NEW FOR 2016

The Donniker Bros. Worlds of Mirth


Sinister clowns urge you to step right up, sit down, shut up and laugh at this uproarious new show. Parental advisory: Contains adult humor.


Bilkum, Burnham & Haugh’s Side Show Spectacular


The master of macabre mayhem Murrugun the Mystic, world-famous Lizardman and beautiful sorceress Catalina Askew headline this outrageous and jaw-dropping freak show. Parental advisory: Contains adult humor and themes and may not be suitable for those 12 and under.


Cell Block 6 – NEW


The prison’s on lockdown, will you help the inmates escape or become trapped with them forever?

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An unsettling program of hard rock violence, mixing gore and dark gallows humor. Illusionists John Bundy and Morgan blur the line between reality and horror making this show truly magic to die for! Parental advisory: Suitable for mature audiences only.




The park is family-friendly by day, but we turn up the terror at dusk! Fright Fest at night is not recommended for children under 13 or anyone who scares easily.

Plan Your Trip

Don’t come to Fright Fest unprepared — it’s not for the faint of heart. Find the details you need for planning your trip, then plan your escape.

Friday, September 16   5:30pm to 11:59 p.m.
Saturday, September 17   11:00am to 11:59 p.m.
Sunday, September 18   11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 24   11:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Sunday, September 25   11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, September 30   5:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Saturday, October 1   11:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Sunday, October 2   11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Monday, October 3   11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, October 7   5:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Saturday, October 8   11:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Sunday, October 9   11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Monday, October 10   11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 12   11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, October 14   5:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Saturday, October 15   11:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Sunday, October 16   11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, October 21   5:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Saturday, October 22   Noon to 11:59 p.m.
Sunday, October 23   11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, October 28   5:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Saturday, October 29   11:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Sunday, October 30   11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Monday, October 31   5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Keep these directions handy, you’ll need them. Fear is a destabilizing emotion. Memory is impaired. Confusion is common. Objects appear closer than they really are.

Our address is:
1 Six Flags Boulevard
Jackson, NJ 08527
Whatever direction you’re coming from, count on a Grave Adventure.

Take NJ Turnpike to exit 7A, I-195 east to exit 16A or Garden State Parkway exit 98, I-195 west to exit 16, then one mile west on Rte. 537 to Six Flags. Ignore the strange man on the side of the road with the sign: “No job. No food. Please help.” He bites the hand that feeds him.

Take the Ben Franklin Bridge to Route 38 east. Persist in your journey, while you ponder Ben’s words: “To err is human; to repent divine; to persist, devilish.” Take NJ Turnpike north to exit 7A to I-195 east or Route 295 north to I-195 east. Exit at 16A, then one mile west on Rte. 537 to Six Flags.

Take the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel or Holland Tunnel to NJ Turnpike south to exit 7A. Shaking like a leaf? It’ll all be over soon. Proceed on I-195 east to exit 16A, then one mile west on Rte. 537 to Six Flags.

Route 138 West or Garden State Parkway exit 98, to I-195 west to exit 16, then one mile west on Rte. 537 to Six Flags. That’s not Bruce Springsteen on the side of the road. That’s his diabolical double.

NJ TRANSIT offers express bus service to the park from New York City, Newark, Camden and Philadelphia, PA. through the 308 and 318 lines. Look out for Cub Scouts with hairy chests and faces. Local bus service is also available on the #307 bus line from Freehold, NJ with connections in Freehold from other bus lines. For a current operating schedule, call (800) 772-2222 in New Jersey. Outside of New Jersey, call (800) 626-7433 or (800) 772-2287 (TAT).

For GPS devices that do not recognize our 1 Six Flags Blvd. address (the goblins play games), please try “599 Monmouth Rd.” and follow the signs to Six Flags Great Adventure.

If, at any time, you find yourself at risk – or the thought of Fright Fest is too much to stomach – turn around. Return home, if you can. Better scared than sorry.

