Six Flags Magic Mountain – Fright Fest Preview

Written by Gregg Condon. Posted in Features, In the Parks, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Southern California Parks

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Published on September 15, 2013 at 3:00 am with 5 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2013 is just around the corner and we’ve got the scoop for you. With 2 all new mazes and one re-theme of the stand-out maze from last year as well as additional scare zones, this year’s event is shaping up to be a non-stop Fright Fest.

Let’s break down this year’s offerings:

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NEW Mazes!

TOTAL DARKNESS – Located in Magic Moments Theater

Unexpectedly, the lights of the historic theater have darkened on the anniversary of the demise of the longest-running show.  The spirits are awakened to haunt tourists who try to catch a glimpse of the ghosts who inhabit the decaying concert hall.  Now your mind must find your way around with no light to guide you.  Scream if you must and hold on to those you think you can trust.

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TOYZ OF TERROR – Located in former location of Jokesters Hideout
This now defunct toy factory is haunted by a chilling turn of events that took place when the admired inventor went psychotic, adding demented spirits to his beloved toys, leaving them all possessed.  Wicked windups, freakish furries, and deranged dolls haunt those who dare to enter the factory.  Playing with dolls and trucks will never be the same.

Weepy Hills INSANEtorium – Located in the former location of Lecter’s Slaughterhouse
Just when you thought it was safe to leave your loved ones in a bright and cheerful residence for them to regain their mental health … once you say your good-byes, the torment and suffering begins by the corrupt and abusive staff.  No group outings, no fresh air and meals are best left uneaten.  Your bodies and souls now belong to the deranged.  Try your hardest to get out before it’s too late.

Returning Mazes


WILLOUGHBY’S RESURRECTED
Horror awaits you at the Granddaddy of all Six Flags Magic Mountain mazes … the beloved family has resurrected and renovated their eerie home with more hair-raising terror around each nightmarish turn and dreadful screams down the long harrowing hallways.
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BLACK WIDOW
Tangled in a web of terror, even the dead struggle to survive the Black Widow’s nest.  In the shadow of Willoughby’s mansion, it is permanently shrouded in darkness and the infestation has grown and is now ground zero for an ever-growing spider army that hunts at night.

THE AFTERMATH
Enter a post apocalyptic city where nomad warriors rule with bone-crushing iron fists and the dead stalk the living.
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CHUPACABRA
Come face to face with this elusive blood-thirsty creature as it terrorizes a local Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival.

CURSED
There is always a full moon over this cursed land where gypsies roam and werewolves hunt for blood.

Scare Zones

New! Demon’s Door
Welcome to Hell … Once you enter, be prepared for your mind and body to be completely taken over by the evil spirits that await you. There’s nowhere to hide and you will be screaming to get out alive.

NEW!  ZOMBIE XING
Beware of the undead who will try to steal your bodies as they make their way from one haunting field to another.

CITY UNDER SIEGE
The insane and unruly run rampant in the streets of DC UNIVERSE.  Prepare to feel really uncomfortable with these comic-like characters running amuck.

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EXILE HILL
Banished from mortality, this hillside taunts creatures haunting the grounds as caretakers of the Willoughby estate.

NIGHTMARES – A TWISTED FANTASY
This evil nightmare has never been so edgy as your favorite bedtime stories take on a new and twisted tale.

THE WASTELANDS
Barbarian humanoids rule this land and dare you to enter The Aftermath.
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GYPSY HOLLOW
Evil gypsies and werewolves own this territory and blood is their bounty.

Thrills By Night

COLOSSUS—BACKWARDS!  (A Fright Fest Exclusive)
Experience one of the largest, most celebrated coasters in the world – BACKWARDS!  Travel nearly one mile on this dual track wooden coaster all while sitting completely backwards!
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TERROR TRACKS – RIDES IN THE DARK!
Face your fears with the lights off!  Your favorite thrills in the dark on Apocalypse, Tatsu, Viper, THE RIDDLER’s Revenge, BATMAN The Ride and Goliath.  Something so “twisted” would only happen during Fright Fest.   

Meet RIP Morgue

Document your Six Flags Fright Fest memories with a photo of our Willoughby’s chauffer, RIP, and his “wheels.”

