FRIGHT FEST RETURNS FOR 15 DAYS OF TERROR WITH FREE HAUNTED HOUSES
SELECT DAYS, OCTOBER 1-30
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.
|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.
MONTREAL, QUEBEC—175 miles
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.
- To check park operating hours call us at 666-666-6666. Demons are standing by. Or you can also check our online calendar.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- If you get lost we will eat you.
- 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.
- Stop by Stroller Rental if you need a stroller, wheelchair, wooden stakes, silver bullets, garlic, or holy water.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pick up a show schedule at the small dark shed behind the food stand closest to Guest Services.
- 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.
- Respect your loved ones: make all of your final arrangements in advance.
- To save time eat at non-traditional lunch and dinner hours.
- 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.
- 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
IF YOU GET LOST, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM, FOR HELP.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
THRILLS AT EVERY CORNER.
THE GREAT ESCAPE’S SCARE ZONES ENSURE THE YOU NEVER CATCH A BREAK FROM THE FRIGHTS.
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!
Come one come all, to view this collection of curious and disturbing human oddities while the Circus is in town.
Park visitors beware: Overnight the circus came to town, it brought with it the creatures from your worst nightmares.
Every year during Halloween, spine-chilling beings lurk at the Great Escape… Blood-thirsty, disgusting clowns and their crazed circus friends take over the Fest Area, and there is absolutely nowhere to hide!
Be careful where you venture into because a horrifyingly real army of mutants is hiding in the fog! Circuses may have been fun to watch as a child, but how will you react to this circus gone wrong? Will you be able to survive when you come face-to-face with the creepiest, most putrid, undead version of the menacing friends?
Word of advice: Don’t even try to run. They will hunt you down. They will find you no matter what. You’ll be shaking in your shoes with all of their blood-curdling shrieks.
Go ahead and ignore the warning signs in this black hole of death, we dare you.
What is today known as Ghost Town used to be a pleasant village. The townspeople were happy, and the town was growing, but that all changed when the dead started coming back to life.
In one terrible night, the town’s dead had risen from the cemetery. The village and its people were torn to shreds, and the buildings rotted around them, leaving behind Ghost Town, home only to the dead.
For years, those foolish enough to enter the abandoned town after dark have never been seen again. Reports of screams, vicious attacks and even celebrations have been filed for over 150 years. Those left behind have begun to play their own deadly games and they are looking for new participants to join in the carnage.
If Little Alice or any of her ferocious fairy tale friends find you, you’ll be lured into a whole new world of darkness, and you may never come out.
Park guests have reported seeing a pale little girl wandering the park alone. At night, some claim to hear a child singing and her muffled cries for help. Guests have been disappearing and all signs point to Alice being the source of this evil.
Don’t be dazzled by Alice’s charm; she brings her recruits to her lair to torture them with starvation, imprisonment, and pain. The little girl, now known as Malice, wanders the park every October to hunt down new friends and victims. If she or any of her malicious mob find you, you may never be seen again.
If you like pushing the limits and taking chances then a visit to Hot Rod Horror is right up your alley.
Hot Rod Horror is home to the speed demon clan whose creatures vaguely resemble humans. Their mutated, disfigured and deformed bodies are almost too badly mangled to call them that. These creatures no longer feed on food but rather crave the warm taste of human flesh.
Stepping on their sacred soil means you’re ready to race, and be warned the stakes are high. If you win which is unlikely, you will have permission to pass. If you lose, your debt will be paid. The leader of this clan isn’t interested in money or cars; instead, what he will collect is your soul to add to the growing number to his undead army.
The question is- are you ready to take on the king of the speed demons?
For 30 years the story-tail goes that all who venture to the boarder where the park meets the mysterious woods, have been added the large list of missing persons in the Adirondacks. This area is known for its beautiful rolling mountains and breathe taking landscapes. What they don’t tell you is what hides in those woods after nightfall and we are here to let you in on the secret.
The story-tail goes there was an old cabin built in the woods just beyond where the park stood. This cabin was built by hand by a man named Freddy Carvin. Now Freddy appreciated wood working and understood the importance of a sharp blade to execute even the most intricate projects. His motto was “with a sharp blade you can fix anything.” After finishing his life’s’ work, his cabin in the semi secluded location in the woods, he heard something faint. The faint noise resembled music and laughter which intrigued him to investigate. In search for the irritating sounds for hours, Freddy became frustrated and returned to his cabin. Although he was happy that his master project was complete he was unable to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the wilderness which in return drove him insane. After months of trying to ignore the growing sounds from the park he began going mad. In rage Freddy began carving tallies into the wood wall for ever day he had to suffer. Finally after running out of room to place another tally Freddy became furious. Grabbing his only companion, his freshly sharpened blade, he embarked deeper into the woods to find the source of the sound. After a long journey to the woods he finally arrived to the gates of the park.
