(Last Updated: September 17, 2021)
"Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood, to terrorize y'alls neighborhood."
Six Flags Great America's Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® has returned. Crypts, ghouls, zombies and everything else Halloween takes over the Gurnee amusement park on select days from September 18-October 31.
The park is run by a satanic creature named Nox who vows to scare the living daylights out of you. Nox and his creepy band of gruesome creatures have awoken from their three-season snooze, and they show no mercy.
The best way to experience Fright Fest is with a season pass or memberships. With a season pass or membership, receive access to Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park (running November 26-December 31 and Six Flags Holiday in the Park LIghts Drive Thru Lights December 3-January 9), as well as all of the 2021 season. To purchase a season pass or membership, or for more ticket information, please visit sixflags.com/greatamerica.
Guests can also purchase haunted house wristbands. A haunted house wristband grants entry to all six haunted houses, including the all-new Condemned and Bloodshed. Wristbands can be purchased online or at various retail locations throughout the park.
NOTE Masks are required in indoor locations including haunted houses.
The night time is the fright time. From park opening until 6 p.m., Six Flags Great America is all smiles and pumpkins. Once the clock strikes 6 p.m., there are no more friendly ghosts. Zombies, clowns and other ghouls roam the park just waiting for the right moment to terrify you and your friends. Ride all of the Six Flags coasters and be prepared to be joined by a ghoul. This eight-week event features 17 thrilling coasters, seven spooktacular shows, six haunted houses and so much more. You must experience the spooky twist the Gurnee amusement park put in rides like Giant Drop, Revolution, Rue le Dodge and Terror Twister 2: Turn for the Worse.
Condemned - NEW FOR 2021
Caution won't save you this time. The attraction presented by MILKY WAY® is bombarded with a ton of spooky castaways.
Bloodshed - NEW FOR 2021
"There will be blood." Dare to journey into the shed of terror. This attraction is presented by SNICKERS®
Deep within these woods lies the dark secrets of a malicious society in search of the next chapter. If you can survive all 13 levels of carnage, you'll be wondering if you should join.
Big Top Terror
Located in the County Fair - this house is no laughing matter. Take a stroll (or a brisk walk if you dare) through this insane circus. Big Top Terror sponsored by M&M's may seem like fun and games, but terror awaits.
Gates of Hell
The Gates of Hell is the home of Nox, ruler of Fright Fest. He has placed his most tortured souls here and challenged them with the task of capturing more souls for his collection. It all takes a turn for the worst in the House of Terror. Enter the Gates of Hell and brace yourself for Fright Fest's largest haunt!
This manor tucked away in the Southwest Hills has a reputation for being cursed. While the house was being built in the late 1960s, there was a ceiling collapse that killed a workman and his apprentice. Their bodies were never found. Since the manor was erected, numerous people have lost their lives in this house. Join investigators to try and see if the house is haunted or cursed.
Never before has Six Flags offered so many different live performances during Fright Fest. These shows will leave you howling for more.
After 6 p.m., there is no such thing as a leisurely stroll as the terror isn't confined to the haunted attractions. Ghouls are spread all over the Gurnee amusement park to creep and 'greet' you. Here is a list of the scare zones and their locations. Watch your six!
During Fright Fest, these usually tamed rides come out and show their true colors. Here's a list of the rides that have been transformed for the Gurnee fest.
Vertical Velocity V2, water attractions, Buccaneer Battle and Revolution will not operate during Fright Fest. The children's area located in Kidopolis, Camp Cartoon and Hometown Park close at 5 p.m.
Visitors to the park during Fright Fest have the opportunity to win a 2021 VIP trip to Six Flags Great America. SFGAM and NorthShore Orthopedic Insitute encourage you gluttons of scare to explore one of the 10 unique Skeleton Quest displays and take a photo of each one. This selfie you take with these skinless gentlemen must be posted on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter by utilizing #NorthShoreQuest and tagging @NorthShoreWeb. (Also let the park know what you're doing and tag @SFGreatAmerica and if you have a moment, hashtag us at #LetsGoLakeCounty). Don't forget to make your post public to be included.
Can't find all 10 of these spooky scary skeletons? No biggie. You can still take home other SFGAM prizes!
Are you a Six Flags Member? Bring your Gold Plus, Platinum, Diamond, Diamond Elite or Diamond VIP member card to gain perk to these exclusive events. Six Flags Members receive exclusive access to exclusive ride time on Maxx Force, Whizzer and Triple Play, a free ICEE, double reward points and more.right at park opening. Member Appreciation Day will be held on September 26 and an October date to be later scheduled. Don't miss out!
Fright Fest is open September 18-October 31. Plan your spooky visit, but remember to have an escape route.
Sept. 18 - 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sept. 19 - 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sept. 24 - 5 -11 p.m.
Sept. 25 - 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Sept. 26 - 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Oct. 1 - 5 -11 p.m.
Oct. 2 - 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Oct. 3 - 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Oct. 8 - 5 -11 p.m.
Oct. 9 -11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Oct. 10 -11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Oct. 11 - 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Oct. 15 - 5-11 p.m.
Oct. 16 - 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Oct. 17 - 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Oct. 21 - 6-11 p.m.
Oct. 22 - 5-11 p.m.
Oct. 23 - 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Oct 24 - 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Oct. 28 - 6-11 p.m.
Oct. 29 - 5 -11 p.m.
Oct. 30 - 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Oct. 31 HALLOWEEN - 11 a.m.-10 p.m.