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Six Flags resurrects Scream Break

Scream Break returns to Six Flags Magic Mountain on Fridays and Saturdays from March 22 to April 13. The event (essentially a scaled-down for Magic Mountain’s annual Fright Fest themed to Spring Break) offers walkthrough haunts, scare zones, rollercoasters in the dark, and a Dead Man’s Dance Party in the DC Universe.

Themed cocktails and specialty treats are available during the haunted cocktail hour from 7:30pm-9:00pm on Demon’s Row near the Full Throttle coaster. Scary attractions, rides, and DJ run from 9pm to midnight.

Admission is free to pass holders, but reservations are required; a limited number are available online or at the entrance (the latter on a first-come-first served basis). Non-pass holders can purchase tickets to Scream Break 2024 for $40, valid for admission on the selected date only (no admission before 7:30pm). Parking is sold separately at the gate unless included with a pass.

We enjoyed Scream Break‘s debut last year, but its limited scope had us questioning whether it was worth the modest price of a separate ticket. Scream Break 2024 sounds about the same, offering two haunted houses (SAW and Condemned House Party) and three scare zones, along with entertainment. That is more than enough to make it worthwhile for pass-holders who attend during the day and remain after dark for the scare attractions. As for non-pass holders, spending $40 for a three-hour event makes sense if you want to ride the rollercoasters and dance at the Dead Man’s Party; otherwise, you can get through mazes and scare zones in an hour or so.

Six Flags Magic Mountain is located at 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia. For more information, visit sixflags.com

Read our review of Scream Break 2023…

Review: Scream Break at Six Flags Magic Mountain


Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.