• Escape the asylum, walk through haunted house at Fright Fest

    By: Nelson Hicks


    AUSTELL, Ga. - Kill Island, the Terror Train, the Last Ride, the Asylum; today wsbtv.com is taking you on a trip you may never return from.

    The Atlanta area offers countless things to do for Halloween. From Netherworld Haunted House in Norcross to ghost tours at the Fox Theatre to scarecrows in the garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, there's plenty of fun and scares around town.

    One of the biggest collections of Halloween tricks and treats can be found at Six Flags Over Georgia, home to Fright Fest.

    Fright Fest features many of the rides and shows fans have come to love, but this year, the event underwent an expansion. Fright Fest now includes a number of scare zones and walk through attractions that had guests screaming in terror on wsbtv.com's Nelson Hicks' recent visit to Six Flags.

    But don't take our word for it, the Last Ride puts guests inside a coffin and gives them the experience of being buried alive. Those brave enough to attempt the unthinkable will be treated to an earth-shattering peek into the life that follows death.

    Terror Trail: Backwoods Bloodshed is another new edition to Six Flags. When the train depot shut down more than 70 years ago, businesses closed and Bloodtown was left abandoned by everyone except for the Roscoe family. Many assumed the family would eventually die out, but the family has continued to grow. Local authorities kept tabs on the family until the 1960s, when unsolved disappearances shook the nearby communities. Since that time, Bloodtown has been left alone and authorities no longer patrol the desolate streets. Those that walk the Terror Trail will travel along the outskirts of Bloodtown, but beware; even a slight glimpse of the Roscoe family may be your last!

    Feeling brave? Walk-through the all-new Asylum right now.

    New shows this year include "Dare Devil Divas" and "Monstrosity Championship Wrestling." "Dr. Fight's Dead Man's Party" and "Grouchy Griswold: Insult Comic" return for another season.

    Some of the attractions do require an additional fee. Most of the fright began around 6 p.m. Costumed characters roam the park after dark, too.

    Six Flags is open from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday night, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. This is the last weekend Six Flags is open this season.

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