Announcing a new Meetup for The Chicago Sci-Fi/Fantasy Meetup Group!What
: Six Flags Great America - Fright FestWhen
: Sunday, October 17,[masked]:00 PMWhere
: Six Flags Great America
1 Great America Parkway
Gurnee, IL 60031
Join us for thrill rides, haunted houses and costume fun at FrightFest! (Weather permitting of course - we'll cancel if its too cold or rainy). Costumes are not allowed by Great America - they have people roaming the park in costumes and don't want people to get confused over who is an attendee and who is not. The haunted houses are an extra fee if you want to go to them - I plan to!
None of the water rides will be open, but everything else should be. A lot of the food and drink vendors may also be shut down - bring a water bottle.
The park is open from 10am to 9pm on Sunday. For now, we'll plan on meeting at the gate at noon. I recommend eating before you get to the park. We usually stay late and then grab some food at a local restaurant afterwards (IHOP!), but this is totally optional.
Wear good walking shoes and layers as there is no telling what the weather will be like. Be warned though! You are no longer allowed to bring purses or bags into the ride lines - if you have a bag, you will need to get a locker.
Tickets are $36.99 if you buy and print online. They are $56.99 at the park. The cost to park your car is $20. Tickets for the haunted houses are extra. I could not find the price on-line. I think they were about $5 each last year.
If you need a ride, please post that in your RSVP. If you can offer rides, please post that too. Make sure to state your general location so that people can figure out whether they can get to you to pick you up. In other words, a north-sider with a car will be unlikely to pick up a south-sider who needs a ride, but the reverse could work out well.
I will email my phone number to everyone who RSVP's Yes or Maybe. If you RSVP Yes, and then find out that you cannot attend, PLEASE let me know so that I don't keep looking for you!
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/chicago-sci-fi-fantasy-group/calendar/14941507/