Over the years, we’ve learned a thing or two about making the most of a day at Six Flags. These tips will help ensure that you have a fun and memorable experience.
  1. To check park operating hours call us at (732) 928-2000. Demons are standing by. Or you can also check our online calendar.
  2. Visit the park on nights when it is closed! You won’t be able to get in but we will have someone there to meet you. Come alone, and don’t tell anyone where you are going.
  3. Bring a jacket or sweatshirt for cool evenings. We wouldn’t want you to catch your death of cold! Store it in one of the lockers located in the small dark shed behind the food stand closest to Guest Services.
  4. Our park is a smoke-free facility. This is a safety measure — smoking attracts demons and werewolves, and you really don’t want to do that. Smoking is allowed in designated smoking areas only. You won’t be safe from demons and werewolves, but at least everyone else will.
  5. If you get lost we will eat you.
  6. When arriving, note the location of the exits and other places that might be helpful when hiding from zombies, flying creatures and blood-sucking fiends. Look hard. One really good place to hide is the dark shed behind the food stand located closest to Guest Services. Just close your eyes and come on in. It’s the safest place in the park! We promise.
  7. Stop by Stroller Rental if you need a stroller, wheelchair, wooden stakes or holy water.
  8. Weapons are not allowed in the park so please leave silver bullets and garlic at home. It will be more fun for you if you are completely defenseless.
  9. Review the park map. You may think you know where everything is but you don’t. We rearranged everything since your last visit. Just to make it more fun for you.
  10. Pick up a show schedule at the small dark shed behind the food stand closest to Guest Services.
  11. Start your day at attractions farthest from the exits. Your best bet for a good time is to stay as far away from the exits as possible. Bad things happen at the exits. Good things happen in remote locations deep within the park.
  12. Respect your loved ones: make all of your final arrangements in advance.
  13. To save time eat at non-traditional lunch and dinner hours.
  14. Last year we surveyed a few of the survivors following their escape from the park. Before we ate them they recommended that the most important thing to ensure that you have a fun, safe evening is to wear a hat. They also told us that screaming is your only defense. The louder you scream, the safer you’ll be.
  15. Expect to hear lots and lots of screaming. If you hear any of it coming from the shed located behind the food stand closest to Guest Services don’t worry. It probably just means that someone is being safe.
We try to make the Fright Fest experience as confusing as possible to keep our guests in a terrorized, zombie-like state. However, for those who like to stare into the void, here are a few answers.

What are your operating hours?
For more information, see our operating calendar.

What are the current ticket prices?
We are pleased to offer a variety of gruesome ticket packages. See our tickets page for information and prices on nightly admission, season passes and other options.

Are there any rides at Fright Fest that won’t scare me?

How many scary things happen during Fright Fest?
There is no way of knowing. Those who have tried to count were found in a corner, sobbing with fright.

I’m not afraid of Fright Fest. Is that okay?
Keep telling yourself that if it helps. The truth is something that will speak for itself.

Aren’t you making up all this Fright stuff?
Keep telling yourself that if it helps.

Can I wear a costume or mask?
No. While you may enjoy making fun of our ghosts, demons and zombies by dressing up like them, doing so is clearly insensitive to their feelings. They can’t help the way they look and you ought to be ashamed of yourself for even asking the question. Jokes aside — this is a safety issue. If you wear a costume or mask into the park our monsters will get confused and might accidentally start eating each other instead of you.

Are Zombies real?
That is the kind of question that is going to set you apart from the others and act as a magnet for everything you will wish you’d never met. Fortunately for you there are dozens of free roaming zombies at the park would would be more than happy to answer your question.

Which ride is the least scary?
The one to the park.

How long has Fright Fest been going on?
It’s like time; there was never a start. It has always been there. A better question is: when will it end?

Will Fright Fest scare my parents?
They’re already scared.

