Midsummer Scream 2016: Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest Panel

Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA

Midsummer Scream update #3 of today takes us up north, to a distant land build upon a hill, one to which Westcoasterers rarely venture... yes, I speak of one Six Flags Magic Mountain.  The "Thrill Capital of the World" held its haunted attraction panel early Sunday afternoon to unveil their 2016 plans.  Similar to the Dark Harbor presentation on Saturday, there were no secrets kept.  Fright Fest confirmed returning mazes and scare zones and then announced the big surprise: a new Suicide Squad themed scare zone taking over the DC Universe section of the park.

The panel also talked about the production team's commitment to grow the event bigger and better every year (not surprising, given the uptake in Halloween event competition in recent years, not to mention the rivalry between Knott's and Universal amping up everyone's game).  Lead make-up artist Scott Ramp (an incredibly talented artist and individual) spoke to the evolution and quality of make-up at Fright Fest over his 25 years as head make-up.  Meanwhile, the speakers brought along a few monster friends from the event, who proceeded to wreck comedic havoc throughout the presentation with hilariously distracting scares, interruptions, and even fashion accessory theft.  All in all, it was a great presentation that left me feeling quite impressed and actually eager to check out Fright Fest for the first time in my life.

Here are all the slides shown during the presentation:

Architect. Photographer. Disney nerd. Haunt enthusiast. Travel bugged. Concert fiend. Asian.