Six Flags St. Louis Unleashes Rage of the Gargoyles Virtual Reality Coaster

New VR Experience and Night Terrors Haunted Maze Join Fright Fest Lineup

EUREKA, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#FrightFest–Six Flags St. Louis’ annual Fright Fest® is set for even more
screams with the invasion of Rage of the Gargoyles VR and
the new Night Terrors haunted maze. The world’s largest Halloween party
takes place five weekends beginning Friday, September 30 featuring Thrills
by Day
and Fright by Night with haunted mazes, Halloween
themed shows, kids’ attractions, zombies, freaks and thrilling scares
throughout the park.


New Frights

Fright seekers can now battle demonic creatures as Rage of the
Gargoyles
, the world’s first fully-integrated Virtual Reality (VR)
gaming coaster experience featuring Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus,
invades Fright Fest. Riders—wearing Samsung Gear VR headsets— board the
Ninja roller coaster and become pilots of an Apache-style helicopter.
With a devastated cityscape as the backdrop, a fleet of choppers battles
an army of terrorizing, winged monsters. The action-packed adventure
begins with riders ascending up the coaster’s lift hill while
blood-thirsty gargoyles mercilessly attack the copter’s glass shield.
The epic on-screen conflict quickly accelerates as the high-definition
imagery synchs perfectly to the coaster’s movements sending riders
twisting, turning —flying over battered skyscrapers, plunging underneath
twisted bridges and dodging falling debris, all while shooting to
conquer the vicious master gargoyle. A surprise ending to this
fully-immersive virtual odyssey will leave guests breathless and ready
to engage in the Rage of the Gargoyles battle again.*

Also new for Fright Fest in 2016 is the Night Terrors
haunted maze. If guests weren’t already afraid of things that go bump in
the night, they will be now. Night Terrors preys on guest’s worst
phobias as each room brings them face to face with another fear to
conquer. This walk-through attraction brings nightmares to life and
makes even the strongest fear going to sleep.

Thrills by Day

  • The Dead Beats — These ghouls do high energy drumming on
    non-traditional instruments.
  • Love At First Fright — A Fright Fest tradition for 23 years,
    this live musical tells the tale of Witchy’s search for a new brain
    for her beloved Frankie.
  • The Pumpkin Porch — A Halloween Dance party hosted by the
    Looney Tunes characters.
  • Macabre Mansion — A magnificently bewitched mansion where kids
    12 and under can enjoy story-telling, puppet shows and receive a treat
    bag on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Deadman’s Party — A troupe of human puppets
    perform the dance of the demented.
  • Dreamz Comedy Hypnosis Show — Unsuspecting volunteers are put
    under a hypnotic spell in front of a live audience.
  • Cornelius’ Hay Maze Fun — A journey of spooky twists and turns
    just for the little ones.

Fright by Night

  • Freaks Unleashed — Summoned by the Grand Witch during a
    must see performance, all the freaks arrive aboard the steam train
    signaling the nighttime terror has begun.
  • Camp Killamore — Orientation is at sundown, but this camp’s
    activities are a little less traditional and a lot more twisted.
  • Wrecker’s Salvage: Deadly Detour — Those looking for spare
    parts can take a hayride through this junkyard specializing in bones,
    limbs and more.
  • Blind Fury — Something demented has taken over the toy factory
    making it a maze of disorienting hallways, moving doors, vibrating
    walls and unnerving special effects.
  • Blackout — Surrounded by complete darkness, guests must rely on
    their sense of touch and hearing to make their way out.
  • The Slaughter House — Blood thirsty savages await in front,
    behind and even above those who dare to enter and play this gruesome
    game of survival.
  • Freakout Circus — This freak show includes fire eating,
    sword swallowing, knife juggling and more.
  • Scare Zones — Unsightly and unsavory characters have claimed
    the streets as their own. Scare Zones include Vengeful Trolls, Gnawlin’s
    Hollow,
    The 7 Deadly Clown Sins, Zombieville and Minions of the
    Scare-O-Jack
    .

Fright Fest runs select days, September 30 through October 30. For more
information on operating hours, days, Haunted Attraction Passes and
more, visit https://frightfest.sixflags.com/stlouis/.
2017 Season Passes are on sale and can be used for this year’s Fright
Fest, the new upcoming Holiday in the Park and all of next season. When
four or more Season Passes are purchased and processed by November 6,
guests receive an upgrade to a “Gold Season Pass” including free parking.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional
theme park company with $1.3 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the
United States, Mexico and Canada. For 55 years, Six Flags has
entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed
rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more
information, visit www.sixflags.com.

*Riders must be at least 13 years of age to wear Samsung Gear VR.

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Contacts

Six Flags St. Louis
Elizabeth G. Gotway, 636-938-5300, ext. 6328
egotway@sftp.com