Six Flags’ annual Fright Fest is a screaming success


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Six Flag’s Fright Fest ends on Nov. 1.

Elsie Morales

As Halloween approaches, theme parks start to decorate for the occasion. Amusement parks such as Universal Studios and Knott’s Berry Farm are transformed into frightening theme parks. Six Flags Magic Mountain is no exception.

“I don’t really watch scary movies and I wanted to see if I could handle it. I thought it’d be a cool thing to try out,” sophomore Mabel Aceves said.

Six Flags offers attractions for children under 42” and their families such as Looney Tunes Trick or Treat Masquerade and Witch Hazel’s Pumpkin Patch Crafts. Only children under the age of 12 can wear costumes to the park. After 7:00 p.m., the terror begins.

Fright Fest is 17 nights filled with mazes and shows. It started on Sept. 26 and ends on Nov. 1. Admission without the Maze Pass starts at $51.99 and admission with the Maze Pass starts at $66.99. This pass allows patrons to enter attractions such as Willoughby’s Resurrected. In total, the park offers seven mazes, seven scare zones, and three shows.

Many rides, such as Twisted Colossus and Tatsu, have their lights turned off. There is a new ride for Fright Fest called Shadows of Evil the Ride, where Call of Duty : Black Ops 3 is brought to life. It is only open for Fright Fest. The ride is located at Apocalypse. X2 is also temporarily transformed into X2: Satan’s Domain.

Two earlier scare zones have been renewed, TERRORtory Twisted, a new steampunk-themed scare zone and Sinister Circuit which was previously City Under Siege in DC Universe. Other scare zones include Zombie Xing and Nightmares. This year’s lineup of mazes include The Aftermath and Red’s Revenge, a twisted rendition of Red Riding Hood.

A new show called Unleashed is a “haunted” circus show, located in Gearworks Theatre. The two other shows include High Sierra Hypnotist and Voodoo Nights, a show with DJs and go-go dancers.

On select Saturdays, Dining with the Dead is open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. It’s an all you can eat buffet, with items such as “roadkill chicken strips,” “Caesar’s corpse salad,” and “iScream bar.” The All-You-Can-Eat-And-Scream ticket costs $18.99. There is limited seating.