Howl-O-Scream Williamsburg 2003

2003 • Howl-o-Scream

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Since 1999, Howl-O-Scream has returned year after year to twist Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s lush Virginian forests into fog-choked haunting grounds. Like its Tampa cousin, the surroundings often inform the scares. Haunted houses and “Terror-tories” are woven into the park’s European theme, making fresh monsters out of old myths. England has the Ripper. Germany has the Grimm Brothers. France has the catacombs. In Williamsburg, folklore is as old as fear itself.

In contrast to Busch Gardens Tampa, Howl-O-Scream is not a separately ticketed event but included with general admission. Though it occasionally shares houses and themes with the other Howl-O-Scream events, Busch Gardens Williamsburg frequently relies on its own original icon, the pumpkin-headed Jack of the Lantern.

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg
September 16 - October 26; Fridays-Sundays, 2003
Event Name:
Howl-O-Scream Williamsburg 2003
Event Phrase:
Jack is Back
10:00 AM-10:00 PM (Non-Peak)
$39.99 +tax - $46.99 +tax
6 Maze(s)
3 Scare Zones
7 Shows

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Curse of Pompeii
Escape from Pompeii | X/5
The maze beneath Escape from Pompeii takes guests through an archaeological excavation. In search of ancient treasure guests explore the ruins of Pompeii to unearth a Roman Emperor’s mask. Traps carnivorous plants and rumbling earthquakes await all foolish enough to search for the cursed mask.
Distorted Dimension
| X/5
The clowns and creatures in Distorted Dimension are looking for vengeance in this twisted maze and this year they are craftier than ever. After suffering through years of jeers and jests at the hands of staff and guests these carnival sidekicks have a few tricks up their sleeves to get even.
Mystical Mayhem
Fiesta Italia | X/5
Monstrous mayhem abounds at Tradewinds as a group of funky fiends with a grudge try to wield power over guests. This rocking ride delivers tons of Mystical Mayhem.
Nightmare Express
Train Station | X/5
Catch the train for a journey through a terrorizing nightmare where dreadful dreams come to life as guests traverse the wilds of Busch Gardens’ railway. The devious Mr. Nightmare and his minions make guests face their fears in a variety of forms. This is one train ride guests won’t forget -- even in their dreams.
Sleepless Hollow Manor
Black Forest | X/5
The tale of Sleepy Hollow becomes twisted when Ichabod Crane and friends torment guests brave enough to tour this haunted mansion. It’s less than a warm reception as the house takes on a life of its own -- from the crazy kitchen to the manic attic. The headless horseman roams the grounds looking for revenge -- and his head of course. Guests could lose their heads while screaming in fright in this sinister maze.
Twisted Terror
Fiesta Italia | X/5
The Festa Dementia festivities have taken over Turkish Delight. A once-tame ride has been mobbed by circus gypsies and kooky clowns bent on providing riders with Twisted Terror.
The Bone Zone
Oktoberfest | ??/5
Skeletons have taken over Oktoberfest. Lurking in the landscape of the world’s “Most Boo-ti-ful Theme Park” these bone-zone creatures are “glow-ting” at everyone.
Festa Dementia
Fiesta Italia | ??/5
Carnival gypsies lure guests into Festa Dementia a freaky festival residing in the once-peaceful hamlet of Festa Italia. Fortune-telling and sideshow spectacles enhance the carnival pranks.
Sea Dog Cemetery
England | ??/5
Gravediggers zombies and legions of the living dead prowl the hills of Banbury Cross’ gruesome graveyard. Guests traveling through are immersed in an ominous experience. Pirates and wretches gather to mourn their lost ones in the cemetery on the hill. But there’s no Jolly Roger here only gloom as guests venture through the last resting place of grisly old sea dogs. Beware -- newcomers find a cold dark welcome awaits.
Fright Lights
Royal Palace Theatre | ??/5
Eerie eyes may be watching as Aquitaine’s Royal Palace Theatre presents a laser light musical with pyrotechnic special effects.
Monster Stomp
Germany | ??/5
Join Frankenstein and friends for a thrilling revue of rock ‘n’ roll classics like “Bad to the Bone” “Live and Let Die” and “Superfreak.” Sure to rouse a monstrous need to dance the rhythm is gonna get you.
Jack is Back
Ireland | ??/5
During the day Ireland’s storyteller – Gussie – weaves an intriguing Halloween tale of the history of the Jack-O-Lantern. Dating back to ancient Celtic Ireland Jack-O-Lanterns were used to ward off evil spirits. As nighttime descends this tale comes to life as a party procession of the carved creatures invades the village to pay homage to Jack of the Lantern.
Star Fright Orchestra
Italy | ??/5
An almost-live band and a zombie emcee play Halloween hits featuring songs such as “Spooky” “I Put a Spell on You” and a medley of TV theme songs. Guests are invited to groove with the ghouls at Italy’s Teatro di San Marco.
Creepy Creatures
Land of the Dragons | ??/5
This frightfully creepy show will have guests’ skin crawling as toads hissing cockroaches tarantulas and emperor scorpions make their Halloween debut at the Reptale stage.
Spooky Kooky Dragons and Friends
Land of the Dragons | ??/5
Land of the Dragons will be a daytime delight for children as Gordon Dumphrey and Sir Bumbly the Knight don their Halloween hats in a festive musical. Costumed characters bring this mystical magical area to life making Halloween a time for all to enjoy.
Fiends in the Festhaus
The Festhaus | ??/5
Busch Gardens Williamsburg transports guests to the catacombs of a 17th-century Transylvanian castle where the resident mad scientist is whipping up something sinister. Monsters are brought to life and belt out a few Motown melodies in their lab. The doctor is helpless to control his crazy creations and instead decides to join in the fun. Guests braving the madness are invited to watch the show and enjoy a bit of ghoulish grub---a Frank and Stein of course.

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