A dark night, fog in the air, screams being heard from all over – is it from the monsters or from the coasters? Six Flags Over Georgia Fright Fest 2017 has arrived! This is a very popular time of the year; many enthusiasts visit the park to combine their love of thrill rides and things that go bump in the night. “Fright Fest is the biggest and scariest Halloween event in the entire Southeast,” says Park President Dale Kaetzel. “This year, we taken up the fear factor to a whole new level with terrifying new scares combined with our most popular haunted attractions, as we transform from the Thrill Capital of the South to the Scare Capital of the South.” For 2017, Six Flags has added a lot of brand new haunted attractions. The park added four new scare zones and three new haunted attractions. The scare zones really delivered and had great theming. They had bodies in tanks, people in cages, pirates and creatures from the sea, and some that have risen up from the old west. As you continually walked from one scare to the other, no area in the park was safe. Oh, did we forget to mention a very big clown with a chainsaw? Yes, screams were heard nonstop this evening.
Six Flags Over Georgia knows what their fan favorites are and those favorites are still here. Bad Bob the Bone Butcher is still hacking away. The lines were also long to get into Dr. Fright’s Dead Man’s Party. This is a great stage show with music, performers, and killer lights. We do advise to get in line early for this show, and maybe you will be picked to get placed in the cage. *Hint* look for the chair that has a black box and fog machine under it.
New Haunted Attractions
Be sure to check out the three new haunts this year. Check out Camp Slasher. It is dark and the screams were coming from different areas. At times, it was hard to know which way to point the camera as we walked through Rain Burn Camp. Witches Hollow makes you feel like you are walking through the woods. There is a lot to take in if you are not running from fear as the witches and undead come to life. Our favorite new haunt for 2017 was Madeline Mendoza’s Casa De Muerte. In this 3D attraction, guests follow a trail of blood throughput the house to uncover the mysteries of the blood-stained bride. This attraction has a short film being played outside the house as you wait that gives you a back story on what you are about to experience. Six Flags has outdone themselves with this one, so make sure to check this out!
Coaster Rides in the Fog
The rides are still open and it is very cool to check them out. There is nothing like going up a lift hill, looking down, and seeing the park filled with fog around your favorite rides. Six Flags Fright Fest, the scare zones and shows are included with park admission; however, entrance into the haunted houses will require separate admission.
[Images courtesy of Coaster Addict Johari.]