Derrion: We had the pleasure of attending this years media event at Fright Fest! As always, Fright Fest does not disappoint and is sure to be a great season. Continue reading for an update on the continued success of Fright Fest and catch some of the spooky new additions to the park.
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Fright Fest Update
The Halloween season has begun at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Fright Fest will run select days this year until November 3rd, so check the parks website before arriving. Details can be found here.
The 30-Hour Coffin Challenge returned this year! It places pre-selected guests in coffins for all park guests to witness at pistachio park. Mind you all these guests had to stay in their coffins with only a six minute break every three hours for a total of 30 hours. The goal was to complete various challenges, including surviving 100+ degree Fahrenheit weather, to gain points in hopes of winning the grand prize of $600 and a 2020 Gold Pass.
The Flying Beast had many technical difficulties throughout the night. Tatsu‘s new train was on the track and ran very well. I am not sure why the park decided to run both stations with only two train operations on this visit because it did not help dispatch times. On a side note, there needs to be a system in place when the rides have an extended delay, such as offering a skip the line pass for another attraction. My group and I used our skip the line passes for this attraction before the ride was delayed and none of the team members could assist us with gaining a new skip the line pass. This caused us to lose 45 minutes of precious time.
We were most excited for the return of Apocalypse: The Ride. The attraction is only open during Fright Fest for now. We rode it and it feels like it’s brand new!
An all new wall was put up in the queue line to protect guest from the 2nd and 4th launches for West Coast Racers. They removed the switchbacks in this area as well because the line rarely would come back out to this point.
Continue to Page 2 for a review of the Fright Fest Mazes.