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Fright Fest at Six Flags New England

Massachusetts' Premier Theme Park Gets Spooky For Halloween

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One of New England’s most popular theme parks has geared up for the Halloween season with a host of attractions sure to spark as much fright as any roller coaster plunge. Every weekend from Sept. 22-Oct. 28, Six Flags New England, located in Agawam, presents “Fright Fest,” featuring a variety of daytime and nighttime attractions and shows geared to various age groups. During the day, enjoy “Chilling Thrills,” families will be able to go on a trick or treat trail, meet animals such as lizards and snakes at “Creature Feature,” and dance to Halloween music during a street party. At night, the chills get a little more intense, when Six Flags hosts “Fright by Night,” with a haunted mansion, a graveyard attraction, and various ghosts, goblins and monsters (Six Flags staff members dressed up for the occasion, of course).

All of the park’s rides remain open during “Fright Fest,” with the added bonus that you may sit next to, or ride with a ghoul intent on instilling fear.

When: Weekends, Sept 22-Oct. 28, 2012.

Where: Six Flags New England is located at 1623 Main St., Agawam. 01001.

Directions: From Boston, take the Massachusetts Turnpike west to Exit 6. Take Interstate 291 for 4.2 miles to Interstate 91 South. Take Exit 3 for Agawam. Cross the bridge and take your first exit, follow the rotary to Route 57 West. Take Route 159 South, and follow just under three miles to the park.

Cost: Ticket prices vary depending on what day you select to go. By purchasing online, Friday tickets are $36.99, while tickets for Saturday and Sunday are $41.99. Visitors also have the option of purchasing a “Fright Fest” any day ticket for the weekend price of $41.99. If you choose to purchase your tickets at the park on the day of your visit, the price jumps to $51.99, $41.99 for children less than 48 inches. Children two and under are admitted for free.

There is also the option of purchasing a season pass for the 2013 Six Flags season. If you purchase now, you receive free admission for the rest of 2012, including “Fright Fest.” Season passes start at $49.99, with a variety of options, including the unlimited visits, select days when you can bring a friend for free, and free admission to the water park. For $109.99, guests can purchase the “Gold Pass” which is good for all attractions, VIP early entry, admission to all other Six Flags theme parks, and free parking. Day parking runs $20, while premium parking is $25. Visitors can also purchase a season parking pass for $60, roughly half the cost of buying a “Gold Pass” anyway.

For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/newEngland, and for more Halloween frights and chills, check out some of the ghost tours happening in Boston, as well as the ever-popular SpookyWorld.

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