Six Flags Fright Fest
1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee
Fright Fest is infamous for its ability to scare even the most
stoic of patrons, but Great America offers scare-free zones and
activities for little ones, too. Families with young children will
be safe from terrifying monsters and zombies (as well as
death-defying roller coasters) in Camp Cartoon and Kidzopolis,
where the rides have just the right amount of zing for amusement
park newbies. In Camp Cartoon, check out the miniature enclosed
Ferris wheel and Looney Tunes-themed rides that mainly require no
adult accompaniment for kids 36 inches and under.
For kids ready for the their first rollercoaster experience,
look no farther than The Little Dipper, a 1950s classic transferred
to Great America after Kiddieland closed in 2009.
Have little daredevils ready for a bit more thrill? Try The
Whizzer, which children 42 inches or taller can ride without an
adult-but I recommend accompanying even the bravest young ones as
it's an exhilarating and tummy-turning experience.
Fright Fest activities perfect for pint-sized guests
And of course little (and big) Halloween revelers are welcome to
dress in costume.
Enjoy Halloween-themed shows and rides for kids during daylight
hours, but once the sun begins to set, the ghouls come out to haunt
the midways with no mercy. When the clock strikes 4 p.m., the
Zombie Jamboree parade hits the streets of Fright Fest and begins
the transformation from theme park to scream park. "Fright by
Night" is not recommended for kids under 12 and those who scare
The month-long celebration runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
plus Oct. 24.
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