Fright Fest is back at Six Flags Great Adventure, offering more scares than ever before as the world's largest theme park celebrates all that is Halloween. Offering both family fun in the daytime and scary thrills at night, the park has something for everyone.
When the staff at NewsPlusNotes visited we focused mainly on the scary parts of Fright Fest, but rest assured there's plenty of daytime fun too! These activities include trick-or-treating, live shows like the Just My Rottin' Luck magic show, and even a special costume contest for kids.
|What a welcome to the park this offers!|
|An eerie green fog hovers over the Demon District|
One of the biggest is the premier of virtual reality roller coaster rides at the park, experienced on Rage of the Gargoyles (Skull Mountain converted for the event). Riders on the coaster wear Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus headsets as they "battle demonic creatures" in the interactive gaming experience. What is already a fun indoor coaster is kicked up a notch with the use of the technology, letting riders not only enter another world but interact with it through their head movements.
|Watch out for what is behind this door!|
|Crazy 3-D fun awaits visitors to Fright Fest|
Blood Shed, The Manor, Total Darkness, Voodoo Island and Wasteland round out the roster of mazes - some outdoors on trails through the park's very dark woods, and some located in existing structures at the park.
|Just one of the friendly guys around the park!|
|A giant monster waits for visitors in a scare zone.|
|Live entertainment within Circus Psycho|
For a bit of comedic relief, make sure to stop by and see The Donniker Bros. Worlds of Mirth. These "dark and devilish clowns urge guests to step right up to a uproarious new performance packed with unseemly humor and ample shenanigans."
|Dead Man's Party!|
Dead Man's Party: Graveyard Rock features Dr. Fright himself, along with his cast of friends, for the park's "signature song and dance production." The upbeat show features high energy dancing, singing, popular pop and dark Halloween hits and plenty of special effects. The photos of the performance included here show the elaborate lighting, flame bursts and other effects in action.
This year's production features a special celebrity choreographer, Ashle Dawson. You may have seen her in numerous appearances, including when she became a top 4 finalist on So You Think You Can Dance in 2005. Here are some highlights of this year's show, make sure you do not miss it when you visit!
As you can see, this is quite a talented cast of singers and dancers!
The show is so good that there are actually groupies, seen here, that line up to hang out and talk with the cast after each performance. After seeing the show, we can't blame them! It's great that the public is able to meet with the performers like this.
Many thanks to Six Flags Great Adventure for having the NewsPlusNotes staff out to experience all that Fright Fest offers. For more information on the 2016 event, make sure to check out the park's website.