Great America extends Fright Fest to 6 weeks, adds graveyard shifts

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Expansion is the dominant theme as Six Flags Great America prepares to re-open its gates this late-September weekend for the 24th edition of Fright Fest, the Halloween-themed ritual that originally took place over four weekends in October.

For 2014, the festival is “starting in September and ending in November — six weekends, the longest we’ve ever run it,” said John Krajnak, the amusement park’s marketing director.

Read more in The News-Sun.

Online sales of single-day tickets start at $33.49 for select days. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatamerica.

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