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Final Weekend For Fright Fest 2011 At Six Flags Magic Mountain

By on 10/26/2011

Six Flags Fright Fest

If you haven’t been to Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain yet this year, time is running out. This coming weekend is your final opportunity to get in on the fun. The park will be open on Friday and Saturday from 10:30 am to 12:00 am, and Sunday and Monday from 10:30 am to 10:00 pm. Below is the official Fright Fest 2011 map and entertainment guide, as well as several photos of some of the decorations around the park.

This is the cover of the Fright Fest 2011 Entertainment Guide:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011 Map

Here is a map of the park and where you can find all of the Fright Fest fun. You can click on the map to enlarge it:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011 Map

Here is an overview of all the activities, along with times and locations:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011 Map

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011 Map

Each of the Fright Fest mazes require a wristband to enter, which can be purchased in multiple locations within the park. You can click on this image to enlarge it:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011 Map

It’s almost impossible to take any quality images in the park at night without using a flash. I’m not even sure if it’s allowed, but it definitely ruins the ambience, so out of courtesy to other park guests I simply won’t do it. However, I have assembled a collection of various photos of Fright Fest decorations that I took during the day. It’s hard to miss the first one, as you can see it from the freeway before even getting to the park. I think most Six Flags parks hang a giant inflatable insect on at least one of their roller coasters. Magic Mountain has traditionally gone with the classic black widow on Colossus:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011

The decor on the main gate isn’t anything special, but it is better than nothing:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011

This hearse is on display in the Six Flags Plaza, but I’m not sure why. Anyone who is in the park will already know about Fright Fest. I guess you could argue that it was used to promote Fright Fest before it actually began, but why use the hearse here? I think someone should be driving this thing around town, heck, around all of Los Angeles. Imagine the attention this thing would get rolling down the 405 through West L.A.! Add a driver that looks like a dead chauffeur and you’d be golden. You’d get way more bang for your advertising buck than keeping it parked here:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011

Lots of spider webs throughout the park:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011

Some of the more kid-friendly decorations are plastic pumpkins placed over the lights:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011

Speaking of kids, Bugs Bunny World is decorated for Looney Tunes Harvest Fest, with age-appropriate activities for the little ones:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011

Sierra Stage, outside the entrance to the Golden Bear Theatre, is hosting the Off With Your Head stage show:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011

There are lots of warning signs about what will be haunting the midway after dark. I like the idea, but as the sign says it’s not appropriate for kids under the age of 13. I’m not sure how they expect those kids to get around the park after dark, which is only 7:00 pm, without crossing through some of these scare zones. Doesn’t seem well thought out:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011

I’m sure this looks better at night, but even as I was taking the picture there were some young girls freaked out by it as they passed by. They gave it a wide berth:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011

Some of the existing rides have been shut down and used to host the mazes. For example, this is the queue line for Tidal Wave, wrapped in camouflage to conceal the maze:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011

Some of the maze entrances are very obvious:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011

Other maze entrances are not so obvious. Jokester’s Hideout is in an area of the park that not many people know about. There are no rides or attractions, so it may not be that easy for some people to find if they’ve never been in this part of the park before:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011

Lots of spiders and more spider webs everywhere:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011

Some mazes are just plain silly. The Warehouse 13 maze was built in the Log Jammer queue, giving the scare actors virtually no place to hide:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011

One of the more impressive mazes is called The Aftermath. It’s brand new this year and was built inside the unused Batman Action Theatre, giving them lots of room for props and special effects. As you can see here, there’s a lot going on:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011

Lots of fog machines around to add the right ambience. This one is on Samurai Summit:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011

If all that screaming builds up an appetite, try the new Fright Feast where you dine with some of the creepy creatures stalking the park:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011

It wouldn’t be Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain without Colossus running one of the trains backwards. I know you can’t tell in this photo, but the train actually is running backwards, heading down the hill:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2011

Have you been to fright Fest yet this year? Tell me what you thought. Was it what you expected, better, worse?

One Comment

  1. Kyle

    10/26/2011 at 10:37 pm

    I went there the second Saturday of the month (10/15). It was alright, as in theming, it seemed they just through a whole bunch of spider webs everywear and put spiders everywhere. But there was some great themeing in some places, such as Samurai Summit, and Revolution’s station (although I think those were real spider webs :p). But there was definitly a lot of people there for Fright Fest. Oh, and Collosus backwards was amazing, my first time riding it and it definitly won’t be my last. Really miss Psyclone, the trains still hade the Psyclone name on the front car (back car on Collosus’s backwards). Really brought back rough memories. Also got my last rides on Deja Vu. I did like that the scare actors were everywhere and blended in pretty well, espicially around Samurai Summit, they really got me a few times.Surily will be something I will remember. But over all, Fright Fest was ok this year, I really wish they would put more effort into the theming though. But its Six Flags Magic Mountain, so what do you expect.

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