Fright Fest 2018 at Six Flags Magic Mountain
Fright Fest 2018
As a family, we enjoy going to amusement parks. One of our favorites is Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. We enjoy it so much that we have annual passes. What’s great about the annual pass is that you can pay it in monthly installments, making it a lot easier on the budget for a big family like ours. Not only do we enjoy amusement parks, but we also enjoy Halloween time! From spookifying our home with decorations to carving pumpkins to dressing up in costumes – Halloween is a fun activity we do as a family that makes lots of memories for all of us!
When we went to Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain this year, it was on a Sunday. When we go in the future, I think we will definitely go on a Sunday again. It was great because it wasn’t as crowded as a Saturday normally is. The kids went on a ton of rides (in a short amount of time) and the lines for the Haunted Attractions were also reasonable.
If you want to purchase a Fright Fest Haunted Maze pass, you don’t have to wait in line outside the park. You can purchase your Fright Fest pass online or at a building set up near the entrance. Passes are discounted for Seasonal Pass Holders. When we went on Sunday, the prices were as follows:
- General Access – $23.00
- General Access – Season Pass Holder Special – $18.00
- Express Access – $38.00
- Express Access – Season Pass Holder Special – $33.00
- Upgrade to Express Access – $15.00
We chose to upgrade our Fright Fest Haunted Maze passes to the Express Access pass. And it was TOTALLY worth it! On a Saturday, it’s great, but there is still a little bit of wait – of course nothing compared to the regular lines. However, on a Sunday, the wait was almost non-existent. It is definitely worth the extra cost.
Throughout the park, you’ll find a variety of spooky decorations. This year’s theme was Hell Fest, based on the movie. The park decorations were spooky and definitely provided great photo opps (especially during the day).
Fright Fest, presented by SNICKERS®, starts at 7:00 pm, so if you have younger kids, you’ll probably want to clear out of the park before then. Once the sun goes down and it starts getting dark, the entire atmosphere of the park changes…and it’s so much fun! Last year, we were able to see the entire Fright Fest cast and crew come out in parade fashion, but this year, we were at dinner when it started. It’s definitely something you want to check out. You’ll find the gates open in the streets of DC Universe, which is also where the City Under Siege Scare Zone is.
During Fright Fest (and with a Maze pass), you can check out Haunted Attractions, Scare Zones, shows and even experience rides like never before! Our favorite Haunted Attractions were Condemned – Forever Damned (where you walk through an condemned and abandoned haunted house), Red’s Revenge (a haunted version of Red Riding Hood) and Willoughby’s Resurrected (a haunted Victorian mansion).
The Scare Zones were fun too! And while the night was full of screams, it was also filled with laughs! Our favorite Scare Zones included Witch’s Lair, Exile Hill and Nightmares: A Twisted Fantasy. The costumes, makeup, special effects and lights were awesome! Let’s not forget how cool the ghouls and goblins on stilts were!
If you have an Annual Pass, I would recommend you purchase a photo pass as well. This can be used at both Six Flags Magic Mountain, as well as Hurricane Harbor. We’ve already got our money’s worth with the pictures we’ve saved and shared on social media!
Fright Fest is on select days from September 15th through October 28th this year. Our kids all loved going to Fright Fest last year, as well as this year. We are looking forward to going again next year too!
Have you ever been to Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain?
Wow, some of those props are amazing. How I wish we stayed closer to see the Fright Fest, but South Africa is a bit far 😀 and I always loved going.
I love Six Flag but have never been to Freight Fest. Sounds like fun. I’d have to clear out with the little kids once it got dark and scarier. I’m such a chicken when it comes to scary stuff.
We have a Six Flags by us and my daughter went to fright fest and had a great time. It is so nice that you can have a Halloween experience and go on the best rides at the same time.
Oh, this looks like a lot of fun. We always love Six Flags’ seasonal activities.
This sounds like an awesome event at Magic Mountain. I bet my kids would really enjoy this experience. I might be too scared though lol (I’m a wimp with this stuff).
This looks amazing – my Mini thrill seekers would love this. As they are just hitting their teens they would also look the spooky side too.
We LOVE Fright Fest. The costumes and atmosphere are perfectly creepy. It’s so much fun.
Ha! I know a few people that went to this!!! They said it wasn’t all the spooky – so I think I could probably do it then! I am not one to be SPOOKED – haha! I hate that feeling!
Fright Fest is fully awesome! Where else are you going to find terrifying coasters AND monsters in one place? We always have a lot of fun when we go.
Oh my goodness this sounds absolutely amazing! How creepy do the decorations look and nightmare zone, well it looks like a real nightmare!
This looks like such a fun time. We have a Six Flags near us, so we’ve done Fright Fest before. This one looks fancier than the one we have!
Our closest six flags is about four hours away. We have went during the summer. Never experienced it during Halloween. Sounds like fun
This looks like so much fun! I would probably be scared but, I love the thrill!
It looks like y’all had a great time at Fright Fest!! I wish there was something like that around here!!
I loved going to six flags when I was a kid. I need to take my kids, they would love this. And going at halloween time just makes it that much more fun.
This looks like such a fun experience.I still haven’t visited this year. My son visited with his friends and had wonderful time.
is it really worth from general access to express access?
I am a big fan of any scary things or places but I think its time for me to face my fears and enjoy every single moment in this place.
Whoa some of those decorations are really gruesome and really well done. Seemed like a fun weekend!
No I haven’t. We have a Six Flags very close to where I live and the kids around here love it!
That looks like so much fun. I don’t think I’d get my kids to go, but I know my husband would. We’d love to go there someday.
Oh my gosh! I LOVE the blood, guts and gore decor! It looks like a very fun time.
This amusement park looks amazing! How I wish we would have something similar around here!
This looks like so much fun!
I haven’t done fright fest in many years at Six Flags because I get freaked. I would love to as long as it’s with a large group of people. It’s such a hit during the season you guys looked like it was a blast. And yes the photo pass is very ideal.
Fright Fest at Six Flag would be so much fun. I really love the concept! Great to go there with your family to enjoy the place.
Six Flags is such a fun place to visit especially with the whole fam. I ahve been there before and it was really a fun time.
Wow! It looks like a whole lotta fun!
This is a really cool event. From day to night and you guys had so much fun
What a fun place to visit for Halloween! Looks like you guys had a great time! I haven’t been to six flags in a quite some time…always a great place for the family.
I have friends that go to Fright fest every year! It always looks fun but I have ever gone.
i’ve always heard fright night at six flags was fun. maybe when the kid is older, we will go ourselves
My cousins just recently visited six flags and they keep on sharing their experiences over our group chat. Indeed such a great place to have some adventure and bonding with relatives.
That looks like lots of fun. Annual passes to amusement parks are a great way to go.
Wow! Very cool. This looks like a fun Halloween celebration. Maybe when my son is older!
I have never been but I can see why so many want to go
I’ve been to Fright Fest several times with Six Flags St Louis. In fact, I was married 16 years ago at Six Flags Fright Fest as part of a promotion. I’d love to visit the one in California. The props and Halloween decor look amazing.
I have heard about fright fest at six flags is so much fun, Perfect place to visit with kids especially on Halloween.
Looks like a perfect place for Halloween. The props look so spooky.