Summary: Fright Fest is a Halloween tradition that has been around for over thirty years featuring haunted attractions and scare zones. There are many options available for visitors including haunted houses, live shows, and thrill rides that are modified for Halloween. Let’s examine the multiple aspects of what makes Fright Fest a unique experience.
1. Haunted Houses
Visitors can choose from a variety of haunted houses to explore, each with its own theme, special effects, and actors. One popular attraction is the “Total Darkness” maze where visitors navigate a pitch-black maze. Another option is “The Asylum,” where visitors make their way through a mental institution and encounter deranged patients. Some houses are not for the faint of heart, such as “Terror Trails” where visitors must sign a waiver and endure physical contact with the actors in a simulated torture chamber.
These houses have been designed with attention to detail and are filled with special effects and jump scares around every corner. The actors who work in the houses are masters at creating an eerie atmosphere by lurking behind corners and popping out unexpectedly. It is not uncommon for visitors to exit these attractions shaken, but exhilarated.
For those who prefer a more family-friendly haunted house, “Trick or Treat” offers a candy-themed walkthrough where visitors can collect sweet treats while experiencing the scares.
2. Live Shows
As part of the Fright Fest experience, visitors can also enjoy live entertainment. The “Dead Man’s Party” show features zombie dancers and singers performing to favorite Halloween tunes. Another popular show is “Love at First Fright,” a musical comedy that parodies classic horror films.
Many of the live shows are suitable for all ages and are a great way to take a break from the scares of the haunted houses. The shows also offer a unique way to experience Halloween with talented actors, dancers, and singers who put on outstanding performances.
For the older crowd, “Unleashed” offers a more intense show with acrobats, fire performers, and stunts that are sure to leave an impression.
3. Scare Zones
Scare zones are outdoor areas where actors in costume roam freely, looking for their next victim to scare. These areas are different from the haunted houses as they are open spaces, providing a sense of vulnerability to visitors.
A popular scare zone is “Demon District” where demonic figures reside on every corner. Another well-liked area is “Witches Hollow” where visitors can encounter witches, cauldrons, and bubbling potions.
Scare zones provide a unique experience for visitors as there are no walls or confined spaces to retreat to. Visitors must always be on high alert as they may encounter scares at any moment.
4. Themed Rides
During Fright Fest, some of the amusement park’s rides receive a Halloween makeover, providing visitors with a unique and thrilling experience. These rides can be both scary and exhilarating, making them a popular attraction for thrill-seekers.
The “Goliath” roller coaster is turned into “DEADgoliath” where riders are plunged into darkness while encountering ghouls and jump scares along the way. The “Justice League: Battle for Metropolis” ride receives the “No Laughing in the Dark” overlay, where riders battle against the Joker and his evil minions.
Riding these attractions provides a double dose of adrenaline as visitors get to enjoy both a thrill ride and a unique Halloween experience.
5. Food and Merchandise
No theme park experience is complete without indulging in the themed food and merchandise. Fright Fest offers a variety of Halloween-themed options that are perfect for the season.
At food stands, visitors can grab “Jack-o’-Lantern” pizza or “Zombie Brain” turkey legs. Many merchandise stands sell horror-themed items such as t-shirts featuring popular horror film characters or customizable tombstones with eerie messages.
Purchasing these themed items helps visitors remember their Fright Fest experiences long after they leave the park.
Fright Fest provides visitors with a unique Halloween experience that cannot be found anywhere else. With multiple haunted houses to explore, live shows to enjoy, outdoor scare zones, themed attractions, and food and merchandise, there is something for everyone. The park’s attention to detail and skilled actors create an authentic and memorable experience for visitors. For anyone looking for a thrilling and spooky Halloween experience, Fright Fest should be at the top of their list.