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Howl-O-Scream 2019

Discussion in 'Howl-O-Scream' started by MakoMania, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. MakoMania

    MakoMania Rookie

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    Full Howl-O-Scream lineup announced:

    HOUSES:
    The Residence (new 2019)
    Insomnia
    Death Water Bayou
    Simon's Slaughterhouse
    Motel Hell
    The Black Spot

    SCARE ZONES:
    First Fear (new 2019)
    Little Nightmares (new 2019)
    Carpe Noctem (new 2019)
    Día de los Muertos
    Hell on Wheels
    Meat Market
    Deadly Toys
    Camp DOA
    Maniac Midway

    SHOW:
    Fiends

    I believe 9 scare zones is the most ever featured at the event! Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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  2. Journey_On

    Journey_On Rookie

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    Fright Feast is available for purchase now. :) Prices start at $29.99. Description below, from the website:

    Enjoy a delicious selection of all-you-care to eat cuisines and to-die-for desserts and front-of-the-line access to all haunted houses until 8:30 p.m. Fright Feast begins at 6:00 p.m.
    • All-you-care to eat dinner buffet
    • Front-of-the-line access to all haunted houses until 8:30 p.m.
     
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  3. ChaseTuff

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    Also worth noting that Insomia, Motel Hell, DWB, and Black Spot all have new subtitles.
     
  4. Rideguy70

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    Okay, back for more questions, lol. If you recall, experienced Haunt go-er in Los Angeles, but new to HOS. Also, the last time I was at BGT, Gwazi was still a thing, so it's been a hot minute. I appreciate all the help you've given so far. I got a lot more follow up questions, brace yourself:

    Is there a hard close between the regular park day and the HOS? Like, is the entire park cleared before they let guests in for HOS?

    Most here seem to agree the Fright Fest is a good deal. Is the one hour of FOL time Fright Fest provides enough time to get them all done? If not, about how many can we expect? Is there a suggested house order? What typically served, food-wise? And are soft drinks included?

    Because it's been so long since we've been to BGT at all, it's really important to us we get to ride Cheetah Hunt, Cobra's Curse, and Falcon's Fury. Those are top priorities. Tigris not as much as I've been on Skyrockets before--but I wouldn't mind a ride to add to my coaster count if it's possible. Other rides are welcome, but not as urgent as we've been on them before. If we arrive at 5pm, can we reasonably expect to get those rides done before the Fright Feast? If not, are they possible after doing all the mazes?

    And how late would you expect it to take for us to arrive at 5pm get those 3 rides, do Fright Feast, and all the haunts? Because we're trying to leave as early as possible to get to Epcot the next morning. Yes, we are crazy, but we only have a limited time in the area, so we gotta do what we gotta do. :) That said, if Cheetah Hunt is incredible at night, and the line is manageable, we'd try to make it happen. Or is this too much, and we should just get an actual Front of Line pass? Again, any advice or inside is appreciated.

    Thank again in advance for your replies! We are going on a Saturday night in late September if that makes any difference.
     
  5. rockingamer20

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    Okay.....so:

    1. No, they give you a wristband if you get in at 5 so that you can stick around after normal operating hours. As long as you have a HoS ticket you won't notice anything.

    2. With Fright Feast, it starts at 6, event starts at 7:30 and your express is good until 8:30. Get there on time, eat quick, and you'll be good with time. Fright Feast is in Pantopia where the new The Residence house is, so do that and what would be smarter I feel is after, head to the front and knock out the 4 houses up there. You should be able to do at least 4 if you move quick. So The Residence, Insomnia, Death Water Bayou, Motel Hell, Simon's Slaughterhouse, Black Spot. Then you can go around and knock out rides. In terms of food, the menu is on the website. Pulled pork, mac and cheese, chicken, etc. Soft Drinks are not included, but you can purchase a feast & beverage package that gives you 3 complimentary drinks (beer, soda, wine w/e you want).

    3. To just answer the question: Yes. I did Cheetah Hunt, Cobra's Curse, and Montu before the event last year . So if you do those 2 you wanted and head to Fright Feast you can hop on Falcon's Fury before the feast or right after before the event begins at 7:30. You'll be fine trying to get rides on what ever else you'd like during the event.

    4. You'll be fine. Last year for example we got there at 5, did Cheetah hunt, cobra's curse, and Montu. Proceeded to do Death Water Bayou, Insomnia, Motel Hell, Simon's Slaughterhouse, and a ride on Sheikra all by like 9:30. This without any express by the way. We left around 10:30 to drive back to Orlando where we were staying. So getting there early, plus fright feast with an hour of express.... you should be good with everything by like 10.

    5. Finally, no doesn't really make a difference. I've gone opening/2nd weekend in September before and last year did final weekend in October. Crowd wise it's relatively the same.

    Hope this answers your questions.
     
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  6. biomegaceu

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    I agree so much. My first year was 2007 and I remember feeling like the event was at least as good as hhn when I went that year and I felt like it was definitely 100 percent scarier than hhn. The house line up was fantastic. I loved After Hours, The Hunted, Taste of Blood, and that biker house. I think their good houses continued to roll out and unfortunately suffer from coming back year after year. I remember the first time I went through Nightshade, Zombie Mortuary, Death Water Bayou, and even vampire casino I was very impressed. Even more recently I really liked Motel Hell and Demented Dimensions (why the hell did this not come back). But with the extensive repeats of house (Death Water Bayou) or new houses being really really bad (Undead arena), I feel like the quality of the event has declined a lot. Last year was the first year I have skipped since 2007. I'll probably go again this year because I have hope for the event and I want it to be good so bad. I also go to school right around the corner so it's easy to pop over real quick after class one night. Also now half of the houses will be new to me so I've got new stuff to see.
     
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    Thank you for helping me remember The Hunted...That maze was great with the burning hotel lodge and the fake victims.

    Houses like The Mortuary, Escape From Insanity, After Hours, Trapped in the Walls (first year)...Will always be scarier and more intense than anything HHN has ever done.

    I do hope they get back on their feet...I feel like budgets were cut and the creative team wants to do more than they can.
     
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