Prepare to be scared! Autumn is around the corner, which means Six Flags Fright Fest, one of the season’s spookiest events, is returning to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J in early September. Until then, you can walk among 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs in Xpedition Dino.
Due to the pandemic, Six Flags, which earned the Certified Autism Center designation last year, 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 have been eager for the traditional Fright Fest experience to come back.
“We’re thrilled to bring back one of the most anticipated Halloween events of the season. Fright Fest has been a fall ‘must-do’ since the early 1990s,” said Chris Allen, Six Flags Great Adventure operations director. “In 2021, Fright Fest will incorporate all of the thrill rides, extreme scares, and fantastic shows that guests love, plus innovative twists that we introduced in Hallowfest last season. It’s the best of both worlds.”
What to Expect at Six Flags Fright Fest in 2021
The eight-week Halloween-themed festival will kick off Sept. 10 and run on weekends and select weekdays through Oct. 31. Admission includes six festively decorated areas and attractions for kids and families including a Trick-or-Treat Trail. Thrill rides will be open in the dark, including the park’s newest ride the Jersey Devil Coaster, set in an eerie night-time fog alongside a mist-covered lake. Live entertainment is part of the lineup, including the park’s signature “Dead Man’s Party” (check out this video of the party from 2019):
Nine haunted mazes will be open and available for an additional fee. The theme park will announce more attractions for 2021 in the coming weeks.
Fright Fest is fun for all ages, but parents should use their discretion when bringing younger children and toddlers.
“Daytime is family-friendly and appropriate for all ages,” said Kristen Fitzgerald, marketing and public relations manager at Six Flags Great Adventure. “Six p.m. and beyond is the scary time and not recommended for those 12 and under and those who scare easily. But you’d be surprised how many strollers stay in the park until closing! It really depends on the child.”
Live in the area and have a teen who loves the performing arts? The park is now hiring for scare actors (zombies!) ages 16 and older, with auditions taking place at the park on Aug. 6 and 20 at 6pm and Aug. 28 at 2pm. Candidates should apply online before attending an audition.
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What You Need to Know About Six Flags Great Adventure Fright Fest
When does Fright Fest at Six Flags NJ start?
At Six Flags Great Adventure, Fright Fest will begin Sept. 8 and run through Oct. 31.
How much are tickets at Six Flags Great Adventure?
Exact pricing for Fright Fest hasn’t been announced yet, but one-day tickets to Six Flags Great Adventure start at $29.99.
Where is Six Flags Great Adventure located?
Six Flags Great Adventure is located at 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ.
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