Shows

NEW!  VOODOO NIGHTS
Musical entertainment throughout the night.  Join the park ghouls for a grand finale at closing time when all the creatures of the night join forces and gather for a scare showdown.

HIGH SIERRA HYPNOTIST
This amusing show stars the members of the audience.  Guests who are chosen to be put “under hypnosis” will perform hysterical exploits never to be imitated “under consciousness.”  Mature content.

Demonic Dining

FRIGHT FEAST WITH THE WILLOUGHBY’S

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet in the company of creepy creatures from the Willoughby’s Resurrected maze.

Fright Fest hours:

October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 – 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
October 6, 13, 20, 27 – 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
October 24 – 4:00 p.m. to midnight

For more information on Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest, you can visit their website at  http://frightfest.sixflags.com/magicmountain

Especially for Children and Parents

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WITCH HAZEL’S PUMPKIN PATCH CRAFTS
Crafted especially for our younger guests to stretch their imaginations.

A LOONEY TUNES TRICK OR TREAT ADVENTURE
Kids (under 48”) and parents walk with Looney Tunes  friends through Bugs Bunny World where they will find tantalizing treats along the way.

LOONEY TUNES CHARACTERS
Grab your camera and meet your favorite Looney Tunes characters in their Halloween costumes.

Fright Fest Preparations

The planter at the entrance to DC Universe has received some Fright Fest decorations. Last year there was a stage show here, not sure if it will be returning.

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Heading down towards Apocalypse
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Cursed is also being set up in the Tidal Wave queue.
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We’ll be bringing you more Fright Fest updates as the event gets closer and maybe a couple of surprises.

Around the park

Ads promoting the Backwards Attractions, new kiddie coaster and new slides as well as 2014 Season Pass prices are up as you walk towards the parks.

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The restrooms in the main entry area between the 2 parks are getting a MUCH NEEDED rehab. It looks like it’s being totally gutted. Hopefully this will continue with a couple of other restrooms in both parks that need it.
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As a result, the gate is now open for guests to use the restrooms inside the park prior to park opening.
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X2 is closed for repair of the lift hill chain so the park has placed signs out front to alert guests.Reports are that the ride will be closed until at least after Fright Fest, if not longer.

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Apocalypse is back open from it’s recent re-tracking but is only running 1 train. The ride was VERY rough when we rode it last week so hopefully more retracking is coming up after Fright Fest. It is good that they got the ride back open since X2 is going to be down for awhile.
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That will do it for this week. We should have more Fright Fest news in the coming weeks.

About Gregg Condon

Gregg Condon, also affectionately known as Sir Clinksalot, is MiceChat's Six Flags reporter. He is frequently featured in MiceChat's In The Parks columns.

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  1. Also wanted to add that the park released Maze pass prices over the last few days. These do not include park admission. We recommend the Express Pass if you’d like to get everything done multiple times in one night.

    MAZE PASSES
    Access to the 2013 Fright Fest Mazes requires a maze pass. A maze pass provides unlimited access to all mazes for night of visit. Express Maze passes provide quick and unlimited access to all mazes for night of visit.

    Regular Maze Pass – $15

    Express Maze Pass – Starting at $30 (limited availability)

    Season Passholders Special – Regular Maze Pass: $13
    Available at park only.

  2. good update thanks. looking forward to seeing fright fest pictures

  3. Still blows my mind that Six Flags is offering Fright Fest as a “free” experience but is then CHARGING for substandard mazes. In my twisted mind, it’s one or the other…either offer Fright Fest FREE with your admission–mazes included, or make Fright Fest a separate event and then charge for that. If they do the latter, they DAMN sure better make sure it’s worth the money!

    Nice update, Gregg. Thanks for sharing.

  4. While I do agree that the mazes are substandard when compared to either Knott’s or Universal, I do feel that the wristband upcharge is very reasonable. The Front Of The Line wristband at $30 is extremely low priced when compared to Universal ($119-$129 depending on the date). For Season Passholders we can enjoy a full evening of Fright Fest for as little as $13! I have no complaints about how Six Flags prices these events. Compared to what they COULD charge, the prices are exceptionally low.

  5. So is the Looney Tunes kid stuff going on at the same time as the haunted houses, or are they two separate events? The parks here do a kid trick or treat thing during the day and the gory stuff at night, so I’m assuming that’s the case there, too?