James Koehl

Published: October 18, 2013 at 3:05 PM

I'm surprised to hear that guests are charged extra to do the haunted areas. I thought it was a bit tacky for Cedar Point to charge an upcharge for the "Dinosaurs Alive" area for a children's trick-or-treat experience. All the other haunted areas are free (but there is a Fright Lane option upcharge available). Where there complaints about having to pay extra for the haunted areas?
BTW, you might be lucky that it rained. Saturday at Cedar Point was "a perfect storm". Perfect weather, extended hours, the most popular weekend for HalloWeekends of the year. It turned out to be the busiest day of the entire 2013 season, and the traffic congestion was terrible. Many complained of waiting 3 hours to leave the parking lot at the end of the day. Cedar Point is making major changes in their traffic procedures to prevent this from happening in the future.
Anthony Murphy

Published: October 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Full Disclosure, I actually went to Fright Fest two Saturdays in a row. The first Saturday was to take my camera and take pictures, the second was to actually experience the rides. I brought my big fancy camera. That first Saturday it POURED. However, I found out that all the characters have little shelters where you can take pictures with them. The second Saturday was a slight drizzel which we timed out with lunch.

Great America only charges for the haunted houses/trail. The scare zones are free. They have always charged (as long as I can remember). It actually used be be much more expensive. Another interesting touch was the Wicked Woods took place in the drained out Roaring Rapids.

David L.

Published: October 18, 2013 at 5:18 PM

I've visited Six Flags Over Georgia once already during the Fright Fest and I'll visit next weekend again. A trip report should come soon.

Published: October 20, 2013 at 4:23 PM

No mention of two hours of wait time to get on major rides?