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September 21, 2012

Fright Fest Presented by Snickers® at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom  

Two new haunted attractions added to a frightful line-up starring creepy new characters and spine-tingling entertainment 

Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS® is back at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom to unleash five weekends of frightful fun and spine-tingling adventures to bring Halloween in Northern California a new level of terror. Fright Fest is open weekends from September 29 through October 28 (including Friday, Oct. 19 & 26).

Fearful frights include the all-new Massacre Mine, where greedy gold seekers dare to venture in this dark, damp place that is guarded by the ghosts of prospectors past. Guests seeking a friendly face need not wander through Cirkus Berzerkus, a chaotic new scare zone where murderous clowns run rampant in the moonlight. With a line-up of haunted attractions that feature five more mazes and scare zones, Halloween will never be the same.

Families can enjoy the best of Halloween entertainment and festivities with Thrills by Day and Frights by Night. Kids can enjoy trick-or-treating, an elaborate Pumpkin Patch, cookie decorating and costume contests. Kid-themed shows include the new Spoofy Sea Lion Show, the Monster Party Show and Witches Brew and Island Zoo wildlife show.

Monstertainment begins each night as the family-friendly daytime park transforms into a shadowland of ghouls and evil creatures when the clock strikes 6:13 p.m. The Awakening kicks off the evening fare with a chilling ceremony at the gallows and Dance Macabre takes place, a truly deadly dance party to get the night started.

Haunted Mazes

 NEW! Massacre Mine*
Explore an abandoned Gold Rush mine in search of gold, but be careful because terror lurks around every corner of this decrepit mine.

 NEW! Cirkus Berzerkus
Visit this chaotic scare zone where murderous clowns run rampant in the moonlight, praying on the darkest fears of its victims.

 Arsenic and Arania’s Nightmare Manor*
After Nicholas Nightmare’s untimely death, his eccentric twin daughters were left to fend for themselves. Living alone in this 13-room manor eventually went insane. Venturing into this dark, gothic setting must face the madness and mind games.

 Slaughter House Pig Farm*
This formerly condemned family-owned pork-processing plant once served human-flesh to unsuspecting customers. The slaughter house has reopened but the mystery meat remains a mystery.

 Captain Bloat’s Shipwreck of Horror*
The remnants of a 200-year-old shipwreck remains and is guarded by the ghost of evil pirate, Captain Bloat, determined to ensure no one gets close enough to find the treasure.

 Scrapyard of the Dead*
The workers of this ominous yet raucous junkyard are dead, but they don’t know it. They just wander the grounds adding to their stockpile of scrap and debris.

 Bloodbath Bayou
This not-so-tranquil lagoon is filled with monstrous crocodiles, decaying zombies, scaly beasts and other unexpected inhabitants.

 The Last Ride*
Simulated coffin attraction; not for the faint of heart. The scene is set as the “body” is loaded into the wooden casket by the resident “gravedigger,” after which all the person hears is silence. The casket then quakes and shakes to a stereo soundtrack where they experience a wild ride in a hearse, being thrown into a hole and having dirt shoveled over the top, plus some surprises.

*Additional fee required


 The Awakening – Dusk falls and darkness dictates the witching hour when the park is transformed to a living nightmare.
 Dance Macabre – It’s a deadly party on the plaza as the moon brings out a beastly shuffle, hop, step in this spooky dance production. 
 The Final Freakout – Nightly high-energy closing dance show will make hearts skip a beat.
 Club Cetacean – Groove to the beat in this retro 70s show starring Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.
 The Spoofy Sea Lion Show – NEW! Ghostly goblins inhabit the sea lion stage
 Witches Brew and Island Zoo – Nocturnal creatures and the like populate this act of furry.
 Jim McKenzie’s Intrepid Comedy Sideshow Spectacular – sword-swallowing, the nail through the nose – the usual oddities.
 Hypnotist – amazing feats of humiliation for those that dare.

Special event:  a blood donor drive to benefit the Blood Centers of the Pacific will take place on October 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fright Fest is open from 12 noon to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and until 9 p.m. on Sundays (open from 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday, October 19 & 26).

On sale now are 2013 season passes at the lowest prices of the year and provide unlimited visits for the rest of the 2012 season (including Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park) and all of the 2013 season. For a limited time, with the purchase of a Season Pass four-pack, guests will receive a free upgrade to a Gold Season Pass which includes free admission and free season parking to any Six Flags Theme Park with every pass. Offer expires October 28, 2012.

More information about Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Season Passes or online tickets, shows, rides, attractions and events can be found by visiting

NEW!  Special Fright Fest microsite: features detailed backstories and descriptions of all the haunted attractions and monstertainment.  


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