We’re coming to the end of July and year after year that always means one thing for BGWFans: It’s Howl-O-Scream leaks season! Though we’ve been letting some information trickle out onto the forum over the last few weeks, it seems that Busch Gardens Williamsburg has decided to unveil the bulk of the event rather early this year by updating a good portion of the park’s Howl-O-Scream website. Because it isn’t exactly an easy list to glance through, we’ve consolidated everything here. In addition to putting all the information in one place, this gives us a chance to highlight what’s new and point out what’s missing at this year’s event. Furthermore, we’ve sprinkled some details that have yet to be revealed by the park throughout the post as well- most notably some information about this year’s new Terror-tory and show. Enjoy!
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Houses

For the first time in well over a decade, this year’s Howl-O-Scream event will not feature a single new house. While I can’t possibly imagine this fact going over well with the general public, lets hope that this means they’ll turn their attention to improving the event’s six returning houses.
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13: Your Numbers Up
13: Your Numbers Up

Theme: Thirteen Phobias
Hamlet: Killarney
Location: Europe in the Air
Debut Year: 2011
Status: Confirmed
Catacombs
Catacombs

Theme: Skeletons
Hamlet: Aquitaine
Location: Royal Palace Theatre
Debut Year: 2009
Status: Confirmed
Deadline
Deadline

Theme: Zombies
Hamlet: San Marco
Location: Under Escape from Pompeii
Debut Year: 2011
Status: Confirmed & Constructed
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Bitten
Bitten

Theme: Vampires
Hamlet: Oktoberfest
Location: Drachen Fire Station
Debut Year: 2009
Status: Confirmed & Constructed
Cut Throat Cove
Cut Throat Cove

Theme: Pirates
Hamlet: Festa Italia
Location: Behind Roman Rapids
Debut Year: 2013
Status: Confirmed & Under Construction
Root of All Evil
Root of All Evil

Theme: Haunted Greenhouses
Hamlet: Rhinefield
Location: Behind DarKastle
Debut Year: 2012
Status: Confirmed & Under Construction
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Terror-tories

All four of last year’s Terror-tories will be returning again this year. Additionally, we’ve been told to expect a brand new one show up in New France this year. No clues as to the theme just yet, but I can’t imagine we’ll have to wait too long for it.
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Demon Street
Demon Street

Hamlet: Aquitaine
Theme: Hell
Debut Year: 2013
Status: Confirmed
Ripper Row
Ripper Row

Hamlet: Banbury Cross
Theme: Jack the Ripper-Era London Slums
Debut Year: 2013
Status: Confirmed
UNKNOWN
Unknown 5th Terror-tory

Hamlet: New France
Theme: Unknown
Debut Year: 2014
Status: Semi-Confirmed
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Ports of Skull

Hamlet: San Marco
Theme: Pirates
Debut Year: 2013
Status: Confirmed
Vampire Point

Hamlet: Rhinefeld
Theme: Transylvanian Vampires
Debut Year: 2013
Status: Confirmed
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Shows

Two of the three Howl-O-Scream shows from last year will be returning this season: Fiends and Night Beats. Sadly, that means that Dig it Up, the music focused show previously performed in Il Teatro di San Marco will be getting the boot this season. Though I’m a bit sad to see Dig it Up go, there is good news to come out of this as well: For the first time in the event’s history, a Howl-O-Scream show will be performed in Banbury Cross’s Globe Theater. Not much is currently known about this new show other than it will be heavily influenced by the incredibly well-liked Abbey Stone Theater show, Monster Stomp Revamped, which was last performed back in 2011.
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Fiends
Fiends

Hamlet: Killarney
Location: Abbey Stone Theatre
Debut Year: 2012
Status: Confirmed
UNKNOWN
Unknown 3rd Show

Hamlet: Banbury Cross
Location: The Globe Theatre
Debut Year: 2014
Status: Semi-Confirmed
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Night Beats
Night Beats

Hamlet: Oktoberfest
Location: Das Festhaus
Debut Year: 2012
Status: Confirmed
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Dining

The Howl-O-Scream site currently only lists one dining experience: The much-loved Blood Banquet in Rhinefeld. That said, BGWFans has been told that it’s very likely that a second one will be added to the lineup soon which will act as a replacement to last year’s failed Castle O’ Sullivan dinner show, Fright Feast.
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Blood Banquet
Blood Banquet

Hamlet: Rhinefeld
Location: The Willkommenhaus
Theme: Vampires

Status: Confirmed
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Unknown 2nd Dinner Show
Unknown 2nd Dinner Show

Hamlet: Killarney
Location: Castle O’ Sullivan
Theme: Fiends

Status: Rumored
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Bars

Like it or not, bars have become a massive part of Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Howl-O-Scream event. Right now it looks as though all four of last year’s bars will be returning but I wouldn’t be surprised to see another one show up as the event draws closer.
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Demon Drinks
Demon Drinks

Hamlet: Aquitaine
Location: Near Griffon Gifts
Theme: Demons

Status: Confirmed
Inoculation Station
Inoculation Station

Hamlet: Killarney
Location: Outside the Abbey Stone Theater
Theme: Fiends Nurses

Status: Confirmed
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OPEN CASKet
OPEN CASKet

Hamlet: Oktoberfest
Location: Outside Das Festhaus
Theme: Vampires

Status: Confirmed
Pirate Baarrrgh
Pirate Baarrrgh

Hamlet: San Marco
Location: Next to the Artisans of Italy Shop
Theme: Pirates

Status: Confirmed
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This post will be continuously updated with new information as it is leaked and released. Whenever an update is made, we’ll let our Facebook fans and Twitter followers know so be sure to keep an eye on both of those channels for further news!
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