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05/07/14 at 09:58am in Past Howl-O-Scream Attractions threads (Latest Edit: 11/20/15 at 12:31pm by Connor.)
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Curently a Work in Progress
This thread is for the documentation of Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream.
2014
Haunted Houses
Terror-Tories
Shows
2013
Haunted Houses
Terror-Tories
Shows
2011
Haunted Houses
Scare Zones
Shows
2010
Haunted Houses
The Scare is Everywhere
Shows
2009
Haunted Houses
Scarezones
Shows
Photo Opportunities
2008
Haunted Houses
Scarezones
Shows

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Just as a side note, attraction specific threads for Howl-o-Scream that are no more are located under Defunct Seasonal Attractions. That said there are only two and I'm not sure if Zachary has plans to add any more.
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05/07/14 at 11:29am in Past Howl-O-Scream Attractions threads (Latest Edit: 05/07/14 at 12:14pm by BGW Family.)
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If this is what you are looking for, I believe:

2003

Haunted Houses
Nightmare Express
Curse of Pompeii
Distorted Dimension
Twisted Terror
Mystical Mayhem
Sleepless Hollow Manor

Scare Zones
Sea Dog Cemetery
Festa Dementia
The Bone Zone

Shows
Fright Lights
Monster Stomp
Jack is Back
Starfright Orchestra
Creepy Creatures
Spooky, Kooky, Dragons and Friends
Fiends in the Festhaus
Haunts of the Olde Country

2004

Haunted Houses
Nightmare Express
Curse of Pompeii
Distorted Dimension
Sleepless Hollow Manor

Scare Zones
Werewolf Reserve
Piratical Purgatory
Monster Street Party
Sea Dog Cemetery
Festa Dementia

Shows
Aaron Radatz's Mind Over Magic
Monster Stomp
Jack is Back
Starfright Orchestra
Spooky, Kooky, Dragons and Friends
Fiends in the Festhaus

2005

Haunted Houses
Nightmare Express
Curse of Pompeii
Last Laugh Industries
Sleepless Hollow Manor

Scare Zones
Werewolf Reserve
Piratical Purgatory
Monster Street Party
Sea Dog Cemetery
Festa Dementia

Shows
Nightscares: Awakened by Magic
Monster Stomp
Jack is Back
Starfright Orchestra
Spooky, Kooky, Dragons and Friends
Fiends in the Festhaus

2006

Haunted Houses
Nightmare Express
Curse of Pompeii
Last Laugh Industries
Sleepless Hollow Manor

Scare Zones
Werewolf Reserve
Piratical Purgatory
Wicked Woods
Festa
Monster Street Party

Shows
Rockin Eve's Countdown to Midnight
Monster Stomp
Jack is Back
Starfright Orchestra
Fiends in the Festhaus

2007

Haunted Houses
Jack's Pumpkin Express
Curse of Pompeii
The Never After
Grimms Hallow: Deadtime Stories
Tormented Tales
The Beaten Path

Shows
Festhaus Frightnight
Jack is Back
Starlight Orchestra
Monster Stomp

2008: 10 Years of Fear

Haunted Houses
Masquerage: RSVP if You Dare
Curse of Pompeii
Wicked Woods: Ripper Row
Grimm Hollows: Deadtime Stories
Tormented Tales

Scare Zones
Werewolf Reserve
Piratical Purgatory
Never After
The Beaten Path

Shows
Jack is Back
Starfright Orchestra
Festhaus Fright Night
Monster Stomp: Revamped
Rockin Eve's Wrath: Countdown to Midnight

Wisdom from a mug ~ In the time before airlines & electricity, the countries of medieval Europe developed distinctive styles architecture suited to their regions. Traditions & culture grew separately as well. The diverse heritage of many Americans is celebrated here in Busch Gardens at Williamsburg.
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Thank you!

