Yes, Halloween is on at Six Flags Great Adventure this year and despite the mandatory CDC guidelines, it sounds like Hallowfest is going to be a spooky hoot!

Here is what we know so far....

Here is how Six Flags describes this upcoming event:

Six Flags’ signature collection of world-class roller coasters ramp up the fear factor for a heart-pounding HALLOWFEST experience as guests fly through the air at high speeds in total darkness.


Hallowfest will be taking place on weekends from September 18th to November 1st. The park will be open at 5:00 PM with varying closing times on Fridays and from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.

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IMPORTANT: Reservations are required so that Six Flags can control and abide by the capacity limits set by the CDC. To make a reservation, CLICK HERE. 

Everyone who is 2 years old and older MUST wear a face mask and practice social distancing. (More specific safety precautions are listed below)

Well now Six Flags Great Adventure has spilled the beans....and we now know the full list of all 16 attractions that will be offered and there is a little something to cater to everyone.

If you are looking to celebrate a less scary version of Halloween, then head to Six Flags between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM for their "Thrills By Day" attractions:

o   Scarecrow Street – Guests are greeted with the sights and smells of autumn as Main Street is decorated in its fall finest with colorful mums, pumpkins, cornstalks, hay bales, and more;

o   Pumpkin Patch Lane – Between Fantasy Forest and THE JOKER, guests can stroll amid the pumpkins and hay bales. Located next to Yum Yum Café;

o   Hay Bale Maze – Kids 12 and younger can wind their way through the hay! Located on Pumpkin Patch Lane, the heart of the maze features a giant straw man photo opportunity. Located next to Yum Yum Café;

o   Trick-or-Treat Trail -- Kids 12 and younger can meet friendly Halloween monsters and receive a bag of individually wrapped sweet treats. Located in the courtyard of Houdini’s Great Escape;

o   Magic on the Move – A mysterious magician on the move brings his mesmerizing feats to the streets;

o   Cornstalk National Park -- This fanciful kids area on the Great Lake, complete with six rides for the little ones, is adorned with towering cornstalks. Located in Bugs Bunny National Park;

o   Halloween-themed specialty treats, like gooey caramel apples and funnel cakes made with Snickers candy, available for purchase.

And if you are like me, you will want to arrive at Six Flags at 6:00 PM or later for their "Chills By Night" portion of the celebration which is a bit more intense. There are four scare zones, three shows,  three outdoor haunted mazes and one indoor haunted maze.

Here are the attractions:


o   Scarecrow Street After Dark – The cheery, festive Main Street area takes a chilling turn as evil scarecrows and zombies come to life in this scare zone around the orange fountain;

o   District 6 Unearthed – Ominous fog, eerie lighting, and sirens in this scare zone alert guests that mutant villains have seized control of this gritty Lakefront section at the end of Scarecrow Street;

o   Lady of the Lake Cemetery -- Cursed by the Jersey Devil, drowned bride Guinevere – the bride in black -- haunts the Great Lake along with her undead throng in this scare zone along the Lakefront; and

o   ClownTown – It’s all fun and games until wicked clowns bring mayhem and madness to the streets of Movietown in this unnerving scare zone;


o   The Emergence – When the clock strikes 6 p.m., the theme park takes a creepy turn as haunting sounds fill the air. A horde of ghouls infiltrate the midways, emerging from a different location each night so guests never know where fear will strike;

o   PrimeEvil Percussion – Driving beats hit the streets in this pulse-pounding percussion show; and

o   Street Cirque – Spellbinding performers bring their awe-inspiring talents to the midways throughout the heart of the theme park.

HAUNTED MAZES – Special Hallow-Maze ticket required

o   Mama’s Farm – In this haunted outdoor maze, Mama welcomes guests to her nightmarish homestead of half-human, half-animal mutants who dare to explore the backcountry of The Golden Kingdom;

o   Apocalypse – In this haunted outdoor mazeguests try to survive this raw world of scavengers trapped in a global catastrophe. Located in the Metropolis section;

o   Wicked Woods – In this haunted outdoor maze, guests dare to venture into the dark and haunted woods where evil creatures from fables and folklore come to life. Located near Cornstalk National Park; and

o   Reflections of the Dead – In this haunted indoor maze, guests come face-to-face with themselves as they try to escape a labyrinth of mirrors, mystery and mayhem. Located in Adventure Alley, this attraction features high-tech, special effects, and operates without scare actors.

Here is another look at some of the safety precautions Six Flags Great Adventure will have put into place during Hallowfest:

  • All team members (including scare-actors) and all guests 2 years and up will be required to wear masks covering the nose and mouth while in the parks;
  • No indoor shows or indoor haunted mazes with scare actors will be operated; haunted mazes and scare zones will be operated outdoors with social distancing strictly enforced;
  • A limited number of nighttime scare-actors will remain at least six feet away from guests and each other;
  • Guests viewing outdoor entertainment will be separated by at least six feet;
  • Props, rides, restraints, handrails, and dining and restroom facilities will be cleaned and sanitized regularly; and
  • Multiple alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the parks for guest and team member usage.

To make a reservation to attend Hallowfest, CLICK HERE.

For additional information on Hallowfest, CLICK HERE.

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