Thanks guys. I have some down time since having my foot reconstructed so I will be well caught up by the time I can ride again. I hate I missed the CT coasters. I really wanted to ride boulder dash, oh well.
Back to the adventures! Every October I have been taking, what I have dubbed as, "The Epic Halloween Adventure" tour which consist of attending Howl-O-Scream, Halloween Horror Nights (Orlando), Horror Nights (Hollywood) and Knott's Scary Farm. Man, last year was a doozy. Being in South Carolina, the last couple years the weather has been horrible in october. I normally take this trip utilizing public transportation only and it has worked perfectly in the past but lately UGH! So the day before my trip the hurricane came. My transportation down to Orlando was amtrak . . . was until they canceled due to the weather. No problem. I immediately start to look for a one way rental car and found one for under 20.00! After driving through country roads (since the interstate was only going one way for evacuees)) I was able to hit 95 with no problem, or so I thought. As I was driving I received an alert that my flight out of MCO was canceled! Keeping my cool I was able to change it to fly out of TPA.
Things are looking up right? Then it hit me, my one was rental was to be returned to MCO! Was also able to call and change that to TPA and cancel my hotel room in Orlando since there was a no go for HHN. Well anyway, on to HOS.
Oct 06, 2017, another season of screams is about to began.
Just look at it . . .
Unfortunately, no time for cheetah hunt tonight.
But I have time for this!
I always do the buffet before as it includes an hour of front of the line access so it is definitely worth the investment. The houses. What can I say? Busch seems to reuse a bulk of the same houses each year. While this can be good for first timers it can become redundant to those who come yearly. I have to admit, the houses are pretty good. They rely more on scares vs props like HHN so its a good balance for central fla. I did rather enjoy their new maze as it was very large and long.
Well, the next day I went back to the park since all of central fla was closed. It also seemed no one figured the park would be open as well.
Let's get a good look at.
Overall, I feel it's a good family coaster. Wouldn't mind seeking more coasters like it pop up. It seemed very complete with the spinning and backwards sections. Loves how it sorta interacts with Montu.
Well hello Cheetah Hunt!
Figured i'd ride the kiddie coaster since no one else wanted to . . .
And get my character credit!
Cant forget Sheikra!
After sleeping in the car (since it was no rooms available in the area) it was time to head out west and it looks like I made it!
First order of business, getting to Pinks hot dogs.
After checking into the Hilton it was time to head to the parks for early entry.
In case you needed to know where I was . . .
What is this sorcery?!?!?
They wouldn't let us in as we had bands for early entry. No biggie, i've done orlando's so much anyway. Anyway, back to HHN. First house of the night, The Exorcist.
What I basically remember of the house is that it was very dark for a good portion lol. Some good scares but I could see the scenic improve.
Moving right along. To get to the backlot it takes a good bit of walking.
But it's well worth it.
It's time for Krampus.
There were a lot of skinny krampus running around lol. One thing I like about HHN in hollywood is they are dedicated to the scare. Guess they figure everyone is gonna be stoned anyway so no need to go all out on scenic. I rather enjoyed it.
Since Orlando has taken their crack on Freddy vs. Jason, it was time for Hollywood.
It was one of the better maze. I guess cause its choked full of iconic scenes and characters. Lets see what's up with this . . .
I should have expected this with the popularity of American Horror Story. But Holy hell this is one long line!
Finally I made it . . . 3 days later lol.
It was worth the wait. Again, this are "bigger" in Orlando but still it was a great house to experience. Definitely the best there. Now its time to leave this backlot and head to Halloween.
Meh, it was good but I don't remember much of it now. Not anything against the maze but I think i'm "halloween'd" out. Time to check out the terror tram . . . or whatever its called lol.
The park decided to switch it up this year and have it over ran by killer clowns, who were not from out of space. It is considered a maze but its, to me, a very long and one directional scare zone. Fun, but a scare zone. I've put it off the entire trip but it's time for the walking dead.
Now, I was a diehard fan of the show then it got slower and slower. Unfortunately this maze is no different. I was thinking it would be choked full of zombies as this is a permanent attraction but it seemed like it was the same as the day time videos I have saw. Loved the scenes but it just felt short to me. One more house to go . . .
The last and final house of the night. Man, it felt like this line went on forever and ever lol. Texas Chainsaw was pretty good. Love how they incorporate outdoor sections in every one I have been through. But this time the night was young but not for me as I was extremely tired. So that's it for me. Time to go get some sleep . . .
The next morning I got up and after breakfast got ready to take the journey to LAX to get a rental as I was heading to Scary farms that night and SFMM the next day.
Didn't take many pictures at all at Scary farms as nothing had really changed from years past. But I had a "hunch" I needed to ride this as when I returned the next year it probably wasn't gonna be there
Like HOS at busch gardens, KSF also uses the same mazes each year with a new one here and there. I have the same sentiments as I do with HOS but I still have fun none the least. This year I decided to check out elvira as she seems to be a popular staple at KSF each year. Man, what a show! The fact that it was included in admission was worth admission alone. I cant wait to try it out this year . . . If I can make it back. Well, the "Epic Halloween Adventure" has come to a close. Until next time.