It was a beautiful Saturday morning for my first day at Six Flags Great America in about a month.
These signs are new. Fright Fest has always been recommended for patrons ages twelve and older, especially after nightfall. However some walk right past it and cause scenes, even with these signs at Security warning them.
Superman: Ultimate Flight
As per usual, my day started out at Goliath. The line grew extremely fast.
I didn't notice until after taking this picture, but there is a fake body hanging from Goliath's entrance. Not sure sure what that has to do with this coaster, but okay.
Goliath started testing and I got first ride of the day in the back.
The park is really trying to up their game. This is evident in the toothpick and fresh veggies with my cheeseburger at County Fair Foodcourt. Afterwards, my friends and I raced on American Eagle.
During the afternoon, the candy trail is open inside Roaring Rapids. Daffy was out in his costume handing out candy.
With that being said, after nightfall it turns into Zombie Apocalypse walk through.
Foghorn Leghorn and Pepe were also out.
A Rapids Raft was still out, and I could see another house, as well as Larry the Gorilla atop Sky Trek Tower from this walk through.
The candy trial exits though the Picnic Grove, and is right by the drained Yankee Clipper.
Oh I was having a Six Flags Day.
Blood Bath (King Choas) easily had a forty five minute line. Sometimes Fright Fest seems haphazardly thrown together.
With lines getting unbearable long, I decided it was time for some Single Rider action. I was on and off within five minutes.
While waiting for my friends, I took some nerd shots including the drive wheels going into the lift on Superman.
I took some pictures of Six Saints Cemetery on our way to Demon. This is where the animantronic has been moved, as his former location is taken by flame throwers for the new Lights Show.
Six Saints Cemetery is where old attractions are laid to rest.
These include the old Fright Fest hearse from the 90s.
Others include flats, most notable SplashWater Falls and Sky Whirl.
It's funny how everything that used to be in Carousel Plaza is back by Demon this year.
By the time we got off Demon, it was time for the parade.
The six o'clock parade is kicked off by The Awakening. All the scare actors are in the train station.
Before being released, their Leader, Nox said some words.
Upper management was out in full force watching the First parade of the Fright Fest season.
Park President Charles "Hank" Salemi watches by as the ghouls take over Hometown Square.
Nox rolled by super close for me to get some nice shots of this years Mascot.
Next came the Lumberjacks.
Then the Werewolves.
And the Demons.
Finally the Vampires.
I legitly still have no idea who or what these guys are supposed to be.
Then the clownes.
That's it. Parade was over within ten minutes, I remember it being longer.
Next Up: Sideshow freaks.
But remember to get your 2016 Season Passes.
The scare actors in Southwest Territory are some of my favorite in the whole park.
The sideshow started off with this guy wondering the crowd breathing fire.
Nox was taking pictures outside. Afterall, it is his sideshow.
He certainly had my attention with the fire and all.
I don't know if this portion was skill or pure stupidity. Goggles over here, had a volunteer snap a mouse trap on his tongue, and pull it off slowly.
Now for the weird stuff, sword swallowing. Granted there was never a test to see if they were real, I was still impressed with his oral skills and lack of a gag reflex.
Goggles came back out and carried a man across glass with his bare feet, yet not a single drop of blood. That is interesting to say the least.
The funny thing is the volunteer had no reactions. Absolutely none, she stole the show.
After counting down from five, the sword plunged down his throat. I would consider this talent.
Dusk is great to take take pictures. Here are my second and third favorite coasters at Six Flags Great America.
But don't forget about Batman.
Around nine, my friends and I found ourselves in Carousel Plaza and watched the new lights show.
Having it being advertised as a lights show, I certainly did not expect so much inferno.
Photography is not allowed during Susan Rosen's performances, so this is as much as I could get.
Viper was a walk on at 11:30.
In Conclusion: It pays to come early and stay late!