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.

Saturday, October 1   Noon to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 2   Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 7   5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 8   Noon to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 9   Noon to 8:00 p.m.
Monday, October 10   Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 14   5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 15   Noon to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 16   Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 21   5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 22   Noon to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 23   Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 28   5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29   Noon to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 30   Noon to 6:00 p.m.

Our address is:
1172 State Route 9
Queensbury, NY 12804

Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark is directly across from The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom. Easily accessible from the Adirondack Northway Interstate 87. Phone: 518-792-3500. For GPS, please use 1213 US 9 Queensbury, NY 12804 of 1213 State Route 9 Queensbury, NY 12804.

Whatever direction you’re coming from, once you get here, there’s no Escape.

ALBANY, NY—50 miles
Take I-87 North to Exit 20. Beware of whirling dervishes. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive.

BOSTON, MA—220 miles
Take I-90 West (Mass Turnpike) to Exit B1. Follow I-90 to I-87 (Albany). Continue north on I-87 to exit 20. If you see a “Be Prepared to Stop” sign, don’t stop. Trust us. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive.

NEW YORK CITY—210 miles
Take I-87 North (NYS Thruway) to exit 24 to Albany. Continue north on I-87 to Exit 20. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive. Or turn around. Your call.

Take I-87 South (Adirondack Northway) to Exit 20. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive. Do not brake for banchees.

BUFFALO, NY—310 miles
Take I-90 East (NYS Thruway) to exit 24 to Albany. At Albany, continue north on I-87 (Adirondack Northway) to Exit 20. Travel south on Route 9 approximately ¼ mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive. Love the skin you’re in. Try not to jump out of it.

RUTLAND, VT—60 miles
Take Route 7 South to Route 4. Go west on Route 4 to Route 149 West. Follow Route 149 to Route 9 and turn left. Meditate on all the awfulness that awaits you. Travel south on Route 9 approximately one mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive.

BURLINGTON, VT—120 miles
Take Route 7 South to Route 22A in Vergennes. Follow 22A to Route 4 West. Follow Route 4 until Route 149 West. Turn right onto Route 149. Despite your hands quivering on the steering wheel, try to stay on the road. Continue to Route 9 South. Travel south on Route 9 approximately one mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive.

ROCHESTER, NY—240 miles
Take I-90 East (NYS Thruway) to exit 24 to Albany. At Albany, continue North on I-87 (Adirondack Northway) to Exit 20. If someone asks you for directions, do not answer. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive.

SYRACUSE, NY—165 miles
Take I-90 East (NYS Thruway) to exit 24 to Albany. At Albany, continue North on I-87 (Adirondack Northway) to Exit 20. This is your last chance to turn back. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive.

HARTFORD, CT—170 miles
No amount of insurance can protect you from this experience. Take I-84 East/US-6 toward Boston. Take exit 51 to I-91 North towards Springfield. Take exit 14 to I-90 West towards Albany (portions toll). Take exit B1 to I-90 West towards Route 9/Albany/Hudson (portions toll). Merge onto I-787 North toward Troy. Follow exit 9W to NY-7 towards Schenectady/I-87/Saratoga Springs. Merge onto I-87 North toward Saratoga Springs/Glens Falls. Continue north on I-87 to exit 20. Travel south on Route 9 approximately 1/4 mile and turn right onto Six Flags Drive.

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 666-666-6666. 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, silver bullets, garlic, or holy water.
  8. Weapons are not allowed in the park so please leave wooden stakes, silver bullets, garlic and holy water 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 thing 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

“Fright fest is so much fun! You get to experience the regular rides along with awesome haunted attractions! It’s a must for anyone who loves fall and Halloween!”
-Gilda T., Queensbury, New York

“It’s a great event for the whole family. The kids will absolutely love trick-or-treating in the park and seeing all of the amazing zombies and shows going on during the event!”
-Nathan D., Fort Ann, New York

“It’s really great! There are people dressed up as monsters and other scary characters walking around the park. They also have haunted houses that are so great even if they do cost extra.”
-Peter M., Corinth, New York

“Fright Fest is a fun Halloween celebration! Some of the rides are open and they have Halloween themed activities like a corn maze, haunted hayride, and trick-or-treating. The whole park is decorated for Halloween and it’s really great time for the whole family.”
-Jose O., Lake George, New York

“It is a lot of fun and great for the whole family! The zombie show was awesome and the different haunted houses were great. I will definitely go!”
-Emily F., Fort Edwards, New York

“I’ve been to Fright Fest at Great Escape and New England and had a great time at both. The employees make a huge effort to make your visit scary and fun for adults and kids alike. It’s a great time no matter your age. Thanks Six Flags!”
-Hannah L., Queensbury New York







New for 2016 – FREE Haunted Houses!

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?

  • Aftermath

    FREE Haunted House

    The infection is spreading at a rapid rate!

