(Last Updated: September 13, 2018)
"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 15-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 transformation of Six Flags Great America features plenty of exciting thrills and chills including scare zones, live entertainment, haunted attractions and of course the coasters and rides that we love all-year round.
So visit Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® if you dare. We hope your stay isn't eternal.
General admission at the park gate is $77.99. Tickets for children at 48 inches and under is $57.99. Children two and under are free of admission
Online Any Day Ticket - Starting at $49.99
Choose Your Day Ticket - $46.79 - save as up to $25
Insider tip - Buy any day tickets online one-day in advance and save up to $25.
Coca-Cola Can - Save up to $5-$10 off on select days Promo code: COKE online save up $24.
Season Pass - If you purchase a season pass, holders can use this pass for all of Fright Fest, the Last Call Fall Festival, Holiday in the Park and all of the 2019 season (including Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park 2019).
Haunted House Wristband - $17.99 online.
Express Haunted House Wristband - $50 online.
2019 Season Pass - $67.99.
2019 Season Pass For Groups of Four or More - $38.45 each.
2018 Gold Season Pass - $148.99 (gold pass includes parking).
Haunted House admission: For an additional $35, season pass holders receive unlimited entry throughout the season. All other types of tickets pay $35 per visit.
The daytime is the best time for younger kids who aren't looking for a big scare. From park opening until 6 p.m., SFGA is all smiles and pumpkins! Dress your little ghouls for a day full of family fun as the Gurnee park also features trick-or-treating trails where they can meet their favorite Looney Tunes characters (also dressed for Halloween)! Youngsters two years old and under receive free entry.
The night time is the fright time. 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 seven-week fest features 16 thrilling coasters, nine themed live shows, six haunted attractions 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.
Hell Fest - NEW
Fall festivals bring corn maze. However, this maze has no maize and was created by twisted mind of Hades. Based off the new horror thriller flick "Hell Fest" released in theaters September 28, this maze located in the Yukon Territory is all of your nightmares come true. Hell Fest leads unsuspecting visitors through a multi-room facility being terrorized by the grasping arms of the undead, haunted by possessed dolls and tormented by masked statues that spring to life.
Big Top Terror
Located in the County Fair District - this house is no laughing matter. Take a stroll (or a brisk walk if you're a scaredy cat) through this insane circus. Big Top Terror sponsored by M&M's is the clown car that isn't funny.
Situated in the Southwest Territory where scary creatures like the Viper and Raging Bull play, is home to the creepy crawlers. Infestation is where your primitive fears live - those of rats, snakes and insects. Be careful or you may become infested.
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!
Massacre Medical Center
The most contagious patients start to rebel against its staff. The doctors, medical staff and security guards did as much as they could to stop these patients, but they are now held captive. It's a dark time in this hospital, and you have to walk through the aftermath.
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.
Visitors to the park during Fright Fest have the opportunity to win a 2019 VIP trip to Six Flags Great America. SFGA and NorthShore Orthpaedic Insitute encourage you gluttons of scare to explore one of the 10 special Skeleton Quest displays and take a photo of each one. This selfie you take with these skinless gentelmen must be posted on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter by utilizing #NorthShoreQuest and tagging @NorthShoreWeb. (Also let the park know what your doing and tag @SFGreatAmerica and if you have a moment, hashtag us at #LetsGoLakeCounty). Don't forget to make your post public in order to be included.
Can't find all 10 of these spooky scary skeletons? No biggie. You can still take home other SFGA prizes!
Are you a SFGA VIP? Bring your Gold Plus, Platinum, Diamond or Diamond Elite member card to the family fun zone. The members that attain these passes have exlcuise ride time from 11 a.m.-noon on Sunday, September 30. The SFGA "thank you" also features a meet and greet with the ghouls including ghoul president Nox, extra discounts and other fun opportunities.
Six Flags Great America goes all out on the final day of the fest. The event includes spooktacular shows, horrifying haunted houses, scare zones, trick or treating and more. Don't miss out on the last night before the Gurnee amusement park transforms their park yet again to the up and coming inaugural year of Holiday in the Park.
Fright Fest is open September 16-October 31. Plan your spooky visit, but remember to have an escape route.
Sept. 15 - 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sept. 16 - 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sept. 22 - 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sept. 23 - 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sept. 28 - 5-11 p.m.
Sept. 29 - 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sept. 30 - 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Oct. 5 - 5 -11 p.m.
Oct. 6 - 11 a.m.-midnight
Oct. 7 - 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Oct. 8 - 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Oct. 12 - 5 p.m.-11 p.m.
Oct. 13 -11 a.m.-midnight
Oct. 14 -11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Oct. 19 - 5-11 p.m.
Oct. 20 - 11 a.m.-midnight
Oct. 21 - 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Oct. 25 - 6-11 p.m.
Oct. 26 - 5-11 p.m.
Oct. 27 - 11 a.m.-midnight
Oct. 28 - 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Oct. 29 - 6-11 p.m.
Oct. 30 - 6-11 p.m.
Oct. 31 HALLOWEEN - 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
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