OK, I know that we've all be a bit fixated on the the last days of the Big Bad Wolf--the old boy has but a few left.
But what else is coming up at BGW this month? How about . . .
Yes, my personal favorite time of year at Busch Gardens! Unlike the Tampa version, BGW's event isn't an upcharge--it's just part of your regular admission (or season pass). The Williamsburg park appears to be ramping up this year's event a bit with six mazes and seven scarezones--all of which stick to the park's European theming.
Here's this year's maze lineup.
Well, it's the late 1800s in Eastern Europe, and you probably know what that means. Yep. Vampires. Lots of 'em. Explore the "Bitten" house yourself, but take plenty of garlic (or at least eat a large Italian dinner over in San Marco).
It seems that BGW has a cemetery. With a tunnel. Which has a "history more terrifying than that of France's revolutions." Hmm . . . I wonder if this is what's going on in the Royal Palace Theatre?
Cavern of Darkness:
Sheesh! First, it's catacombs, but now we got a freakin' cavern full of "magical beings" who used to hold "dominion over the Earth"? I don't imagine they'll be very happy to see us. (Just a feeling.)
BGW is really into subterranean lairs this year. Now we have a "cracked cave" full of witches and their poor victims (the aforementioned "cursed")--"where the veil of consciousness is at its thinnest." (Sounds like Woodstock or something.)
OK, we're back on the surface now, checking out the wrecked cabin of a family of werewolf hunters in 17th-century Germany. I can't imagine that this will turn out well for us.
Revenge of Pompeii:
Back to the depths again, where "ashy corpses wreak havoc" among the ruins of Pompeii.
BGW has been a bit weak with scarezones in years' past. 2008's Beaten Path
was one of the best they've ever done. Let's see how serious they are this year.
A stroll through the fields and the woods could cost you your head--watch out for the Axemen!
Mischief & Mayhem:
Face a little "Irish magic" between Killearney and France (that is, trolls and goblins).
The ghosts of Scottish highlanders haunt their old battleground.
Watch out for witches near Festa Italia!
They're in Rhinefeld. No further explanation necessary.
Now here's an interesting idea--the villagers are the "monsters"! Yes, angry peasants have banded together to fight the forces of evil. and if you're a "stranger, you will perish!"
"Spectral figures" will be swooping from the trees in New France.
will be back as, of course, will Jack. But there's no Starfright Orchestra
this year (it was getting a bit long in the tooth); they'll be showing old black-and-white horror flicks on the Italian stage instead. Frankenrock
in the Festhaus this year.
And for you Count von Count fans, look for him in the Sesame Street Forest of Fun.
So, come on down to Williamsburg this Halloween--if you have the guts! Howl-o-Scream runs on Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays from September 25 to November 1.