What's the expected busy-ness of Tampa's BG Howl-O-Scream Freaky Preview?

September 18, 2016, 1:28 PM

Has anyone visited Busch Gardens Florida during its Howl-O-Scream event during Freaky Preview (Opening weekend)?
If so, how busy was it?

I used to work the gate at that event a decade ago and remember it being insanely busy... but that was because Platinum Pass members got in free and all employees and 3 friends could enter for only $5 for that weekend only.
However a friend entered Freaky Preview last year and said it wasn't busy at all.
Thoughts?

Replies (3)

September 18, 2016, 4:54 PM

I will have to ask around. Hope to get back to ya!

September 19, 2016, 7:53 AM

Thanks Jeffrey (and anyone else who may be doing the same thing)

September 19, 2016, 9:32 AM

I was there both days last year, so here's what I remember. Freaky Preview is primarily limited to pass holders, so things shouldn't be too busy this weekend. Any crowds will storm the event's new houses towards the beginning of the night, so I suggest doing houses that are being reused from last year like Zombie Mortuary and Circus of Superstition first. Around 10:00 or so is when things quiet down and you can get in line for the new houses at lower waits.

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