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Fright Fest improves as Six Flags Magic Mountain closes in on rivals
Fright Fest improves as Six Flags Magic Mountain closes in on rivals

After years as a perennial also-ran, Six Flags Magic Mountain's Fright Fest has emerged as a worthy contender for Southern California Halloween supremacy. The annual Halloween event at the Valencia amusement park has invested heavily the last few seasons to catch up to the undisputed leaders -- Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights and Knott's Berry Farm's Halloween Haunt. Now Magic Mountain needs to figure out how to differentiate Fright Fest from Knott's decades of experience and Universal's expertise with brand-name horror franchises. Over the last few years, Magic Mountain has built permanent homes for most of its haunted mazes, allowing the park...

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