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Six Flags Magic Mountain raises the bar with two new Fright Fest mazes
Six Flags Magic Mountain raises the bar with two new Fright Fest mazes

For the better part of the past decade, Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain has run a distant third in Southern California behind the twin terrors of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights and Knott's Halloween Haunt. Up until 2007, Fright Fest was "free" with park admission and you got what you paid for: Unimpressive paint-and-plywood mazes with generic spooky themes and disinterested monsters in rubber masks. Back in 2011, Magic Mountain quietly launched a multi-year, multimillion-dollar investment in Fright Fest in hopes of catching up with Universal Studios Hollywood and Knott's Berry Farm, which offer arguably the best one-two punch of haunted theme park...

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