Howl O Scream 2010 Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Busch Gardens Williamsburg: Busch Gardens Williamsburg(or Europe) has their Howl O Scream site up but no mention of rides?

From Cameron Saunders
Posted September 8, 2010 at 12:05 PM
Busch Gardens Williamsburg (Europe if you prefer) has put up their Howl O Scream Website live. It says nothing about the coasters/rides. Are they open as well? I know in previous years they were but no mention on the site of them being open.
Here is the site if anyone is interested in looking.

You can enter through and click on the williamsburg link but they seem to be having bug issues there.

From Spencer Jordan
Posted September 8, 2010 at 5:43 PM
All rides are usually ope, with the exception of Pompeii ( Haunted House)

From Russell Meyer
Posted September 8, 2010 at 7:41 PM
Pompeii usually runs during the day, but closes at night for the "Revenge of Pompeii" maze. Roman Rapids also typically closes for all of Howl-O-Scream, but it depends on how they set up the "Cursed" maze.

All other rides should operate from opening to closing.

From Cameron Saunders
Posted September 8, 2010 at 7:59 PM
Thanks everyone good to know. I will be there for the "scary" parts. But first and foremost I will be there for the coasters. Do they do anything different for the coasters? Maybe no lights on the tracks at night?

From Charles Reichley
Posted September 9, 2010 at 10:10 AM
So far as I can tell, nothing is really new this year. They say they will have more scare people around, so that "no place is safe", but the mazes look about the same as last year, as do the shows.

I'll still go down for a night. It is unfortunate that in September they close at 10pm -- that means less than 2 hours of darkness to do the outdoor features, which is tough to do in that park with the distance between things. Also, we can't leave until the kids get out of school, so likely we'll only have about 5 hours to try to do everything at the park, including Monster Stomp (not sure I even care about the Festhous show).

Hopefully the weather will be good on the 24th, because that is the only day we are free to go this year, as my daughter and I did get accepted as haunt monsters at Kings Dominion; we are using two days off in October to go to Hershey Park with our family, and do the Dorney Park halloween stuff.

From Charles Reichley
Posted September 9, 2010 at 10:14 AM
I'm not sure if Pompeii would be open during the day, because they have a "childrens version" of the Curse of Pompeii during the day, where you walk through but there are no monsters. Not sure they'd let people walk through while running the ride.

I can't remember if they had the flume open last year; I think they shut Roman Rapids because it's a wet ride, not because it is interfered with by Cursed, but I could be wrong.

I assume all the other rides will be opened, but I won't have time to ride anything when I'm down for the haunt.

From Cameron Saunders
Posted September 9, 2010 at 10:18 AM
I think they are doing the same houses and such. They may be upgrading them though. (knowing BGE something will be different.. at least a little). I do think that they are more focused on the "scare is everywhere" idea which I think is like what BGT has during their HOS. This is probably a year they test small things out along with scare actors everywhere to see the reaction.. They will most likely take what they learn this year and do bigger things next year.

From Drew Petzold
Posted September 11, 2010 at 9:54 AM
BGW has now posted their Howl-O-Scream info for 2010. I have also updated the Howl-O-Scream section on this site for 2010, now that the info was released. One big change this year is that there are no longer any specific "scare zones" listed, as they are now considering the entire park a scare zone too.

From Tyler S.
Posted September 21, 2010 at 5:16 PM
Expect to find scare actors anywhere and everywhere that you would not expect them. And I mean ANYWHERE!

From Martha Moyers
Posted September 23, 2010 at 10:49 AM
We were at Passholder Appreciation Day on Sept. 18 and they told us the 19th was the last day for Escape from Pompeii this season as a water ride as they would be getting it ready for Hallowscream. I think they may be having a more kid-friendly maze in there during the day. Never been a fan of riding water rides in October in a temperate climate, usually kind of chilly or at least it is before you finally dry off.

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