This year Busch Gardens in Williamsburg has a new theme for Howl O Scream. This theme is called Cursed and replaces the Darkside of the Gardens, which was the theme for the past 3 years if my memory serves.
I was not, you might recall, overly impressed with the Darkside theme. The over-reliance on Scare Zones, which simply meant that the patrons could choose to walk through a monster filled area or walk around it made it very kid friendly.
I don't do kid friendly.
I don't dislike children and indeed I like a light-hearted Halloween experience very much. A trip to an Autumn harvest festival with pumpkins and a hayride is a fun thing for me. Before 6 PM the park is merely a festively decorated theme park with rides and souvenirs.
After 6 PM it becomes scary. Or rather it threatens to do. We shall see. They use Terror-tories, which I assume to be rather like the Scare Zones of previous years. They claim they have actors ready to jump out at you, and I hope they do. I do so miss the year that the scare was everywhere and no place in the park was safe, not even the toilets.
Or maybe that was just me that happened to.
Here's a few pics downloaded from the website. They provided nice desktop backgrounds this year. That's quite new and a nice feature. Only took them 10 years to get with the internet on that one.