Oct 062014

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.

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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.

Right about now you might be wondering if Fright Fest is a little too much for little ones once the monsters come out at night.  The Frightful characters stick to these clearly marked haunt zones, so you can steer clear if need be.

haunt zone

If you do end up walking through a haunt zone with kiddos, they can flash one of these super cool spider rings at them and the monsters will walk away immediately. The rings are handed out at the entrance to the park.


Know Before You Go:

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.

Ticket Information:

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

They have a few options as far as tickets go, so check out what they have and purchase your tickets here.

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**

  135 Responses to “Fright Fest at Six Flags New England! Thrills By Day and Frights By Night! #Thrillitup #FrightFest”

  1. Looked like so much fun and definitely glad you all got to experience this 🙂

  2. Looks like so much fun. I really like how you get the rings and the monsters will go away, that would be perfect for the little kids.

  3. I love it when a place goes all out with the decorations and games! What a fantastic way to have fun with Halloween!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  4. This sounds like a blast. So much to do there. I do like the rings send monsters away!

  5. Love six flags!!! I have never been there for their Halloween festivities, though. Sounds like fun!

  6. I didn’t know 6 Flags did a Halloween theme! We are going to have to look into that one for next year. I like the flash the ring idea. My kids are such babies when it comes to haunted houses (really, sometimes I wonder if they are even mine lol) they would both fill their hands with those rings to tell the monsters to back off.

  7. You know what, I have never been to a Six Flags ever. I think it’s high time I go. I know the kids and The Duke would enjoy all of these Halloween festivities.

  8. Looks like such a fun time! I love how the amusement parks get all “dressed up” for the holidays! 🙂

  9. I live about a half hour from a Six Flags and I don’t believe I’ve ever attended fright fest. This weekedn we’re going though!

  10. My daughter went to Fright Fest near us a couple of weeks ago and loved it. I’m not a huge fan of the crowds though. That’s really cool that they give you a ring that can make the scary characters back off. That would be cool to have in real life….

  11. We’ve got free tickets to go to Six Flags in Chicago. I don’t know if we’ll make it over though, there’s so much going on in the week (including on the weekends). This post makes me want to go though, you got some great pictures.

  12. Looks super fun. Glad everyone had a good time. And that is cool that you got your own tour guide 🙂

  13. My family loves amusement parks. The rides look like lots of fun. I haven’t been to Six Flags since I was a kid.

  14. Oh man, I really wish I could have gone! Looks so fun, but I know my kids would be freaked!

  15. This looks like such a fun event. I remember going to six flags when I was younger.

  16. I love Six Flags. AND Fright Nights! I really love the idea of the ring so that if someone is overwhelmed they will be left alone!

  17. Looks like a scary time! Which is why you would never see me there. Haha. I hate being scared!

  18. I went to six flags Great America once on Fright Night all day long they were jumping out from everywhere and the costumes and make-up was superb, and their haunted house was great, but waiting in the long long line wasn’t.

  19. I bet this was a fun event to attend, I have always loved Six Flags. Anything to do with Marvin the Martian – I want to be there!

  20. It looks like you guys had a great time. I love Fright Fest.

  21. That is a lot of frightening going on!

  22. That looks really fun. I have never been to Six Flags.

  23. THIS would get me to Six Flags. I don’t do roller coasters, but I definitely do Halloween.

  24. How fun. I love all things Halloween. So looking forward to this weekend hanging with Mickey at his Halloween party.

  25. This looks like so much fun. It’s just the right amount of scariness. My daughter would love this.

  26. This looks so amazing! So much thought and money goes into the Halloween theming and characters! If only the UK had something remotely similar, sob!
    Great photos too! x

  27. It’s nice that Six Flags goes on a fright fest themes. This would be perfect for the upcoming Halloween. They have cool and scary attractions.

  28. that looks like tons of fun! I have never been to six flags. They do like to go all out for great fright fun!

  29. This looks like a lot of fun! Fright Fest is one of my favorite Halloween attractions.

  30. We’ve actually never made it to this theme park before. I love the Halloween themes!

  31. Oh it looks like you had a great time! I should take the kids to Six Flags.

  32. I am soooo jealous of you right now..lol. Looks like a blast!! would love to go!

  33. I’ve always wanted to go to their Freight Fest! But never made it now the closest one is over 16 hours away 🙁

  34. that looks like so much fun! But i think our girls are still a bit too small for all of that, they seem to still get spooked easily.

  35. What a smart idea about the rings! I wondered about taking family to an event like this but with the clearly marked areas and the rings, it looks doable!

  36. I always wondered if these events would be to much for kids but I love that they offered the rings so the monsters knew to leave those guests alone. Looks like a blast and good price too!

  37. It looks like this is just the right amount of scary!

  38. Oh that looks like a ton of fun. I’ve been to the Six Flags in California in October and they love to do haunted houses and I had fun when I was kid going.