What kinds of food does the park have?
It depends: do you prefer to be fried, baked or just eaten raw?

Will my boyfriend or girlfriend be eaten?
It depends how full we are after we finish eating you.

Find out first-hand what guests have to say about Fright Fest…from some actual survivors

“A wonderfully scary & fun event! Bright and open during the day, dark and creepy at night.  The areas are big enough to see everything and yet still make you feel comfortable with the scarier scenes they offer.”
-Marcia Z., Jackson, New Jersey

“The park is full of various terror trails that each have a different theme. Some are scarier than others, but the map tells what scare level they are so you can choose what’s best for you. It costs extra for the terror trail bands, but it is worth it! Overall, it’s a fun night!”
-Kyle C., Trenton, New Jersey

“Such a great experience, I had so much fun! The characters were scary but they would also stop and take pictures with you if you asked.”
-Isis S., Princeton, New Jersey

“Fright Fest is an awesome experience! Six Flags really puts forth a great effort to offer fun and scary haunted paths and houses. Over the last few years, they have increased the amount of ghouls and have done a fantastic job with makeup and effects.”
-Ana E., Lakewood, New Jersey

“Enjoy the rides during the day and the scares at night! The performances and shows are great scary fun too.”
-Kendrick T., Long Island, New York

“It’s really cool! All of the shows are amazing, but the Dead Rising show and concert was a real standout. The zombie parade was also great. The Laser show and scare zones were incredible too!”
-Phil J., Trenton, New Jersey






Only the bravest of souls dare to enter our haunted mazes. You’ll be blindsided by darkness as you find your way through the labyrinth while being hunted — never knowing what is lurking around the next corner.  Are you ready to face your worst fears?

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    Cell Block 6 - NEW

    Plunge into the twisted depths of a haunted prison, where inmates are racing against time to escape – before it’s too late.

    The Great New Jersey prison housed the most devious and maniacal prisoners and the most evil guards who choose to keep watch over them. The prisoners were treated terribly by the guards for the delusional crimes they committed, locked in their empty cells with no reprieve for meals or yard time. They were angry but there was little they could do to fight the orders of the prison master.
    On a stormy night during meal distribution, lightning struck the facility and caused a power outage throughout the building. The inmates rebelled against the staff, seeking revenge for their terrible treatment. They grabbed scalpels and scissors from the infirmary and roamed the halls of the prison. Every security guard and staff member was caught and tortured in the dark corridors.

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    Big Top Terror: Forgotten Carnival in 3D

    Stan and Deb couldn’t wait to finish out the college semester.

    They were looking forward to a long, relaxing summer break. The last thing they expected was for their father to enlist them to help clean out grandma’s basement since she had just settled into her new accommodations at Shady Acres Nursing Home.
    Deb remembered the posters they found in the basement of Grandma’s house and asked about them. Grandma’s eyes widened and she began to speak lucidly.
    This particular carnival was home to the most tortured and mutilated species, both human and beast, she said. Animals and freaks alike ferociously yanked on their chains and gnashed their teeth against the rusting steel bars. She said an evil ringmaster named Malachy lost a bet with the devil, resulting in the banishment of his carnival to the netherworld. Grandma began to panic and begged the twins not to go because the ringmaster needed innocent souls to free his creatures and himself.

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    Blood Shed

    In the hills of Los Angeles, Dr. Kenneth Reeves established himself as one of the leading cosmetic surgeons to the stars.

    After decades of dealing with narcissistic, shallow people Dr. Reeves reached a breaking point when he reluctantly performed a patient’s fifth nose job. She claimed he botched the surgery by turning her nose up too far, giving her the look of a pig. Furious that he had permanently destroyed her beauty, she filed a malpractice lawsuit. Fed up he snapped and fled the City of Angels. The doctor headed across the country to the Appalachian Mountains where no one would find him.

