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Howl-O-Scream 2018

Discussion in 'Howl-O-Scream' started by AlexanderMBush, May 23, 2018.

  1. shiekra38

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    I wonder if construction could cause The Black Spot to move to Gwazi Park....either that or they aren't using Gwazi Park
     
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    I kind of agree that it gets old having the same houses year after year. I took a break for about 5 years and went last year. Every house I went in was a new experience, but NOTHING was scary. My group even went really slow so that there would be no one in front of us and sometimes the scare actors just did not seem into it at all. Ever since Scott Swenson left, it seems that this event has not been what it used to be??

    Idk, but I'm going to probably take another 5 year break. Especially if they only have 6 houses. I'd rather go to HHN with 10 houses and a scarier overall event.
     
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    Never seen that except on Preview nights, especially when we go in by ourselves.
     
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    Don't know if they would move that facade.

    either that or they aren't using Gwazi Park
    Probably trying to get a jump on Xmas Town, if this is the case that's why the house over at Jambo isn't used anymore.
     
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    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    I haven't been to HOS as a guest since 2011 and worked as a scareactor in 2013 - Haven't been back to the event since. It's sad to hear that HOS isn't scary, even if just an opinion, as that used to be the one thing it had on HHN. It didn't have the budget to replace all of the houses every year like HHN does, but they really nailed casting and make the cast go through a more rigorous casting process than HHN does, which is just a typeout.

    As I said, I haven't been since 2013 when I worked the event, but Death Water Bayou was there way back then! It was the first house that BGT did that I thought was on HHN's level from a scenic perspective, and I know it's a guest favorite, but there comes a time to change things up. It feels like we're past when that should've happened.
     
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    I wonder if they are using Gwazi Park for staging purposes...Or the HOS budget got cut again haha

    Either way, I hope we get a big scarezone out of it
     
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    Just catching up, I can't helped but be heavily confused in the decision making on houses to cut. Especially shipping off Demented Dimensions after one year. Undead Arena maybe wasn't the best either, but getting rid of BOTH your new houses just looks bad to me.

    Honestly, both of the new houses seem kinda...boring. DD was super creative and Undead Arena was at least a slightly different take on a zombie maze. Now we have an asylum maze and a slaughterhouse maze.

    And THE BLACK SPOT is still in?
     
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    I don't understand DD leaving after a year but Arena was just a bunch of parts from other mazes put together and was only decent if you got to do it Alone.
     
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    Hey everyone, I'm new to these boards. My family and I are going to Busch Gardens the last weekend in September. It's on a Saturday when there is a HOS event that night. How crowded will the park be during the daytime up until 4 or 5? We went in July and it was so busy and then rained on. We are going to give it another try. Thank you.
     
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    Park won't be incredibly busy, but expect lines for Cheetah Hunt and Cobras Curse.
     
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    Whats different about simons where it would have to be 17+ reccomended?
     
  13. shiekra38

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    Gore level apparently...It's all fake at the end of the day...but allegedly it's gory
     
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    No house behind by Sand Serpent, where one is usually permanently set up, whats the scoop?
     
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    So the similar to last years Meat Market but now it is 17....
     
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    I think they moved demented and re-used parts of it for Insomnia...Then they added a couple of scarezones
     
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    I think they shipped it to Williamsburg, since it is listed as a house there now
     
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    Looking at a couple BGW forums, yeah they actually -did- ship DD over to Williamsburg. Though apparently it's a bit chopped/neutered then when it was in Tampa...yet it's still better then anything BGW is doing themselves.
     
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    We are going to HOSW in three weeks so we will find out.
    Don't understand why Tampa had to get rid of it, unless they are planning on something for that building.
     
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    Simon's Slaughterhouse seems to have had mixed to positive reviews whilst Insomnia has gone down very well with great reviews.
     

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