On Saturday, September 17, things got dark at Magic Mountain. Fortunately it wasn’t due to any sort of rolling black out or villainous plot, but there was definitely something nefarious in the air. Out of nowhere corpses began to rise up and creatures of the dark could be found around every corner. But this supernatural occurrence was no national catastrophe or danger but rather the official Halloween kick off at Six Flags, Fright Fest 2016.
With several mazes and scare zones Magic Mountain has gone out of its way to ensure that the haunts are plenty and that no one is safe from the children of the night. At any given moment you can be talking to your friend only to turn around and find yourself standing next to one of these guys.
This year’s edition included a perversion of the Little Red Riding Hood fable, a trip into a mansion (trust me, this is not one you want to own), and a nice little visit with clowns…the kind that would make Stephen King proud.
But we all know the main reason people come to out to this celebrated theme park in the first place: the heart in your throat roller coasters! They’re all there and waiting for you to jump right on with one slight exception…no lights! That’s right you’ll be riding in the dark, as if the coasters weren’t scary enough on their own right.
For those looking for less heart pounding adventures there are several shows slated including the all new Suicide Squad attraction. Warner Brothers has transported characters like Killer Croc, Katana, and Enchantress from the silver screen to the Six Flags’ lot for all your twisted pleasure. And those looking for a bit more mayhem, no worries, the Joker and Harley have you more than covered.
Unlike other theme parks, Magic Mountain does not close its doors only to re-open when the frights begin. Once you’re in, you’re in. However, there is an additional charge to go through the mazes and passes can be purchased online or at the park. Fright Fest runs through Sunday, October 30. For tickets and more information head over to: https://frightfest.sixflags.com/magicmountain/
Fright Fest is rated PG-13 and receives:
out of five jack-o’-lanterns