(Last Updated: September 15, 2023)
"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 16-October 29.
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 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 seven-week event features 16 thrilling coasters, six spooktacular shows, six haunted houses and so much more. You must experience the spooky twist the Gurnee amusement park puts on rides like Rue le Dodge and Terror Twister 2: Turn for the Worse.
NEW! Saw X
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NEW! The Estate at Wretched Meadows
Visit the Estate at Wretched Meadows where there's nothing boo-ring. After a ceiling collapse killed the contractor and his apprentice, many ghosts have been known to haunt the grounds.
"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. This attraction is presented by M&Ms®
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 is presented by MILKY WAY®
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 the largest haunt in the park. This attraction is presented by TWIX®
Six Flags Great America offers many different live performances during Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS®. These shows will leave you howling for more.
Love at First Fright
Join Jack and Katie as they take on a dare to spend a night in the cemetery. They find themselves thoroughly entertained along the way in this live show that features classic music, singing and dancing from your Halloween favorites. This show is family-friendly for the tiny goblins to watch.
The Ringmaster's Cabaret
The creatures that bring this show to life expect uproarious applause. They will entice you with their song and dance. Their freakish figures and contortions will create illusions that mystify and unsettle you. Welcome to the cabaret. This show is family-friendly for the tiny goblins to watch.
The Uprising Parade: Nightly Call of the Dead
An evil army stirs and grows restless. They answer to only one call - to come out and terrify you. ALL. NIGHT. LONG. Beware, for the frights are about to begin.
The Nightmare Rhythm Machine
The miscreants have banded together with the Ringmaster to create a rhythmic drum experience. The performance has freakish beats that mesmerize and lure you in to join the dancing.
The Witching Hour
This is the monsters' last chance to terrorize you. All of the ghouls, monsters, demons and miscreants of the night will converge on the front of the park for one last scare.
Kids Boo Fest
Kids can be scare-free while taking a ride on their favorite rollercoaster, explore Patch's Hay Maze, watch the Boo-Yeah! daytime parade or Trick-or-Treat on Candy Corn Lane.
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.
Water attractions will not operate during Fright Fest. The children's area located in Kidopolis, Camp Cartoon and Hometown Park close at 5 p.m.
Continue here to learn more about these chilling coasters and rambunctious rides.
All new this season is the family-friendly Kids BOO Fest, which brings the BOOs by day, FRIGHTS by night!
From park open to 6 p.m., Six Flags Great America is kid friendly and has everything that the fall season offers - with a few special thrills and twists of their own.
Kids can be scare-free while taking a ride on their favorite rollercoaster, explore Patch's Hay Maze, or Trick-or-Treat on Candy Corn Lane!
Shows and activities that the whole family can experience together at Kids BOO Fest include:
After a day full of thrills and twists, don't forget to stop at the Hellfire S'mores pit station for a gooey, delectable treat.
Fright Fest is open September 16-October 29. Plan your spooky visit, but remember to have an escape route.
Sept. 16 - 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Sept. 17 - 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Sept. 23 - 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Sept. 24 - 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Sept. 29 - 5 p.m.- 11 p.m.
Sept. 30 - 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Oct. 1 - 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Oct. 6 - 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Oct. 7 - 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Oct. 8 - 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Oct. 9 - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Oct. 13 - 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Oct. 14 - 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Oct. 15 - 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Oct. 19 - 6 p.m. -11 p.m.
Oct. 20 - 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Oct. 21 - 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Oct. 22 - 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Oct. 26 - 6 p.m. -11 p.m.
Oct. 27 - 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Oct. 28 - 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Oct. 29 - 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.