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  1. 2 examples I saw…a 2-3 year old was terrified clinging to her moms legs while her mom held onto their infant as the parade went by. The mom kept moving forcing the little girl to have to see the zombies while she screamed and cried and looked absolutely horrified! Another family…4 boys 2, 5, 7 and 9. I asked her if she had ever been here for the zombies and she laughed and said “yes, but it’s the first time with the kids and I’m trying to decide if I should take the two little ones into the haunted houses with us!” She was proud and it broke my heart for those kids for what they had coming. I said “they are going to be terrified. You’re gonna have your hands full with 4 little ones” trying to get thru in some small way. I walked away feeling sorry not only for those kids and all the other babies in there, but also Dr. Phil! How does he do it!!!

  2. No! Do not take small kids once the zombies come out. It is so unbelievably sad to see these kids terrorized and the parents (selfish, uneducated) laugh and/or force their kids to look and/or stay through it all. It’s scary for those of us who KNOW that it’s makeup and costumes! I honestly CANNOT believe that six flags doesn’t make it a rule that kids under 10 cannot be in the park after 6 during fright fest. I agree that everything about the park is excellent, clean, staffed well…a great time. But someone needs to step up in this area for the parents that don’t have education about child development! It’s no different than the parent who feels it’s ok to let their kids drink alcohol before the legal age. While the law says it’s up to the parents, and the parents have the right to decide what is best for their kids (which is very sad in these circumstances) the establishment, has the final say in serving them or allowing a child to drink alcohol! Fright fest is a form of child abuse for the ones who don’t have the cognitive ability to rationalize it and six flags needs to do the right thing here

  3. No! Do not take small kids once the zombies come out. It is so unbelievably sad to see these kids terrorized and the parents (selfish, uneducated) laugh it force their kids to look and stay through it all. It’s scary for those of us who can rationally tell ourselves it’s make up and costumes! I honestly cannot believe that six flags doesn’t make it a rule that kids under 10 cannot be in the park after 6 during g fright fest. I agree that everything about the park is excellent, clean, a great time. But someone needs to step up in this area for the parents that have education about child development!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing about Fright Fest and what is available for small children. You addressed all my concerns.

  5. Thanks for this post.
    My husband and I are wanting to go with a group of friends. We have a 9 month old daughter and we were wondering if it would be okay to bring her and push her around in the stroller when the zombies would be out? Not sure what to do

  6. Thanks for sharing the detailed information about it. It’ll help me alot as i am thinking to go there with my family and two sweet nephews. 🙂

  7. Thanks for the post. It is a good thing the author left before the “scary” portion started. My wife just returned from going to “Fright Fest” with her brother outside of Washington, DC. To all parents: the “scary” portion of Fright Fest is not for kids. Repeat, it is not for kids. They even tell you this as you are entering the park. The kids that were there were all crying. I’m not kidding that this could be traumatic for small children. They should have a rule that no one under 16 is allowed.

  8. Great review – thanks for sharing this as I was wondering if it is “scare-free” during the daylight hours. Sounds like it was a great weekend for you all!

  9. This is obviously a post by a Six Flags Editor and not parent.. but hey, thanks. Could’ve just posted this on your web site also.. we would’ve believed you guys.

    1. While I appreciate your concern, I most definitely do not work for Six Flags. It was actually my first time visiting this particular Six Flags location and my first time back to a Six Flags in almost 18 years. Since I had a trip to Six Flags planned with my family, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to share my experience with our Baby Gizmo readers who also maybe traveling with kids. – Hollie

  10. Thanks for the detailed description… it was exactly what I was looking for! I was thinking of bringing my 9-year-old cousin for Fright Fest but didnt know if it would be too scary.

  11. Kidzopolis used to be Wiggles World, the rides were all Wiggles themed (Dorothy’s Teacups etc), and they used to do an hourly show on the stage all season long. We were heartbroken to see it gone this year as my toddler just started loving them 🙁

    One other thing you missed – that Oberweis is right outside on the way back to the highway!

  12. Thanks for sharing Hollie! By the way, which double stroller did you use? We frequent theme parks very often, at least twice a month, since we have annual passes to disneyland. So I like to get other theme park mamas choice of which double stroller they use. Thanks!

    1. I used the Mountain Buggy Duo stroller for Six Flags. Since it was in driving distance, the size and weight didn’t matter. I love that stroller for theme parks because the weight capacity is high and the seats are big so that the 6 year old can even hop in for a ride if she gets tired. Plus, the full-reclining seats are great for naptime for the little one. I can even attach the Freerider board to turn it into a triple so that all three kids can take a break from walking. The Duo worked GREAT!! – Hollie

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