Prepare to be scared! Even though we’re still in August, Halloween is around the corner and will be here before you know it. This means it’s also time for Six Flags Fright Fest, one of the season’s spookiest events, which is returning to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., in early September.
The scary annual festival will be open on select nights, Sept. 8-Oct. 31, so save the date…if you dare!
What To Expect At Six Flags Fright Fest In 2023
The approximately eight-week Halloween-themed festival will kick off Sept. 8. Admission includes many festively decorated areas and attractions for kids and families. Live entertainment is part of the lineup, including the park’s signature “Dead Man’s Party.”
Fright Fest is fun for all ages, but parents should use their discretion when bringing younger children and toddlers.
Speaking of all-age fun, Six Flags Fright Fest will also include Boo Fest for younger kiddos that’s a little less scary but still lots of fun! Boo Fest will run on select dates from Sept. 15 to Oct. 29. This event features family-friendly trick-or-treating, fall festivities, character photo opportunities and treats. More information about Boo Fest will be announced, so check the website for updates.
These are the Scare Zones at Six Flags Fright Fest in 2023
The event’s famous scare zones make up a big part of the spooky fun lineup:
- Clown Town: Tormented by multiple rejections, the clowns of Clown Town will set out to terrorize the society who mocked them.
- Pirates: This pirate crew has sailed their ghost ship to the lakefront. Watch out for creatures that have the souls of those who’ve walked the plank.
- Bloody Fountain: The grounds at the Bloody Fountain are haunted by the victims of the Jersey Devil.
- Demon District: These demons will torment anyone who enters their city.
- The Conjuring: More spooky info TBA!
Haunted houses are part of the fun at Six Flags Fright Fest, too, but you’ll need the Haunted Attractions Pass for the experience. Haunted houses include: Saw X; The Conjuring; Aftermath; Bloodshed; Reflections of the Dead; Big Top Terror; The Manor; and Fears.
Six Flags introduced Hallowfest in 2020. It featured a variety of activities and socially-distant scaring to keep guests safe during the pandemic. The event was successful, but according to park staff, people were eager the following year for the traditional Fright Fest experience to come back.
What You Need To Know About Six Flags Fright Fest
When Does Fright Fest At Six Flags NJ Start?
At Six Flags Great Adventure, Fright Fest will kick off on Sept. 8 and run on select dates through Oct. 31. Check out the schedule on the website for a full list of dates and times for the event.
How Much Are Tickets At Six Flags Great Adventure?
Ticket options for Fright Fest are available on the website. A regular daily ticket–not for Fright Fest– at Six Flags starts at $39 online. Also note that Six flags only accepts card payments onsite. This includes parking.
Where Is Six Flags Great Adventure Located?
Six Flags Great Adventure is located at 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ.
How long does it take to get to Six Flags from Staten Island?
It takes about an hour to get to the park from Staten Island by car.
For more information about the park, ticket prices, Six Flags Fright Fest and more, visit sixflags.com/greatadventure.
Don’t forget to check out Staten Island Parent’s online calendar for even more fun events and activities for you and your family to enjoy during Halloween season and throughout the year. From story times to nature walks to museum activities and exhibits, there are many events happening on Staten Island and nearby for your family to enjoy!
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