Fright Fest (formerly known as Fright Nights) is a Halloween-oriented haunt event held annually at Six Flags theme parks in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It mainly features haunted attractions, themed areas named Scare Zones, and live entertainment.
Fright Nights era (1986-1993)
Six Flags created Fright Nights after testing different Halloween-based events throughout the 1970s to mid-1980s at some of its parks. In 1986, Six Flags AstroWorld, which was acquired by Six Flags in 1974, debut Fright Nights.
In 1988, Six Flags Over Mid-America was the second Six Flags park to introduce Fright Nights, with Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street as the event's "entertainment chairman". Fright Nights featured House of the Living Dead, a walk-through inside of the ride building for Time Tunnel, as well as the "Terror Train", a horror train show on the Tommy G. Robertson Railroad.
In 1989, Fright Nights debuted at Six Flags Over Texas.Like Six Flags Over Mid-America, the previous year, Freddy Krueger was again the event's host. The event featured haunted houses, a trick or treat trail for kids, and more.
Fright Fest era (1993-Present)
In 1999, Six Flags licensed and opened Alice Cooper's Brutal Planet haunted houses at some parks, featuring music from the album and using similar elements in each house. The next year it became just simply "Brutal Planet" and dropped the Alice Cooper theme. Since then, Six Flags has licensed other intellectual properties for mazes and scare zones, including the Saw films and DC Comics's Suicide Squad.
In 2018, Fright Fest returned to Frontier City and Darien Lake, two former Six Flags parks re-acquired by the company on May 22, 2018.
Six Flags Theme Parks Inc. ®, TM and ©
Posted for entertainment and educational purposes only.
No copyrights infringed. All works property of the companies listed above. Please do not reproduce without their expressed written consent.
Willoughby's Haunted Mansion
Creepy Crawly Pets
Discount offered from Jack In The Box restaurants
Apocalypse: The Ride
Batman: The Ride
Green Lantern: First Flight
The New Revolution
The Riddler's Revenge
Road Runner Express
Speedy Gonzales Hot Rod Racers
Superman: Escape from Krypton
Flash: Speed Force
Justice League: Battle for Metropolis
Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom
Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth
Great Coasters International
Bolliger & Mabillard
E&F Miler Industries
Bradley and Kaye
Rocky Mountain Construction
J & J Amusements
Korneuberg Shipbuilding Company
Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters