Six Flags captures the crown as best theme park Halloween event
LOS ANGELES — After four weeks of spirited voting, USA TODAY readers have named Six Flags Magic Mountain's Fright Fest the Best Theme Park Halloween Event in the country for the second consecutive time.
Even ghouls enjoy the monster coasters at Six Flags Magic Mountain's Fright Fest, voted #1 Theme Park Halloween Event in 2017.
“It is such an honor to be recognized back-toback by our fans for the efforts we have made to make Fright Fest the biggest, the best, and the scariest Halloween event in Southern California,” said Park President Bonnie Sherman Weber. “To be chosen by USA TODAY readers once again as the best in the country is incredible and underscores Six Flags' ongoing commitment to raise the bar and become the premier ‘must-do experience' and the gold standard for Halloween events, bar none.”
Halloween celebrations continue to gain popularity across the United States and Six Flags Magic Mountain sits in one of the most competitive theme park markets in the world. Over the last seven years, the 260-acre Los Angeles theme park has upped the scare factor and quality to an entirely new level with multiyear, multi-million dollar investments resulting in rave reviews from guests. Now touting some of the most creative and outlandish Halloween attractions in the country, Six Flags Magic Mountain's 2017 lineup is the biggest and scariest in the park's history featuring 13 electrifying mazes and dare-to-enter scare zones—including some of the most unique scare zones ever—new shows, haunted rides and attractions, and extraordinary roving “scareactors.” And now, due to its huge popularity and increasing demand, the park has expanded the calendar to a record 21 days of operation.
Six Flags Magic Mountain's sister parks, Six Flags Over Texas, located in Arlington, Texas, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas, were also named one of America's best scream parks, coming in sixth and 10 th place respectively, making Six Flags Fright Fest a coast-tocoast powerhouse. Fright Fest is hosted by all 13 Six Flags theme parks.
To see the complete list of USA TODAY winners in the ‘Best Theme Park Halloween Event' contest category, visit http://www.10best.com/ awards/travel/besttheme-park-halloweenevent-2017/.
PHOTO PROVIDED BY Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain - Winner of Best Theme Park Halloween Event in 2017.