Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2017: FrostBite and Axe Alley carve up the competition

Busch Gardens has opened the gates on Howl-O-Scream 2017 to fanfare, ice and axes and stiff competition. The Williamsburg park has unveiled a completely new haunted house/maze, a new terror-tory and a new Escape Room theme to go along with past favorites. FrostBite Dragons, knights in armor and lots and lots of ice have consumed […]

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2017: New Thrills and Chills

Get ready for goosebumps, spine chills and cold-hearted horror at Busch Gardens’ 2017 installment of Howl-O-Scream. A new haunted house, escape room and Terror-tory are in the works, and they’re all destined to carve up lots of screams and scares. New Escape Room: No Escape: Case of the Haunted Hotel Guests must follow clues and […]

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 2016

I’m a little late to the table with this haunted attraction review, but I have a really good excuse. This was a last minute, spur-of-the-moment trip to Orlando. The tween had a ½ day of school on Friday, and then no school on Monday or Tuesday (thank you Election Day, end of the semester, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Howl-O-Scream 2013: Busch Gardens ups the ante for Halloween events everywhere

  How do you take an already great Halloween event and make it even better? If you’re an ordinary theme park, you add themed dining to the venue and call it a day. If you’re Busch Gardens, you add themed dining and insert amazingly talented actors into it for an extraordinary dinner theatre experience. Oh, […]

Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream 2013: The Story of Ripper Row

I love a good storyline. Whether it’s a movie, a themed restaurant or the completely immersive feel of a well set theme park, the story behind the setting is almost as good as the activity, situation or event itself. Busch Gardens Williamsburg does a great job with the settings of their European villages and depictions […]

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