Howl-O-Scream Williamsburg 2008

2008 • 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 19-21; 26-28; October; Fridays-Sundays, 2008
Event Name:
Howl-O-Scream Williamsburg 2008
Event Phrase:
Jack is Back
10:00 AM-10:00 PM (Non-Peak)
10:00 AM-11:00 PM (Peak Nights)
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5 Maze(s)
4 Scare Zones
5 Shows

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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.
Grimm Hollows: Deadtime Stories
Drakenfire Site | X/5
For years stories have been told about the house and the strange happenings that occur there. Known to have been the birthplace of the Brother’s Grimm this house reveals the darkest stories of the brother’s lives – not the fairy stories that we as children heard but rather the truths behind those tales. Be prepared to face the most primal of your childhood fears – Happy endings were the things of fairy tales. In this house bedtime is a thing to fear.
Masquerage: RSVP If You Dare
Roman Rapids Queue | X/5
Only the brave have survived this nightmarish journey through a ruined Italian palace where grand galas were once thrown. Under the guise of a masquerade party a dark deed took place here and many were horribly imprisoned and tortured. For centuries beings known only as Cloakwalkers have haunted these ruins searching for new victims to perform their Danse Macabre. Turn upon turn leads you further into the house and deeper into the crypts that spell your doom.
Tortured Tales
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The Fairy tale stories that we have known and loved have horribly changed. Through the pages of a giant book you enter into their nightmare where endings are everything but happy. Nothing is as it should be – Characters have left their pages and are wandering amongst our guests – Only this time the story will likely end with your demise.
Wicked Woods: Ripper Row
| X/5
Wicked Woods a maze shrouded in gory history and mystery. This portal-in-time transports visitors to a remote English village where gruesome scenes of history such as the Great Fire of London the rampage of Jack the Ripper and the bubonic plague are played out. Some call it a myth or even local folklore but one thing is for sure: There will be more than autumn leaves falling out of the trees in Wicked Woods - New this year will be the addition of a evil Sweeney Todd Barber in the section we are calling Ripper Row.
Never After
The Festhaus | ??/5
Once upon a time is no more –If you enter this dark realm things will not be as they seem. Paths lead you on a nightmarish trip from things based in reality – to things that become unspeakable. Extreme frights await all who enter – what you thought was real is all a fairy tale. As the twilight beckons the agony begins.
The Beaten Path
| ??/5
The Path is a journey that few have undertaken – and fewer still survived. It is a road that leads to nowhere and everywhere – with something in between that is best left forgotten. Buildings change as you continue on the path – foreboding signs that you need to turn around before its too late. Once you journey too far however there is no chance of escape – this nightmare has become your new reality. And you must see it through to the end.
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.
Festhaus Fright Night
The Festhaus | ??/5
With the turn of a golden key witness the unleashing of the fearsome foursome known as THE FRIGHTS –Banished centuries ago for their terrifying behavior and loud music help our dancers as they try and save the Festhaus before time runs out.
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.
Monster Stomp: Revamped
Germany | ??/5
Join us for a revamping of a classic – vampires have come to the monster stomp party and they are dying to have a good time. Witches Mummies Skeletons Beasts and Vampires rock out in this high powered musical “rockstravaganza”. Contains adult themes. Parental supervision advised.
Rockin Eve’s Wrath: Countdown to Midnight
Royal Palace Theatre | ??/5
Rock through a magical nightmare in the park’s Royal Palace Theatre. Host Hallow Eve and her ex-boyfriend Wrath star in this rock ‘n’ roll show. Join her and her uninvited guest as they rock the night with Fire manipulators and gothic monsters. Music and monsters are all part of the nightly festivities. Parental supervision advised.

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