Last weekend, my family and I were invited to check out Fright Fest at Six Flags New England. Not only do we love all things Halloween, but we love Six Flags, so to say that we were all excited about spending the day there is a complete understatement!
Six Flags New England offers family-friendly Halloween thrills during the day, but after 4 p.m., the ghouls come out to play. The park transforms into a fright-filled environment with walk-through attractions, scary shows and thrill rides that make the most of the season. Fright Fest is the largest Halloween event in New England with over 20 different attractions!
When the sun goes down, the ghouls come out. Watch as the park transforms from “Thrills by Day” to “Fright by Night.”
As you can see, the park was all decked out for Halloween:
The detail of the decorations was absolutely incredible and the folks at Six Flags New England clearly went all out!
As you can see from my photos, we arrived while it was still light out and were able to enjoy many of the family-friendly daytime “thrills”. Here are some of the things you can do with your family at Six Flags New England before the ghouls come out after dark:
MAYHEM MISSION: The lab is brewing with our Ghoulish Gameshow as brave souls are sought to bring the master plan to life. Join our Scientists for plenty of hands-on excitement and horrifying hilarity in this family show! Saturdays, Sundays & Columbus Day. Approx 25 mins.
Trick Or Treat Trail: Younger Guests embark on a journey and find great prizes & sweets. $1 Donation benefits Six Flags Friends.
Spooktacular Street party: Get your ghoulish groove on with our creepy crew as they dance to classic Halloween tunes during the Spooktacular Street Party. Approx 15 mins. Location: Main St. Gazebo Saturdays, Sundays & Columbus Day Only.
ILLUSIONS of TERROR: Master Illusionist David Garrity matches wit and magic amongst paranormal puzzles, terrorizing traps, and a masked mystery here to haunt him. Approx. 25 mins. Show closes for season October 28th.
HYPNOSTERICS: Volunteers from the audience will be under the Hypnotist’s spell in this comical and mind controlling spectacle! Approx 45 mins.
Fright Rides: Be sure to take a screaming spin on the Fright Rides including: TERROR TWIST (Tea Cups), VOODOO VORTEX (Kontiki), RAGE IN THE CAGE (Bumper Cars) and LightmosFEAR at the Pandemonium ZOMBIE COASTER!
Mort’s Used Coffins: Tombstone Terrortory’s resident salesman is having a moonlight madness sale & the only good customer is a dead one one in this ruthless riot, morbid and maniacle show!
Verdict Of Sorcery: The town finally has the mysterious Abigail Dickenson in their capture. Witness justice as she is brought to trial for acts of sorcery and witchcraft, but only if you can bear to watch the power of the blade.
Showdown in Tombstone Terrortory: Legend has it that many moons ago, the Bandit Brothers were wrongly executed and they return to haunt Tombstone TerrorTory every Halloween.
But don’t worry, all the regular rides at Six Flags are open, too, so you’ll be able to get your fill.
Oh, and your favorite Looney Tunes characters can be found hanging around during the day, too.
Get this, during Fright Fest, weekends from September 20 – November 2, the New England SkyScreamer will be turning up the thrill to make one epic adventure in the skies. The seats of the swings will be turned around, making you fly up 400ft, traveling over 35mph, gazing at the New England Skyline backwards.
But as the sun sets, the mood changes at Six Flags. Zombies and other monsters can be found thoughout the park and if you’re not paying attention, they might just sneak up on you.
1. It gets chilly at night, so you will probably want to bring a jacket or sweatshirt for once it gets dark.
2. Expect to hear lots and lots of screaming.
3. For the latest on show times, be sure to grab a show guide once you enter the park.
4. Six Flags New England is a is a smoke-free facility!
5. Stroller and wheelchair rentals are available if needed.
My family got to attend a special dinner for members of the media and we had a few visitors stop by while we dined.
But I would be remiss if I didn’t give a special shoutout to this guy:
His name is Ben Rosenthal and he was our tour guide for the entire time we were at the park. Ben took us to every and any attraction that we wanted to see or ride & he answered all of our questions. My seven year old took a real liking to him and talked his ear off for the entire time we were there. Ben was so good with him and I can’t thank him enough for his hospitality. He made the whole experience even more enjoyable.
Not sure when you’re going or who you are visiting with? Buy your Fright Fest tickets right at the park! Be aware though that our best prices will always be on our website. Haunted houses require the purchase of a separate Scream Pass.
General Admission $59.99
Child Under 48″ $49.99
2 & Under FREE
Our family had such a good time at Fright Fest, that we are actually considering going back again before the haunts end on November 2nd!
Six Flags New England is located at 1623 Main Street in Agawam, MA.
**I was invited to media day at Six Flags New England, which included parking, admission for my family, a personal tour guide and dinner. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**