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Daniel J. Cutlip
Chose to do Howl-O-Scr
eam instead of what the parks offer in Orlando and we are glad we went with Bush Gardens! Went on the last night of the event and was able to ride 6 of the major rides before the... event started at 7:30pm. We did not have the front of the line pass and still managed to do all the haunted houses, scare zones, shows and ride several rides till the park closed. Time management is key to make the best out of the experience . We were impressed by the theming of the houses and thought the Fiends show was great! We look forward to making this a yearly tradition! My only advice to Bush Gardens is to get rid of the Arena house, it wasn’t fun plus my family got split up at the enterance.
I hear lots of b#%$#ing..
...but here's the deal. The lines r long...... yes...of course! Every one and their mom's goes to this event! You wanna have a good time, save the money like I did, and get fa...st pass. Is it costly.... yes....wor th it...absol utely!!!! With fast pass, my husband, family and i did not wait more then 5 minutes to go through. We did 6 out of the 7 mansions because we also rode the roller coasters that were opened because the fast pass also working for these, saved us a bunch of time as well. Howl o Scream was awesome! From beginning to end, fast walk throughs, coasters, scare zones and shots in between... .it was the best of the best. Pay the money for fast pass and this event is worth every penny. Can't wait to go back next year. Kudos to Busch Gardens for an amazing job,.for those b#@$#ing, remember,. u get what u pay for. I'm sure glad I did. I got a GREAT time �
I'm a pass holder and go every year, not angry and I had fun w friends and will prob go again cause it's close and cheaper, but I felt like they were kinda lazy in the setup of the park this year. Ha...d a Xmas tree in deadly spirits bar wtf? Lacking scare actors, Barely any fog, sounds etc. also $12 beer is f'ing stupid. And HHN def has a better spooky park vibe to it. I feel HHN effects and scare zones are getting better and Howl o screams are looking regurgitat
ed and cheesy. They had one cool scare zone w giant wolf costumes but they need to step up their haunted house game for real. I'll get the unlimited pass to HHN next year for the 100 bones. It was better last year too. - Billy
It was 12 of us and we wasn't able to ride due to long lines . I'm very disappoint
ed and I thought Hal-o-scre am would be better then the one at universal studios. The lines was very long. I spent $480....00 .While standing in line some people came through the express line and then skipped everybody who was standing in line. The employee who was working the line seen the people skipping and didn't get security Or the police. Very disappoint ed seems more like a walk through. Feel like we wasted our time walking and wasn't able to ride.We are very disappoint ed and on top of that it was raining also. The money people are spending we should be getting the crap scared out of us.
Kristin Eusey Cox
We went on a thursday. It was crowded for a Thursday, but we were able to do all the houses, no time for anything else. I missed Fiends, which we usually get to see every year. It's always changed a l...ittle to keep it interestin
g. There were more scare zones this year and the characters are great. My 18 year old did halloween horrer nights for the first time this year and was disappoint ed. She said howl o scream is much better. My only complaint is the wait time. We were only able to do the haunted houses, barely. Fast passes are way too much, almost same price as admission, so that isn't an option when you're on a budget. Would be nice to have more time in the park. Maybe extend opening until 2 or 230.
It was my first time doing howl-o-scr
eam and I'm very impressed with the park and the service. We arrived at the park at 6pm and were able to ride sheikra a couple of times with no lines. We were ma...inly there for the roller coasters and to ride them at night, we were able to ride all the roller coasters and we barely had any time waiting at lines, only waited for cheetah hunt (20 mins), falcon's fury (20 mins) and cobra (30 mins) we left at 1am and had a great time...
We go every year. This year the haunted houses some were better and some we worse. They did manage to startle me several times and this is the first year I actually screamed out loud three times. O...ne of the scare zones got me good. Hiding between the boxes brilliant!
I always pay for front line and it’s worth it! The Fiends shoe is worth every minute funny and entertaini ng! They do need bigger lockers as the back packs don’t fit it them!
Braylee Nicole Brown
I'm 100% not a horror loving person, but I went with a group of friends anyways. Have to say it was a good event. The only reason why it's not 5 stars is some of the performers
were extremely obnoxiou...s. Yes I know it's their job to scare us, but if you see someone barely making it through a scare zone you shouldn't go and torment them more. Cause I almost decked one that did it to me in the Carnie Camp area. Other than that it was an excellent event and will come back with my group.
My husband and I took our 12 and 14 year old son and daughter. We arrived at the park at 6 and had time to get in a couple rides before the event started. I must say we were impressed.
