Six Flags Great Adventure’s Fright Fest®, the Northeast’s largest Halloween party, promises three new shows and attractions this fall. The event features family-friendly Thrills by Day and a zombie-filledFright by Night at the world’s largest scream park. The seven-week festival begins Sept. 20 and runs weekends through Nov. 2 with two dozen Halloween-themed shows and attractions plus some of the world’s best thrill rides.
By day, families can explore the new Spooky, Kooky Magic Show featuring Raoul, the Duke of Deception, and a new, zany and interactive animal show Paw and Disorder. Back by popular demand, guests can look forward to Trick-or-Treat Trail, Sea Lion Scary Tales, Spooktacular Street Party and the out-of-this-world Doc Snooker’s Halloween Time Machine. Families can also enjoy the park’s famous line-up of thrills for all ages, including Safari Off Road Adventure, SkyScreamer, Skull Mountain and more.
After 6 pm, the festival transitions to Fright by Night as nearly 200 zombies are released into the midways. An array of crazy clowns and angry zombies mingle among mortals throughout Scare Zones including Circus Psycho, The Bloody Fountain and Bone Butcher Terror-Tory. This fall, the park introduces a new terror trail – Crop Circles, an alien-invasion corn maze. Terror Trail favorites like Voodoo Island, Asylum, Wasteland, Total Darkness and The Manor, return to terrorize guests off the beaten paths.
Nighttime shows, known as “monstertainment,” include the return of the iconic Dead Man’s Party, Ghoulmaster’s Ghosts, The Awakening, Circus of Thrills and more. Six Flags proudly presents the return of Coney Island sideshow icon Todd Robbins in Professor Zombini’s Freak Show. Terror trails require an additional fee, while all scare zones and monstertainment are included with park admission. Fright by Night is not recommended for children under 12 and those who scare easily.
“Fright Fest is also a great time to enjoy the park’s incredible lineup of record-breaking thrill rides,” said Park President John Fitzgerald. “Darkness, a blanket of fog and the crisp fall air ratchet up the fear factor, even on rides as terrifying as El Toro, Nitro, Kingda Ka and the new Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom.”
On Sept. 20, Six Flags hosts the Central Jersey Blood Center for its annual Fright Fest Blood Drive. Guests can donate a pint of blood to earn a free ticket to Fright Fest between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations must be made by visitingwww.sixflags.com/greatadventure on the Events tab. Up to 200 donors are needed and will be taken on a first call, first serve basis. Donors must be 16 years of age or older, at least 110 lbs. and in good health to donate.
Also Sept. 20, the park hosts its second Zombie Run. Participants can choose to chase or be chased. Human competitors will race for their lives in this 5K run by dodging zombies to stay alive. Registering as a zombie will put participants in the shoes of the undead with the goal of hunting down their human prey. Sept. 20 also features the Survival Race, a premiere family-focused 5K obstacle course and mud run. It is designed to get participants dirty and test their limits in a fun, healthy and exciting adventure. The Survival Race takes place inside the theme park with waves starting at 9 a.m. More details on both events are available athttp://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure
Six Flags Great Adventure will host the 8th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Oct. 5 – New Jersey’s largest 5k run/walk. The day honors breast cancer survivors, those lost, and unites a community in the fight against breast cancer. In 2013, close to 15,000 participants and spectators turned out to support the Race for the Cure.
On closing day, Nov. 2, the Six Flags Race Series introduces the Biggest Loser RunWalk. This non-intimidating race is designed to challenge America to get fit, and was inspired by the hit reality show “The Biggest Loser.”
For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.
As we showed you on Saturday on our Facebook and Twitter page, we have our first installed track for Twisted Colossus, and of course, with that track we have at least one question answered, what station is going to be used for the coaster.
That little Facebook update of 3 pictures of station exit track became our most viewed Facebook post ever, for which we are incredibly grateful.
We'll also take another look at Fright Fest construction as they are gearing up for opening night this weekend (September 27).
ER MAH GERD, TWERSTERD CERLERSERS TRERCK
Yes, we have Twisted Colossus Track. And as you can see below, they will be using the left side of the station, which most likely means the queue will be reconstructed to utilize both sides for the new coaster. They are likely going to need it.
This is great news, this is the more scenic side of the station and with the ride exiting here it makes more sense to have the food/retail locations on this side.
You can see MUCH more from Goliath but obviously we aren't going to be taking any on-ride pictures due to park policy.
However, taking pictures through open gates ... yeah, we are gonna go there. =)
The old exit has been boarded up.
One has to wonder how much longer this area will be Colossus County Fair. Personally I'd like to see this sign get overhauled, maybe with some LED lights.
From the parking lot, the entire track of the first drop has been removed.
The final drops are in the process of being completely removed.
More track has arrived, and some of it is VERY twisty
All of the burnt end's have been removed.
Preparations continue for Fright Fest which starts this Saturday.
A look at El Chupacabra as seen from the Revolution queue.