    Under a pseudonym, he purchased a large and remote piece of farmland to open a new sort of practice offering plastic surgery on the black market. Dr. Reeves placed ads in small, weekly newspapers to attract some new business. Anonymity was his new MO for discretion and to help keep his secret. Regardless of their vain requests, he had a sick plan for all of his new, unsuspecting patients.



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    The Haunted Heist

    A group of archaeologists set out on a mission to find ancient artifacts and skeletal remains.

    With the right equipment and some courage, they were confident that they would return home with the remains and make a name for themselves among their friends and colleagues. When they arrived at the entrance to the dig site, it seemed abandoned, which was strange because they had been scheduled to meet the dig master. They were too eager to wait for anyone to return, so they set up their campsite and descended into the cave to find what they’d come to uncover. Maps had been created and passed on by those who had ventured there before but instead of following the map, the group took an alternate route. The path became dark and slippery very quickly, and they knew there was no turning back. At the end of the path seemed to be a light and they headed toward it. As they got closer the leader realized there was a beam of light extending out and placed his arm through it…


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    The Manor

    Only the brave will survive the haunted hallways of The Manor, while the weak will succumb to the terror around every corner.

    The manor on Jackson Street was the largest house on the block, but it was very run down. As an eager young carpenter, Jeffrey bought the estate in the hopes of renovating the abandoned property to make it a beautiful home he could flip for a big profit. Jeffrey entered the house to begin his construction project and found bloodstained walls, rodent and bug infestations, hundreds of old jars filled with mysterious substances, and rusty medical tools covered in cobwebs. He cleaned the mess and often worked overnight to complete his renovation. Neighbors often complained about hearing Jeffrey’s construction tools in the middle of the night, but one night, they heard something completely different coming from the house—screams! They thought the carpenter had hurt himself so they rushed over to check on him, and found him lying dead in the kitchen with a nail through his heart.

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    Total Darkness

    Are you afraid of the dark, of total darkness?

    Every town has a group of teenagers that seek thrills for breakfast, lunch and dinner and can never leave well-enough alone. It made them popular among the kids at school, but it was only a matter of time before something went wrong.
    One afternoon they decided to break in to the old, abandoned house at the top of the hill on the dead-end road on the edge of town. Rumor had it that the old man who lived there had been there for four weeks, dead as a doornail, before he was finally discovered – and now the house was haunted.
    This daring group set off on a fall evening, storms lurking, to prove the rumor wrong. However, as soon as they entered the house, the severe storms surfaced and took out the only power plant in the whole county. Just like that, they were in total darkness.


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    Voodoo Island

    TV’s newest reality show has gone horribly wrong.

    Twenty unlucky people were cast for TV’s newest reality show. The competitors would be living on a secluded island without food, shelter, and outside communication. After two days on the island, the contestants ran into group of locals who lived on the island. They begged the locals for help gathering food and supplies, and they agreed, but only because they wanted these trespassers off their land.
    Things around camp started getting strange. An unexpected thunderstorm flooded the camp and destroyed their supplies. A pack of angry scorpions raided the area and ruined their food supply. Rats chewed a hole in their tent. Several castaways went missing, a pile of human bones was found scattered along the beach, and the ocean water used for bathing turned bloody.

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    In the war of man vs. science, sometimes man needs to learn his subservient place in the world…or risk horrific mutation.

    Six Flags botanical engineers have been diligently working on new breeds of plant life to populate our “Demented Forest.” But, as has often been proven, there are some things with which man should not tamper. The new experimental growth hormones (or the chemicals involved in their production) have had some unintended effects not only on the flora, but the fauna as well. Dan Williams was a business developer who was looking for a huge profit.  He was determined to start his own genetically-engineered forest by stealing some of the saplings without the botanical engineers’ knowledge.