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05/07/14 at 11:40am in Past Howl-O-Scream Attractions threads (Latest Edit: 05/07/14 at 11:42am by Party Rocker.)
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2013 Theme: The Dark Side of the Gardens
Fiends (Show)
Night Beats (Show)
Dig It Up (Show)
Ripper Row (Terror-tory)
Demon Street (Terror-tory)
Vampire Point (Terror-tory)
Ports of Skull (Terror-tory)
13: Your Number's Up (Haunted Attraction)
Catacombs (Haunted Attraction)
Root of All Evil (Haunted Attraction)
Bitten (Haunted Attraction)
Cut Throat Cove (Haunted Attraction)
Deadline (Haunted Attraction)
Blood Banquet (Extra Charge Attraction)
Fright Feast (Extra Charge Attraction)

2012 Theme: The Dark Side of the Gardens
Fiends (Show)
Night Beats (Show)
Dig It Up (Show)
Roaming Hordes (Path Scare)
13: Your Number's Up (Haunted Attraction)
Catacombs (Haunted Attraction)
Root of All Evil (Haunted Attraction)
Bitten (Haunted Attraction)
Fear Fair (Haunted Attraction)
Deadline (Haunted Attraction)

2011 Theme: The Dark Side of the Gardens
Fiends at Das Festhaus (Show)
Monster Stomp Revamped (Show)
Jack Is Back (Show)
Unleashed (Scare Zone)
Grin and Scare It (Scare Zone)
Scavengers (Scare Zone)
Widow Makers (Scare Zone)
Stitchin Time (Scare Zone)
13: Your Number's Up (Haunted Attraction)
Catacombs (Haunted Attraction)
Bitten (Haunted Attraction)
Fear Fair (Haunted Attraction)
Deadline (Haunted Attraction)

2010 Theme: The Scare is Everywhere
Monster Stomp Revamped (Show)
Jack Is Back (Show)
Frankenrock (Show)
England - Faceless Funeral Goers (Path Scares)
Scotland - Scottish Ghosts (Path Scares)
Wild Reserve - Werewolves (Path Scares)
New France - Chainsaw Butchers (Path Scares)
Rhinefeld - Vampire Sliders (Path Scares)
San Marco - Witches (Path Scares)
Bitten (Haunted Attraction)
Catacombs (Haunted Attraction)
Cursed (Haunted Attraction)
Harvest Hollow (Haunted Attraction)
Hunted (Haunted Attraction)
Revenge of Pompeii (Haunted Attraction)

2009 Theme: Jack is Back
Jack is Back (Show)
Monster Stomp Revamped (Show)
Frankenrock (Show)
The Count's Spooktacular (Show)
Movies at the Macabre (Show Attraction)
Bitten (Haunted Attraction)
Hunted (Haunted Attraction)
Cursed (Haunted Attraction)
Catacombs (Haunted Attraction)
Cavern of Darkness (Haunted Attraction)
Revenge of Pompeii (Haunted Attraction)
Scotland - The Moors (Scare Zone)
Wild Reserve - Mischief and Mayhem (Scare Zone)
Aquitaine - Skeletons (Scare Zone)
New France - The Watchers (Scare Zone)
Rhinefeld - Werewolves (Scare Zone)
Oktoberfest - Strangers Beware (Scare Zone)
Festhaus Park - Harvest Hollow (Scare Zone)
San Marco - Spellbound (Scare Zone)

2008 Theme: Jack is Back
Jack is Back (Show)
Starfright Orchestra (Show)
Festhaus Fright Night (Show)
Country Cross Country (Show)
Monster Stomp Revamped (Show)
Rockin' Eve's Wrath (Show)
England - Piratical Purgatory (Scare Zone)
New France - Scarecrows (Scare Zone)
Masquerage (Haunted Attraction)
Curse of Pompeii (Haunted Attraction)
Wicked Woods (Haunted Attraction)
The Neverafter: Grimm Hollows Deadtime Stories, Tormented Tales, and The
Beaten Path (Haunted Attraction)
Jack's Pumpkin Express (Haunted Attraction)

2007 Theme: Jack is Back
Jack is Back (Show)
Starfright Orchestra (Show)
Rockin' Eve's Countdown to Midnight (Show)
Festhaus Fright Night (Show)
Monster Stomp (Show)
Wild Reserve - Werewolf Reserve (Scare Zone)
New France - Scarecrows (Scare Zone)
Wicked Woods (Haunted Attraction)
The Neverafter: Grimm Hollows Deadtime Stories, Tormented Tales, and The
Beaten Path (Haunted Attraction)
Clownfusion (Haunted Attraction)
Curse of Pompeii (Haunted Attraction)
Jack's Pumpkin Express (Haunted Attraction)

