|The hearse greets park guests|
|These new larger talking skeletons stand outside the gates||Decoration in Banbury Cross|
The Pirate statue stands at the entry fountain
A lone bagpiper plays mournful tunes in Scotland
Jack is available for pictures in the park and after his show
|The ghosts hanging in the trees look great during the day and really eerie at night||Wicked Woods is back for its second season|
|The figures at the gates give a hint as to what lies inside this great attraction|
A "Family' version of the park's haunted train ride
|The old LeMans cars have a purpose again||New light sculptures along the tracks|
The Pumpkin Queen
|The graveyards are smaller and tamer, and filled with lights|
|New France is home to the scarecrows|
|The BEST Pumpkin Cheesecake!||Jack Shirts||Cornstalks leading into Oktoberfest|
|Land of the Dragons has some cute decorations||It looks like a real harvest celebration in Rhinefeld|
|The park does a great job of directing the crowds||Great new Department 56 Halloween Merchandise||Witches brooms|
|The talking skeletons in their traditional home||Howl-O-Scream Shirts|
|The awesome skeletons with lanterns in front of the Festhaus|
This new show for the 2007 season was over the top campy fun, and the performances were great and sold what could have been a really bad show.
The staging and the costumes were really well done and the cast looks like they're having a great time doing this show.
"Come on Eileen"
number from the show:
|Come on Eileen|
|Total Eclipse of the Heart|
|What's New Pussycat?|
New for 2007
|Nicely conceived area and generally well executed|
|Great to see the old Drachen Fire buildings being used for something|
|The first walk trough is Deadtime Stories which utilizes the old Drachen Fire Station|
|People leave their stuffed prizes in the graveyard before entering|
|Tormented Tales was really cool, and utilizes Drachen Fire's former maintenance shed for an indoor walk through|
|The Beaten Path was a well done outdoor walk through, which features many recycled props from previous years Howl-O-Scream attractions in creative new ways|
|Festa Italia is home to Clownfusion this year|
perform part of
"The Twelve Days
|The new skeletons perform with the pipe organ that was used in the Festhaus last year|
|Love Potion #9|
|Meeting the fans|
|The decorations in the French section were scaled down this season|
|This year's Werewolf area is filled with actors, and is really fun once the sun goes down!|
|With the start of
August, Busch Gardens begins preparing for their annual Howl-O-Scream
event which starts in the middle of September. As of the
first week of August, signs were up and behind the scenes props were
moving into place.
Work is under way on the great Wicked Woods walk through which was introduced for the 2006 season.
Work is just starting on the scenery for the annual Nightmare Express train ride.
This fall Busch Gardens will begin selling Coaster Dynamix models of their signature coasters.
Just announced is the new attraction for Howl-O-Scream 2007
(Click here for the full press release):