Six Flags to Preview Fright Fest Starting in July; Scare Actor Auditions Coming in August

It’s still summer time, but Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ, already has fall and Fright Fest on its mind!

Starting July 31 through Sept. 8, guests can preview the Halloween fun with an early opening of one of its most popular trails: Big Top Terror: Forgotten Carnival 3-D, where  guests will stumble upon a forgotten carnival of rotten and collapsing tents and vicious monstrosities trapped in the netherworld. For a small additional fee, guests can experience a taste of the thrilling return of Fright Fest in the Boardwalk section. For more information, head to

If you want to be a scare actor (full disclosure from Michele Amabile–my daughter worked two trails-Cell Block and Mama’s Farm and had a BLAST), auditions kick off on August 6 and 20 at 6 pm, and August 28 at 2 pm in Six Flags Great Adventure’s Employment Center. Group auditions are perfect for those with no previous experience in scaring, and include fun exercise before the casting team. Applicants are encouraged to showcase their quirky, strange, funny, and creepy qualities. All participants must be at least 16 years old. Applicants will enter through the employee entrance at 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ.

Candidates should apply online before attending an audition at or text SCARE to 220MONSTER after 7/26. Fright Fest runs September 10 through October 31 on weekends and select days. Seasonal team members who work through October 31, 2021, can earn up to an additional $500-$1,000 or more with a 10% bonus for wages earned from July through September and a 15% bonus for wages earned in October.

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