Halloween haunts won’t be limited to the fall this year at eight Six Flags parks.
Scream Break, a new seasonal offering for the amusement park chain, will be an “after-hours special event including haunted houses, scare zones, freakshows, ghouls, and nighttime rides,” according to a Six Flags press release. Essentially, it’s a spring version of Fright Fest, though admission will not be included with season passes and memberships and require a separate ticket.
Here are the dates for the event at participating parks:
- Six Flags Magic Mountain: Weekends between March 18-April 16
- Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Weekends between March 23-April 16
- Six Flags Over Texas: March 11-18
- Six Flags Fiesta Texas: March 11-18
- Six Flags Over Georgia: April 1-8
- Six Flags New England: Weekends between April 14-30
- Six Flags America: Select dates in April TBA
- Six Flags Great Adventure: April 8-15
At Magic Mountain, the event will run from 9 p.m. to midnight on Fridays through Sundays (tickets get you inside the park as early as 7:30 p.m.) and will feature two haunted houses and three scare zones. Several of the park’s 20 coasters will be running, including Wonder Woman Flight of Courage, Goliath, Full Throttle, Twisted Colossus, Scream, and Batman: The Ride.
For Six Flags Over Texas, the event will offer two existing Fright Fest houses (Arania’s Murder Mansion and Labsics: Classified) along with that park’s Batman: The Ride, Mr. Freeze, and soon-to-open Aquaman: Power Wave coasters.
Two haunted houses will also be open at Six Flags Fiesta Texas’ Scream Break. The coaster lineup will include Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger, Road Runner Express and Iron Rattler.
The other five parks have not detailed the exact offerings for their events. Presale tickets are available for season passholders and members, ranging in price from $25 at Six Flags America and Six Flags New England to $35 per person at Magic Mountain, Over Texas, and Fiesta Texas.
The new event comes as Six Flags looks to reverse dismal financial results from 2022. In its most recent earnings call in November, the chain reported a 21 percent drop in revenue and a 33 percent drop in attendance year-over-year. In contrast, Six Flags’ rivals in the regional amusement park market, Cedar Fair and SeaWorld, have consistently reported record results quarter after quarter as the industry recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.