Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

There are a few things in my life that instantly bring back happy memories and much joy. Two of my most favorite experiences as a little girl are camping and Busch Gardens. I loved (and still do) spending time with my family and we did these things every year. I have been going to Busch Gardens as long as I can remember! However...Howl-O-Scream is new to me because they started doing it 10 years ago...and I was away at college during the Fall. In the end of September and all of October, Busch Gardens is turned into a "Halloween Lovers" dream! There are haunted houses, mazes, shows, decorations, etc. It is so much fun! They have creatures hiding in bushes that jump out at people and talking skeletons.

It takes us about 45 minutes to drive to Busch Gardens but it was so crowded that it took us another hour just to get off the freeway and into parking! I think that the park actually reached maximum capacity!! We went with my cousin Markus and his sweet wife Emily. They also have 3 children so we were mostly there for the kiddos. They had so much fun and were really well behaved even though they hadn't napped and were up so late. Here are some pictures of our most wonderful day!
This was a fantastic show! My kids loved all of the dancing and costumes. The werewolf was a little freaky...and we were in the front row...but the kids didn't seem to mind. Hailey just kept talking about his costume...as if to make sure that it really was a costume.
Isabella chillin' in the stroller! She was enjoying a yummy chocolate chip cookie!

I'm nursing Talon which is kind of a pain to do when everyone is on the go! John and the girls went off to play while I fed the baby!
Check out these scary people! They were everywhere around the park!
We had one pass that would get the four adults to the beginning of one ride without having to wait in line. Thank goodness for that because the lines were insane. We decided to go on the Griffon...oh so fun! Hailey is practicing for when she gets taller!!

Thanks Emily and Markus for such a fun day!!


Emily said...

So fun! I finally got around to posting about this trip today but realized I had about two pictures of the whole day. I need to pull out my camera more. Thanks for coming with us!

Beth said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! We did the same thing last year, but we had to leave before Hallow-Scream started because Evie was getting scared. The smoke machines and sound effects started coming on as we were making our way to the exit and she was nearly in tears! Luckily she's more into Halloween this year, and isn't so scared.

Bryan, Rachel, Ben and Tyler Nichols said...

How cool is that to go on such fun rides and have halloween surprises too! What a cute family!