Darn, this deal has expired.Don’t miss another. Subscribe to email updates, follow @atlcheap on Twitter, or like Atlanta on the Cheap on Facebook. And be sure check the calendar for the latest deals.
You’ve got one last weekend to head out for Fright Fest. Six Flags Over Georgia is open Friday, October 28, through Sunday, October 30, 2011.
Planning to go? Six Flags is offering few promos to get you in on the cheap.
As always, if you plan to visit Six Flags at least twice, the season pass is your best bet. Not only does it pay for itself, but it comes with a coupon book that’ll let you get friends in free or on the cheap + save on food & merchandise. And Fright Fest is free for season pass holders.
That said, you’ve got a few ways to save on admission:
- 2012 Season Passes are now on sale for Six Flags Over Georgia: $64.99 buys you unlimited access to Six Flags Over Georgia for the rest of 2011 AND 2012. And if you buy three, you’ll get one free. Bonus: If you activate the 2012 season passes at the park by November 5, 2011, you’ll get one free season parking pass, too.
- If you buy tickets online, you can get one-day admission to Fright Fest for $34.99-$44.99, depending on when you visit, a savings of up to $20.
- The 2012 combo pass recently dropped in price, and it’s a cheaper than 2011′s regular-season price: $99.99 buys unlimited access to both Six Flags Over Georgia & White Water 2012 + you can use it at Six Flags Over Georgia for the rest of 2011.
Prices are good for a limited time; if you click through & the price has reverted back, the offer is over.
And an FYI re: FrightFest: We’ve gone twice this season. My girls (7 & 10) get freaked out rather easily, so we spent a couple of hours one morning at Six Flags earlier this month so that they could see the mechanics of how it works, check out the decorations in daylight, & such.
We went back for a longer stretch this weekend to try out some of the shows & attractions. I figured we’d be OK if we left before dark–they’d get to experience a touch of the macabre without the added scariness of dark. The reactions were rather mixed. Dr. Fright’s Carnevil went over well; they enjoyed the singing & dancing. And there was trick-or-treating in Bugs Bunny World.
But Baron Von Vile’s Call to His Minions & The Terror Train (additional ticket purchase required for the train)? Not so much. I didn’t realize that when Baron Von Vile “calls on these beasts & releases them into the world” that the zombies & clowns with chainsaws would literally leave the stage & come into the crowd, after which they’d chase people around the park (or pose for pics). My girls huddled in & were OK until it passed and we could get out, but some kids were screaming & crying hard. And I thought we’d be OK on the Terror Train, as I assumed they could just close their eyes if they got scared & that’d be that. But when you leave, you have to go through a mini-haunted house at the Train Station, with live actors, strobe lights, chainsaws & such. We were totally unprepared for that.
If you’ve got young’uns & want to go, it’s fairly tame until dark. Plan to arrive early & leave by the time Baron Von Vile is scheduled to call his minions that night.