SFA 'Scary' Fright Fest

Six Flags America: Saturday, November 1st, 2008. Not the "scare" I was expecting. Click to see if that was a good or bad comment...

From Eli Katzman
Posted November 2, 2008 at 12:02 AM
Eh... nah, not as scary as I thought. Started with the costumes at about 6:30. Just for People who don't know, SFA stands for Six Flags America, in Upper Marlboro, MD.

I got there at 1:20 (opened at 1:00) and left at 8:00 (closed at 10:00). Much less people than I expected at opening during October, kinda like the Busch parks, like everyone waits for it to get dark, so if you get there early, you get coasters. People probably do this because I think it's cheaper after something like 4:00, and people with season passes who live close come when they like.

No new updates for the coasters, but about 6:30-8:00-- there were a few people in costumes that looked like they had escaped from a mental jail. It was really creepy, but not "scary". Some others thought it was, but it wasn't... anyway, they didn't really talk, and seemed like they were possessed or were half-awake. There were was a show in the middle of the park, right after the entrance, but overall very disappointing. There was a magic show around 4 or 5, but still not that great. Is Fright Fest better at more popular SF parks, like SFMM or SFGAdv?

From James Rao
Posted November 2, 2008 at 6:20 AM
I can only speak for SF St Louis where Fright Fest was a joke! If not for one pay-extra haunted maze, a haunted hayride, a haunted train ride, a few set pieces rolled into place without a single thought for aesthetics or location, and a couple of concerts with goth bands, you would not have known it was Halloween at the park at all.

As I wrote in my trip report, the only thing scary about SFSTL is the tragic lack of upkeep and attention to theme. ;)

From Eli Katzman
Posted November 2, 2008 at 6:56 PM
exactly what I thought of SFA! Anyway, thanks for responding

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