Fall is one of the best times to head to a theme park. The lines aren't long, so you can usually enjoy twice as many of the rides and attractions in half the time it would take on a hot summer day. Best of all, the month of October ushers in a whole host of Halloween-related activities.
October is the spookiest month of the year at Six Flags theme parks worldwide http://www.sixflags.com/, when the Fright Fest extravaganza takes place. Each park is transformed into a haunted Halloween party with rides and attractions as a background. Fright Fest began as a small weekend fall event in the early 1980's. Since then, it has expanded into a month-long series of Halloween-oriented activities, shows and events. During the month of October, all Six Flags amusement parks are decorated for Halloween, and costumed characters roam the streets.
So, head to a theme park this year ... and have a howlin' good time!