  39. That looks so cool! Now that we have moved to Chicago we live pretty close to a Six Flags and I have been hearing their Fright Fest commercials on the radio all the time. I think we are planning on taking the kids out there this summer. Maybe next year we’ll check out Fright Fest.

    Have a terrific day!

  40. I love Six Flags – some of my favorite childhood memories are of being there for various occasions, including Fright Fest. Such a great fall activity. – Katy

  41. I haven’t been to a Six Flags in years and had such good times at several growing up. I always loved their combination of rides and activities. Like out here in the Bay Area they have great rides and great animal attractions.

  42. You are so very brave!!! I would have a heart attack, my boys would totally be down for this. I didn’t know they had a six flags in new England.

  43. My boys would be all over this car ride! Looks like lots to do!

  44. ha! looks like a lot of fun! my girls with love this place 🙂 can’t wait to take them on a spooky adventure 🙂

  45. Wow, this looks like so much fun. Halloween is my fav. holiday. I want to go to Six Flags too!

  46. I haven’t been to a Six Flags in ages and there is one about an hour away from me. I think this would be fun to check out with the kidlets! We love Halloween fun here too!

  47. Wow! We love Six Flags! They really go all out for Halloween I see! That’s fantastic that you got invited to what looks like an awesome event. Love that you had a tour guide for the entire day too!

  48. There’s something like this at the Six Flags in St. Louis. My daughter loved to go when she went to college near it!

  49. Man, I wish I had a Six Flags near me! It sounds (and looks) like you had an amazing time!

  50. This looks like so much fun!! I went to Worlds Of Fun as a kid during Halloween and it was so much fun!

  51. When I was in my 20s we went to the Fright Fest in Texas. It was so much fun!

  52. What a fun time. I took the boys to something Halloweenish this weekend. It was so cold!

  53. I love it when theme parks go all out for Halloween. I’d like to take my family sometime soon.

  54. Oh what fun… We went to fright fest years ago and I feel like we need to get back there. Thanks for sharing,

  55. My nephew has been wanting to go to something like this and I might have to take him…we have something really scary happening at our fairgrounds. I hope he can take it.

  56. That looks like such a fun time! The little amusement park around here does a Halloween thing but I suspect it’s not as cool is that 🙂

  57. Wow, that looks absolutely fantastic! I know my kids would love it! Great pics 🙂

  58. This looks like such a blast! I might have needed one of those spider rings for myself. I don’t do scary!

  59. Believe it or not I have NEVER been to Six Flags but I would love for Halloween to be my first time – so festive!

  60. OMG this looks like fun! We have a 6 flags here as well. I’ve been hearing about their Fright Fest. Gotta go! Thanks!

  61. This would be perfect for me and my family. I have older kids as well and they would get a kick out of this!

  62. We have a local amusement park that has frights by night. I think I would take the kids during the day. Too young for the scary stuff.

  63. Oh that looks like so much fun. They dress up the place great for Halloween!

  64. Looks like everyone was having a great time! That stuff is too scary for me!

  65. It looks like you all had so much fun! I love this kind of family-friendly fun.

  66. This does not look that scarey during the day, I would have to leave b/f night;O

  67. This looks like it would be a blast. I love Halloween time. I wish we had a Six Flags in my area.

  68. Looks like you guys had loads of fun. I love how you spend time together with your family.

  69. Wow, it really looks like you all had a wonderful time. I’m not a fan of rides but I would love everything else!

  70. This is something I hope to do when my youngest is a bit older. I love amusement parks and Six Flags New England is near the top of my list of favorites.

  71. WOW what a event filled day. Sounds like a great time.

  72. WOW! Love that they decorate the whole area! And I can see that you guys had a blast! It would be so cool to catch something like this! They should have a “traveling show!” lol

  73. I need to add Six Flags to my bucket list to go to with my family. We have one closer to home too.

  74. I love six flags. When my kids are old enough we will go all the time!

  75. Wow, those pictures made it look so fun!! I think my family would have a blast there!

  76. Ben is a pretty scary looking guy. I wonder what he looks like without that makeup. He must be handsome too! 🙂

  77. You know?? I think my girls are finally the right age to go nuts for this type of thing. It looks like a lot of fun!

  78. Dining with those zombies must have been fun for your boys. My family likes Six Flags but we haven’t attended their Halloween festivities yet.

  79. It looks like you and your children had a great time! I wish we lived close to we could go!

  80. That looks like so much fun! My sister goes every year but I am such a scaredy cat! Awesome you could visit during a media tour!

  81. I’d love to go to Fright Fest here in NJ and I know my 3 year old would love it! She’s really into this type of thing.

  82. We haven’t been to Six Flags New England. Looks like a fun theme park! We’ll have to visit sometime.

  83. This looks like so much fun! I love all the decorations.

  84. You seriously do the most fun things with your boys! I love the way you let them do their thing! xo

  85. We have fright fest at our Six Flags as well. I haven’t been before though, looks fun!

  86. This looks like it would be so much fun. I know my kids would be thrilled to be scared like this.

  87. Looks so much fun and I do think it is a fun experience too.

  88. I don’t know what is happening to me, but I can’t do scary anymore. I used to be fine with it! I blame my kids 😉

  89. Sounds like a great time and one that any kid would enjoy. I love the whole concept of the ring and flashing it at the employee to let them know not to scare certain individuals.

