If you like Halloween, Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream is a must do Halloween themed event running September 14-October 27, 2019.
It’s Busch Gardens Williamsburg and the landscape is still beautiful. But now its scarier. Some of the regular entertainment like Pet Shenanigans and Howl to Coexist continue during the day. Entertainment geared toward younger visitors ends at 5:00. After that, can expect the crowd to begin growing. After 6:00, the park becomes scarier and entertainment transitions to the Halloween theme. Parents are advised that the park during Howl-O-Scream may be too scary for some.
Through a combination of decorations and lighting, the park transforms to fit the Halloween theme.
Buildings get the Halloween tough through a combination of decorations, lighting, and some video
Watch out for the bridges. Some of them get the full Halloween treatment, too.
Howl-O-Scream Haunted Houses
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream offers six haunted houses. These are indoor and outdoor mazes that are sure to scare you. Each has a themed story to tell. Special effects include strobe lights & fog machines. And, don’t forget the scarers who are looking forward to surprise you.
One thing that I missed from prior years was a haunted house scariness rating. Houses may range from mildly scary to very intense. In years past, Busch Gardens provided a ‘Jack-O-Lantern’ rating from 1-5 to help guide guests to selecting the right house for them.
Howl-O-Scream Scare Zones
There are surprises lurking around every corner. Each of Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s European themed areas gets an appropriately themed scare zone. Costumed performers engage with guests in short encounters that may startle you. In Italy, you’ll see ghosts roaming in the Garden of the Souls. Festa Italia has clowns and circus performers in Sideshow Square. In New France, get ready to encounter warriors from the North in Axe Alley while Germany has Vampire Point and England has in Ripper Row.
Howl-O-Scream Shows and Entertainment
During Howl-O-Scream, Busch Gardens Williamsburg produces several shows with music and dancing. You might choose to see the Monster Stomp in the Globe Theater or Night Beats Revamped in Das Festhaus.
Howl-O-Scream Special Food & Beverages
Several specialty beverages are offered during Howl-O-Scream. Offerings include a Ghostly Potion or a Gelatin Syringe. Drink stands are re-themed for the event. Of course the usual great selection of food, beer, and other beverages is still available.
Cool Halloween Merchandise at Howl-O-Scream
Be sure to check out the shops at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. During Howl-O-Scream, they update the merchandise to include some interesting Halloween items.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Games
During Halloween, the game prizes include some fun Halloween stuffies. Will you try your luck to win one?
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream runs Friday-Sunday September 14-October 27, 2019. A regular park ticket or annual pass will provide entry. A quick queue pass can be purchased as a way to get faster access to haunted houses and thrill rides.
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