We are about two weeks out from Halloween. I’ve not even started on my daughter’s costume yet. #Fail My son is at the age where a costume is no longer a thing. I’m okay with that. Although he isn’t dressing up in costumes he still enjoys the thrill of Halloween. Our favorite friends over at Six Flags invited us for a complimentary day of Halloween fun at Fright Fest last weekend. Thrills by Day was all about kid-friendly fun and at six in the evening, things got freaky. By freaky, I mean Fright by Night took over and I was afraid. Full Disclosure: I don’t like to be scared, my kids already know don’t jump out on me. I’m not responsible for my reaction.
Nothing says welcome to #FrightFest like an empty coffin photo op. Look at LittleCuteLips, her facial expression is priceless. She was such a trooper.
My crew for the day included these three and Babe. I didn’t tell them where we were going because obnoxious and annoying. I knew they would be thrilled once they saw the Six Flags sign.
My LittleCuteLips was having no parts of these characters and I don’t force her.
Six Flags started out day off with lunch inside of Johnny Rockets. The kids each received Trick or Treat bags with candy already in it. Then we lunched on chicken tenders, BBQ, hot dogs, fruit and dessert.
Once we finished eating the kids were ready to get out and have some fun. I had a 4-year-old, 10-year-old and 11-year-old. So we had to balance activities for both age groups. We started out with a Trick or Treat Trail; you had to be 12 and under to get in and everything was rated G and it wasn’t even dark. Do you think that mattered to my LittleCuteLips? Nope! She still managed to turn the place out. I mean O-U-T. My daughter is the type of kid that you have to talk to a lot. Not in a bad way, but I have to let her know what is going on and remind her that she is safe and I won’t force her to do anything that will harm her or scare/scar her. After screaming and crying GET ME OUT OF HERE Dad and I were able to calm her down and show her that she could do it. I was proud to see her wipe her tears and walk in like a boss that formerly lost her ish. After all of that, she jumped right on the Little Monsters Kiddie Hayride for obvious fun via a tractor pull.
Babe had to put something in the car so he missed our photo. I won’t tell you that my LittleCuteLips cried and I had to calm her down and talk her into this picture. Look at the way she is side-eyeing Daffy, clearly he can’t be trusted.
The big kids got in on some little kid fun while waiting their turn for big kid rides. Noah joined in on the fun, he is a riot. He is the handsome cutie of Fatima over at Off the Potomac.
As it turns out my niece is a total thrill seeker when it comes to amusement parks. She is an experienced coaster rider; however, the Man-Child is not. She talked him into riding the Ragin Cajun which was a good first-time coaster for him. They both enjoyed it without it being too much for him.
They would later get on the Wild one which is a wooden coaster with 2,330 feet of severe inclines and declines. When he got off he said “Mom, I need a hug.” hahahaha It will be hard pressed to get him on another coaster.
We easily spent about 20 to 30 minutes in here.
My daughter had a ball climbing in this thing.
The Looney Tunes Prop Warehouse was perfect for the kids. All of them had a blast and Babe and I even got in on the action with them.
I love when they toss in a bit of educational play into the mix. The warehouse had a lot of different things going on. We had to drag them out or we wouldn’t get to experience the rest of the park.
We took so many pictures of the kids we had to make sure we got a picture into the mix. Behind us was a pumpkin maze LittleCuteLips had to navigate to get her freedom.
We had to divide and concur so we could maximize our time and not bore the kids. Babe took the little one and I took the big kids.
We came back together to take this train ride around the park. This is my kind of amusement.
We followed that up with the Legend of the West: A Stunt Spectacular show. It was funny, and the kids really enjoyed it. The infused some current day references that really had the kids laughing out loud.
This dude was good, the kids were watching him like a hawk and he didn’t move or blink. Babe and I had a blast with the kids then dropped them off to their grands so we could “enjoy” Fright by Night.
When the sun goes down Six Flags America had six terrifying haunted attractions, four new horrific shows and four scare zones packed with roaming zombies, blood thirsty cowboys, crazed clowns and so much more!
These are the only two pictures I captured at a night. Why? Because I was busy trying to keep my heart inside my damn chest. LOOK!!! I am a big chicken; I am not cut out for the haunted house life. I allowed Babe to talk me into 3 Haunted Houses. I tried to drag him out of one after we had entered and I freaked out; he wasn’t having it. I let him experience the fourth one on his own. He didn’t need me screaming every second and pulling on him. Apparently he missed me though. Yeah well.
I’m noticing a pattern with Six Flags, first I lost my soul on the Superman Ride of Steel VR Coaster, and now this. They obviously want me on pressure medication. Despite all of that we all had a great time. I look forward to coming back for the Holiday Experience.