Seattle, get ready for 6 weekends of thrills + 66 additional hours of terror. Wild Waves and Enchanted Village Theme Park has unveiled it’s newest Fright Fest, and this year includes activities for the whole family. Fright Fest runs now thru Nov 2 so there’s plenty of time to get your scare on.
We got to attend the VIP party welcoming the start of Fright Fest this weekend and had a blast seeing all that we could see and do. I was thrilled my kiddos were so much braver than they were last time we were at Wild Waves and Enchanted Village. We used to just have one kid who wanted to ride all the amusement park rides, but now all three kids want to go on whatever rides they are tall enough for – which makes for a really fun outing as a family.
This year I love that Fright Fest now has a “Family by Day” option that includes activities for little goblins. Having Booville and other kid-centered rides available made it a ton easier for us to attend as a family with a wide spread in ages. With a tween who is very interested in rides and haunted houses and little ones who would rather ride smaller rides, this makes Fright Fest so much more do-able for us and will likely become a yearly thing for us as a family.
What you need to know
All family-friendly attractions begin at 12 noon and go thru 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Kiddie Land is bustling during the day and kids can go for spin after spin on all their favorite rides, as well as catch all new Booville daytime entertainment options.
The park transitions to “Fright by Night” from 6 PM to 7 PM Friday thru Sunday evenings when the monsters come out. Extreme Screams at 3 haunted attractions are NOT recommended for children under 13, but there is still plenty for little ones to do while the older kids play. The classic carousel, many of the medium sized rides, and lots of the games are still very family-friendly and great entertainment for all ages. I would recommend the Kang-A-Bounce that my kids seriously rode on a half dozen times, laughing and giggling each time as if it were their first.
Be sure and pack for the weather since much of the park is not under cover. Pack a backpack with extra hooded (rain-proof) coats, handwarmers, gloves, and scarves – especially as the weather gets even colder. We all had thick coats we put on as the sun went down but we only had one pair of gloves and a warmer that we would pass around. Next time, we’re bundling up even more and packing a bag full of warm clothing if we’re closing down the park again.
Fright Fest events are FREE for all Season Pass Members or run $28.99/adult or $16.99/child if you buy in advance, and VIP passes are available for $35 extra to skip the line on certain attractions. The lines do get long for the haunted houses and bigger rides, so if you’re wanting to see all you can and cover as much territory as possible, a VIP pass would be worth it.
Fright Fest ScheduleFamily By Day Attractions
Located in Kiddie Land, Booville is a kid-friendly (age 12 & under), scare-free area featuring an arts and crafts station, a hay bale maze, safe trick-or-treating, games for prizes, and theme park rides. Booville activities and attractions are only open on Saturdays and Sundays, 12 Noon – 6 PM.
Xakary the Magician
Be amazed by the illusions and sleight of hand by the one and only Xakary as seen on America’s Got Talent. Shows on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30 PM & 4:30 PM.
Fright By Night Attractions
New in 2019, SCARE-a-oke by Pepsi every Friday night from 7 PM – 10 PM at Sharkey’s Bar. Screech a song or two, and who knows, you may just win a VIP Fright Fast Pass to the front of the lines!
Chamber of Souls
Chamber Of Souls is our traditional haunted house. Located in the water park, the Chamber Of Souls features blood, gore, and bone-chilling scares. Maneuver through medical mishaps, corpses, and a zombie apocalypse. Note: This attraction is Rated PG-13 and is not suggested for the faint of heart!
Camp Whispering Pines
Welcome to Camp Whispering Pines! This haunted trail is located in the Cascades Picnic area, and is riddled with slaughtered campers that checked in...but never checked out. Tortured camp counselors will guide you if you dare! Note: Although one of the tamer haunted houses, this attraction is still Rated PG-13.
Located inside the Lumberjack Falls attraction, The Playground is a 3D, haunted house of horrors. Guest will slip on 3D glasses and journey through this black light haunted FUNhouse. Watch out for creepy carnies and clowns! Note: This attraction is Rated PG-13.
About the park
Wild Waves Theme and Water Park is Pacific Northwest’s largest combination theme and water park. It offers 70 acres of classic thrill rides plus the region’s best outdoor water park. Wild Waves Theme and Water Park features more than 50 rides and slides including the 75-foot tall, 50-mph TimberHawk-Ride of Prey wooden coaster and massive, triple-tube Mountain Dew Slide Complex.
Location: Wild Waves Theme & Water Park 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003, just 25 minutes from downtown Seattle. Tickets are available at www.wildwaves.com