I saw this post in that FB group. Moderators turned off commenting. Someone mentioned there was video of the incident, but I didn't see it posted.
edit: also, plz don’t get mad at me for bringing this up, I’m just mentioning it because it was amusing. Wasn’t there a big rule in the past you’re not allowed to wear drug themed clothing? Saw soooo many people rocking pot leaf shirts lmao, multiple sections of the park REEKED like bud, like wow, we walked around Pompeii areas and this chick was walking smoking a straight up BLUNT out in the open, blowing huge clouds of pot all in the open, no one cared it was kinda wild. Also in line for the DarKastle maze where it was packed, two people were taking HUGE hits off a vape of some kind and just blowing the clouds into the air and no one cared. Multiple cars in the parking lot windows down smoking weed. Guess since it’s legal now and it’s howl o scream, all the stoners came out. Was pretty hilarious
It really depends sometimes they get more aggressive as they get more seasoned and experienced so times they burn out or get worn down by bad experiences. The latter is already a concern that I have for this year based on some of the guest behavior that we are seeing nothing will kill the actors enthusiasm like being harrassed or worst attacked and abused. Hopefully the park will be able to step up security measures and take a hard zero tolerance line to address these issues quickly.I went to Howl-O-Scream yesterday.
My honest review of the mazes is simple. Scare actors need to be more aggressive. I'm not sure if it was because of it being the first weekend; so they are not trying to give out the grand presentation so soon. For something that was talked about to be such a big thing; it definitely fell short. I was there with my sister, and did a total of three mazes. The Diner themed one, NeverMore and Witches Trail. What made me so sad was that the mazes do have the size and space; but the scare actors just weren't into it. And they are too bright. I was very impressed with the scare zone themes.
Someone please fill me in on the facts. Will maze scare actors be more aggressive in the month of October. I have a date marked out on my calendar for October 30th. The rides, food and atmosphere are really what I come there for. Are later operation hours such as midnight closing; needed in order to operate Howl-O-Cream at a high performance?
was there any major police incidents last night? One thing I noticed was, coming out of the DarKastle maze, 4 cops and security were interviewing people by the exit and stormed through the end of the maze like they were on a mission! Multiple times I saw people pulled off on the side arguing with security/police at various places in the park! On my way out there was a woman GOING OFF on an officer! I also noticed a sign saying “DO NOT TOUCH ANY ACTOR OR WE WILL PROSECUTE YOU”. Have there been incidents of people assaulting cast members? Is that why there’s a heavy police presence???
Yeah I witnessed one case of this Friday. The family was coming up the hill after crossing the bridge over le scoot the actor was positioned behind the near market props and definitely only had a line of sight on the members closes to him and jumped out to scare them getting the little girl who had the necklace and was in the middle not visible to him. The parents seriously went of very vocally and ugly on the poor guy.The only reason I like this product idea is it acts as a good placebo for children at an age where they need that extra confidence boost to be able to be brave enough to take on the event for the first time. The apprehension to the event mainly stems from the fear to take that initial first step when it comes to a lot of kids, I know I was that way. I could see this as a good "here is your superpower" thing for kids who want to give it a try. Worst case the kid freaks out and you leave the park, no harm done.
I do think that overall this need not exist though, since it is just another thing for scare actors to get yelled at over. A party of unreasonable guests could have some people with the necklaces on, and if the party is scared, some of the more irate members could easily escalate the situation. I expect this to cause some issues as the event goes on.