Photo courtesy of Wild Waves Theme & Water Park

Photo courtesy of Wild Waves Theme & Water Park

Fright Fest returns to Federal Way

Outdoor fright mazes, Hallo-Movies series and more all October at Wild Waves Theme & Water Park; reservations required.

To celebrate the spooky season, Fright Fest is returning to Federal Way.

Wild Waves Theme & Water Park in Federal Way is bringing back Fright Fest just in times for its 20th anniversary, transforming the creepiest elements of the park’s haunted houses into two open-air night fright mazes, according to the company.

Fright Fest is open from 6-10 p.m. Fridays, and from 2-10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 8-31.

New this year is the Hallo-Movies series for families during the day. Families can enjoy eight classic and current flicks at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.

During the day guests and ghouls will have plenty of room to roam and explore family-friendly fall activities while keeping a safe distance from goblins and other guests.

“It has been wonderful seeing guests back in the park this summer, enjoying rides, cooling off in the wave pool, eating elephant ears and ice cream,” said Jody Kneupper, park president. “We’re thrilled the fun does not have to end. This season is the 20th anniversary of Fright Fest! Our team has re-imagined our haunted experiences to allow both team members and guests to keep plenty of distance while enjoying a good scare.”

Friday nights cater to brave souls with the park open from 6-10 p.m.

Fearless maze explorers will encounter medical mishaps, creepy clowns and a zombie apocalypse in the Chamber of Souls. Guests can also take a walk in the woods through Camp Whispering Pines, where camp counselors will be on hand to welcome visitors to the summer camp of nightmares.

Thrill seekers will experience another chance to scream while riding their favorite coasters and rides in the dark of night.

The park is also open with not-so-scary adventures in Booville during the weekend. This family-friendly zone, located in the park’s children’s area, will be “scare-free” and filled with pint-sized fun including arts and crafts, Xakary the Magician, a hay maze, safe trick-or-treating, a costume contest, and games.

Many of Wild Waves’ theme park rides are scheduled to be open during Fright Fest, surrounded by miles of spider webs paving the way to thrills.

Guests can find great fall food and treats, including Monster Fudge and Jack-O-Lantern Candied Apples.

Fright Fest health and safety measures include:

  • Reservations required – The park is limiting capacity and requiring reservations.
  • Chaperones for guests under 18 – All guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a supervising adult at least 21 years of age.
  • Masks required indoors and outdoors – In accordance with Washington state guidelines, masks are required for all guests ages 5 and older.
  • Costumes are not permitted for guests over the age of 12.
  • Proof of vaccination will be required October 29, 30 and 31 per Public Health — Seattle & King County.

Season Pass members can make reservations online at Season Pass holders will need the number located on their Season Pass wristband to reserve. Daily ticket purchasers will be prompted to select a reservation date when they purchase tickets.

Wild Waves is located at 36201 Enchanted Parkway S. in Federal Way.

For information or to make your reservation, visit

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