Howl-O-Scream Williamsburg 2005

2005 • Howl-o-Scream

1 Members Attended

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 30; Fridays-Sundays, 2005
Event Name:
Howl-O-Scream Williamsburg 2005
Event Phrase:
Jack is Back
10:00 AM-10:00 PM (Non-Peak)
10:00 AM-11:00 PM (Peak Nights)
$42.95 +tax - $49.95 +tax
4 Maze(s)
5 Scare Zones
6 Shows

Select the attraction name for additional information... and frights...

Curse of Pompeii
Escape from Pompeii | X/5
The maze beneath Escape from Pompeii takes guests on an expedition through an archaeological excavation. In search of ancient treasure guests explore the ruins of Pompeii to unearth a Roman Emperor’s mask. Traps man-eating plants and rumbling earthquakes await all foolish enough to search for the cursed mask.
Last Laugh Industries
Fiesta Italia | X/5
The evil-clown supply business has been booming and this company is the leader in offering gruesome gear. Rumor has it that bike horns kazoos and rubber chickens aren’t the only items being packaged by the evil-clown factory workers. Visitors beware when touring this fearsome factory.
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. Jack O'Lantern makes guests face their fears in a variety of forms. This is one train ride guests won't forget - not 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 it's 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.
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.
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.
Monster 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 boney 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.
Monster Stomp
Germany | ??/5
A thrilling rock n’ roll revue with classics by The Doors and Jimi Hendrix. Devilish dancers shake their groove things while percussionists beat out rocking rhythms.
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 Halloween 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 as they 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.
Nightscares: Awakened by Magic
Royal Palace Theatre | ??/5
Take a dark journey filled with Tricks and Treats. Enter the magical nightmare realm where your darkest fears become reality. NightScares is a magical tale of good versus evil set in a dreamworld brought to life by combining illusions state-of-the-art effects and music. Be careful... The boogeyman is real and he populates this world.

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