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Six Flags Fright Fest at The Great Escape

 
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The park is family-friendly by day, but we turn up the terror at dusk! Don’t come to Fright Fest unprepared — it’s not for the faint of heart.

Mazes:
Real terror. Real thrills. Real mazes. If you get lost, no one can hear you scream, for help. Only the bravest of souls dare to enter our haunted mazes. You’ll be blindsided by darkness as you find your way through the labyrinth while being hunted — never knowing what is lurking around the next corner. Are you ready to face your worst fears?

Aftermath: The infection is spreading at a rapid rate! The first documented case of AFV—Aftermath Virus—was at The Great Escape. It has been said that AFV had started as an airborne infection, but there has been no scientific explanation. Since the first case of AFV the number has tripled. The first signs of AFV are lesions on the skin, spikes in temperature, defecation and projectile vomiting. Total transformation is reached 48 hours after the first sign of infection. The Aftermath Zone has been completely overrun by infected walkers looking for their next meal. Deprived zombies have been known to mutilate their food, removing their preys’ insides and keeping the bones as a savory snack. DO NOT…we repeat DO NOT seek shelter in any of the containers, as there’s no telling what dangers lurk inside.

Nightmare at Crackaxle Canyon: Go ahead and ignore the warning signs in this black hole of death, we dare you. There’s a haunted mine with quite a history. One October day, a huge explosion occurred, trapping miners inside. Though rescuers tried valiantly to rescue the men, eventually it was decided that nothing could be done. They were left to die, forever entombed in the mine.

All of this was discovered by an archaeologist who lowered himself into the mineshaft looking for the remains of the mine’s men who had been left behind. Unfortunately he could not find his way back out. Alone in the dark, he began to change, driven mad by solitude. And now it is your turn. You have been warned of all the misfortune that has befallen those in this mineshaft, but we know curiosity will bring you right to the mouth of it. Guests who enter this haunted mine shaft will encounter walls lined with the carcasses of those that couldn’t be saved and insane archaeologists driven mad after years of being trapped in this black hole of death. Go ahead and ignore the warning signs, we dare you.

Total Darkness: Everyone deserves a life of fulfillment, and the teachings of The Leader will guide you to this place. Will a journey into total darkness help shed light on your soul? Discover the secrets of your mind through The Leader’s proven techniques. The Leader is looking for new believers to join his group. Follow his instructions and enter the compound where, through the science of sensory deprivation, The Leader will help you free your mind and understand your true potential. The after effects will be something you never thought possible.

What joys and what horrors do we hold within? Are your memories and your fears real or imagined? If one cannot see, do the other senses become sharper to help discover life’s truths? And are you prepared to process that which you will learn? At the end of your journey, you will come face to face with The Leader. He expects you to learn. He demands your dedication. You will believe in his science. His is the only way. See if you can find enlightenment in Total Darkness.

Skull Manor:
The Landons rarely had visitors, and when they did, their friends went missing. Care to join them? The manor on Skull Street was the largest house on the block. The previous owners, Mr. and Mrs. Landon, had moved out years ago and the house was never revisited. As an aspiring house flipper, Jeffrey bought the estate in the hopes of renovating the abandoned property to make it beautiful to sell for big bucks.

Jeffrey entered the house to begin his construction project and found bloodstained walls, rodent and bug infestations, and mold and cobwebs growing in the corners. He cleaned the mess and worked overnight to complete his renovation. Neighbors often complained about hearing Jeffrey’s construction tools in the middle of the night, but one night, they heard something completely different coming from the house: screams. They thought the builder had hurt himself so they rushed over to check on him, and found him lying dead in the kitchen with a nail through his heart.

As neighbors and police roamed the house for clues, lights began flickering and doors and windows were locked. Lamps were knocked over and fire spread throughout the house, completely burning all the occupants inside. Now, at The Great Escape, you can tour the classic mansion to explore the unfinished renovation and the fire damage, but remember—the Landons won’t like it when you try to escape.

Scare Zones:
Thrills at every corner. The great escape’s scare zones ensure the you never catch a break from the frights. As you walk throughout the park, be prepared as you enter the next scare zone. You’re just trying to pass through, to get to the next ride or maze, but NO! First you must come face to face with elusive bloody-thirsty creatures as they hunt down their next victims. Hopefully you’ll make it through to tell the tale!

