Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America in Chicago, Illinois is one of the best events that they offer. Six Flags Great America goes all out on this creepy, scary event. This scary event is open every weekend in the month of October.
The park at Six Flags Great America is completed transformed into a Halloween show. There are creepy creatures in the bushes waiting to jump out and scare you. The already scary rides are decorated to be even more thrilling. There are empty coffins and tombstones around. Some fog machines are used to enhance the theme which definitely changes the feel of the rides. The lines for the rides are not as long because of the other attractions available during Fright Fest. Everyone will love riding these rides in the dark.
During Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America, the employees are costumed in all sorts of scary and freakish attire and makeup. There are several haunted houses to visit. Some are extreme and should only be visited by adults. These haunted areas are an additional cost. However, there are some areas such as the Haunted Forest that most older kids will enjoy and is free with park admission. My children, who were 8 and 9 on our last visit, loved the forest. I wasn’t sure about taking them in because they don’t watch scary movies like some kids, but they really got a kick out of going through it. There are also some maze like walk-through areas. They all have a different theme.
Of course, what is a Halloween celebration without trick or treating. Six Flags Great America has this covered, also. They have a designated area that is marked to trick or treat with some of kids’ favorite Looney Tunes characters. The time for this is fairly early so make sure you look at your park guide to find out when to begin.
Six Flags Great America in Chicago shows are changed during Fright Fest to some frightening shows. The Freak Show is one of the best shows that performs during Fright Fest and is a must see. It is difficult to sit still during this gruesome show. The other indoor, musical show is a great place to go and warm up during the cold evenings.
So if you are looking for a place for some great Halloween fun, Six Flags Great America in Chicago, Illinois is the perfect place to go.