During the day, the park was fairly quiet. There were hardly any lines, which was nice, and the kids were able to ride their favorite things a few times. It began to get a little more crowded in the early evening, though, as people began to arrive for Howl-O-Scream.
When the sun went down, eerie music started up and odd characters materialized on the street. We didn’t actually go into any of the haunted houses out of fear of terrifying my youngest daughter, but we managed to find enough festivities to keep us busy. We saw the Monster Stomp show, which the kids loved, then we went to the Blood Banquet. We sat down at an outdoor table and watched the very entertaining Count Vlad perform while we dined on Casket Club Chili, Cemetery Tossed Salad and Bloodied Cherry Cobbler.
When the show was over, we left. Unlike the vampires and the goblins who had flown in for the evening festivities, we’d been there since the park opened that morning, and we were exhausted. We posed for one last family picture with a zombie before we headed out.