It’s October, so that means it’s time to get decorating because Halloween is coming. With that said, it was only a matter of time before Springfield heard news of the CAB Fright Fest trip, hosted by Six Flags, NE. The Fright Fest is something that Six Flags puts on every year for everyone. This year, the Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 25.
Maria Francese, a graduate student at Springfield College, is organizing the trip this year.
“Six Flags puts this on at night and they turn their park into a house-like theme. All the rides are still the same but it’s a Halloween theme,” Francese said. Six Flags locations all around the world host this event, and luckily, Springfield offers the trip to the students.
“The cost of the trip is $5 which includes the bus and the tickets,” Francese added. With prices of normally around $40, this trip is more than worth it for the students. “We’re trying to get the kids to be involved,” Francese said, “We want them involved, do things off campus, and this is a great opportunity considering Six Flags is basically in our backyard.”
“People jump out and scare you as you walk around, there’s different haunted rides to go on, and it’s a really fun time. We’re glad to be doing this,” Francese said. Now, if a student doesn’t like being scared, the trip may not be for them. No worries, though, because this isn’t the first trip CAB has offered. In September, they offered a trip to a Red Sox game. Whether you missed out on that trip, or the upcoming one with Fright Fest, CAB offer more trips, such as the Boston Aquarium in November, and a trip to New York City in December.
“The students showed a lot of interest in the Fright Fest so we’re taking advantage of it. There’s nothing better than the anticipation of the possibility of being scared at any moment; it gets the heart going,” said Francese.
It only occurs once a year, and the Fright Fest at Six Flags is on the verge of selling out soon. With tickets at $5, it’s a must go for all students. The bus leaves at 4:30 p.m and students will return around 9:30p.m on the Saturday of Halloween weekend.