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Howl-O-Scream fans get to vote on Busch Gardens' scares

Busch Gardens will once again let its Facebook fans have a say in the planning of a new haunted house at this year's Howl-O-Scream, a separate-ticket Halloween-themed event starting Oct. 2.

The Tampa theme park did the same thing for last year's Howl-O-Scream, when fans chose three key elements of the Death Water Bayou haunted house.

This time fans can vote on Dead Fall, a Victorian garden and greenhouse populated by lots of ghosts. They will vote on the name of the estate in Dead Fall, a murder tool one of the residents fell victim to, and the name of one of Dead Fall's residents, the park announced Tuesday.

Voting began Tuesday on the Howl-O-Scream Facebook page and takes place in a series of three Facebook polls over the course of three weeks. You have to "like" the Howl-O-Scream Facebook page to start voting now.

The park will have a Freaky Preview to open Howl-O-Scream on Sept. 26-27. The event then runs Thursday through Saturday nights, Oct. 2 through Nov. 1 from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Single-night tickets are $47 but there are a number of deals on HowlOScream.com including $35 Thursday night four-packs of tickets.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

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