posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 02:52 PM
Living in FL, I'm a big fan of theme parks. Each halloween, two of my favorites have a cool halloween event, with shows, haunted houses, scare zones,
and of course, their usual rides.
In Tampa, Busch Gardens has Hallo Scream. The insider tip here is DO THE TOURS. Seriously, for not too much above admission, you can get a 5 hr guided
tour, 20% off merchandise, front of the line access to haunted houses and rides, and select seating at shows, and free parking. The one I mentioned
was the Mega Tour. It's the best value of the bunch, not the most expensive, not the cheapest, but with this one, you can see ALL the houses, and
ride your favorite rides in the park. Without a tour, you're waiting in line for at least an hour for EACH one!!!
In Orlando, Universal Studios has Halloween Horror Nights. There are two ways to go here. You can either do the tours (they are a bit more than Busch
Gardens' pricing), or you can get Express Passes to wait in a shorter line (about 15-25 min) for haunted houses and rides. The Express Pass route is
a little more affordable, but you will wait some time in line and may not see everything. Depends on how much you want to spend.
I try and do both of these each year, if we can swing it. Like Busch Gardens, the haunted house and ride lines can be long, but mostly only for the
most popular rides and houses. Others will be almost no line or wait. So, I thought I'd pass along what I've learned. Lines suck, especially in FL