We don't usually like to wait more than a few days to get reviews of events out, but we wanted to make sure we did this event justice.
You'd think that with no new mazes for 2015 SFMM had just sat back and rest on the success of 2014, but that was hardly the case as you'll see below.
Written by Gregg Condon
This year Magic Mountain decided to focus on improving the overall event instead of just adding a few (really awesome) mazes as they did in 2014.
Most of the time when a park takes away it's best scare zone and replaces it with a new theme you'd have to question it, but not for this park.
Sinister Circuit remains one of the best Scare Zones in any of the theme park haunts.
The talent here has been together for so long and have so much fun. During opening night and our return visit the following week we spent a lot of time here just enjoying the monsters. And we'll probably head back just to hang out in the scare zones at least once more before the event is over.
Not to be outdone, the new scare zone near Twisted Colossus "Terrortory Twisted" is probably the best new Scare Zone the park has done ... ever. It really raises the bar for this event and we can't see what they do with future scare zones.
The other scare zones are great as well with our favorite being Nightmares. They've done away with some of the smaller scare zones and seem to be concentrating more on the larger ones. With Aftermath leaving (more on that below) we're very interested to see what they do with the scare zone in that area and obviously depending on what happens with that area will impact that scare zone.
But the mazes themselves are still amazing. I think our favorite of this year was once again Aftermath, which has been near the top of our list for any event since it's inception.
Six Flags Magic Mountain announced last night that this would be the last year for this particular maze, which of course starts rumors as to what is to become of this area. We simply don't know, it could just be for a new maze or for a new attraction for this area of the park. This is a huge plot of land so it will be fun to see.
Red's Revenge was pretty much the breakout maze of last year and this year is absolutely no exception. We still love the crowd control that the park does that insures a smooth walk-through and no stopping in the maze.
Be sure to check out our walk-through of Red's Revenge below.
Vault 666 and Toyz of Terror are also back and remain crowd favorites and although they are polar opposites in terms of theme they are great mazes with lots of scares, great sets and amazing talent.
Willoughby's Resurrected was also back and for us, this was probably the best it's been since it was, well, resurrected. The talent, effects and theme really worked great and when your son get's scared this much ... well, it makes for a great time.
The last two mazes Chupacabra and Garden of Darkness while still fun need some updates. They simply are the "older" mazes of Fright Fest that haven't been upgraded to the new modern sets and design.
While we think Chupacabra needs to be retired (and it's possible with The New Revolution coming next year) we do like the theme of Garden of Darkness, but it just needs more "garden" and not just walls. Still, these two mazes are still fun and the talent in each is fantastic.
And this of course doesn't even get into the rest of what the park offers and that's the rides, coasters, re-theme's of rides and more.
Be sure not to miss Fright Fest this year, only 9 days left!!!