Published: November 2, 2009 at 6:37 PM
1) We do a lot of halloween events. This year we did Dorney Park (twice), Busch Gardens, and Kings Dominion (twice).
2) Our favorite was the Fangs show at Dorney park (which is why we drove 3.5 hours each way for the 2nd time). We also love "Club Blood", at both KDominion and Dorney, but we did the Dorney one many many times (weather was bad our 2nd time so the park was pretty empty). And we also love the Monster Stomp Revisited show, which we saw a couple of times while we were there (we did a friday night/saturday).
But frankly, our favorite was just walking around in our "almost costumes" at Kings Dominion, saying hi to all the workers while my daughter got compliments on her hair and hat.
3) our least favorite was #11 at Dorney, "out in the woods" or something. A long walk to then just walk through the woods while occasionally some guy would run around with a fake chain saw.
4) We were sorry that the "Rockin Eve's Halloween show" was cancelled at Busch Gardens. We like the shows, and missing a show there made it less enjoyable (even though the show had gone downhill a bit each year).
And while someone else said they liked the sand in Bitten, it just got in our shoes so that was annoying.
Did I say we really liked the Fangs show at Dorney (which apparently was pretty much like the Fangs show at Knotts Berry Farm last year).
We also set up and ran a small halloween haunt at our house for the 3rd year; we get a lot of my daughter's high school buddies to help out, and it's a lot of fun, although we were rained on.
In fact, what I really hated about this year was the continual rain showers. From our first Friday/Saturday trip to BGW/KD which ended before the KD haunt opened on the 26th because we were too tired to stand around in the rain for another 2 hours for 6pm, to the drizzle at Dorney on October 3rd, to the rain-shortened Friday night (7pm-10pm) at KD on the 16th (didn't have time to see both shows), to the drizzle during our repeat at KD on the 23rd, and our drive through a pouring rainstorm to Dorney on the 24th (which concluded with a sunny sunday in a mudpit at the Maryland Renaisance festival), every weekend we tried was a near-washout.
Then our haunt had drizzle on Friday with high winds, and rainstorms on Halloween, leaving a muddy mess in our back yard and a lot of cold, drenched teenager trapsing around the house.
But not so much that it prevented my son and I from doing 3 hours in the rain Sunday at KD, closing out the park.
Next year my daughter and I hope to work as haunt characters at KD.