Frightful creatures have taken up residence at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg for Howl-O-Scream®. Buccaneers, vampires, fiery fiends, legendary villains and mythical beasts are waiting for the first guests to arrive Sept. 12. At the stroke of 6 p.m. on Friday, the ghouls and haunts come out to play and the park becomes a seriously scary place. Parents and guardians should consider the park’s elevated scare factor when deciding to visit Busch Gardens with young children during Howl-O-Scream.
A curse has spread over Busch Gardens in the form of a song. The only way to lift it is to spend a night exploring Howl-O-Scream’s five Terror-tories™, including the new Wendigo Woods™ and six haunted houses.
The park’s newest Terror-tory, Wendigo Woods, explores the frightful nature of the unknown through psychological scares that lets a guest’s imagination run wild. Other seasonal park offerings include a spooky lineup of shows, featuring Monster Stomp™ on Ripper Row® in the park’s Globe Theatre and Vampire Vogue™, a new merchandise shop in the Oktoberfest section of the park. Dining and spirit options like Pirate Baarrrgh™ in the park’s Italy village and Igor’s Fright Feast™ in Ireland provide a refreshing break from the chills and thrills.
Guests who want the best deal on Howl-O-Scream tickets can lock in a $10/month annual pass featuring Busch Gardens’ EZ Pay Price Lock Guarantee and enjoy unlimited visits to Busch Gardens this fall and into 2015. An annual pass is valid for one year from the date of purchase. Pass members also enjoy discounts to Christmas Town and in-park discounts on food and merchandise. Visit www.howloscream.com/va for details.
ACE Members can enjoy an informal get together at Howl-O-Scream on Saturday, August 20. We’ll ride roller coasters during the day and Howl-O-Scream (and roller coasters at night). Meet by the clock tower in front of The Globe Theater at 10:00 am on September 20. If you only want to come for Howl-O-Scream, you can catch up with the group at 4:00 in front of Apollo’s Chariot. If you want to catch up with the group at a different time, register, and there will be a contact number where you can reach the event organizer (Wesley Friend) To register, just like our Facebook Event Page or send a e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACE Mid-Atlantic is putting together an informal get together of ACE Members to enjoy coasters by day and Howl-O-Scream (and coasters at night) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Meet by the clock tower in front of The Globe Theater at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 20. If you only want to come for Howl-O-Scream, you can catch up with the group at 4:00 in front of Apollo’s Chariot. If you can’t make either time, please register, and there will be a contact number where you can reach the event organizer (Wesley Friend) and catch up with the group later. To register, just indicate your going on the ACE Mid-Atlantic Facebook Event page (link below) or send a e-mail to email@example.com.
Some of the best coasters in the ACE Mid-Atlantic region will be showcased in two seperate events on Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12, the traditional weekend of ACE Mid-Atlantic’s Fall Thrillfest and Celebrate America events.
ACE Mid-Atlantic Assistant Regional Representative Stephen Peeples has been working with Kings Dominion to put together an exciting Fall Thrillfest event in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Your day of fun at Kings Dominion includes:
- One hour of ERT that includes Dominator, Intimidator 305 and Volcano: The Blast Coaster
- “Informal Takeover Time” (ITOT) on the rest of the roller coasters in Kings Dominion.
- Our Traditional “Boo Blasters on Boo Hill” tournament and Whac-A-Mole Competitions.
- Picnic Lunch with complimentary beverages and door prizes.
Six Flags America today announced the addition of its 10th roller coaster, Bourbon Street Fireball, which will stand a stunning seven stories tall and reside in the new Mardi Gras section of the park.
“The addition of our tenth roller coaster, Bourbon St. Fireball, takes the nail-biting anxiety of coaster riding to a totally new level,” said Rick Howarth, park president. “This new coaster is the perfect complement to the new Mardi Gras section that opened earlier this year to rave reviews and promises to offer thrilling experiences for our guests each season.”
Bourbon Street Fireball adds a unique ride experience to Six Flags America:
- Loop coaster seating 24 passengers
- Seated in forward and backward, face-to-face position
- Pendulum style takeoff with multiple 360⁰ revolutions
- Train reverses course mid-ride for addition 360⁰ revolution
- Seven-stories tall
- Approximately two minute ride time
Bourbon Street Fireball is one of three new roller coasters to be added to the park in four years. In 2014 Six Flags America added its ninth roller coaster, Ragin Cajun. Apocalypse, Maryland’s only standing roller coaster, was the parks eighth roller coaster and it opened in 2012.