We love Busch Gardens and our membership passes. The Halloween Harvest event was our first opportunity to use our passes! The park has begun opening for special events and I’m looking forward to their plans for ChristmasTown. I booked our tickets for the event as soon as the reservations opened!
The park is taking exceptional efforts to keep everyone in the park safe. Throughout the park, there are signs reminding guests of social distancing, masks are required, and there is easy access to hand sanitizer. Kudos to Busch Gardens on their hard work!
The Halloween Harvest Event is reservation only and has limited capacity. I set a calendar reminder and booked within ten minutes of the event opening. I was able to snag an 11-3 timeslot on a Friday. If you love a good scare, select a timeslot later than 5 PM to ensure you get all the frights.
Pro Tip: As you enter the front gate, be sure, and have your reservation bar code ready. I didn’t have our codes ready, and this caused us to wait longer at the front gate.
No Lines! NONE.
NO LINES! Seriously, no lines were one of the best surprises of the day. The limited capacity event meant there were virtually no lines all day. Seriously, the day we arrived there were no lines and it was fabulous. We were able to ride rides multiple times in a row.
Rides & Food
While there were no lines, there were a limited number of rides and food shops open. The event page boasts that fifteen rides are open for the event. These rides include Tempesto, Apollo’s Chariot, Battering Ram, Finnegan’s Flyer, Lochness Monster, and Der Wirbelwind (swings).
The event boasted themed foods and drinks. We did stumble upon several themed drink booths but I didn’t find themed food. We did enjoy a park pretzel with cheese in Germany.
Guests under 9 are able to dress up in costume and participate in the contactless trick-or-treat trail. I’m not going to lie, I was very sad that adults weren’t able to visit the park in costume! The trick-or-treat is 100% contactless. Throughout the park, there are booths set up that are passing candy to participants without touching any of the children’s bags.
Masked Free Areas.
Masks are required, except in the masked free zones. These zones are periodically throughout the park to allow park guests to eat and drink at their leisure. If you’re unable to wear your mask all day, you can use these zones to take mask breaks.
We seriously had so much fun, I didn’t even take a lot of photos! Are you planning to attend the Halloween Harvest event?
- Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.