2006 Theme: Jack is Back
Jack is Back (Show)
Rockin' Eve's Countdown to Midnight (Show)
Monster Stomp (Show)
Starfright Orchestra (Show)
Wicked Woods (Haunted Attraction)
Last Laugh Industries (Haunted Attraction)
Curse of Pompeii (Haunted Attraction)
Sleepless Hollow Manor (Haunted Attraction)
Jack's Nightmare Express (Haunted Attraction)

2005 Theme: Jack is Back
Jack is Back (Show)
Hip Hop Pirates (Show)
Starfright Orchestra (Show)
Fiends in Das Festhaus (Show)
Awakened by Magic (Show)
Monster Stomp (Show)
England - Piratical Purgatory (Scare Zone)
Last Laugh Industries (Haunted Attraction)
Sea Dog Cemetery (Haunted Attraction)
Curse of Pompeii (Haunted Attraction)
Jack's Nightmare Express (Haunted Attraction)

2004 Theme: Jack is Back
Jack is Back (Show)
Starfright Orchestra (Show)
Monster Stomp (Show)
Mind Over Magic (Show)
Witchy Poo & Pumpkin Too (Show)
Fiends in Das Festhaus (Show)
Monster Street Party (Unknown)
England - Piratical Purgatory (Scare Zone)
Scotland - Ghosts (Scare Zone)
Wild Reserve - Werewolves (Scare Zone)
Rhinefeld - Spiders (Scare Zone)
Festa Italia - Festa Dementia (Scare Zone)
Sleepless Hollow Manor (Haunted Attraction)
Distorted Dimension (Haunted Attraction)
Curse of Pompeii (Haunted Attraction)
Sea Dog Cemetery (Haunted Attraction)
Nightmare Express (Haunted Attraction)

2003 Theme: Jack is Back
Jack is Back (Show)
Starfright Orchestra (Show)
Fiends in Das Festhaus (Show)
Fright Lights Laser Show (Show)
England - Piratical Purgatory (Scare Zone)
Festa Italia - Festa Dementia (Scare Zone)
San Marco - Witches (Scare Zone)
Curse of Pompeii (Haunted Attraction)
Sleepless Hollow Manor (Haunted Attraction)
Sea Dog Cemetery (Haunted Attraction)
Nightmare Express (Haunted Attraction)

2002 Theme: Jack is Back
Jack is Back (Show)
Fiends in Das Festhaus (Show)
Starfright Orchestra (Show)
Curse of Pompeii (Haunted Attraction)
Nightmare Express (Haunted Attraction)

2001 Theme: Unknown
Fiends in Das Festhaus (Show)
Scare Search (Show)
Curse of Pompeii (Haunted Attraction)

2000 Theme: Unknown
Fiends in Das Festhaus (Show)
Curse of Pompeii (Haunted Attraction)

1999 Theme: Unknown
Fiends in Das Festhaus (Show)
The Dark Tower (Haunted Attraction)
Curse of Pompeii (Haunted Attraction)

Honestly, I can not find any evidence supporting the Transylvania Express during the first year and I believe VP of Ent. said when Howl-o-Scream first started it was two houses and one show. It was very basic. The train I believe, came later one when Jack was introduced. If you were looking at trademarks, perhaps Transylvania Express was a Tampa thing or it was one of those trademarks that was only created to confuse competitors and us.
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Actually it was there in 1999. Because the next year it was Sleepy Hollow. They counted it as a maze.

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I remember going to the first Howl O Scream and I am 99.9% positive the Haunted Train was not there yet.

I was decently young (maybe 10 or 11) so I don't remember a whole lot beyond seeing some show in the Festhaus and receiving a HUGE bag of candy as part of some kid's costume contest they were doing. My mom was an employee at that point so the candy part may have been part of some employee thing and not an actual consumer activity though.
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Here is a newspaper article from October 15th 1999.....
WILLIAMSBURG — AFTER DARK, IT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT PARK.

Night falls on Busch Gardens Theme park turns itself into a haunted house

Getting an early start on Halloween, Busch Gardens unveils its new "Howl-O-Scream" look today. When the sun is up, the park won't look a whole lot different. But when dusk begins to settle over Apollo's Chariot, the entire park will become infested by ghosts and goblins, witches and werewolves.

The new attractions include the Dark Tower, a haunted maze located in the Hastings section of the park; the Transylvania Express, a spooky train ride; and a variety of Halloween-related children's activities in the Land of Dragons section.

