Six Flags over Georgia launched its annual Fright Fest last week with what is slated to be its scariest Fright Fest ever! With 23 spine-chilling haunted attractions, five petrifying mazes and seven terrifying shows, there is truly #nothingscarier!
We had the opportunity to visit our first ever Fright Fest this past weekend and it did not disappoint. Fright Fest by day is the perfect Halloween adventure for all ages. During the day, the park is filled with tamer Thrills by Day Halloween activities for families to enjoy together, including a harvest festival, arts and crafts, pumpkin painting, spooky story time, and more. Children 12 and under are encouraged to wear a family-friendly costume to the park and take part in a costume contest with their favorite Looney Tunes friends.
Fright Fest Thrills by Night, on the other hand, offers a truly spine-chilling experience. Evil rises and monsters lurk with The Uprising at dusk, when nearly 400 zombies and blood-thirsty monsters lurking in the dark of night through 11 all-new creepy scare zones. It was a little too scary for my little ones, so we didn’t get to stay for the entire evening event, but we certainly let out a few screams within the hour or so we stayed into the evening.
One of the highlights of our visit this past weekend was a behind the scenes tour where we literally got to see the making of a zombie apocalypse! About a dozen of the most brilliant make-up artists carefully crafted some the most frightening monsters and zombies I’ve ever seen. The grown ups and kids alike were quite fascinated and if nothing else, it helped keep my kids from being quite as scared in the evening, since I could remind them that they weren’t real zombies. We did all get the ultimate scare from a guy camouflaged as a bush. Luckily, we were able to laugh at the experience and ultimately had a phenomenal time. I still couldn’t believe I’d never been before after all this time living in Atlanta!
This year’s Fright Fest features more than a dozen all-new themed attractions, including:
• The Mourning, a scare zone at the front of the park, where the dead walk and vultures feast;
• Southern Cemetery, a scare zone, where evil spirits awaken the dead and offer the chance to indulge in one of Miss Dixie’s all-new Evil Spirited drinks;
• Big Top Terror, a scare zone, with clowns of all shapes and sizes, along with sinister laughs in the allnew Curtain Chaos Maze and Tunnel of Blood;
• Dr. Fright’s Frightorium 3-D, a haunted indoor maze, where an evil doctor is experimenting on his patients, trying to bring his wife and daughter back from the dead;
• Bayou Bloodlust, a haunted outdoor maze through a swamp infested with evil voodoo priestess and her army of zombies and horrid creatures;
• Miss Dixie’s Awakening, a new live show inside of Miss Dixie’s Evil Spirits with drinks, music and dead entertainment;
• Fear Riders, a scare zone, featuring an infectious group of vampire bikers who can’t wait to sink their fangs into those who stand in their roadway; and
• Fright Faced, a new interactive scare zone where park guests can take photos with the zombies, monsters and other scare actors lurking in their path, and get frightened by other attractions.
Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia runs September 26 through November 1 on select days. For more information, please visit https://frightfest.sixflags.com/overgeorgia/.
Six Flags Over Georgia 2016 Season Passes are now on sale and provide unlimited visits for the rest of the 2015 season (including Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park® ) and all of 2016. For a limited time, with the purchase of a Season Pass four-pack or more, guests will receive a free upgrade to a Gold Season Pass which includes free admission to both Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water, along with free season parking and visits to any Six Flags Theme Park with every pass.