By Amusement Today | October 9, 2013
VALENCIA, Calif. — Six Flags Magic Mountain, transforms from a “theme park” to a haunted “scream park” for the 21st season of Fright Fest, Southern California’s most thrilling Halloween experience. This season marks one of the biggest and scariest Fright Fest events with three new mazes, two new scare zones, more walk around “scare-actors” and extended park hours Fridays through Sundays in October.
Six Flags Magic Mountain offers 10 more days of terrifying haunted mazes, roaming zombies and spooky scare zones. If that’s not enough, Six Flags Magic Mountain adds a “twisted” element to some of their monster coasters by turning off the lights, leaving riders to face their fears literally in the dark. And, the Fright Fest exclusive that coaster fanatics wait for all year — the transformation of one of the largest, most celebrated coasters in the world, Colossus backward. Running every frightfully fun weekend, Fright Fest leaves no tombstone unturned to bring guests the ultimate sensory overload for every range of fear. For the little monsters, a Trick-or-Treat Trail and Halloween crafts during the day round out the activities.
Three new mazes this year incorporate state-of-the-art makeup and props; the lights at Magic Moments Theater have unexpectedly darkened on the anniversary of the demise of the longest running show. Guests are thrust into Total Darkness and have to try and find their way out of the winding labyrinth with only their pounding hearts to guide them. Over at the Weepy Hills INSANEtorium, your bodies and souls now belong to the deranged and corrupt staff. Enter at your own risk and make sure your mental health is intact. Playing with dolls and trucks will never be the same because the defunct toy factory is now haunted by Toyz of Terror. Wicked windups, freakish furries and deranged dolls haunt those who enter the factory.
Back for a second year, along with new terrifying twists and turns, Willoughby’s Resurrected is a reincarnation of the Willoughby family’s beloved haunted mansion that includes more hair-raising horror around each nightmarish-turn and down long harrowing hallways. Shrouded in the dark shadows of the nearby Willoughby’s mansion sits Black Widow, ground zero for an ever-growing blood-thirsty army of spiders that hunt and haunt at night.
Back by popular demand, one of the largest and most popular mazes in Southern California is The Aftermath, where brave souls enter a post-apocalyptic city inhabited by nomad warriors who rule with bone-crushing iron fists and the dead stalk the living. Also returning is the maze Chupacabra, where guests come face to face with this elusive blood-thirsty creature as it terrorizes the local Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival; and Cursed, featuring roaming gypsies and werewolves who hunt for fresh blood.
All Fright Fest guests will pass through one of the new scare zones when entering the park, Demon’s Door, where your mind and body will be taken over by the evil spirits that await you. There’s nowhere to hide and you will be screaming to get out alive. Another new scare zone, Zombie X-ing, features the undead who will try to steal your body as they make their way from one haunting field to another.
Spooktacular shows include the hypnotists, who puts park guests in compromising scenarios in their hilarious stage show located in Golden Bear Theater; the new VooDoo Nights, the hottest place to be with great bands, DJ’s, sizzling dancers and dark fun. Join in the fun for a special “Witching Hour” treat, it’s sure to be thrilling in the Full Throttle Plaza area.
Now in its third season, the popular Fright Feast With The Willoughby’s continues to combine an all-you-can eat- buffet dinner, creepy creatures and the haunted illusions of magician Michael Turco.
For more information on Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest, visit our exclusive website at http://frightfest.sixflags.com/magicmountain.
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