The new attractions will be running through the end of the month.

To take advantage of the after-dark atmosphere, the park has extended its hours of operation on Fridays and Saturdays. Instead of closing at 7, it will remain open until 10 p.m. on those days.

"It's a pretty major transformation of the entire park," director of operations Steve Carr says. "We think it's enhancing the park, rather than changing it entirely.

Because the bulk of the transformation takes place at night, our guests can still enjoy the more typical Busch Gardens experience throughout the day if that's what they prefer - and at night they have the option of enjoying some of the Halloween atmosphere as well."

Carr is particularly proud of the Transylvania Express, an 8-minute train ride around the grounds. It includes spooky stories, atmospheric fog and lighting, and some interactive meetings with unfriendly spirits.

"You're going to be seeing some activities and action all around the train ride," he says. "Hopefully it will take some memories you have, some ideas you have about Halloween, and allow you to see them acted out on some portions of the ride. It will make you gasp and jump a little."

Elsewhere in the park, the Dark Tower maze will put a seasonal spin on the traditional carnival funhouse.

"You'll be going up and down a narrow hallway in the dark," Carr says, "and there will be some spooky things that might make you start and jump. You'll think some things are there that really aren't there."

He said the Dark Tower might be too scary for young children, and for that reason the park is also offering some "friendlier ghosts and goblins" in the Land of Dragons - where kids will be able to go trick-or-treating, get their faces painted, decorate pumpkins and watch special Halloween shows.

The Howl-O-Scream additions were all created by the staff at Busch Gardens, a process that took almost a full year to plan and execute.

In recent years, the park has simply put up Halloween decorations and put some people in costumes, but Carr said this year's production is a much more elaborate project.

Where? Behind the rabbit?
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Guess I was wrong! Though now that I think about it more, I may be remembering something from 1998 or 1997 before it was actually 'Howl O Scream'.
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05/07/14 at 11:56am in Past Howl-O-Scream Attractions threads (Latest Edit: 05/07/14 at 12:12pm by BGW Family.)
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10th Anniversary blurbs. (Edit to add the rest).

Mazes
Masquerage: RSVP if You Dare - Welcome to the Masquerage - R.S.V.P. if you dare. Only the brave have survived this nightmarish journey through a ruined Italian palace where grand galas were once thrown. Under the guise of a masquerade party, a dark deed took place here and many were horribly imprisoned and tortured. For centuries, beings known only as Cloakwalkers have haunted these ruins, searching for new victims to perform their Danse Macabre. Turn upon turn leads you further into the house and deeper into the crypts that spell your doom. Voted best maze in park with Wicked Woods in a close second.

Curse of Pompeii - The maze beneath Escape from Pompeii takes guests on an expedition through an archaeological excavation. In search of ancient treasure, guests explore the ruins of Pompeii to unearth a Roman Emperor’s mask. Traps, man-eating plants, and rumbling earthquakes await all foolish enough to search for the cursed mask.

Wicked Woods - Ripper Row - Wicked Woods, a maze shrouded in gory history and mystery. This portal-in-time transports visitors to a remote English village where gruesome scenes of history such as the Great Fire of London, the rampage of Jack the Ripper and the bubonic plague are played out. Some call it a myth or even local folklore, but one thing is for sure: There will be more than autumn leaves falling out of the trees in Wicked Woods - New this year will be the addition of a evil Sweeney Todd Barber in the section we are calling Ripper Row.

Grimm Hollows: Deadtime Stories - The first of a set of three mazes, collectively called "The Never After", this maze takes place in a haunted house that is meant to resemble a horrified version of the one The Brothers Grimm grew up in. It features Undead Servants, Pig Men, and Werewolves for the majority of the attraction.

Tormented Tales - (The follow up maze to "Grimm Hollows: Deadtime Stories) In this second maze we follow the path the Grimm Brothers took and are lead through a house that condensates all of their experiences with fairy tale creatures into one main maze. This includes Hansel and Gretle, The Three Little Pigs, and Rapunzel and Prince Charming. This Maze is the second in "The Never After" maze series it is followed by The Beaten Path.

Scarezones
Werewolf Reserve - It's not just the wind that's howling in Jack Hanna's Wild Reserve. There's a full moon every Howl-O-Scream evening as werewolves roam the reserve.

