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Six Flags St. Louis hosting ‘HALLOWFEST’ amid pandemic

HALLOWFEST will take place Oct. 3 through Nov. 1 from 2-10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays

EUREKA, Mo. — Six Flags St. Louis announced it’ll hold HALLOWFEST this year.

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 Halloween theme throughout the park, according to a press release from Six Flags.

HALLOWFEST will take place Oct. 3 through Nov. 1 from 2-10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the park said it will continue to operate with limited capacity admission to prevent overcrowding and reservations will be required. The company’s comprehensive and ongoing safety protocols will be in effect for the entire run of the event.  

“We know that Fright Fest is one of the most anticipated events of the season for our guests. Given the current environment, we are taking special precautions by offering our guests a version that is still scary, provides Halloween entertainment, our thrilling rides, and most importantly, is safe for our guests and team members,” said Six Flags St. Louis President Phil Liggett. 

“During HALLOWFEST, guests will experience the same health and safety measures that we have operated our parks with all summer including daily temperature checks prior to entry, social distancing, enhanced sanitization measures, and face masks required for guests and team members.”

HALLOWFEST Thrills by Day includes:

  • Simply Spooktaclular Storytelling at the Trick-or-Treat Trail featuring individually packaged candy and treats for guests ages 11 and under;
  • The popular Love at First Fright and Dead Man’s Party shows will be performed on the Palace Porch;
  • Select scare-actor photo ops with appropriate social distancing; and
  • At the 13th minute of every hour, freaks throughout the park break out in dance for Freaktime.

HALLOWFEST Chills by Night includes:

  • All haunted attractions and scare zones will be transported outdoors to the wide-open midways with social distancing including The Vampire Bar, Clowns of the Blacktop Circus, and the Backlot Creatures;
  • Creepy fog, eerie lighting, and sinister music will create the perfect backdrop for nighttime scares and chills;
  • Six Flags’ signature collection of world-class roller coasters including The Boss, Screamin’ Eagle, BATMAN The Ride and American Thunder, ramp up the fear factor for a heart-pounding HALLOWFEST experience as guests fly through the air at high speeds in total darkness; and
  • Halloween gear, such as themed masks, witch headbands, light-up devil horns, and scary apparel, will be on sale along with everybody’s favorite glow-in-the-dark necklaces, bracelets and light sticks.

Six Flags said it worked in partnership with its epidemiologist consultants to create a safe Halloween experience that meets or exceeds federal, state and local guidelines.

Park attendance will be carefully monitored to avoid overcrowding and all Members, Season Pass Holders, and guests with single-day tickets will be required to make a reservation to attend HALLOWFEST.

  • All team members (including scare-actors) and all guests 3 years and up will be required to wear masks covering the nose and mouth while in the parks
  • No indoor mazes, haunted houses, or indoor shows will be operated; some haunted trails and scare zones will be operated outdoors with social distancing strictly enforced
  • There will be a limited number of nighttime scare-actors and they will remain at least six feet away from guests and each other
  • Guests viewing outdoor entertainment will be separated by at least six feet;
  • Props, rides, restraints, handrails, and dining and restroom facilities will be cleaned and sanitized regularly
  • Multiple hand-washing and alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the parks for guest and team member usage.

For more information on HALLOWFEST and Six Flags’ comprehensive safety guidelines, click here