Shows:
Ghouls? Zombies? Dancing monsters? Come see it all. Never before has six flags offered so many different live performances during fright fest. Our Fright Fest shows will leave you howling for more.

The Awakening: It looks like a parade, but is “The Awakening” really a funeral procession? Dr. Jones was a friendly family physician in a small town near Lake George. His patients trusted him and would often come to his house for assistance. The only problem, however, was that after a patient visited Dr. Jones, they were never …

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Dead Man’s Party: At Dr. Fright’s friendly neighborhood costume party, the zombies and ghosts may actually be real. Every October, Dr. Fright holds what seems like a friendly neighborhood Halloween costume party. Local townspeople have no idea that the costumed zombies and ghosts are actually real—his creations crafted from murdered patients. He holds the Dead Man’s Party to …

Rides:
These Rides Show No Mercy! The Great Escape is known for pulse-pounding coasters that deliver intense thrills all season, but these rides ramp up the fear during Fright Fest.

The Demon Witch: They all agreed she was evil and had to die. She cursed them all that October night. Now she has returned. It was agreed by all that she was evil and must die. They dragged her to this spot, over 150 years ago, and tied her to a post. Screeching and calling people by name,

Creatures of The Comet: Beware of what lurks The Comet, creatures have been known to attack riders at the depths of this ride’s descent with a dark hunger. Staff members at The Great Escape have reported seeing animals, of some sort, but these crass creatures are so quick and so secretive, that staff can’t make out what they are.

Supernova Siren Song: There’s no melody. Maybe it’s just laughter. Or a sad distant cry. But no man can resist the Sirens. Extreme Supernova can be an exceptionally dangerous place to hang out at night. It seems safe enough — nestled in the back of the park, far away from the loudest screams of terror. Don’t be fooled. Email Haunt Owner
 
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ALBANY, NY—50 miles: Take I-87 North to Exit 20. Beware of whirling dervishes. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive. BOSTON, MA—220 miles: Take I-90 West (Mass Turnpike) to Exit B1. Follow I-90 to I-87 (Albany). Continue north on I-87 to exit 20. If you see a “Be Prepared to Stop” sign, don’t stop. Trust us. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive. NEW YORK CITY—210 miles: Take I-87 North (NYS Thruway) to exit 24 to Albany. Continue north on I-87 to Exit 20. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive. Or turn around. Your call. MONTREAL, QUEBEC—175 miles: Take I-87 South (Adirondack Northway) to Exit 20. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive. Do not brake for banchees. BUFFALO, NY—310 miles: Take I-90 East (NYS Thruway) to exit 24 to Albany. At Albany, continue north on I-87 (Adirondack Northway) to Exit 20. Travel south on Route 9 approximately ¼ mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive. Love the skin you’re in. Try not to jump out of it. RUTLAND, VT—60 miles: Take Route 7 South to Route 4. Go west on Route 4 to Route 149 West. Follow Route 149 to Route 9 and turn left. Meditate on all the awfulness that awaits you. Travel south on Route 9 approximately one mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive. BURLINGTON, VT—120 miles: Take Route 7 South to Route 22A in Vergennes. Follow 22A to Route 4 West. Follow Route 4 until Route 149 West. Turn right onto Route 149. Despite your hands quivering on the steering wheel, try to stay on the road. Continue to Route 9 South. Travel south on Route 9 approximately one mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive. ROCHESTER, NY—240 miles: Take I-90 East (NYS Thruway) to exit 24 to Albany. At Albany, continue North on I-87 (Adirondack Northway) to Exit 20. If someone asks you for directions, do not answer. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive. SYRACUSE, NY—165 miles: Take I-90 East (NYS Thruway) to exit 24 to Albany. At Albany, continue North on I-87 (Adirondack Northway) to Exit 20. This is your last chance to turn back. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive. HARTFORD, CT—170 miles: Take I-84 East/US-6 toward Boston. Take exit 51 to I-91 North towards Springfield. Take exit 14 to I-90 West towards Albany (portions toll). Take exit B1 to I-90 West towards Route 9/Albany/Hudson (portions toll). Merge onto I-787 North toward Troy. Follow exit 9W to NY-7 towards Schenectady/I-87/Saratoga Springs. Merge onto I-87 North toward Saratoga Springs/Glens Falls. Continue north on I-87 to exit 20. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive.

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