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p. 348 - Iron Gwazi POV!

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has updated its website to include information on all of this year's houses, scarezones, shows and more.

 

Houses

 

My X: Revenge Rocks- My X is the hottest underground band in town, and its devoted fans are dying to meet Sylvie and her killer group. After sneaking backstage and discovering the disturbing truth behind the cruel lyrics, the quest to "get in with the band" quickly changes to a life-or-death race to get out.

 

Taste of Blood: A Different Vein- Once revered as royalty, hordes of undead vampires have now been forced underground into the subways and sewers to avoid the sunlight. By day, they feed on rats to survive. But as night falls, these fanged fiends take to the streets to seduce fresh blood.

 

Nightshade Toy Factory: Son of Nightshade- By day, the old Nightshade Toy Factory appears abandoned. But as night falls, the mysterious manufacturing plant is aglow and hums with blood-curdling shrieks. You'll run for your life when this already-bizarre factory tour turns into the Son of Nightshade and his possessed playthings seeking revenge on his twisted, toymaking father.

 

Trapped in the Walls: Ghostchaser- The gruesome fate of an innocent family made headlines when their bodies were discovered years ago. Today, you'll join a paranormal research team as they attempt to reveal the house's horrible history by investigating the dark demons trapped by the lingering evil that has seeped into the walls.

 

Deconstruction: The Doctor is Out of Control- Dr. Edger VonAngst has the skill and technology to make you over...but what will you become? This mad reconstructive surgeon has fallen one notch deeper into insanity with mechanical pieces, combining flesh, bone and steel in the most hideous ways.

 

Death Row Vengeance: No Escape- The inmates at Grey Echo Penitentiary are slated for execution, and they blame you. With their last breath, they curse those who do nothing to save them from the electric chair or lethal injection and vow tohaunt those who watched them suffer. Will you make it out alive when they come back to make good on their dying promise?

 

Delta Epsilon Delta: Extreme Rush (D.E.D.er)- Sisterhood is forever, and the torture and pain of sorority life amp up to a new extreme during Rush Week 2010. ∆E∆ alumni return to celebrate a new chapter in the house's dark history, marked by the mysterious chapter's new My X anthem, "It' never been better than to be D.E.D.er!"

 

Alone- The derange Master Alexander Daedalus opened Minotaur Storage to house his vast collection of "cultural" remains. But now his sinister obsession with hoarding has expanded to stockpiling people. Escape this lunatic's labyrinth or you will become part of his collection. Can you make it out ALONE?

 

Note: The Alone House is an upcharge attraction with an admission fee seperate from the standard Howl-O-Scream admission ticket. Entry to Alone is $24.95 when purchased in advance and is $34.95 when purchased at the park.

 

Scare Zones

 

Road Trip- Free-wheeling college students set out on a road trip to see their favorite band, MyX. But when their van breaks down on a deserted road, the stranded students soon discover that the forest surrounding them is filled with half-man half-beast creatures with a taste for human blood.

 

Crazed Love- The bleeding hearts of jilted lovers unite through their stories of heartbreak. From the bride left at the altar to the woman who has been cheated on one too many times, these depressed devotees will go to any length to un-break their hearts and claim revenge. Happy Together doesn't happen here.

 

Xtreme Fanatics- My X's most devoted and deranged followers call themselves X-treme FANatics. They unite to share their obsessive dedication in hopes of finding new converts and erect a shrine to their beloved Sylvie and her killer band. They will stop at nothing to prove they are the ultimate fans!

 

Spiders and Snakes- A meteor crashed to earth, creating a glowing beacon that lures all things creepy and crawly. Snakes slither and spiders sneak in swarms larger than your nightmares can imagine. Shivers will crawl up and down your spine when you traverse this path infested with some of the most feared creatures on earth.

 

Light of Doom- Try to collect your senses as specters of light and shadow blur the line between this world and the next. Here, you will be challenged to wander through a maze of illumination and fog. Eerie apparitions confound and confuse as they try to trick unsuspecting guests "into the light."

 

Shows

 

My X Live- Killer band My X will rock all 18 nights of Howl-O-Scream with performances at 10:30 p.m. and midnight every night on the Pathway Stage in Gwazi Plaza.

 

Blood Relations- Ready for a bloody good time? In the great hall of Blood Manor, the will of the recently deceased Lady Betty Blood is read for her surviving relatives. This sinister musical is packed with sadistic humor and a family of relatives with more than just skeletons in their closets.

 

Fiends- Is there a doctor in the house? These captivating creatures of the night will infect you with dance fever and keep your pulse pounding with their deranged dance party. But when Dr. Freakensteins naught nurses start operating, the diagnosis is always "code pink."

 

Club

 

Club X- Grab your entourage and head to the transformed Marrakesh Theater to party like a rock star at Howl-O-Scream's exclusive 21+ dance club. This adults-only nighttime playground keeps the energy pumping all night long with non-stop music, premium signature cocktails, drink specials, and exclusive appearances by Howl-O-Scream's most terrifying celebrities.

