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Six Flags Great Adventure kicks off 20th annual Fright Fest; cockroach eating included

SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE 20TH ANNIVERSARY Six Flags Great Adventure’s 20th anniversary of Fright Fest boasts two dozen “Thrills by Day” and “Fright by Night” attractions, including four new features for the 2011 season and more flesh-hungry zombies stalking the midways. Daytime features include the new Haunted Wagon Tales ride, Trick-or-Treat Trail and Monster Mash Bash. Nighttime attractions include the new Project XI-Mortuary Manor terror trail, Freakshow and Ghoulmaster’s Ghosts stage show (pictured). (PRNewsFoto/Six Flags Great Adventure, Ron Wyatt) JACKSON, NJ UNITED STATES

Combining a world-class lineup of monster thrill rides with elaborate decor and frighteningly fun Halloween attractions, Six Flags Great Adventure transforms into a 140-acre “scream park” and the ultimate place for thrills and chills. The month-long celebration takes place Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of October plus Columbus Day, October 10, 2011. 

“The Northeast’s Largest Halloween Party”—Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® offers two dozen “thrills by day” family-friendly activities and terrifying “fright by night” attractions, including four new features.

All-New Thrills by Day, Fright by Night
New shows and attractions include Doc Swan’s Magical Comedy show and Haunted Wagon Tales ride for families, Demon Barber of Main Street show featuring haunting Broadway songs from Wicked, Sweeney Todd and Phantom of the Opera, and the bone-chilling Project XI—Mortuary Manor walk-through for only the bravest guests. In addition, after 6 pm there will be more zombies stalking the midways in Main Street, Fantasy Forest and Boardwalk to enhance the creepy vibe.

By day, families can enjoy the return of favorites such as Professor Slither’s Creepy Critters animal show, Trick-or-Treat Trail featuring their favorite characters, Mr. Six Spooktacular Street Party, Monster Mash Bash musical featuring hit songs by Lady Gaga, Pink, Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green and Michael Buble, and Dolphin Discovery Summer Spook-tacular edu-tainment show. They can also catch a glimpse of the park’s newest pair of adorable lion cubs five times per day in Safari Discoveries along with bear cub and sea lion presentations.

When the clock strikes 6 p.m., the park takes a ghastly turn and transforms from “thrills by day” to “fright by night” with The Awakening, a dramatic procession of the walking dead, a Thriller performance and the resurrection of Dr. Fright, the father of Fright Fest. Other popular shows set to return include Dead Man’s Party dance show, Hypnosteria comic hypnotist show, The Ghoulmaster’s Ghosts stage show, Zambora side show, Fright Fest Freakshow featuring Coney Island freaks, Lakefront Graveyard and Dead & Local music showcase. Haunted attractions will also include the return of Demented Forest and Escape from the Asylum terror trails, where guests must face their darkest fears as they walk through ghastly scenes and escape angry zombies.

Spooktacular Special Events
Six Flags hosts the ninth-annual American Red Cross Blood Drive October 8, 2011. Guests can donate a pint of blood to earn a free ticket to Fright Fest. Reservations required.

During the final weekend of Fright Fest, Six Flags brings back a popular, stomach-churning promotion featuring giant, Madagascar hissing cockroaches. Six Flags will invite 20 guests to eat a giant, live cockroach for the chance to experience the new Project XI-Mortuary Manor terror trail for free and with front-of-the-line access. Cockroach consumption will begin October 29 and 30 at 7 pm.

For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure or call 732/928-1821.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 2010 revenue of nearly $1.0 billion and 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Six Flags Over Texas, the company’s flagship location, is celebrating its 50th anniversary season in 2011.

SIX FLAGS and all related indicia are trademarks of Six Flags Theme Parks Inc. ™ & © 2011®/™ SNICKERS is a registered trademark of Mars, Inc © Mars, Incorporated 2011

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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