New details for Halloween events at Universal Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa
By Domenik JostUniversal Orlando released this teaser video for this year's Halloween Horror Nights:
Published: August 20, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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Busch Gardens Tampa has released new details about the 11th season of its Howl-O-Scream event and there are some interesting ideas on the map.
This year's event revolves around a dead beat band named My X and its lead singer, Sylvie. The new icon is wrapped up in a few controversies regarding her human finger necklace, the murder of a California nightclub visitor who had his finger cut off, along with the disappearance of her boyfriend who had previously been the lead singer of the band y X (now My X). The set up to this years event is tingling those Halloween senses.
Now on to the groundbreaking, revolutionary, new idea that Busch Gardens is putting on the haunting table. This year will feature an all-new way for guests to experience a haunted attraction. This house is called 'Alone'. As the name might have already hinted, you are going to be 'Alone' walking through this house (or are you?) and must find your way out on your own.
The story has it that the deranged Master Alexander Daedalus has stored his collection of "cultural" remains in the Minotaur Storage. But now his obsession with collecting such "remains" has turned into more than the ordinary hobby as he is rumored to now be stockpiling people. This unique, new haunting experience will come at a separate up-charge in addition to the Howl-O-Scream admission and will cost $24.95 if purchased in advance online, or $34.95 if purchased at the park.
Question to all Theme Park Insider readers. What do you think of the concept behind 'Alone' and are you willing to pay extra to experience this unique haunted attraction?
Also new this year to the list of houses is 'My X: Revenge Rocks' where you will take a sneak backstage where you are to be met with the disturbing truth behind the bands lyrics and will by dying to get out.
Busch Gardens Tampa is really showing off its abilities to keep up with attention to detail and ability to create an intriguing, twisted new icon like its Orlando competition at Universal Halloween Horror Nights is known for.
Here is the commercial set to hype you up for this years Howl-O-Scream event:
This years event will run for 18 select nights in September and October. For more behind the scenes footage and a music video check out the Howl-O-Scream Tampa's website at www.myxrocks.com.
Also keep up to date on the latest developments regarding the Central Florida Halloween events by following my special Twitter @CFL_Halloween and of course checking back here on Theme Park Insider.
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