The park has two exclusive dining opportunities for this year’s Howl-O-Scream: Fright Feast and Blood Banquet. I opted to experience the latter last weekend and, after reading people’s thoughts about Fright Feast on our forum, it seems I made the right choice. By all accounts, Fright Feast is, basically, awful and should be avoided at all costs.
Now, why does something being awful suddenly justify a front page post? Well, it isn’t just a matter of Fright Feast being terrible- it’s also that the park is advertising the upcharge experience in a very misleading and maybe even flat-out dishonest way. When customers go to book a Fright Feast ticket, they’re greeted with a picture of the Doctor and Igor from Fiends, the wildly popular Abbey Stone Theatre show, alongside the following description:
“The laboratory lights are on and the electricity is crackling. Dine with the surgeon, his assistant and their kooky monster at Freakenstonia Castle. The slab is just as hot as the food and the drinks are flowing faster than an I.V. drip in this riveting, entertaining and live-action experience. Plus, when you purchase online, get a one-time priority access pass to 13: Your Number’s Up.”
That description, the picture mentioned above, the fact that it includes front of the line passes to a Howl-O-Scream house, and the fact that Fright Feast takes place right next to the Abbey Stone Theatre all seem to imply that Fright Feast is a Fiends-themed dinner show much like Celtic Dyne was to Celtic Fyre during the main season. Unfortunately, this is anything but the case. Fright Feast has nothing to do with Fiends– the only thing they share in common is that they both loosely tie into the Frankenstein story and have a few characters by the same name. An actual picture from the show (thanks ChickenKing!) can be found below. Additional pictures can be found on our forum as well, here.