October 7, 14, 21, 28
5PM - 11PM
October 8,9, 15,16, 22, 23, 29, 30
10AM - 8PM
|Hayride to the Unknown-Chemist Nightmare
|Bugs Bunny Land Halloween Hayride
|Howl-O-Ween Kids Costume Contest
|Lake Front Graveyard
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By 1994, Fright Fest was really hitting its stride, and Halloween events at Six Flags and other theme parks were becoming big business. As a result, a "Halloween Industry" which supplied more and more elaborate props for theme parks was also really starting to takeoff, and Great Adventure was often one of the first park's to add these new things. The park was covered in webs along with the usual pumpkins and cornstalks to an extent never seen before.
Granny's received some of the most elaborate props, as the loading station for the Hayride. Granny's also featured hot cider and apple dumplings as part of its menu, just for Fright Fest. The Hayride was immensely popular in its first season, and was back with even more props, more sets and more performers. It's interesting to note that it ran even before the sun set in order to help accommodate the crowds.