Howl-O-Scream Williamsburg 2004

2004 • 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 24 - October 31; Fridays-Sundays, 2004
Event Name:
Howl-O-Scream Williamsburg 2004
Event Phrase:
Jack is Back
10:00 AM-10:00 PM (Non-Peak)
$39.95 +tax - $46.95 +tax
4 Maze(s)
5 Scare Zones
6 Shows

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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.
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.
Sea Dog Cemetery
England | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
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 as 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 that a cold dark welcome awaits.
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.
Child-Friendly Zone
Land of the Dragons | ??/5
The Land of the Dragons remains a friendly place for younger children to enjoy the holiday spirit without the startles. Activities abound in this area designed for young ones.
Festa Dementia
Italy | ??/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.
Oktoberfest Street Party
Oktoberfest | ??/5
Get down with the groovy ghoulies lurking in Oktoberfest. The pumped-up street scene will leave Howl-O-Screamers “dieing” for more.
Piratical Purgatory
England | ??/5
Argh! Piratical skeletons have taken over Banbury Cross. Dead men may tell no tales but visitors won’t want to be caught off-guard by these bony sailors. Walking the plank is tame compared to the fate awaiting guests to Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Howl-O-Scream.
Werewolf Reserve
Jack Hanna’s Wild Reserve | ??/5
It’s not just the wind that’s howling in Jack Hanna’s Wild Reserve. There’s a full moon every Howl-O-Scream evening as werewolves roam the reserve.
Aaron Radatz’s Mind Over Magic
Royal Palace Theatre | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
Magician Aaron Radatz takes center stage at Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Royal Palace Theatre. Innovative illusions audience participation and theatrical special effects combine to create a mind-bending experience participants will not soon forget.
Monster Stomp
Germany | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
Join Frankenstein and friends for a thrilling revue of rock ‘n’ roll classics like “Bad to the Bone” “Live and Let Die” and “Superfreak.” Watch out – the rhythm is gonna get you!
Jack is Back
Ireland | ??/5
In ancient Celtic Ireland Jack-O-Lanterns were used to ward off evil spirits. But as nighttime descends this tale comes to life at Busch Gardens Williamsburg as a party procession of the carved creatures invades the village to pay homage to Jack of the Lantern. Pumpkins scarecrows and Jack himself pays park guests a visit in this disco-dancing celebration.
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.
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 | RatingRatingRatingRatingRating (1)
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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