Next up was Busch Gardens Tampa and Howl-O-Scream!
I will say that HOS has improved a *LOT* since the last time we visited the event in 2006.
The mazes were much better, the scare zones were improved, and overall the event seemed much less of an halloween that falls in the shadows of Halloween Horror Nights and is stepping up to be a real competitor.
Kudos to Busch Gardens Tampa for all the great improvements!
Busch Gardens Tampa today! Hurrah!
Still my favorite B&M!
Smooth. Intense. Awesome!
Busch Gardens now had some of the "old school" wax mold souvenier machines!
In just a few minutes I'll have this amazing wax ape to take home with me!
Mold-A-Rama huh? We should totally get them to make Robb & Elissa wax figures!
How to make my awesome wax mold ape!
My wax ape creation is nearly done!
I'm holding it upside down as the machine says. I need to give him a name...I shall call him "Mr. Ape!"
Ta-Da!!! Mr. Ape will serve as an awesome memory of our fun filled visit to Busch Gardens Tampa!
Piers tries his best "Mr. Ape Impression" but fails completely.
Hey Wes, look! They have a Mr. Giraffe for you! I hope he approves of this machine.
Time for a mid-day Carrabba's break!
It Two-for-one drinks Happy Hour. For the next hour Piers is going to be VERY happy!
Piers is working on drink #3 & #4 ... AT THE SAME TIME!!!
We will begin our night at Howl-o-Scream with more food...
...and of course more beer!!!
Our first maze...Death Row Vengance. Awesome maze!
Ignore the warning...keep going!
Lots of Howl-o-Scream awesomeness to check out.
I hope we get to see *more* of her during the event!
The scare zones were this blurry in real life. COOL EFFECT!!!
Our favorite maze of the night was the "Toy Factory" one. It was REALLY well done! Not sure why, but it seems like every halloween event this year has a "scary toys" maze.
I can't tell if this "Skeleton in the wheel chair" gag is part of the event, or just another Florida local...
Reconstruction - cool maze. Lots of blood and severed heads. Thumbs up!
"13" was kind of your "generic campy motorcycle gang" maze. It was fun, but nothing amazing.
DED Pledge Week was, as the name implies "weak." For this year's "signature" maze I thought the scares were tame and the "hot sorority chicks" were a bit frumpy!
Ok, ok!!! I take that back! Well, actually, I DON'T!!! Spank me some more!!!
Trapped in the Walls is probably the weakest maze at the event, but it some ways it's great because it offers some comedy value!
There's the entrance of Trapped in the Walls...at least it was last time...this time around it was the exit. Not sure why they reversed the maze because it made even less sense now!
They had this "mock fashion show" going on when you entered the park. Not a bad thing to see when coming through the front gates!
Of course, then they all turned evil and ate people...still, though, not a bad thing to see!
That's it from Howl-O-Scream. Like I said, MUCH BETTER event than our last visit.