Fright Fest 2019 Review – Six Flags Magic Mountain

Maze Ratings

Unfortunately, many of the mazes failed to live up to the hype of this years event. There were numerous technical difficulties that caused us not to be able to get to some of the attractions in a timely manner and the wait times for express lines were unbelievable. This being said I love the excitement of traveling throughout the mazes and being scared. The event delivers some amazing thrills. Let’s take a look at how the mazes we experienced stacked up this year.


How We Rate and Review:

The four ratings exist of a Length Rating, which relates to the length of a maze, the longer the better. This doesn’t necessarily mean physical length of walking through the maze, but may also indicate there are plenty of different scenes and that the maze felt long. The Scare Rating is exactly what you think it is, how ‘scary’ does a maze get, how gruesome it is, if it creates a bunch of jump scares, etc. The Set Rating looks specifically at the job done regarding the theming of the maze, how immersive the sets are, how many different scenes guests encounter, etc. And then last, but definitely not least… the Experience Rating. Which is mainly based off of the overall feel of the maze, was it a extreme? Did it leave you breathless? etc. The overall experience, combined with the other three factors creates a FINAL SCORE for the maze. (Out of 10, 10 being: “absolutely unbelievably amazing”, 1 being: “Don’t even bother visiting”)


Condemned: Forever Damned

One of our favorites last year, the maze did not have any new tricks to prove. The maze itself had a great layout and design with eerie special effects and physical scare tactics, but it did not give us the wow or excitement factor that the other mazes hold so near and dear.

Length Rating: 6

Scare Rating: 7

Set Rating: 7

Experience Rating: 6

FINAL SCORE: 6.5

Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising

This open air maze is sure to spark interest during your first visit. The maze prizes itself on putting guests in the middle of a chemical outbreak. Actors are seen rushing guests through the maze which almost distracts one from enjoying the experience. 

Even so, the detail of the props are stellar and the maze layout is suburb. Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising is unique because you never know when and where you will be scared.

Length Rating: 9

Scare Rating: 7

Set Rating: 7

Experience Rating: 7

FINAL SCORE: 8.25

Sewer of Souls

Let us start by saying this has to be one of the most visually appealing mazes we have experienced. The drawback comes from the scare factor. The 3D glasses that guests are given do not enhance the experience but become more distracting.  For some reason this maze seems to be lacking scare actors and great scare tactics. We appreciate the diversity of the maze, but wish for more “souls” in the Sewer of Souls.

Length Rating: 7

Scare Rating: 7

Set Rating: 9

Experience Rating: 8

FINAL SCORE: 7.75

Willoughby’s Resurrected

Though a personal favorite, unfortunately the maze had technical difficulties the majority of the night relating to the sound inside the maze. I must say, Innocence Willoughby, as she is being called, does a stellar job every year terrifying guests. Make sure to check out her amazing performance on your next visit, and on our social page here. She is typically located outside of the Willoughby’s Resurrected maze. She also cruises around Exhile Hill (Samurai Summit). Truly the highlight of the event each year!

Vault 666: Unlocked

Wow! Six Flags Fright Fest has brought an already amazing maze up to a brand new level. The sets looked great and the scares were phenomenal. Unfortunately, it did not include the pre-show that was added due to long wait times and technical difficulties. Having said all of that, the maze elements worked well together. The maze plays on choose-your-path sections and stationary characters that blend in with the scare actors.  Definitely one of, if not the best maze in the park.

Length Rating: 8

Scare Rating: 9

Set Rating: 9

Experience Rating: 9

FINAL SCORE: 8.75

Reds Revenge

We understand why this returns every year! The pre-show at the beginning always grabs your attention and sets up the plot so well. It is a beautiful twisted fantasy that turns creepy very quick.

The set design, layout, and scare tactics are all so cohesive here! This is one of the mazes where I truly felt terrified. A word of advice, experience the mazes in the park closer to park closing and the employees will allow for you to pass through the experience with only your group. It makes for a better maze experience.

Length Rating: 8

Scare Rating: 9

Set Rating: 9

Experience Rating: 10

FINAL SCORE: 9.75

Thank you all so much for reading this far! It was all in all a great event and we recommend attending it, especially if you love everything Halloween. Make sure to check out our Halloween Horror Nights review here, along with many more to come. Until next time Coaster Royalty.

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