Hi, my name is Nanci and I love scary stuff despite how big of a chicken I am. I am that person you hear screaming loudest in a haunted house. Yes, that is me you hear in front of or behind you with the blood curdling scream.
Thanks to my relationship with Tampa Bay Bloggers and Busch Gardens, I had the pleasure of attending VIP night with hubby for some scares, beverages, and front of the line passes. This years theme, Evil Encore, is spot on. In addition to the haunted houses, the roaming hordes are awesome. The creepiness factor of the scare squads is spot on. Zombies, clowns, creepy pigs, and more. SO SCARY.
The attention to detail in the haunted houses is really amazing. Not only sounds and visuals but also SMELLS. We made it through all the houses but one and I had to say that Zombie Mortuary scared me the most, just like last year. If you have a fear of rodents like I do, this is not the house for you. Do old motels scare you? Oh than you will love Motel Hell. And if clowns are what give you nightmares, then Circus of Superstition 3D is sure to be in your dreams after you make your way through it. I’m still hearing the evil clown laughter…
Here’s a list of the haunted houses. I recommend you go in ALL of them. They are all scary.
- The Black Spot
- Motel Hell
- Circus of Superstition
- Death Water Bayou
- Zombie Containment Unit 15 (this is the only we we didn’t make it in)
- Zombie Mortuary
For more fun, take a ride in the bumper cars with Crash Test Zombies. More fun that just crashing into your friends bumper car, you can chase down the cars with the zombies in them.
Many of the rides are open during Howl-O-Scream. We had the pleasure of watching some of our group ride Falcon’s Fury. I think they are all crazy, of course, because to me rides that like (and roller coasters too) are scarier than any haunted house. Riding in the dark ups the scare factor. At least that’s my opinion as a ride spectator.