DC’s Thrill Capital, leads the way for Halloween thrills and chills with a new event for the entire family—HALLOWFEST. The event will feature Thrills by Day with plenty of family-friendly activities and Chills by Night with rides on monster coasters in the dark and haunting Halloween theming throughout the park. HALLOWFEST will kick off October 3 and run weekends through November 1, operating from 1:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m. with limited capacity admission to ensure social distancing. Reservations will be required and slots are expected to fill up quickly.
My family and I experienced first hand the fun and safety this event has to offer. As soon as we approached the entrance we were greeted with distance makers, signage, and temperature checks. There was plenty of hand sanitizing stations throughout the park. They went above and beyond to make sure we felt safe.
Comprehensive and ongoing safety protocols will be in effect for the entire run of the event. “Our HALLOWFEST celebration represents exactly what our Members, Season Pass Holders and guests have asked for…more opportunities to spend time together and create family memories this year,” said Park President Rick Howarth. “This newevent will still be scary, provide lots of thrilling rides and Halloween fun,and most importantly,will besafe for our guests and team members.HALLOWFEST will operate the same way we have operated our parks all summer, with daily temperature checks and face masks required for guests and team members prior to entry, social distancing, and enhanced sanitization measures.”
- NEW –Boo M an Crew–A high-energy percussion group that utilizes common objects in unthought-of ways to get young guests movin’ and groovin’.
- NEW -Whistle stop Park Corn Maze-Kid-centric dizzying labyrinth of fun moving in one direction
- Back by popular demand, a Trick-or-Treat Trail with individually packaged candy and treats
- Three family-friendly Halloween shows, featuring verbal interaction only and no physical contact
- Over-sized seasonal décor throughout the park perfect for festive family photos
- Halloween-themed specialty treats, like gooey caramel apples and funnel cakes made with Snickers candy, available for purchase.
As soon as we entered the park, we were mesmerized by all of the festive decor such as pumpkins, spiderwebs, scarecrows and more! My kids were so excited dress up and to see the Halloween decor around the entire park. The Trick or Treat trail was very well done, and it included a spooky walk through that ended with a pre packaged candy bag for each child. All of the day time events and aspects were very kids friendly, nothing was too scary.
The spooky treats are not to be missed! We devoured a few Poison Apples and Halloween funnel cakes. They were delicious!
Six Flags HALLOWFEST really is a great family friendly activity that all aged can enjoy. The shows, the rides, and of course the treats were all spectacular. Now, if you have older kids you might be interested in staying after 7pm. For Chills by Night, creepy fog, eerie lighting, and sinister music will create the perfect backdrop for night time scare-actors and chills and spooky ride experiences.
Be sure to download the Six Flags app and bring your credit card. There is no paper maps, or cash used on property to avoid unnecessary contact. You will want to be able to see the map, showtimes and order food from the Six Flags map. It sure comes in handy!