We didn't have ...a fast pass but still hit 4 of 7 houses. As a family we never laughed so hard at being scared! Despite going on a school night both my kids said it was totally worth it the next morning. See you next year BG!!!
Carmen Vander Werf-Rodriguez
We went to HHN this year and Howl-O-Scr
eam. I will say both have there positives and negatives. I enjoyed the haunted houses at Howl-O-Scr eam. I enjoyed the fact that there is space between people whe...n walking. It allows you to get scared and I was scared. I thought some scare zones were better than others but I was also scared in the zones. I had the fast pass (a must have at all theme parks) Overall had a great time!
I went to Howl-O-Scr
eam last night. We did the 3 hour VIP tour. While the event was pretty good, I think that they could work on doing the tours and training the staff that do the tours a little bette...r. First, I’ll say that the houses and scare zones were pretty good and definitely got me a couple times! Now on to discussing the tour! We had some people in our group that were walking slower due to issues with their knees and our tour guide was always so far ahead of them. I think the tour guide should have been more cognizant of the people and walking speed of our group. It was also frustratin g that the tour guide would stop to tell you about the house or area that we were about to enter but didn’t wait until the entire group was there to be able to hear. And we finished the tour EARLY! So it wasn’t a time constraint issue! I think if you are paying for a VIP tour, you shouldn’t have to stand in the “front of the line pass” lines. We waited 20-30 minutes in several lines last night with our tour guide. It feels like we paid for someone to walk us around the park. We were also told that we would be making some stops along the way to get drinks/ food with our sampler pass, but it was really only for beer, wine, and chips. I think next time we will just do the front of the line pass.
eam was a lot more better this year then HHN.went to both parks .Got in at 630pm done at 1130pm with everything . Had my front of the line express pass went to all the haunted houses besides... the live show one Rode all this rides. Cobra Curse and Falcon Fury at nite way more fun can't wait til next year
Not the time to go for rides- Or for Anyone w/
Mobility issues (Staff told me "No WheelChair, No help"). Wasted extra $ on recurring pass & two nights trying to get on broken or backed-up rides. '15 ...min' wait times turned into 40 mins with Zero explanatio n from staff; after THREE lines in a row I felt stupid for trusting Any of them (even worse for convincing a friend to join in the disappoint ment). Some staff tried to help, actors were spirited- others shoo you along like cattle. We Really looked forward to the rides -but left feeling devalued & defrauded
I myself am an annual passholder
and I personally had a fun time but I think what made it a fun time was due to the fact I was with friends. I purchase my tickets back in the month of June or July whe...n Busch Gardens notified all annual pass holders that you can purchase your Howl-O-Scr eam tickets early at a deeply discounted price I paid $25 for my ticket which was great. What I will say is I noticed even back during Busch Gardens Summer Nights the budget has definitely been cut and it was noticeable not only doing Summer Nights but also during Howl-O-Scr eam. I don't know if Busch Gardens or the parent company of SeaWorld are in financial stress but I can definitely tell something is going on with the budget. This year's Howl-O-Scr eam appear to be watered down something was oddly different and just not as intense as it has been in the past. Again overall I and my friends had a great time and I will be renewing my annual pass.
Work as an actor and security in other Halloween events such as haunted houses and other stuff but must say that there wasn't enough actors and the costumes were obvious. For the people who are acting... their parts. Don't try so hard just be your self and relax it's not about working a job it's about having a shit load of fun while getting your friends back for all the hell they caused you through out the year.
My kids an I have NEVER been here. I have to say it was so much fun. Just the fact that we were able to ride coasters at night ! What! SCARY! We went to 4 out of the 7 houses. Lines were lines. They ...seem less of a wait than HHN lines. We were able to be let in 2hrs early. Which gave us enough time to enjoy the animals . An extra time to play games and sit on the carousel. Even though it rained most of the night we had an over all FANTASTIC time. See you next year or sooner..
Cracking night.... great scary houses was only spoilt by the lack of internatio
nal knowledge of ID ... the ISLE OF MAN ...is part of the United Kingdom ... and the fact that some bars accepted the ID... and other bars did not ...it is a joke that your bar staff lacked training and understand ing of internatio nal visitors !! ... one bar area actually said that they accepted only US Id ..... ha ha
We went last Thursday and had a great time. Bought the passes to skip the lines but didn’t need them until later in the evening. Actors were great, got lots of pictures with the actors throughout
th...e park. Houses were lots of fun and had some good special effects and scenes. Staff was nice and helpful throughout the event. Would love to visit again.
Me my fiance and my sister gone to nights ago and we had a lot of fun hope u can do even better next year and come up with all new house's and scare Zones
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