It’s officially Haunt Season in Southern California and this weekend the gates of Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain creak back open for its 28th season.

Six Flags Fright Fest presented by Snickers
Scary Masked Man in the Dark with Rollercoaster and Zombies in Background

This year’s Fright Fest will run for an impressive 24 terrifying nights featuring monsters, ghouls, and crazed characters ready to strike fear in anyone who crosses their path. The bone-chilling lineup of haunted attractions features two new spine-tingling scare zones, a dark and twisted photo experience, two new mind-numbing shows, and added days. Six Flags Magic Mountain leaves no tombstone unturned to deliver what guests want most…an all-out terrifying experience.

Fright Fest boasts a grand total of 14 Halloween attractions including electrifying mazes and dare-to-enter scare zones with nightmarish zombies lurking around every corner. To accent the Frightful experience Magic Mountain is also running some of the park’s “monster coasters” with the lights off, leaving riders to ride surrounded by the darkness (but you’ll still see the rest of the lights around the park). Of course, we recommend that if you’re going to Magic Mountain for Fright Fest you should be prioritizing the mazes and haunt experiences but if time allows it’s always fun to get on a ride or two, or three or more.

Highlights of this year’s new Fright Fest lineup include:


The Deadzone, located in the newest area of the park, The Underground, unleashes a new renegade group of cyberpunk zombies that feed on unsuspected visitors
Terror Rising – Dark Developments, where everyone’s worst nightmares rise up from the depths of hell and prey on the innocent who dare to enter this haunted cemetery. Beware of the dark developments that could haunt you for all eternity
Grave Games is a dangerous and daring show featuring acts of crossbows and fire juggling
Dark Minds is a mentalist show exploring the deep, disturbing thoughts lurking within the darkest depths of the mind

Popular returning mazes that incorporate state-of-the-art makeup, props, and special effects, include:

Zombies on old rusty car in from of aftermath of chaos

Willoughby’s Resurrected where the haunts of Ghostober take on dark visions of spirits, haunted artifacts, and supernatural investigations gone wrong
Condemned – Forever Damned is full of horrific haunts of a dilapidated home where the walls are alive and the spirits of those who once lived there unleash their fury on anyone who dares enter
Vault 666 Unlocked returns as the fan-favorite maze, Vault 666, only this time demonic relics are locked in a dark and sinister antique shop, casting spells and haunting those who try and steal them
Sewer of Souls takes guests into an underground world of lost souls and terrifying tunnels where evil oozes
Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising is the region’s largest outdoor maze, covering more than 40,000 square feet where the spirits of the dead and the near-dead inhabit a post-apocalyptic city with larger-than-life props, fire, fog, and other special effects
Red’s Revenge, over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house they go, but in this “scarytale” the roles are reversed as guests and the wolf are hunted by Red and her demonic minions.

Along with The Deadzone and Terror Rising – Dark Developments, six additional scare zones around the park leave guests nowhere to hide and screaming to get out unscathed. They include:


• Beware of the dark corners in City Under Siege, where the clowns are loose and running rampant through the streets
Witches Lair returns to this year’s horror-filled offering of haunts as the City of METROPOLIS™ is transformed into a haven for wicked spells and black magic;
• Guests who enter the park through Demon’s Door should be prepared for their mind and body to be completely taken over by the evil spirits that await;
• Steam-spewing mechanical beasts relentlessly hunt down their victims in TERRORtory Twisted;
Nightmares – A Twisted Fantasy, where childhood favorite bedtime stories take on a perverse twist; and
• Freak out on Exile Hill when unimaginable sinister souls appear without warning.

Spooktacular shows include the new Grave Games located in the Golden Bear Plaza and Dark Minds in the Gearworks Theater, the ghoulish Sliders of the Night show in DC UNIVERSE™, plus the very popular VooDoo Nights, where ghoul rock goes pop with today’s hits. Guests will want to dust off those thriller moves and join in the fun in the Full Throttle Plaza.

For the little monsters, a Trick-or-Treat Trail and Halloween crafts round out the frightfully fun family activities during the day.

Fright Fest is included with your general park admission with an extra purchased pass required for the mazes. For more information visit the Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest website.