My munchkin has been going to Howl-O-Scream every year since he was born. He has always loved monsters, yucky bugs and the spookier the better so he has never had a problem with going. He was all excited when he got there and saw pirate skeletons, pumpkins, snakes (he couldn't stop touching), gators, spiders, and more.
Tip for Parents with children not in school yet: Go to Seaworld on Friday mornings during Howl-O-Scream. Why? Big kids are in school! No teenagers running around.
Yep, we got there and it was a stroller palooza! So many toddlers were walking with there parents all calmly and not crowded. It was great! We had the same experience the years before too. It doesn't normally get crowded on Fridays until after 4. And before then your kids can go trick or treating at FantaSea, catch the New Clyde and Seamore show, take a walk in the Counts Unhaunted castle and go see Countdown to Halloween with the sesame street characters (fun picture opportunity).
|Trick or Treat!|
Remember that at 6pm the monsters come out so if your child isn't ready for that yet stay away from the scare zones (clearly marked on the park map and signs posted at areas as well). We didn't get to experience any of those last night sadly because we wanted to go home before the rain got worse.
We will be going back soon to have fun during the night activities at Seaworld of course bringing in all the glow in the dark fun stuff we have. Remember that Costumes are A- OK for children to wear to the park. Adults can dress up too but adults cant wear masks. So I think maybe next time munchkin will wear his costume so we can pose him with some of the neat areas they have which would make awesome spooky backdrops for a Halloween picture. I cant wait and neither can my family who had a blast yesterday too :)
Here are our other visits to Seaworld during Howl-O-Scream 2012:
Howl-O-Scream After dark