The events that followed are far too graphic to share with you but will let you know the park was for one night completely silent and the only noise that could be heard were the rustling of the leaves that hung on the trees. Believe what you want in story-tails but the cabin still stands grown over by bushes and weather by the marsh lands. Freddy was never seen again after that night.
We warn you not to make too much noise in fear you will disturb Freddy. You don’t want him to come back.
GHOULS? ZOMBIES? DANCING MONSTERS? COME SEE IT ALL.
NEVER BEFORE HAS SIX FLAGS OFFERED SO MANY DIFFERENT LIVE PERFORMANCES DURING FRIGHT FEST.
Our Fright Fest shows will leave you howling for more.See All Shows
Dead Man’s Party
At Dr. Fright’s friendly neighborhood costume party, the zombies and ghosts may actually be real.Learn More
Medusa’s Survival Test
Join in the fun with this creepy, night time version of our fantastically fun Halloween stage show.Learn More
It looks like a parade, but is “The Awakening” really a funeral procession?Learn More
Bumper Car Mind Melt
Spirits creep to invade minds and feast until dawn, satisfied that their primitive mission has been fulfilled.
Bobsled of Terror
A mystery so deadly that the greatest scientists in Lake George have gone mad trying to understand it.
Blizzard Rodent Attack
No Blizzard ride vehicle is safe. If one rat is spotted, the other thousand are sure to be right behind.
Flying Trapeze Zombie Invasion
Ride vehicle by vehicle, the zombie numbers continue to grow on this “leisurely ride“on the Flying Trapeze.
Giant Wheel Insect Infestation
In this part of New York, insects target mouths and nostrils to suck the life from their victims.
Creatures are climbing out of holes near the Condor. If you see one … just pray for it to end quickly.
Lost Souls of Sasquatch
From below your seat, these lonely and frustrated ghosts reach out to you.
Supernova Siren Song
There’s no melody. Maybe it’s just laughter. Or a sad distant cry. But no man can resist the Sirens.
Creatures of The Comet
These animals, both domestic and wild, attack riders at the depths of this ride’s descent with a dark hunger.
The Demon Witch
They all agreed she was evil and had to die. She cursed them all that October night. Now she has returned.
The Nightmare Flashback
Try your hardest to keep your eyes open if you want to make it out alive.
TICKETS & PASSES
2017 SEASON PASSES
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%!
For a limited time only:
$53.99 Learn More
Daily Admission NOW INCLUDES HAUNTED HOUSE
Price starts at:
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!
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!
ALL HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS ARE NOW INCLUDED WITH PARK ADMISSION!
Price starts at:
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.
ALL HAUNTED HOUSES ARE NOW INCLUDED WITH PARK ADMISSION!
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.
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.
Price starts at:
Groups of 15 or more get really big discounts when tickets are purchased in advance.Learn More
*Free visits for the rest of 2016 does not apply to Membership Passes.
Season Passes are valid through the 2017 season. Memberships are available online only and require a 12 month minimum commitment. Some Memberships require a refundable security deposit. Read our Membership FAQs. Season Passes and Memberships may be used on public operating days, not valid for private parties or some events.
A valid email address is REQUIRED to receive some free tickets for friends, discounts and other Season Pass special benefits. Six Flags will never share your email address without your consent and will only use it for park-related correspondence. For members of your family under the age of 13, please enter a parent/guardian’s email address. Children 2 years and under are free. Prices are only available online, do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Service fee applies to online orders. Some concerts and special events require an upcharge. Access to ecoupons will be provided to Pass Holders on their first visit. Four of the same type of pass must be purchased in one transaction to qualify for discounted pricing or other special offers. A Season Pass or Membership provides unlimited visits and access to most rides but does not include food, games, shopping, additional fee attractions such as go-karts and Skycoasters, premium Fright Fest haunted attractions and some concerts, shows and special events.
Prices. operating schedule and park policies are subject to change without notice. Processing fees apply to online orders.