  90. Since, I’m a scary cat. I go to the kiddie version and will be taking my Girl Scouts to Six Flags this year, so they can enjoy the Fright Fest as well. I love their funnel cakes and turkey wings, so this is why I go as well.

  91. Wow! So intricate are the designs! And you have a lot of things going on there! 🙂

  92. What awesome fun for the whole family! a perfect way to kickstart Halloween festivities

  93. This is so cool. We have a Six Flags in here and we are planning on going this weekend. I love all those Halloween decorations and set up

  94. That looks like tons of fun. I was wondering if we could do it at our local Six Flags because of the scare factor, I’m glad to know they have family friendly things built in. I really liked the trick or treat trail. That would be worth going alone.

  95. Is it bad I’d love to go to this… without my kids?! They’d have fun, but this looks awesome for adults too.

  96. I love your photography skills. That looks like so much fun! This look like a good alternative to Disneyland. Our kids have been wanting to go to Disneyland since; well, forever and we can’t afford it. I think Six Flags is in our near future! Thanks for sharing.

  97. How cool! I am going to Howl O Scream at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL this weekend – love Halloween at amusement parks!

  98. Six Flags is right around the corner for us, I’m thinking we should take a trip very very soon!

  99. So much fun! We have a fright night here but I’ve never taken the kids 🙂

  100. Looks like a blast. I have not been to 5 flags in years. so cool.

  101. This sounds like a blast! I would love to attend something like this!

  102. What a fun time! I haven’t been to Six Flags since I was a teen – I need to go back. Such a good idea about the rings, too!

  103. I love it when they do these special events for Halloween!

  104. woooow…I can imagine all those screams :)….must be fuuun…

  105. How fun! I think my favorite part would be the Trick or Treat Trail. As for the rest of the park… I’d be flashing my spider ring left and right, LOL!

  106. Fright Fest is great. It’s such a great Halloween atmosphere.

  107. It’s been a very long time since I’ve been to Six Flags, and never during Fright Fest. I bet it would be a lot of fun! Sounds like Ben was a big help.

  108. I love the Halloween events at theme parks! I get to go to the Sea World one next week.

  109. I love all the pictures! It looks like you guys had a blast! I think my cousin would LOVE to go to Fright Fest!

  110. Wow great post. This is cool.I wanted to visit New England.

  111. Looks like you all had a wonderful time for sure. I actually didn’t know that Six Flags did this at Halloween. Hopefully I can get there during Halloween sometime. Thanks for sharing.

  112. That looks like a blast! We’re taking the kiddos to a spooky event at our zoo!

  113. I absolutely LOVE the idea with the spider rings. Perfect for something like this!

  114. OH–that is entirely too scary for me. I’m a big chicken. lol. Glad they have “zones” instead of the whole park being taken over–so ppl like me can avoid it if desired.

  115. This looks so fun. I love Six Flags

  116. I haven’t been to Six Flags since I was a kid. I did do HowloScream this year at Busch Gardens though. I imagine the Frightfest probably isn’t ideal for young kids.

  117. That looks like so much fun! We are close to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jersey, I’ll have to see what they have going on!

  118. I loved fright fest growing up at six flags. I live near the one in Jersey and they have an awesome fright fest there. Super popular too.

  119. I love Fright Fest! My husband is so eager for our boys to be old enough so that we can go as a family.

  120. How exciting! It has been YEARS since I’ve been to a Six Flags. 🙂

    HilLesha O’Nan

  121. I love, love, love Fright Fest! I loved going as a kid. We made some great memories at the Gurnee, IL location.

  122. Fright Fest is pretty fun. St. Louis has a lot of great Halloween events and they all work together, including the Six Flags that is a little outside of St. Louis.

  123. Love Fright Fest, however we haven’t been in years! Thanks for the reminder, I think the kids are at the right age now to enjoy it as much as we do.

  124. What a great time for all. This looks like something we would enjoy. I will have to check the area and see if this is here or something like it.

  125. That looks so amazingly fun. Wish we had a Six Flags close to us!

  126. This looks like so much fun! I know that our family would definitely enjoy it.

  127. Halloween is really near. With posts like this, I’m excited to see what will happen to this year’s celebration. The spider rings are cool. I hope we can also visit a place like this here in our country this Halloween.

  128. I really want to take my kids to Six Flags for this, it sounds so fun!

  129. Fright Night is the absolute BEST time to go to Six Flags! Me and my kids are DYING to go right now!

  130. Fright Fest is my favorite time to go to Six Flags. I was actually married 12 years ago at Six Flags St. Louis during Fright Fest, along with 17 other couples. It’s been a few years since I’ve been but would love to go back. I think the spider rings are a clever idea for kids to keep the “ghouls” away.