Have Plate Will Travel : Six Flags Great America No Mercy, terrifying scares around every corner


Monday, October 10, 2016

Six Flags Great America No Mercy, terrifying scares around every corner

As the Halloween witching hour descends on Six Flags Great America, Fright Fest shows no mercy in all its frights. Now through October 31, Six Flag’s Fright Fest is filled with the scariest, demonic, fearsome events known to show no mercy. From the extreme haunted houses to the numerous scare zones, Six Flags Fright Fest is extreme. 

During the annual Fright Fest event, Six Flags Great America turns the park into a huge Halloween experience. This event takes an army of characters, behind the scenes talent and operators to create the chaos.
Here are a few facts about the annual Six Flag Fright Fest Event.

  • 250 zombies and monsters lurk the midways and haunted attractions
  • 30 master make-up artists use 2,500 ounces of make-up and fake blood to transform actors each night
  • 25 lbs of food-grade, red vegetable dye create the blood-tinged reflection pond
  • 100 flaming torches create an eerie glow over the entire park 300 bales of hay add to the fall atmosphere
  • 25,200 stalks of corn complete the festive park decor
  • 4.5 tons of pumpkins and 160 yards of mulch form the "thrills by day" atmosphere
  • 1,000 gallons of fog juice generate the mysterious rising fog effect throughout the park
  • 1,600 yards of cheese and beef cloth are used to give the illusion of spider webs around the park
  • Over 1,250 minutes per fright fest evening is spent applying make-up by 15 make-up artists
  • Tiny, the 200 lb spider, has been perched on the American Eagle
  • For 23 years a 53 foot, 600 lb gorilla claims the sky trek tower each fright fest season signaling the start of the uprising

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