As you know from our blog, ALT (All American Thrills) visited Six Flags Great Adventure last weekend to experience Fright Fest. You can see some great behind the scenes photos over in our blog, while below we wanted to share some park pictures from our day.
Our day started right at the opening of the park at 10 AM. There was a long line of people waiting to get in, but throughout the morning the park was very manageable with short waits at all the major attractions. The park itself was VERY clean and ALL of the staff we encountered were very friendly and knowledgeable. There were plenty of Halloween decorations throughout the park, with the park's ghouls playing the part perfectly.
ALL of the major rides except Rolling Thunder operated throughout the day, while it was well after Noon before wait times exceeded one hour. We obviously disappointed to see Rolling Thunder disappear, but look forward to what ever will take it's place. With Carowinds getting a Giga in 2015, will SFGA follow suit?
El Toro was amazing as usual.
Nitro delivered as always, but thought it was running a bit slower than I remembered. Maybe that was due to the cooler temperatures?
Sky Screamer delivered as well, and was the perfect day for a swing around the park.
Wonder how different KK will look next year? Can't wait !
At the strike of 6 PM, the awakening occurred, which is a parade of all the ghouls as they left the make-up and back stage area to take their positions throughout the park. Park guests were waiting for this event as early as 5 PM to secure a prime location for the parade which was VERY impressive, thrilling and fun.
Monstertainment - After The Awakening, there is a large stage for a musical called "Dead Man's Party". This is a kid friendly song and dance show that truly was a lot of fun. The dancers had impressive costumes and moved in unison throughout the show. If you have a family with smaller kids, this is a MUST see show and highly entertaining.
For the adults, All American Thrills visited all of the major Haunts and recommend them all. We don't want to give too much away, but will say:The Manor
- This is a new indoor haunt sure to scare everyone in your party. Zombies are everywhere and laying in wait behind numerous props as you try to escape. All the ghouls were very active and really made a strong effort to ensure you were surprised, scared, and thrilled.
- As the name implies, this is an indoor haunt that is completely pitch black. Groups of 8 are given a knotted rope and proceed through the maze following each other, while holding onto the rope. I've never experienced this type of haunt before and really enjoyed it. There were plenty of surprises within and certainly very scary no being able to see your hand in front of your face as you creep around every corner.
In closing, Six Flags Great Adventure's Fright Fest is a not to be missed event. There are plenty of family friendly thrills throughout the park, and can't recommend visiting the park and this event strongly enough.