More stuff up on Samurai Summit
The Hearse is going to be up near Ninja this year
Getting ready for Fright Feast
They are doing another video game invasion, this time for Call of Duty
Not sure what these are for, but this is in the middle of one of the scare zones
Looks like they are getting ready to bring the stage out
Around The Park
Preparations continue for Holiday In The Park and we've noticed something VERY interesting on Revolution.
Normally we wouldn't post about a train in rehab ... but ... This is the 3rd "operable" train. Not only have the OTSR's been removed but all of the locking pins and everything else have also been removed.
Obviously we don't know if this is just coincidence, but there could be something great on the horizon.
Saturday was Praise on the Mountain
More Holiday in the Park prep. Really looking forward to this event.
This is where Santa is going to be
Swashbuckler is getting a new paint scheme.
That's going to wrap it up for this update.
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After a minor fire on the Colossus lift hill on Monday we wanted to make it a priority to get back up to the park this weekend to bring you the following update.
If you missed our first Twisted Colossus update just click the link.
We'll also take a look at Fright Fest preparations that have been going on now that the park is closed during the week.
Before we get started, we wanted to send out a much deserved congratulations to friend of the site and all around good guy Neal Thurman who was just promoted to President of Six Flags Fiesta Texas. We'll certainly miss him at Magic Mountain but it's so great to see Neal's years of hard work pay off with this well deserved promotion. We look forward to seeing you in Texas next year. Don't forget about us out here!! =)
After Monday's brief fire a good portion of the lift hill and drop is no more.
Once again, kudos go out to the LA Fire Dept and the park for acting so quickly to make sure the damage wasn't worse.
Some more track is now on-site and can be seen from the parking lot
Some close ups of the lift/drop. Burnt Ends ... good on BBQ not so much on wooden coasters.
A wider shot shows just how big the gap is
We haven't heard specifically if this is going to delay construction. As soon as we hear anything we'll let you know.
Inside, nothing much has changed.
Sign is still there. I want one of those "Excuse Our Mess" signs for my sons bedroom door. =)
A look at the lift from inside the park, you can see just how they were removing the lift hill track and how the fire happened.
Peeking in at the exit, nothing to see here.
Just in the 5 or so minutes I was walking through the area I saw at least 3 or 4 people try to go into the restrooms here. They really need to put a sign directing people to Fort Le John or the Gotham restrooms.
Walking back out to the car, it's amazing what you can see when you look at things from a different perspective.
No Spider for Fright Fest. Maybe it will be back next year?
It looks like the fire caused them to remove about 1/4 of the drop. Maybe a little less.
Crane is sitting near the old break run/double dip. I'm guessing this will be the focus of work this week.
Lots of metal connector thingies are sitting around waiting to be placed on the structure.
It looks like the palm tree that was here has been removed.
A zoom shot, not sure what if anything can be seen here. Looks like some piles of wood but I think they've been there for awhile.
Fright Fest preparations are kicking into overdrive as the event is just two short weeks away.
Magic Moments Theater is promoting Fright Fest, this will also be where the Total Darkness maze will be
The Wrist-Band counter is back in front of Flags.
The facade for Willoughby's is back. They really should just keep this up all year.
Lots of spiderwebs
The entrance to El Chupacabra
Lots of awesome Jack-O-Lanterns
The entrance to Aftermath.
More Scare Zone preparations
Lots of places for the talent to hide
Things even up in the trees
Spiders under Superman
And of course, Spider Webs on Buccaneer and Swashbuckler. Lots of smoke from the nearby BBQ place.
Lots of lights are starting to show up on various buildings throughout the park. Not sure if this is for Holiday In the Park, Fright Fest ... or perhaps both.
The entire DC Universe Archway is covered in lights. These are LED and can hopefully change colors, so maybe they have multiple uses.
Pretty much every building in DC Universe was covered in lights. I didn't check if Green Lantern was because I didn't want to. =)
A few already on Flags as well. Will be interesting to see if there are more next week.
Around The Park
Not much else going on around the park. Yesterday was Hallelujah Jubilee, typically one of the busiest days of the year. It didn't seem that bad to me but I only rode Single Rider on Viper and a round trip on the Orient Express.
Lex Luthor was closed. Not sure if it's for rehab, but this is the time of year where rides will be closing down for offseason work. Superman was open however.
Jet Stream had a sign out that it was "Temporarily Closed" so I figured it had just broken down or something.
Certainly doesn't look temporary to me.
In fact, they were working on the flume, in 102 degree heat, on a Saturday when the park is closed all week.
Also heard from The Coaster Guy that the park is hiring somebody to do some fiberglass work, maybe this is a precursor to a much needed extensive rehab during the offseason. Just would have been nice if we could have made it through the September heat that is typical for the area before they closed it.
That's going to wrap it up for this update. We'll be back at the park next week, that's more of a "fun with out of town friends" type visit, but we'll still have an update nonetheless.
Coming up this week:
Going to be a busy few weeks for us. We hope you'll enjoy everything that's coming.
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