Six Flags Magic Mountain, the self-proclaimed Thrill Capital of the World, is now fully set to make your heart race with its 30th edition of Fright Fest. It might be 30 years of the same props and scares but let’s open the coffin and take a look at their three-decade celebration of chills and thrills.

This year, Fright Fest promises 30 nights of frights, running select nights from September 8 through October 31. This past weekend, they unveiled not one, but two “daunting” new haunted houses. Well, it took them nearly a month into the event to finally open the marquee mazes Saw X and The Conjuring. Was it a case of needing extra time to perfect the fear factor or just a bit of well-timed suspense-building? We’ll let you decide.

Don McCoy, Park President, says, “We’re upping the scare factor,” but given the delayed mazes, it sounds more like they’re playing catch-up. Nevertheless, they’re excited to bring you an “unparalleled experience of fear and excitement.” We’ll just have to see if it lives up to the hype.

Among the “highlights” of their 30th-anniversary celebration are The Conjuring, SAW X (nothing says “30 years of terror” like a 20-year-old movie franchise), and a Condemned House Party. Returning attractions include the longest-running haunt Willoughby’s Resurrected, Truth or Dare, Vault 666 Unlocked, Sewer of Souls, and Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising.

And don’t forget about their scare zones! Devil’s Triangle, CarnivHELL, The Deadzone, TERRORtory Twisted, Nightmares – A Twisted Fantasy, and Exile Hill are ready to make you scream, or at least cringe at their names.

They’ve also got “monstertainment”, like Unleashed where monsters break free. Sliders of the Night with ghoulish clown sliders. Invasion where aliens boogie to live DJs and play interactive games. Last but not least, Spirits with Spirits at the Full Throttle Sports Bar.

And if you have little monsters of your own, they’ve got Kids Boo Fest on Fridays through Sundays. Trick-or-treat in Bugs Bunny World, explore pint-sized mazes, and take a spooky ride aboard the Whistlestop train.

Fright Fest operates on 30 chilling nights including September 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 28-30, October 1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29, and 31. For more information on Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest, including tickets and haunted attractions pass details, visit their website at


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