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Postby Necropolis on July 25th, 2017, 1:32 am
It may be just a tad early but could we start a Fright Fest 2017 thread?

I haven't found anything new going on but Six Flags has the dates for this years Fright Fest. It looks like it starts a little earlier this year, opening the weekend of September 16/17. Auditions to be a scare actor just happened this weekend.

In my experience, going opening weekend or the weekend after is not as busy. Anyone else already looking forward to Fright Fest? :)

https://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/special-events/fright-fest
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Postby RollingCoasting on July 25th, 2017, 1:56 am
Don't really care much for the event itself (Except for the graveyard) but I'm looking forward to the low crowds the first two weekends :D
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Postby Coaster Justin on July 25th, 2017, 7:29 am
RollingCoasting wrote:Don't really care much for the event itself (Except for the graveyard) but I'm looking forward to the low crowds the first two weekends :D


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Postby chrisisdragon on July 26th, 2017, 1:53 am
I am excited for fright fest this year, I think they would start putting up fright fest props mid to end of august because it is going to be open 2 weekends early then last year.
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Postby Necropolis on July 26th, 2017, 11:24 pm
chrisisdragon wrote:I am excited for fright fest this year, I think they would start putting up fright fest props mid to end of august because it is going to be open 2 weekends early then last year.


I think once the main portion of the season ends in August once the kiddies go back to school, that's when they start throwing props and haunted decor up for FF. I remember I went on Labor day weekend and some of the areas already had Halloween shtuff on them :)

I'm curious how long it really does take to get the whole park done? I'm just thinking...well many of the seasonal employees may have gone back to school so that cuts down on their staffing bigtime. Do the employees decorate daily? Or go in every other day? I'm very curious on the process (even though it may be mundane) :lol:
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Postby anewman35 on July 27th, 2017, 6:46 am
That mid-September weekend was the last regular season weekend for a few years, and I loved it because it was usually DEAD. So hopefully it's still good crowds for Fright Fest...
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Postby RollingCoasting on July 28th, 2017, 10:20 am
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Postby Necropolis on July 30th, 2017, 1:07 am
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Wow that is good news! Thanks for posting that!!!! I am so stoked for Fright Fest and the Halloween season!!
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Postby RollingCoasting on August 4th, 2017, 11:32 pm
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Postby Necropolis on August 5th, 2017, 4:27 pm
^ Wow. They are REALLY starting EARLY this year! Makes me wonder if there is something bigger and better in the works that will take so long that the park decided to start decorating the first week in August?! :D
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Postby anewman35 on August 5th, 2017, 5:44 pm
Necropolis wrote:^ Wow. They are REALLY starting EARLY this year! Makes me wonder if there is something bigger and better in the works that will take so long that the park decided to start decorating the first week in August?! :D


Eh. Wasn't it a year or two ago that the old Ragin' Cajun area was decorated as an as for Fright Fest at the very beginning of the season? Fright Fest starts next month, it's not THAT early.
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Postby BCarroll on August 5th, 2017, 6:45 pm
The Ragin' Cajun area with Fright Fest decor was to advertise for the event. They didn't want a blank facade up all year so they made it a Fright Fest advertisement.
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on August 5th, 2017, 7:08 pm
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on August 5th, 2017, 11:23 pm
Fright Fest = Terror Twister II = Best ride in existance

Beyond that, I do not really care for FF. I look at it as the time you are like "dang, the season is ending, better get a couple visits in asap". I will admit though, it is more fun to go with friends during FF rather than the regular season.
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Postby Necropolis on August 6th, 2017, 12:46 am
Yes Terror Twister!!!

I forget don't they have some special DJ inside playing music?
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Postby Tardis1972 on August 6th, 2017, 8:38 am
^ Yes as well as fog and strobe lights.
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Postby anewman35 on August 6th, 2017, 9:26 am
BCarroll wrote:The Ragin' Cajun area with Fright Fest decor was to advertise for the event. They didn't want a blank facade up all year so they made it a Fright Fest advertisement.


Right. So's putting the car out now.
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on August 8th, 2017, 4:37 pm
Necropolis wrote:I forget don't they have some special DJ inside playing music?


Is it an actual DJ or is it just a music playlist?
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Postby ilrider on August 8th, 2017, 5:43 pm
Dan The Coaster Man wrote:
Necropolis wrote:I forget don't they have some special DJ inside playing music?


Is it an actual DJ or is it just a music playlist?


There is no DJ. They had a skeleton in a DJ booth a few years ago, but they took it out. I think only one song plays on the ride each year.
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on August 8th, 2017, 9:57 pm
ilrider wrote:
Dan The Coaster Man wrote:
Necropolis wrote:I forget don't they have some special DJ inside playing music?


Is it an actual DJ or is it just a music playlist?


There is no DJ. They had a skeleton in a DJ booth a few years ago, but they took it out. I think only one song plays on the ride each year.

Each year, they have around 5 or 6 different programs with their own sound/lighting systems. You can look up on YouTube tests of each of the different cycles.
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Postby ilrider on August 9th, 2017, 8:34 am
^Okay, cool. Wasn't sure.
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Postby Necropolis on August 11th, 2017, 12:38 am
^^ THanks for the info!! :)

Counting down the days for Fright Fest 2017!!...
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Postby Jackluver18 on August 16th, 2017, 10:13 am
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Postby bigtopterrorr on August 16th, 2017, 11:28 am
I think their has been some contruction going on by Manslaughter Manor? Anyone know anything?
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Postby JaminOut on August 16th, 2017, 12:53 pm
^Yes, there has. Well, at least land clearing in Trailblazer’s old spot. It is unclear whether it is for Fright Fest, for 2018, or for another project.


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