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SFMM Fright Fest 2017 Media Preview

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:24 am
by fatdaddy
Six Flags Magic Mountain invited us to "preview" this years Fright Fest, which actually opened TODAY, so not actually a preview as much as an opening. Anyway, if you're a Fright Fest fan you'll know what to expect, not much has changed from last year. The mazes are basically the same, Voodoo Nights is back, Hypnotist, coasters in the dark, and the ever popular Suicide Squad returns. Kids can make crafts and trick or treat in Bugs Bunny World. The new Club 6-Feet Under at Metro Park Pub will be have food, drinks, and music. Also new is Ghoulish Grub at the Pub, where you can dine with monsters and enjoy some entertainment, ticket required and only select days. Roaming scare squads are back as well, so you're not safe anywhere in the park! The night starts with the Surge, where all monsters are unleashed, and ends with The Escape, where creatures block your exit. Questions? Check the Six Flags Magic Mountain website.

So, no major announcements, a new blackout maze called Dead End, new Damned 'n Disguise scare zone in front of Justice League (great!), and as mentioned before Demonic Dining. So, if you haven't checked it out before, it's well worth a visit, and if you've been before and liked it...you can do it again!

Let's look at some pictures...

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Club 6-Feet Under, originally it was called Club 1.829 Meters Under to keep with the Pub theme, but...

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Pumpkin Pie and some Pudding, I should have ate more pudding.

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Corn and some sort of casserole or something, I dunno, I got there late and didn't sample it, but I'd eat it if I could.

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Meat!

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Fried stuff, looks good.

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Another look at the average diet of a theme park enthusiast, the turkey leg!

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Who let this guy in!

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DJ plays music.

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Here's what it looks like in the dark.

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Wait here for monsters (DC Universe).

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Doors open, monsters come out. Actually they came out too fast and these are the slower monsters that I was able to get pictures of.

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Then this came out, this my friends is no monster. Although, her shirt says she's a monster, so...

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That's right, I'm right over here!

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Wait...who's this joker?

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Oh, it's The Joker. Should have seen that coming.

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Let's check out Suicide Squad...

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...and Harley Quinn!

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Took this, because I knew you'd want to read the back of her jacket.

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Who's better than The Joker? That guy in the Theme Park Review shirt! Buy one, they attract ladies like flies.

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Car with a red light in it.

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Children love Fright Fest!

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Why must women always swing swords at me?

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Barrels make it frightening!

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And on to Territory Twisted.

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Not sure what that is, but if you cook it right I'll probably eat it.

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Somebody should feed that thing.

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Superman will save us!

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Dude stop doing that, your creeping me out!

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I wear stilts and frighten children!

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Get down from there!

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Spider something.

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Hey, let's go see what's going on over there!

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FYI rides in the dark, means in the DARK!

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Sorry, but you're too tall for me...and scary, too tall and scary!

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Intentional sideways photo, Dutch oven style or something.

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Excuse me little girl, do you know the way to Riddler's Revenge?

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Crap! Nevermind!

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Not sure what this is, but I took a picture of it.

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Damned 'n Disguise, well damn if they ain't in disguise!

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Spooky! Find these at the candy shop.

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If you want a maze pass, look for these around the park.


And taking a break, more to come in a few...

Re: SFMM Fright Fest 2017 Media Preview

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:11 am
by fatdaddy
And more pictures of Fright Fest...

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Aftermath...2...Chaos Rising!

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I hate it when the cable goes out!

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Ha! Just infect me, I ain't running nowhere.

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Just stittin' here waiting to eat people.

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Woman wanted to give me a pedicure, said I could leave my feet and come back for them later.

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The goat sucker is back.

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Look for this to get your maze passes at the front of the park.

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FYI.

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Lots of dancing at Voodoo Nights.

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There's also this skeleton...

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...and this drum guy painted like a skeleton.

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And more dancing.

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Some kind of voodoo guy dancing.

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There's a band.

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Somehow I ended up with lots of pictures of her, not sure why.

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There were other people in the band by the way.

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Probably the best maze, or at least my favorite.

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Not a fan.

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Noted.

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One of those roaming monsters, like roaming around and stuff.

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Another dutch oven.

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Obligatory demon shots.

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Okay, that's all I have. Not a lot new this year, but in any case, still a decent haunt, and a must if you haven't been to Fright Fest in awhile. Thanks to Six Flags Magic Mountain for inviting us, really enjoyed the new Damned 'n Disguise scare zone, for me that was the hit of the night. Thanks for looking, leave a comment!

Re: SFMM Fright Fest 2017 Media Preview

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:03 am
by RAWKIN_coaster38
Thanks for the pictures! It's been a few years since I've been to SFMM's Fright Fest and it looks like the mazes haven't changed very much. I didn't see if you mentioned what all of them were, but I can't for the life of me figure out why they still have that dang Chupacabra maze. Seriously, it sucked 4 years ago and I'm sure it still sucks now.

Re: SFMM Fright Fest 2017 Media Preview

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:53 pm
by fatdaddy
Vault 666, Reds Revenge, and Aftermath 2 are probably the most "modern" mazes and close to being on par with other haunt events. The new blackout type/dark maze is one of those things that you'll either love or hate. Suicide Squad is fun if your into DC, or the movie, or hot blondes. As I said, it's gotten much better, but competing with Knott's and Universal is going fo require major changes every year. They do have one advantage with Terror Tracks (coasters in tye dark) and should really promote that more.

Re: SFMM Fright Fest 2017 Media Preview

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:47 pm
by alexinla
To me it looks great and I am looking forward to visit later next month

Re: SFMM Fright Fest 2017 Media Preview

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:43 am
by Rollercoaster Rider
If Six Flags has a good relationship with DC Comics, How come all Six Flags parks don't have Suicide Squad for Fright Fest?

Re: SFMM Fright Fest 2017 Media Preview

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:27 am
by Jew
Rollercoaster Rider wrote:If Six Flags has a good relationship with DC Comics, How come all Six Flags parks don't have Suicide Squad for Fright Fest?


Probably because DC Comics/Warner Brothers are located in Burbank and they want to protect the brand. Easy for them to visit SFMM to ensure it meets their quality standards. Bonnie also worked for Warner Brothers before coming back to SFMM....

Re: SFMM Fright Fest 2017 Media Preview

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:39 am
by robbalvey
Jew wrote:
Rollercoaster Rider wrote:If Six Flags has a good relationship with DC Comics, How come all Six Flags parks don't have Suicide Squad for Fright Fest?


Probably because DC Comics/Warner Brothers are located in Burbank and they want to protect the brand. Easy for them to visit SFMM to ensure it meets their quality standards. Bonnie also worked for Warner Brothers before coming back to SFMM....


Yeah this could be a "test" or proof of concept for they roll it out to other parks next year.

Re: SFMM Fright Fest 2017 Media Preview

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:52 pm
by Nrthwnd
Great coverage of the preview, Caesar! The whole set up looks great for the park.

And those legs! Mmmm. :smile:


...Oh, and the turkey legs, too!

Re: SFMM Fright Fest 2017 Media Preview

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:47 am
by fatdaddy
^Ha! The way they have it set up now, it's pretty much all around the park. Especially with the roaming scare actors. But, they definitely need to get rid of some of the older mazes, or do complete rethemes to stay current and keep up with the bigger haunts.