 

Shop

 

Howl-O-Scream Shop of Horrors- Remember your evening of evil with the perfect Howl-O-Scream souvenir, including Sylvie's signature jewelry, exclusive My X concert tees and other Halloween-themed gifts. Then, smile through the pain and snap the perfect party pic with the ∆E∆ girls at an exclusive photo op thats not for the faint of heart.

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I'm pretty excited to hear how this ALONE house turns out. It sounds kinda scary but the up-charge seems a little outrageous if you ask me. $24.95 before hand or $34.95 when you get to the park? I can get into 3 or 4 haunted houses here in Ohio for that price!

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I love HalloScreams,call me crazy but I think I have a better time every year at Hall-O_Screams than I do at Horror Nights. The houses aren't as good but are plenty fun and just as if not more scary. The environment in the park at night is great and Sheikra and Kumba night rides are incredible. Cant wait for the event this year!

If Hall-O-Screams had a Bill and Ted type show that was good the event would be complete. Then again is Horror Nights had Sheikra and KUmba it would be pretty incredible too.

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We have planned an trip to Florida (25 sept - 12 oct) we are going to visit the Howl o Scream event (first time HOS), on the website i have seen some vip/guided tours of the HOS event, in Holland there are not much experiences with this. Is there someone here that followed an guided tour and can tell somthing about the experiences.

Also it is not clear to me with the front of line you get on the guided tour, is it included in the time of the tour, or is the front of line valid outside of the times from the tour.

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Just a thought on the 'zero-to-sixty' comment he made - isn't that how fast cheetahs run? Maybe that isn't actually a coaster statistic (I would hope it goes faster, honestly) but instead just a clue into the theme of the ride? It's also a general saying, really.

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I believe cheetas can excellerate to around 80 mph. So, I would assume that "0 to 60" was referencing the speed of the ride. I'm sure they picked the words for the script very carefully. Also, an extremely fast ride doesn't exactly mean a great ride, compare Revenge of the Mummy to one trick ponies like TTD and Kingda Ka, so I would wait until they release the layout before knocking the ride for it's speed.

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I didn't knock it at all. If it's 60mph, that's perfectly fine if there's a layout that goes with it. And trust me, I like RotM ten times more than TTD or KK. It just seems a little surprising that a ride this long isn't going to go over 60mph.

 

And choosing words carefully doesn't mean they're actual facts. They're allowed to throw us off - they know we hang on to every last word they say. Also, I just did some research, and apparently cheetahs can reach from 0-64mph in three seconds, but can reach 75ish after that. 0-64 sounds a lot like 0-60 to me.

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A little update from the park today. Not much to show, just some more dirt piles. The park was dead, so I got to check out Walkabout Way, which was pretty cool. Anyway, here are some pics.

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Hmmm, future attraction you say? I might wanna check this out!

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Hello mister construction truck. Smile!

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Still nothing inside the skyride station.

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Rebar, rebar, rebar, rebar.

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Barren field with this things growing out of the ground...

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FOOTER!!!!!!! Oh wait, this has been here for a while, hasn't it...

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Wasn't this gonna be a trench?

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DOUBLE FOOTER!!!

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Giraffe!

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Walkabout way!

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Tips on feeding the kangaroos.

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It's difficult to feed kangaroos while standing on your head!

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ALBINO WALLABy!!!

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^Thanks for the pictures. Even though construction does seem to have slowed down at the moment, any pictures posted are still appreciated. ...Even if it's only dirt.

 

 

I'm heading out to the park next week, myself. I need my Kumba fix.

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^ Last year we did The Feast which was a dinner before the event while the park was emptied. This had us already in the park and near the Mazes before the GP were let in. We managed to get in every house before the lines got too long and were able to ride some of the coasters as well. We didn't have a tour - but this worked out well.

 

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Nobody ever visited the howl-o-scream event with an guided tour?

 

I've been on several BG guided Tours, tho, not this one. The Ultimate Tour specifically says you get unlimited front of line access the entire nite, while the other two do not state unlimited, they do state front of line access. And honestly, given parking is 15 dollars, and the Mega tour gives you free parking, i would jump all over the Mega tour, with everything you get, it is for sure the best value for your dollar. Bottom line is, you won't be disappointed with a BG tour, they really treat you like a VIP

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Sorry guys didnt know about the whole 50 post link thing and about spamming sorry.

 

So heres some of the pics and the rest can be found at the website (in my signature)

 

 

 

 

 

Look at the second and third pictures.

 

Picture number two has an Intamin car in it,

Picture number three proves there will be launches (not that we already knew that)

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I hate to think that these pictures were stolen, nonetheless, I have enjoyed looking at them, especially the sign telling you to "keep head erect" hmmm, were have I heard that before. Anyway, noticed in the platform photos two load areas, so that should speed things up a bit.

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The rumored launch into a tower element has me the most excited. ...Airtime baby. I also really like the look of the supports. ...Now that's taking theming to the next level, Busch.

 

 

I guess this is BGT's answer to Manta.

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