Great America has been transformed into Fright Fest - with decorations, ghouls, and spooks to entertain the midways and make the theme park experience more fun and thrilling. The park went all out on decorations, which really added a level to the park and made my visit more enjoyable. The coasters were also still there, and since the crowds were low, I ended up riding more than I expected. So, what are you waiting for . . . dive into my Six Flags Great America - Fright Fest Trip Report.
This year I think that it's not running as well as it has been in the past - I typically ride in the back seat, and while there is normally an abundance of airtime, it just has seemed to vanish this year. Instead of a disappointing back row ride, I decided to try the front, and that made the difference.
Moving toward a tamer steel ride, the Whizzer was calling for my attention - I haven't given this "family" coaster a ride all season, but when I took a ride, I was pleasantly surprised. The coaster is set on top of a lake, and the track intertwines with trees, and on some of the turns near the ground, you can reach out and touch the ground while rushing past, adding to the thrills . . .
Unfortunately I couldn't stay for all of the festivities including the haunted houses, because ironically, I had to work on my own home haunt. The coasters were great as usual, and the decorations made a visit to the park even more fun - they really add to the feel of the park. The day I went (Sunday) was not at all busy compared to the summer days, So I got some rides in with out waiting for an eternity. All in all, it was a great day in the park, and I hope to be back at next year's Fright Fest!
Coasters are my passion. It's what I do, it's who I am.