Sunday, August 30, 2015

New Haunted Houses are Unearthed at Busch Gardens' Williamsburg for 2015 Howl O Scream

Busch Gardens Williamsburg will once again become a very decorative place (and a scary one after 6pm) this fall with Howl O Scream. The month long event opens on September 25, 2015 and runs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through November 1.

This year there will be 3 new haunted houses and the park is getting some collaboration from Blair Witch Project producer Robin Crowe with the theme being called “Unearthed”.

As it turns out, when the park was doing maintenance in Ireland village a house was discovered by the crew. It’s believed the house belonged to a woods woman named Scarlett whose mysterious healing practices made her a target from suspicious townspeople. Fearful of Scarlett’s dark arts, the townsfolk killed her husband and buried her house deep in the earth.

The other 2 new haunted houses are Cornered and LumberHack. Cornered takes guests to a 1977 farming community where townspeople are disappearing at an alarming rate.  A local corn farmer is the main suspect but everyone who ventures into the maze of maize is never seen again. Every time someone goes missing a cornhusk doll mysteriously appears.

Lumberhack takes guests to new territory, literally. Situated in the woods behind Busch Gardens’ Oktoberfest village, LumberHack beckons unsuspecting hikers into a forgotten logging camp inhabited by undead lumberjacks. 

This will bring the total of Haunted houses to 7, repeats from last year will be

  • ·         Bitten (Black Forest picnic area, back of Oktoberfest)
  • ·         Deadline (Pompeii, Italy)
  • ·         The Catacombs (France)
  • ·         Cut Throat Cove (Fiesta Italy)

The rest of Howl O Scream will go as usual, with elaborate decorations, themed shows, and themed dining. (Blood Banquet entertaining buffet will be back as well as dinner show Igor's Fright Feast). All of the rides will be open except for those being used for haunted houses (Pompeii, Europe in the Air). Monster Stomp will be back in the Globe, plus fall themed snacks and goodies throughout the eateries and shops in the park. 

Ticket prices are the standard prices $75 for adults and $65 for kids 3-9 (the $75 funcard allows you back all fall) and pass holders do not need a separate ticket for this event. If you haven’t purchased a season pass yet, you may want to consider one. Prices start at $10 a month and include free parking and a 10% discount on everything in the park.

More information to follow in late September after we attend opening weekend.

New Video Unearthed 

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