The Great Escape theme park is known for its thrills with high-speed looping roller coasters and plunging rides. In October, the park is decorated with cobwebs and jack o’ lanterns. Ghostly spirits move in and creepy characters roam the park. During the day, Fright Fest is geared towards younger guests. Children are encouraged to come in costume and trick or treat at the fairytale cottages of Storytown. The daytime Halloween activities are fun, not frightening.

It is a different story when the sun goes down. Things get creepy. Fog machines create an eerie atmosphere; zombies stumble through the grounds. The park is divided into Scare Zones with mazes, a haunted house and live performances.