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“Fright fest 2012”

Six Flags Great America
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Gurnee
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This amusement park, located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, has over 100 rides and attractions.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 6, 2012

just got back from Fright Fest at Great America. we went on a Saturday night from 5:30 pm until closed. first of all we hardly saw any monsters! and with the exception of maybe 3 monsters that screamed in the faces of people, lunged at people, or generally hassassed people. most of the monsters seemed to have a hard time staying in character!

I saw on occasion they were chit chatting like coworkers on a break. (hard to be scared of a zombie when it is standing in a crowd next to another zombie laughing and making small talk! All the "Monsters" had designated areas (litterally maybe no larger than like 50-75 feet) and they just went back and forth either walking lazily, or standing still, i understand that it is a long night, costumes and or climate might not be the most comfortable (It was a toasty 43 degrees!) but seriously shove some hand warmers down your skippys and get to scaring! I also hate it when the monsters ONLY target young girls. seriously they reserve their talents until they see small young girls and then they pounce, the girls scream run away and then the monsters go back to being lame again...

And another thing.... I'm a season pass holder, so i didn't have a problem going to fright fest this year, but let me just say... seriously? how freaking much of a rip off???? lets just say that i am some poor schmuck that goes to Fright fest with some friends. first i pay $22 for parking (which is like a freaking mile away from the entrance!) then lets say i was too dumb to not buy my ticket online (and save $12, cause yeah it might be "$41.99" online but after tax, and processing fees you end up paying $49.99 - thats $12 cheaper than buying it at the booth!) which BTW buying a ticket at the booth is $61.99!!!! ok, so a few water rides are closed down and they have "haunted attractions" put up. well fine, BUT in order to get into these "haunted attractions" you have to pay ANOTHER $19.99... talk about being nickled and dimed! ok so unless you lossed count, thats $22 for parking and $61.99 for booth tickets. (thats a total of 83.99) then if you want to buy cheap food thats on average about $8.99 per person, and lets say that you want something to drink, thats about $5 (i'm guessing on that one) so for a bite to eat the whole night will cost you $98!!! ok and then when you get there and you find that its too cold to go on rides, and you really wanted to scream and have that Halloweenie feel so you shell out ANOTHER $20 on the haunted attractions thing... well congrats you just blew $118... and it was hardly even worth it... this is incredibly expensive. it could be worth it if the monsters weren't so lame and if they offered the haunted attractions for free, or at least at a cheaper price no more than $9.99

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

We did Fright Fest last night and it was great, the staff was wonderful, I was looking at my map and had at least 5 different people stop and ask if I needed help! The lines weren't bad at all and if you order your tickets online you get a huge discount.

I can't understand people post reviews complaining about lines, I mean come on people it is a Theme Park what do you expect!

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We had a great time. They did an excellent job with the keeping the park rockin! The rides were fast and furious. The park was clean and it made for a wonderful day.

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Even on crowded days the rides seem to keep moving. There are several (like 9 or 10) roller coaster rides worthy of the adventurous thrill seeker. My favorite is the X-wing roller coaster. Very smooth and fast ride. The water park is also very good. Hard to do both in a day, given that you'll get wet at the water park. But, good for families that have people who want to do both.

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

What A Joke!! Dont buy Fright Fest Tickets can not return after 7pm?? How about people going to dinner off property? They had no signs posted anywhere when we arrived at 11:30am.

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