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What are some highlights of the Six Flags Great America Fright Fest?

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The Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America in Chicago, Illinois, features early opening at 5 p.m. on Halloween night, with over 200 monsters wandering the grounds and sometimes showing up sitting next to people on the rides. They are especially prevalent around the haunted attractions. Some of the rides, such as the monster roller coaster Goliath, are challenging enough during the day, but are much scarier when ridden after dark.

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Employees may be dressed up as mummies while loading riders onto the Demon's coaster seats. On the Krazy Kars, they may have on ghost costumes while they manage their ride. Some employees ride along with the guests, adding a bit of Halloween fun. Six Flags tend to take it easy on the little kids, with more spooky ghosts and less of the blood and gore. Guests never know when to expect a monster or ghost to pop out of the shadows or if the servers at the eateries are wearing witches hat and big crooked noses.

Guests are not allowed to wear costumes, face masks or full face makeup during Fright Fest. This is for safety reasons since loose masks and pieces of costumes can fly off when on a high speed ride. It's also so park officials can tell their employees apart from the guests.

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