Christmas Town 2014: Busch Gardens opens with new show and toy drive

Note: This article was originally published at Examiner.com in December 2014. With eight million twinkling lights, joyous music and delicious dining, Christmas Town at Busch Gardens has become a tradition for many families. The Williamsburg park opens for the Christmas season this Friday, November 21, 2014. Along with an all-new musical show, there will be […]

Busch Gardens Christmas Town 2016: Get the best deal of the season by buying early and online

It’s the best time of the season to lock in deals for Christmas Town 2016 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The park is now offering some of the lowest prices for this very popular holiday event. These low prices are available online only. Busch Gardens has designed a new system for Christmas Town tickets. There will […]

Busch Gardens Christmas Town 2015: ‘Twas That Night ice show

  Note: This article was originally published at Examiner.com in December 2015. If you haven’t yet made plans for Christmas light viewing, weekend getaways or day trips, be sure to put Busch Gardens at the top of your holiday travel itinerary. The Williamsburg park just opened for its annual Christmas Town event. Eight million lights, […]

Howl-O-Scream 2016: Circo Sinistro and No Escape come to Busch Gardens

Halloween is my most favorite time of year. I’m always a willing target participant for the next big scary attraction. I’ll be the one screaming my head off, but I’ll be there. I recently had the opportunity to check out the new haunted houses/mazes and other attractions at Howl-O-Scream 2016. I try not to be […]

Halloween 2014: The Outer Banks’ Lost Colony presents PsychoPath

Note:  This article originally appeared in Examiner.com in October 2014. Cooler temperatures and crisp breezes make October a perfect time for an Outer Banks getaway. When you can combine the scenery and location with seasonal attractions such as haunted trails and scary fun, it’s all the better in my opinion. The remote location, mysterious disappearances […]

Ghost Ship Harbor: Extreme Halloween attraction aboard the USS Salem

Matt DiRoberto of Boston-based Immersive Productions has teamed up with Jason Egan, creator of Fright Dome Las Vegas, to create a completely new Halloween concept using an actual historically haunted venue. Fans of haunted mazes and frightening attractions will be able to scream, shriek and claw their way through the USS Salem, located in the […]

Halloween Horror Nights 2016: ‘Krampus’ comes to Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando

Deep in the dead of winter, the stage is set for a centuries old tale of terror. The “half-goat, half-demon” horned creature known as Krampus has emerged to terrorize those lacking the spirit of the holidays. In scenes from the 2015 horror flick, guests will navigate the dysfunctional Engel family’s home where they’ll encounter the […]

ICE! at Gaylord Hotels: 2016 Events and Themes

While we’re all watching the heat of Rio de Janeiro and the Summer Olympics, the folks at Gaylord Hotels have ice on the brain. Three million pounds of it to be exact. Gaylord Hotels recently announced themes for Christmas and ICE! 2016, and it’s shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. If you’re […]

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2016: Step Right up to the Big Top

It’s the most wonderful time of year … for those who enjoy having the stuffing scared out of them. Teasers and trailers are starting to pop up with news about Halloween haunted houses, mazes and attractions for the upcoming season. Every year, theme parks and scare attractions around the country try to up their games […]

Christmas 2014: ICE! Extravaganza at Gaylord Opryland

Gaylord Opryland Resort’s 31st annual “A Country Christmas” is officially underway for the 2014 season. A festive ceremony ushered in the hotel’s two million sparkling lights for the Christmas season. With acres of decorations, dazzling shows and family-friendly activities, A Country Christmas has become a holiday destination for more than one million visitors. From the […]

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