  •  Gates of Hell
  •  Apocalypse
  •  Manslaughter Manor: Sadie’s Revenge
  •  Massacre Medical Center

Monstertainment (Free with park admission)
The Uprising Parade: Nightly Call of the Dead Dead Man’s Party – Unleashed 

  •  Love at First Fright
  •  Susan Rosen
  •  LightMosFEAR
  •  The Witching Hour
    Free Scares (Free with park admission)
  •  Lost Souls
  •  Nightmare Hollow
  •  The Massacre Ball
  •  Shipwreck of Horrors
  •  Forbidden Forest
  •  Slasher Circus
  •  Rotten Hill
  •  Howl
  •  Dread Haven
  •  Aftermath
  •  Ride Cemetery featuring the Pumpkin King 

Bonus Days and Special Events 
  • Coaster Challenge benefitting Special Olympics Illinois – September 25
  • Fright Fest on Columbus Day – Monday, October 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Fright Fest on Halloween – Monday, October 31 from 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 
  • Bonus Coaster Weekend – November 5 and 6 

Fright Fest runs weekends from September 24 through October 30 including Columbus Day and Halloween. Visit for discounted admission. The best way to visit Fright Fest this season is to purchase a 2017 Season Pass for $65.99 each when buying four or more which includes unlimited visits now through next Fright Fest and a free upgrade to a Gold Season Pass along with a Season Parking Pass. Season Passes can be purchased online at and must be activated and processed by November 6, 2016. 

About Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor
Two great parks, one destination! Located between Chicago and Milwaukee, Six Flags Great America offers endless adventures for the entire family with 14 heart-pounding roller coasters, a 20-acre water park, spectacular shows, four children’s themed areas with over 30 rides and a nighttime parade.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.3 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 54 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. 

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