August 17, 2020 – Six Flags won’t let the coronavirus pandemic scare off its annual Fright Fest as its reopened amusement parks across the country will roll out a socially distanced event with face masked monsters and outdoor haunts for the upcoming Halloween season.
Six Flags vows that the COVID-19 version of Fright Fest dubbed Hallowfest will still be scary while adhering to new health and safety protocols mandated by the pandemic.
Hallowfest will go without traditional Fright Fest indoor haunted mazes in favor of outdoor haunted trails and scare zones in order to maintain COVID-19 safety and health measures. Scare-actors will be required to wear face masks and maintain social distancing.
The events will run on select dates in September and October at reopened Six Flags parks in New Jersey, Maryland, Missouri, Georgia, Texas and Oklahoma. Advance reservations are required at the limited capacity Hallowfest events at Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags America, Six Flags St. Louis, Six Flags Over Georgia, Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Frontier City. Hallowfest is included with park admission, season passes and memberships.
Six Flags Great Adventure will feature three haunted trails, four scare zones and street entertainment at night during Hallowfest — all outdoors along the park’s midways. By day, Great Adventure will cater to younger goblins with a trick-or-treat trail and a one-direction hay bale maze.
Six Flag St. Louis will feature the Vampire Bar, Clowns of the Blacktop Circus and the Backlot Creatures as outdoor haunted attractions and scare zones along the park’s midways.
Frontier City will host the Vintage Monsters of Yore outdoor fright trail with Dracula, Dr. Frankenstein and Wolfman along with the Clown Cove scare zone. Other Hallowfest offerings at Frontier City include a stunt show, magical illusions and the creepy Freak Show Deluxe.
Six Flags Over Georgia will feature five scare zones and each of the parks taking part will run select roller coasters in the dark.
Six Flags Magic Mountain along with other locations in the amusement park chain remain shuttered due to the pandemic and won’t offer Hallowfest events. Last month Kennywood, Cedar Point, Kings Island and Universal announced they were canceling this year’s edition of their hugely popular Halloween events. Walt Disney World also called off its after-hours Halloween party at Magic Kingdom.
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