    The first documented case of AFV—Aftermath Virus—was at The Great Escape. It has been said that AFV had started as an airborne infection, but there has been no scientific explanation. Since the first case of AFV the number has tripled. The first signs of AFV are lesions on the skin, spikes in temperature, defecation and projectile vomiting. Total transformation is reached 48 hours after the first sign of infection. The Aftermath Zone has been completely overrun by infected walkers looking for their next meal. Deprived zombies have been known to mutilate their food, removing their preys’ insides and keeping the bones as a savory snack. DO NOT…we repeat DO NOT seek shelter in any of the containers, as there’s no telling what dangers lurk inside.

    If you think you have what it takes to survive Aftermath, please be our guest. Your best bet at survival is completely avoiding this zone at all costs. Once bitten or infected there is no hope.

  • Nightmare at Crackaxle Canyon

    FREE Haunted House

    The doctor is ready to see you now!

    Dr. Abel Bloodheart is at your service from annual checkups to curing insane thoughts. Dr. Bloodheart is mainly known for his new-age practices. He passionately believes in his theory that localized infections are the root cause of illness including insanity and therefore curable.

    Now the head of the institute, Dr. Bloodheart has begun implementing a refined procedure he commonly refers to as “surgical bacteriology.” Bloodheart and his team have performed thousands of surgical operations on patients.

    First, teeth and tonsils are extracted. If there are no signs of improvement, the staff will go in for a deeper extraction removing internal organs, limbs and other body parts. Although documentation isn’t recorded at this establishment Dr. Abel Bloodheart says his operations have a 95% success factor, and patients don’t ever want to leave.

    Rumor has it the asylum is overrun by tormented souls that lay dormant to inflect revenge on whomever steps foot in the building. Either by will or by force – we don’t know; but once patients enter they never leave.

  • Total Darkness

    FREE Haunted House

    Everyone deserves a life of fulfillment, and the teachings of The Leader will guide you to this place.

    Will a journey into total darkness help shed light on your soul? Discover the secrets of your mind through The Leader’s proven techniques. The Leader is looking for new believers to join his group. Follow his instructions and enter the compound where, through the science of sensory deprivation, The Leader will help you free your mind and understand your true potential. The after effects will be something you never thought possible.

    What joys and what horrors do we hold within? Are your memories and your fears real or imagined? If one cannot see, do the other senses become sharper to help discover life’s truths? And are you prepared to process that which you will learn?

    At the end of your journey, you will come face to face with The Leader. He expects you to learn. He demands your dedication. You will believe in his science. His is the only way.

    See if you can find enlightenment in Total Darkness.

  • Skull Manor

    FREE Haunted House

    The Landons rarely had visitors, and when they did, their friends went missing. Care to join them?

    The manor on Skull Street was the largest house on the block. The previous owners, Mr. and Mrs. Landon, had moved out years ago and the house was never revisited. As an aspiring house flipper, Jeffrey bought the estate in the hopes of renovating the abandoned property to make it beautiful to sell for big bucks.

    Jeffrey entered the house to begin his construction project and found bloodstained walls, rodent and bug infestations, and mold and cobwebs growing in the corners. He cleaned the mess and 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 builder 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.

    As neighbors and police roamed the house for clues, lights began flickering and doors and windows were locked. Lamps were knocked over and fire spread throughout the house, completely burning all the occupants inside. Now, at The Great Escape, you can tour the classic mansion to explore the unfinished renovation and the fire damage, but remember—the Landons won’t like it when you try to escape.

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 bloody-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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Dead Man’s Party

At Dr. Fright’s friendly neighborhood costume party, the zombies and ghosts may actually be real.

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Medusa’s Survival Test

Join in the fun with this creepy, night time version of our fantastically fun Halloween stage show.

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The Awakening

It looks like a parade, but is “The Awakening” really a funeral procession?

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Get your ghoulish grooves on with the creepy crew as they dance to classic Halloween thrillers.

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These Rides Show No Mercy

The Great Escape 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 4 or more 2017 Season Pass now and get:

    • Free visits for the rest of 2016 including admission to Fright Fest
    • Free upgrade to Gold and free parking
    • Save 70%!

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  • Your daily ticket price now includes all Haunted House for FREE! Purchase your daily tickets online or at the main gait upon arrival and and save up to $12!

  • One-day admission for all day and Fright Fest at night. HAUNTED HOUSES ARE NOW FREE WITH PARK ADMISSION!

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  • A Season Pass gives you unlimited visits for the rest of the 2016 season and all of 2017.

  • A Season Pass also includes in-park discounts, free tickets for friends on select days, admission to all Six Flags theme parks and FREE Haunted Houses for Fright Fest!


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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.


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Haunted Attractions

Passholders Only

Unlimited Fear Pass

Season Pass Holders slash through the lines at each haunted attraction this year with the Unlimited Fear Pass, good for every day of Fright Fest. Exclusively for Pass Holders. Park admission is additional. 


Additional Offers

General Admission at the Park


One-day park admission purchased at the front gate. Buy online instead and save!  ALL HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS NOW INCLUDED WITH DAILY ADMISSION!

Child Admission at the Park


Admission for kids under 48″, 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.

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

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