Fright Fest...not so Frightfull

Friday, October 5, 2001 2:24 PM
I speak for SFGAdv when I say this, so I don't know about all the other Six Flags parks...but it really isn't the greatest Halloween attraction you can find.  Here's what we have: The Hayride to the Unknown which doesn't really give much of a scare anyway.  Other than a few shows and Alcatraz, which is pretty much just there to promote it for next season, that's about it.  The only other attraction they had which was somewhat scary was Brutal Planet, which they took away this year.  It's great that the park is open for the rides and everything, but it would be nice to see some quality scary attractions.  There are Halloween attractions all over Philly and New Jersey that truly get you into the Halloween spirit while GAdv has a few hay bales and some fog machines.  Does anyone else notice this?  I would love to see some quality Halloween attractions
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Friday, October 5, 2001 2:32 PM
SFMM has 3 walkthrough attractions (one of which is pretty good!), a couple of shows, and a couple of scare zones....not too shabby, but I'd rather go just down the freeway to Knotts =)
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Friday, October 5, 2001 2:39 PM
Great Escapes is pathetic! lol u should see there haunted house
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Friday, October 5, 2001 2:52 PM
I know at SFGAm, it's not scary whatsoever.  But then again, if Six Flags made it scary, parents couldn't bring little children (thus probably wouldn't go themselves), and since SF probably would like to retain good terms with its younger family patrons, Fright Fest will never be scary.

Good marketing name though...

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Friday, October 5, 2001 6:57 PM
Yeah, but if they had separate attractions that were scary, it wouldn't affect the kids.  It's like roller coasters, kids are afraid of the coasters...but they still have them at the park.  Only the people who want to ride the coasters have to go near them.
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Friday, October 5, 2001 6:57 PM
Yeah SFNE's was awesome in 1998.  That year they had two haunted houses (one being good), a haunted trolley ride called Hell's half Acre, and a haunted hay ride which was also really good (better the year before though).  Also, they had a cool illusion called zambora the gorilla woman.  Ever since then, Fright fest has been getting worse and it seems SF certainly has the lamest Halloween attractions. I"d much rather go to Lake Compounce's Haunted Graveyard.

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sigh, SFNE goes "tiny" for 2001

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Friday, October 5, 2001 7:42 PM
I heard that some park (I forget which one)fills all the paths with fog, this would be a great addition to any parks Fright Fest.
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Friday, October 5, 2001 11:36 PM
I remember a couple of years ago at SFGAm, I was on the train.  When it pulled into the opposite station, there was a loud bang and the lights went off.  On came a strobe light and clowns with chainsaws jumped on the train.  IT WAS FANTASTIC!  The very next year though, they didn''t have it anymore as a result of parents complaining it was too scary.  I think thats the major problem here, parents bringing young children. 
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 7:43 AM
Haha, nice subject! I just got back from Wyandot Lake's Fright Fest last night and it SUCKED! It was realllyyy bad, they did not do a good job at all......
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 8:01 AM

Patrick K said:
I remember a couple of years ago at SFGAm, I was on the train.  When it pulled into the opposite station, there was a loud bang and the lights went off.  On came a strobe light and clowns with chainsaws jumped on the train.  IT WAS FANTASTIC!  The very next year though, they didn''t have it anymore as a result of parents complaining it was too scary.  I think thats the major problem here, parents bringing young children. 

Yeah, they used to do something like that. And there used to be a headless horseman on side by the train, and when ever it passed, the guy would ride the horse (real by the way) along the train. Yeah, and I also remember when the two guys jumped on the train, and walked around on it. I guess it they just got rid of it.

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Saturday, October 6, 2001 10:14 AM
P>quote] FONT face=Verdana size=2>The very next year though, they didn''t have it anymore as a result of parents complaining it was too scary.  I think thats the major problem here, parents bringing young children.  /quote]/P>
P>When Carowinds puts on Scarowinds (this year is its second year), they advertise that children under 13 should not be brought.  They did a very nice job last year, and hopefully they will expand it this year to spread out some of the 2 hour lines :)/P>
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 12:00 PM
Anyone wacth you local Fox Channel latly if your near SFGAdv? Im in NYC so they advertis over here and they had a comersahl which i seen more times then a regular fright fest comershal and its  basicaly sent to parents to bring there kids to SFGAdv for fright fest.I also seen it on NY1a few times.so if parents bring there kids its becuase the kids sawthe comershal and watned to go or the parents thought it was a fun thing to do for hallween since they say doll then up and bring them to SFGAdv for fright fest and dont forget the monster coasters and they showed runaway mine train.so i think they want to advertis to the younger adience.then a few days ago i saw a adult fright fest comershal and they showed a SLC in the dark and it was saying come ride all the monsetr coasters etc then they showed a guy on a coaster with yellow eyes. and they also advertsied for the hayride in the comershal but thats all they  said for firght fest i belive. plus they showed old fright fest footage from back in the day when it was actualy scary! i think that comershal is very misleading.
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 12:43 PM
Anyone been to WW/EV near Seattle? I was surprised they are participating, as Six Flags hasn't done much to the park yet. I live in P-town and was wondering if it's worth the trip.
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 4:30 PM
I went to SFGAdv the past two Friday nights and did the hayride on night #1, not scary.  Tried to do the hayride at 8:30 with reservations this past Friday night but the line was too long, so I rode Chiller a few more times...the lap bars make it a whole new ride...awesome!  Anyway, nothing scary in the park at all to put you in the mood, so I went home, put a pumpkin on top of the tv and turned on CNN...now THAT was scary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Saturday, October 6, 2001 6:20 PM
Now at SFGAm, the train has...Pigman! It is so funny. I wonder if the story is supposed to be funny or if it was supposed to be scary and it is just horrible. It seems everything has been toned down this year, while the haunted house prices have risen.
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