    One evening as he was digging, his lantern flickered and went out. He was working by the light of the moon and suddenly heard the rustling of leaves and howling, almost moaning, in the distance. Before he could gather his tools, he felt something strong bearing down upon him. He scrambled to his feet and mustered every ounce of strength to run from this unknown entity.


Scare Zones



As you walk throughout the park, be prepared as you enter the next scare zone. You’re just trying to pass through, to get to the next ride or maze, but NO! First you must come face to face with elusive blood-thirsty creatures as they hunt down their next victims. Hopefully you’ll make it through to tell the tale!




Our Fright Fest shows will leave you howling for more.

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Slash - New in 2016!

Become emerged in a world of dark magic where nightmares are real and come to life before your eyes. Parental advisory: Contains adult themes and may not be suitable for those 12 and under.

Dead Man's Party Graveyard Rock


Dr. Fright and his friends take over the graveyard for Fright Fest’s signature song and dance production featuring new Halloween hits, eye-popping choreography and dazzling special effects. (Please arrive early – gates close when theater reaches capacity.)

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The Awakening


Dare to enter the graveyard where hordes of zombies emerge to awaken Dr. Fright and unleash “Fright by Night.” (Please arrive early – gates close when theater reaches capacity.)


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The Donniker Bros. Worlds of Mirth

Sinister clowns urge you to step right up, sit down, shut up and laugh at this uproarious new show. Parental advisory: Contains adult humor.


Bilkum, Burnum & Hough’s Side Show Spectacular

The master of macabre mayhem Murrugun the Mystic, world-famous Lizardman and beautiful sorceress Catalina Askew headline this outrageous and jaw-dropping freak show. Parental advisory: Contains adult humor and themes and may not be suitable for those 12 and under.


These Rides Show No Mercy

Six Flags is known for pulse-pounding coasters that deliver intense thrills all season, but these rides ramp up the fear during Fright  Fest.

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Purchase two or more 2017 Season Passes now and get:

  • Free visits for the rest of 2016 including admission to Fright Fest
  • Free upgrade to Gold, free parking and free Hurricane Harbor
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  • Daily Admission + Haunted Maze Pass

    As low as:


  • Purchase daily tickets and Haunted Maze admission together online and save when you buy at least one day before your trip.

  • One-day admission for all day and Fright Fest at night. Haunted Maze Pass includes unlimited Haunted House admission on the day of your visit.

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  • Buy daily tickets online and save when you purchase at least a day in advance. Not sure when you’ll visit? Buy an Any Day Ticket.

  • One-day admission for all day and Fright Fest at night.

  • Some haunted attractions require the purchase of a separate Haunted Maze Pass.

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  • A Season Pass gives you unlimited visits for the rest of the 2016 season and all of 2017. Buy now for our guaranteed lowest price — through September 5!

  • A Season Pass also includes in-park discounts, free tickets for friends on select days and admission to all Six Flags theme parks.

  • Some haunted attractions require the purchase of a separate Haunted Maze Pass.

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  • Memberships

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  • A Membership features the same benefits* as a Season Pass but you can pay for it one month at a time and keep it as long as you like after 12 months.

  • A Membership has minimum upfront costs and immediate activation.

  • Some haunted attractions require the purchase of a separate Haunted Maze Pass.

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Haunted Attractions


Unlimited trips through all haunted attractions on a single visit to the park. Park admission is additional.


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Unlimited trips through all haunted attractions on a single visit to the park. Exclusively for Pass Holders.


Passholders Only


Unlimited visits through all haunted attractions on every night of Fright Fest. Exclusively for Pass Holders.


Additional Offers

General Admission at the Park


One-day park admission purchased at the front gate. Buy online instead and save!  Some haunted attractions require the purchase of a separate Haunted Maze Pass.

Child Admission at the Park


Admission for kids under 54″, children two and under are free. The park is family-friendly by day but Fright Fest at night is not recommended for children under 13.

Group Tickets

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Groups of 15 or more get really big discounts when tickets are purchased in advance.

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