Howl-O-Scream and #FrightNight 2012 – The Dark Side of the Gardens

I’ve been summoned to the Dark Side of the Gardens.

A couple of weeks ago, I received an invitation to a social media event, #FrightNight, scheduled for the opening weekend of Busch Gardens’ annual Howl-O-Scream event … read more…

The above link will take you to the rest of my guest blog post at Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s website.  Go ahead, check it out.  I go on and on about all things fun and frightening at Howl-O-Scream.

This was my first “real” media event and I have to say that it was completely awesome.  Even though I get scared silly, I still love this stuff.

Following are a few of my favorite moments and photos from the event.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

I got to meet The Lady of the Gardens.  Don’t we make a great pair?

Me and The Lady of the Gardens.

Come this way, to the Abbey Stone Theatre.

We had priority seating for the Fiends show at Abbey Stone Theatre.  Songs such as Eye of the Tiger, Feed My Frankenstein, Hungry Like the Wolf and Weird Science gave the show an upbeat, unexpected touch. Afterward, the cast came out, answered questions and posed for pictures.

Cast of Fiends show

Me and some members of the cast of Fiends. These performers are so incredibly talented.

I particularly like this creepy coach because it reminds me of the haunted mansion at the Magic Kingdom.

Haunted coach at Howl-O-Scream

More tombs, gravestones, and scary scenes …

Scary scenes are located all around the park.

Funny stuff.

Curse of Dar Kastle is one of my favorite rides at Busch Gardens.  It has that certain thrill-factor to it, without being totally terrifying.  I like that.

Curse of Dar Kastle.

Haunted chocolate from the swag bag.  Yes, it is edible.

Swag bag goodies – chocolate bar, spidey, and black rose (gotta have a black rose)

Would I go again?  In a heartbeat.  Will I scream just as loud?  Most definitely.

Happy Haunting!


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