Six Flags has announced a revised "HallowFest" Halloween event at several of its theme parks for this year.
HallowFest will run weekends through November 1 at the following parks, with starting dates noted for each park:
Hours vary by park and date, but generally are 1-9pm or 2-10pm. Reservations will be required and are available now on the Six Flags website for most parks.
Theme parks across the country have been canceling or revising their Halloween due to the pandemic. With no way to safely host large crowds of people in confined spaces, parks have had to drop plans for haunted houses and mazes. That's led companies such as Universal and Cedar Fair to cancel events such as Halloween Horror Nights and Knott's Scary Farm.
Six Flags is going ahead with modified events that will not feature the indoor houses or shows found at its traditional Fright Fest. Daytime activities at HallowFest will include a Trick or Treat Trail, family-friendly Halloween shows, and Halloween-themed treats, decor, and merchandise. After dark, parks will roll out the fog machines and scareactors for scare zones as well as special rides on select coasters.
Covid health and safety procedures will apply, including six-foot physical distancing between parties and mandatory mask usage by all guests ages three and up. (Let's get creative, Halloween fans!)
Yes, the physical distancing requirement means that scareactors will be trained not to get within six feet of you. But last I checked, the sound of a chainsaw firing up behind you travels a lot farther than six feet.
There are no announcements that HallowFest will happen at any of the Six Flags-branded parks that are not currently open for full operations, including Six Flags Magic Mountain and Discovery Kingdom in California, Six Flags Great America in Illinois, or Six Flags New England in Massachusetts.Tweet
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