|By PR Newswire||
|September 26, 2014 01:00 AM EDT||
GURNEE, Ill., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Great America kicks off the biggest and scariest Fright Fest® ever featuring extended hours until midnight on Saturdays with SIX haunted attractions and SIX frightastic shows over SIX weekends. The complete transformation of this 100-acre theme park creates a dark and foreboding atmosphere where monster rides and real monsters join forces for the ultimate haunting experience.
"Fright Fest is the most immersive Halloween event in the region," said entertainment manager, Kristopher Jones. "Each year we strive to ramp up the fear factor so that our guests encounter something new and scarier at every corner of the park."
13 Fright Fest Facts:
- 250 zombies and monsters lurk the midways and haunted attractions
- 15 master make-up artists use 2,500 ounces of make-up and fake blood to transform actors each night
- 25 pounds of food-grade, red vegetable dye create the blood-tinged reflection pond
- 100 flaming torches create an eerie glow over the entire park
- 300 bales of hay add to the fall atmosphere
- 25,200 stalks of corn complete the festive park decor
- 4.5 tons of pumpkins and 160 yards of mulch form the "thrills by day" atmosphere
- 1,000 gallons of fog juice generate the mysterious rising fog effect throughout the park
- 1,600 yards of cheese cloth are used to give the illusion of spider webs around the park
- Love at First Fright, Fright Fest's trademark musical, kicks off its 24th season
- Over 1,250 minutes per Fright Fest day is spent applying make-up by 15 make-up artists
- Tiny, the 200 pound spider, has been perched on the American Eagle for 22 years
- A 500 pound gorilla claims the Sky Trek Tower each Fright Fest season signaling the start of the uprising
Thrills By Day
Free with theme park admission.
Character Candy Trail
Little ghouls can trick-or-treat In the Mardi Gras area every Saturday and Sunday.
Kid Friendly Themed Areas
Scare-free zones like Camp Cartoon and Kidzopolis are perfect for families with young children.
Children of all ages can watch in awe as ordinary pumpkins are transformed into amazing jack-o'-lanterns right before their eyes.
Love At First Fright
Fright Fest's trademark family musical is back for its 24th smash season! Join Jack and Katie on their dare to spend a night in the cemetery.
Fright By Night
Additional fee required.
Fear Haunted House - NEW
In the depths of the Bermuda Triangle you will encounter your most primal fear…darkness. Without a sliver of light and only instinct to guide, will you survive?
The Abyss – NEW
Countless occurrences have been recorded of the Bermuda Triangle with each tale as mysterious as the next and all left unanswered. Anything could happen when left alone in the Abyss.
Mausoleum of Terror
Long thought to be only a legend, the Mausoleum of Terror stands as a sinister monument to the undead. Now these decaying citizens of the Capital of Fright are deadly dedicated to wreaking their wretched revenge on you!
Massacre Medical Center
This decrepit hospital was rumored to be vacated of patients and doctors years ago following a great massacre. Passersby near the hospital recall eerie noises and unexplainable images in the building – begging the question… who or what lurks within?
This manor, tucked away in the Southwest Hills, has the reputation for being cursed by the residents of Skull Valley. Do you dare enter?
As you tour the Wicked Woods grumbling and roaring and rustling abounds. Keep your eyes wide open for what might be lurking in the dark shadows all around.
Fright Fest haunted house wristbands provide an unlimited day of access to all six Fright Fest attractions. For more information, visit http://frightfest.sixflags.com/greatamerica. Haunted mazes and houses are not included in general admission.
Fright Fest begins September 27 and runs weekends through November 2 and is now open later to scare later. Hours are Fridays 5 p.m.-11 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-midnight, Sundays 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Columbus Day 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Thursday, October 30 from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Fright Fest remains family-friendly until 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 5 p.m. on Sundays with the children's areas as scare-free zones and a trick-or-treat trail in Wicked Woods.
2015 Season Passes are now on sale and provide unlimited visits for the rest of the 2014 season (including Fright Fest) and all of the 2015 season. For a limited time, with the purchase of a Season Pass four-pack, guests will receive a free upgrade to a Gold Season Pass, which includes free admission and free season parking to any Six Flags theme park with every pass. Season Passes must be purchased and processed at the park by November 2, 2014.
Fright Fest images and b-roll can be downloaded here.
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, three 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 $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 53 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
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