There’s something strange happening at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this year at the annual Six Flags Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS. This year, the park will be invaded by more zombies than ever before. Six Flags Fright Fest is Six Flags annual Halloween event where they have Thrills by Day and Frights by Night. During the day, kids have fun with trick or treating, grabbing a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, or even decorating baked goods. There are also kid friendly shows such as the sea lion show Pirates of the Dead Sea, Witches Brew and Island Zoo wildlife show.
But when the clock strikes 6:00, the zombies come out and the frights begin. The evening’s events begin with the opening ceremonies at 5:45 with The Awakening, a park transformation that takes the family friendly park, and calls out the ghouls to turn the park into a living nightmare!
This nightmare is spread throughout the park with four scare zones and seven haunted mazes. Three of the haunted attractions are all new this year. One of them is Total Darkness. In this maze, a power surge causes a blackout. The only way to get out is for your mind to use the other senses because of your vision being impaired. The other new haunted attractions include Arachnid Alley and Mt. Rotting Cemetery. In Arachnid Alley, this scare zone is surrounded by giant spiders who are sure to give the bravest person the chills. Mt. Rotting Cemetery is a scare zone where the question asked is, “Are there the living dead among the cemetery grounds?” Here, guests will find out as zombies come out to greet you along the way.
Besides scare zones, there are haunted mazes that require an additional fee. One of them is Total Darkness. Others include Massacre Mine, Arsenic and Arania’s Nightmare Manor, Captain Bloat’s Shipwreck of Horror, and The Last Ride– a simulated ride inside a coffin where the rider feels what a “body” goes through after death.
If you don’t want to pay for any additional scares, there’s plenty of Monstertainment to keep you scared. On the Plaza, guests can dance along with the monsters in Dance Macabre. If you don’t mind getting a little wet, you will be on your feet for the dolphin show Drench Rocks! For a little sidesplitting humor, both Hypnotist Steve Bayner and Jim Mackenzie’s Intrepid Comedy Sideshow Spectacular will have you in stiches.
To cap off the night, Six Flag’s Fright Fest has The Aftermath, a high energy closing dance show that will make your heart skip a beat.
Fright Fest starts off tomorrow, and goes on all throughout October until October 27th. The park is open Saturdays from 12 noon to 10 p.m., Sundays until 9 p.m., and 4 p.m.-10 p.m. on Fridays October 11, 18, & 25th. There is also a special blood drive to help out the Blood Centers of the Pacific on October 26th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.