Piratical Purgatory - Argh! Piratical skeletons have taken over Banbury Cross. Dead men may tell no tales, but visitors won't want to be caught off-guard by these boney sailors. Walking the plank is tame compared to the fate awaiting guests to Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Howl-O-Scream.

Never After - The area in which The trio of mazes, "Grimm Hollows: Deadtime Stories", "Tormented Tales", and "The Beaten Path" are contained. This Scare Zone also features a long cue line for entrance into the first maze in which ghouls and tormented souls from all three mazes will attempt to drag you back into their home for good!

The Beaten Path - The Path is a journey that few have undertaken – and fewer still survived. It is a road that leads to nowhere and everywhere – with something in between that is best left forgotten. Buildings change as you continue on the path – foreboding signs that you need to turn around before its too late. Once you journey too far, however, there is no chance of escape – this nightmare has become your new reality. And you must see it through to the end.

Shows
Jack is Back - In ancient Celtic Ireland, Jack-O-Lanterns were used to ward off evil spirits. But as nighttime descends, this tale comes to life at Busch Gardens Williamsburg as a party procession of the carved creatures invades the village to pay homage to Jack of the Lantern. Pumpkins, scarecrows and Jack himself pays park guests a visit in this disco-dancing celebration.

Starfright Orchestra - An almost live band and a zombie emcee play Halloween hits featuring songs such as “Spooky,” “I Put a Spell on You,” and a medley of TV theme songs. Guests are invited to groove with the ghouls at Italy’s Teatro di San Marco.

Festhaus Frightnight - With the turn of a golden key, witness the unleashing of the fearsome foursome known as THE FRIGHTS –Banished centuries ago for their terrifying behavior and loud music, help our dancers as they try and save the Festhaus, before time runs out.

Monster Stomp Revamped - Join us for a revamping of a classic – vampires have come to the monster stomp party, and they are dying to have a good time. Witches, Mummies, Skeletons, Beasts, and Vampires rock out in this high powered musical “rockstravaganza”. Contains adult themes. Parental supervision advised.

Rockin' Eve's Wrath - Rock through a magical nightmare in the park’s Royal Palace Theatre. Host Hallow Eve and her ex-boyfriend Wrath star in this rock ‘n’ roll show. Join her and her uninvited guest as they rock the night with Fire manipulators and gothic monsters. Music and monsters are all part of the nightly festivities. Parental supervision advised.

Wisdom from a mug ~ In the time before airlines & electricity, the countries of medieval Europe developed distinctive styles architecture suited to their regions. Traditions & culture grew separately as well. The diverse heritage of many Americans is celebrated here in Busch Gardens at Williamsburg.
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Anybody remember the Laser Light Show?Smiling (It's a toughie.) My parents thought I was going crazy but I found a video. Also, how about the clown crazy tea cups?

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I don't remember it personally, but the Fright Lights Laser Show was there in 2003. Not sure about the clown themed tea cups.
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I'm not sure these are up here anywhere. Excuse me if they are.

2004 Howl-O-Scream Press Releases:

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Jack Is Back And Ready To Party At Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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Shows & Attractions


2005 Howl-O-Scream Press Releases:

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CREATE FALL ATMOSPHERE WITH LANDSCAPING TIPS FROM THE "WORLD’S MOST ’BOO-TIFUL’ THEME PARK"

Wisdom from a mug ~ In the time before airlines & electricity, the countries of medieval Europe developed distinctive styles architecture suited to their regions. Traditions & culture grew separately as well. The diverse heritage of many Americans is celebrated here in Busch Gardens at Williamsburg.
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(05/07/14 02:53pm)Connor Wrote:  Anybody remember the Laser Light Show?Smiling (It's a toughie.) My parents thought I was going crazy but I found a video. Also, how about the clown crazy tea cups?
I remember both of those things. Mostly because the laser light show, the only time I remember watching it, it was raining. So the rain made the lights even cooler. (being wet however watching the show was not as fun.)

And the clown tea cups was a very fun way of redecorating a ride for the theme. It had black curtains to enclose the ride, it had black light paint polka dots on the inside. They removed the teapot and replaced it with a clown hanging upside down. I never rode it, because I was having the worst panic attacks being in Festa due to clowns. And teacups and I don't get along. But I'm pretty sure it was also black lit (to go along with the dots.)

I'd love if they could bring that back, I don't think it'd be incredibly costly to do so.

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