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Howl-O-Scream 2015

Discussion in 'Howl-O-Scream' started by Brian G., Mar 28, 2015.

  1. Brian G.

    Brian G. Staff Member Administrator

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    Discuss all Speculation about this year's event.
     
  2. Cole

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    Whatever happens happens is basically my outview on everything howl o scream this year. Scott Swenson is now gone so I'm not expecting much
     
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    1 new house...everything the same...no theme and disorganized...calling it now
     
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    I rather lower my expectations too. The rumors of the increased offerings last year made for a huge bummer when we got the same or less.
     
  5. Cole

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    The only real differences every year is the theme, other than that it's 1 or 2 new houses and maybe a new street experience. They need a lot more to gain actual excitement
     
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    So they way it works withe reusing houses is it good enough to be worth going to every few years? I have never been to HoS, so are the houses good enough that for a first timer it would be worthwhile?
     
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    At least two or three of the houses are stellar enough that I'm very happy to see them for multiple years, such as Death Water Bayou. I think I might actually prefer a mixture of old and new houses like HOS does, I honestly would have loved to see houses like Gothic, Winter's Night, and/or Nightingales stick around for a few years at HHN.
     
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  8. Cole

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    I go every 2-4 years. Basically a completely new house line up by then and well worth the time to go
     
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    I go every year and enjoy it every year (with the exception of two years)...I've been going since 2000 when it started...The repeat houses normally change or are improved on from the previous year (at least they were, no telling this year what will happen)...plus there is no way you will remember every scare location..The stinkers are normally removed for something better..The streets are always very random and you can never expect when a horde is going to sneak up on you...plus the theme changes every year

    In other words, the event changes every year while some of your favorite stuff returns..
     
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    I am considering a trip down (from NY) in October specifically for HHN, would be my first time experiencing it, should I build time in for HOS as well? Is it worth the time and $$?
     
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    Yes..you will have a good time..I recomend doing the Fright Feast package..you and your party will get to experience the houses early, and potentially do one BY YOURSELF!!

    Remember though:
    - HOS has less budget
    - Less Houses
    - Hour and a Half from O-Town

    But it is:
    - Better priced
    - More intimate
    - Less Crowded
    - Better Scares (IMO)
     
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    If you do go I highly reccomend front of the line passes since the lines are hell. Other than that it's a blast and worth the drive
     
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    Thanks for the input, it sounds like a fun time
     
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    I had no idea Scott Swenson had left Busch Gardens, what he did on the budget he had for Howl O Scream was amazing. I'm sure his absence will be felt.
    http://scottswenson.com/home
     
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    He didn't leave, he was fired...The park's financial issues have started to bleed into staff..

    In my opinion it was a huge mistake..."Let's fire the guy that manages our two most successful events"...logic
     
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    Didn't he show up for work once and found out his keycard no longer worked, then heard he was fired?
     
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    I don't know about details..but he had been with the event since the beginning..

    It would be like Universal getting rid of Aiello on a whim one day
     
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    Maybe they'll put Brian Morrow in charge of HHN :pound:
     
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    It would be colorful for sure
     
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    Blackstone has a black heart. Heh, that could be an appropriate house for Howl O Scream. Lots of possibilities, like a sinking ship for the set.
     
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