This past Friday night we headed back to Six Flags Magic Mountain for another round of scares at Fright Fest. After an opening night that was well over 100 degrees and packed, it was nice to visit on a Friday Night and have it be in the low 70s and VERY manageable crowds. We definitely recommend it. Let's head in!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Took the good camera, only about 20% of the pics actually turned out which is pretty typical for a Halloween event. =)
And so she walked out of our lives forever ...
(the "Temporary closed" sign was gone as well)
We arrived at the park just in time to take in "Unleashed".
Here they come ...
These 3 pictures show the art of the scare slide. Despite being a bit blurry I love these pics.
(click for larger version)
Where we would spend most of our night, but more on that later.
We first started off with the mazes and Vault 666 which I didn't experience on opening night.
Now in it's 5th (I think) year, this was easily the best year for this maze so far. Other than some of the props and the path, this maze seemed entirely new. Gone is the "animals and human hybrid" theme and it's taken on a whole new life.
Condamned was also really great, it just seems really quiet in there this year for some reason.
I try to get this shot every year, and it never works out.
Red's was fun as always, but would love to see some changes to this one next year. Or an entirely new maze.
Music and stuff happens here
We did both Willoughby's and Sewer of Souls. It's definitely time for another re-theme for Willoughby's. It's still fun and the talent in here is great as always. I'd love to see the Willoughby's story continue, but a fully re-imagined maze is definitely needed here for next year.
Sewer of Souls was great again, we did it once with the 3D and once without. Great both times.
Aftermath, fun as always.
The sign for the Underground is done
Looked like the track for West Coast Racers was completed, no station yet.
One of our absolute favorite scare zones
We also got some more story time with Lorraine Lurane. One of our absolute favorite characters at any Halloween event. Definitely not to be missed.
Headed back in to City Under Siege.
We could seriously just stay here all night and be happy.
Looking for his next victim
No need to fight guys, plenty of teenagers to scare
Did a GIF of all of these shots but wanted to post them individually as well.
For some reason, 99% of the shots I took in Terrortory Twisted didn't turn out.
So long SFMM, until next time.
We're going to make it a point to go later in the evening one night just to see the Slider Show, so stay tuned for that.
Stephen and Cliff are down in Mexico this week for some coaster fun, so look for lots of cool stuff from our neighbors to the south soon.
One of their first stop was to the amazing Six Flags Mexico and their Festival Del Terror. Looks like a really cool event, let's check it out!!
Written by Stephen Harrington
It's so dark!!
What’s this RMC goodness I see
Superman en Español
Anyone know this guy?
Festival Del Terror
Scary DJ Set
Warning, scare zone ahead this one was witches
And the ultimate witch
More scare zone fun
There is no skimping on the queue designs
Hello Discovery Kingdom
More Medusa, just because
So the houses are funny.
It’s all the same formula just different themes. There’s a zombie outbreak theme, mummy theme, hospital theme, radioactive warehouse chemical leak etc...but the formula is the same.
You walk in To the first room and the person gives a brief summary of what’s going on, in Spanish. Then you walk through the house with lots of banging, and the scare actors yelling at you, in Spanish. It’s amazing. And the actors WILL TOUCH you.
But guess what, everyone’s having a great time. El Culto a La Llorona, hands down house of the night. It deviated from the above formula and was indooors and outdoors and had a creep factor.
Full bar area near Medusa, plenty of TV’s and specialty Festival Del Terror drinks
Still one of the best parks in the chain. And if you don’t have a pass, here’s the prices
Overall fantastic event and the scare actors at all the houses and scare zones know their jobs and do thier jobs well!!!