HALLOWFEST – Six Flags Great Adventure Halloween Activities

Posted on: August 19th, 2020 by

This year Six Flags Great Adventure Halloween activities are on! It might look a little different but the Halloween event in Jackson, New Jersey will STILL feature Halloween thrills by day and scary chills by night in a Safe Environment.

HALLOWFEST – Six Flags Great Adventure Halloween Activities

Six Flags Great Adventure, the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, leads the way for Halloween thrills and chills with a new event for the entire family—HALLOWFEST. The event will feature Thrills by Day with family-friendly activities and Chills by Night with rides on monster coasters…in the dark and haunting Halloween theming throughout the park.

When are the Great Adventure Halloween Activities?

HALLOWFEST will kick off September 18, 2020, and run weekends through November 1, 2020, plus October 12, 2020.

Sylvester the cat at Great Adventure Halloween Activities

What are the hours?

Great Adventure will operate from 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and from 5 p.m. with varying closing times on Friday evenings.

Reservations will ensure limited capacity admission, and slots are expected to fill up quickly. The company’s comprehensive and ongoing safety protocols will be in effect for the entire run of the event.

“Our annual Fright Fest celebration is one of the most anticipated Halloween events of the season. Given the current environment, we are taking special precautions this year and offering our guests a version that is still scary, provides lots of thrilling rides and Halloween fun, and most importantly, is safe for our guests and team members.”

Six Flags President and CEO Mike Spanos

“We will operate HALLOWFEST the same way we have operated our parks all summer, with daily temperature checks and face masks required for guests and team members prior to entry, social distancing, and enhanced sanitation measures.”

Six Flags President and CEO Mike Spanos

HALLOWFEST Thrills by Day Daytime Halloween Activities at Great Adventure

From 2 to 6 p.m, families and young thrill-seekers will experience HALLOWFEST Thrills by Day including:

  • Elaborate fall landscaping displays of pumpkins, colorful mums, cornstalks, hay bales, gourds, and festive inflatables;
  • Back by popular demand, a Trick-or-Treat Trail with kid-friendly Halloween monsters and individually packaged candy and treats;
  • Kid-centric hay bale maze in one direction;
  • Fun rides for all ages in the crisp, fall air; and
  • Halloween-themed specialty treats, like gooey caramel apples and funnel cakes made with Snickers candy, available for purchase.

HALLOWFEST Chills by Night Evening Halloween Activities at Great Adventure

For Chills by Night beginning at 6 p.m., all haunted attractions will be available outdoors in the wide-open midways:

  • Creepy fog, eerie lighting, and sinister music will create the perfect backdrop for nighttime scares and chills including three haunted trails, four themed zones and street entertainment;
  • 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; and
  • Halloween gear, such as themed masks, witch headbands, light-up devil horns, and scary apparel, will be on sale along with everybody’s favorite glow-in-the-dark necklaces, bracelets and light sticks.
Six Flags Great Adventure Halloween evening activities
Photo Credit Six Flags Great Adventure

How will Six Flags Great Adventure keep guests safe this Halloween?

Six Flags worked in partnership with its epidemiologist consultants to create a safe Halloween experience that meets or exceeds federal, state, and local guidelines. Park attendance will be carefully monitored to avoid overcrowding and all Members, Season Pass Holders, and guests with single-day tickets will be required to make a reservation to attend 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 mazes, haunted houses, or indoor shows will be operated; some haunted trails 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.

For more information and tickets to Six Flags Great Adventure Halloween Activities

For more information on HALLOWFEST and Six Flags’ comprehensive safety guidelines, visit www.sixflags.com/hallowfest.

HALLOWFEST reservations will be available online for Members and Season Pass holders beginning September 3, 2020, at noon, and for daily ticket holders beginning September 4, 2020 at noon at www.sixflags.com/reserve.

Most HALLOWFEST activities are included with park admission, active Memberships and Season Passes. Chills By Night begins at 6 p.m. and is not recommended for children under 12 and those who scare easily.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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