|Welcome to Fright Fest!|
The event has slowly been expanding for many years now, but 2015 marks the largest addition to Fright Fest since I've been covering it here on NewsPlusNotes. The event now features 22 Halloween themed attractions when you combine all the daytime and nighttime fun, considerably larger than ever before. Specifically for the haunted evening activities, Six Flags Great Adventure has added three new haunted attractions and several new live shows.
|Much more sinister at night.|
While our interests run more on the dark and scary side of things, Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Adventure has plenty to offer during the day for smaller kids and their families. The Safari Off Road Adventure is a great treat during the fall, and kids can explore Trick-or-Treat Trail if they need a sweet treat. New shows like Just My Rotten Luck, which features a mix of comedy, magic and juggling, and the Six Flags Spooktacular Street Party will have them entertained and dancing. Trainer Talks is an great show at the Seafari Theater that showcases Great Adventure's Asian small-clawed otters and baby sea lion pups - both ranking high on the cute meter.
|Terror - this way!|
Joining the existing scare zones of The Bloody Fountain, Circus Psycho and Bone Butcher Terror-tory is Demon District, new for 2015. The entire Movietown area is transformed in a desolate city that's been overrun with villains. The park has put out a bunch of props and other decorations, along with some eerie green lasers that interact with the fog, creating a fake 'ceiling' of light. It's a great effect and works well to distract visitors from the scares that are lurking in the shadows.
Six Flags Great Adventure has long been known for their terror trails, paths that utilize the wooded sections of the park as long haunted mazes. These are still intact with Voodoo Island and the Wasteland, the former filed with crazed voodoo practitioners and their victims, the latter with toxic mutants. Recent years have seen additional mazes being built indoors that allow them to open before the sun sets, and protect them from weather. Returning examples of these include both The Manor and Total Darkness which are built inside the old motion theater building.
|The scary clown on the sign is a ... well sign of things to come!|
|The eerie feel of the Demon District.|
|Ouch! That's one way to stay awake!|
|Plenty of folks looked away at this part of the act!|
Other shows include the new Hypnosteria, where Denny More gives audience members a hypnotic treat of laughs and the Circus of Thrills which has a new high-wire motorcycle act this year. If you're going to line up early for one show though, I would suggest it be the uber popular Dead Man's Party.
|The ghouls are singing and dancing for you!|
|Plenty of special effects in Dead Man's Party|