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From Sept. 21 – Oct. 28, take on terrifying haunted houses & roaming hordes.
For 19 select nights, there is nowhere to hide at Howl-O-Scream 2018. Designed to terrify, Busch Gardens’ haunted houses will return with a vengeance, but the scares don’t stop there. Unspeakable horror lives in every dark corner, including on Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides and new, gruesome realm recommended for guest over the age of 17. Howl-O-Scream 2018 is bringing fear to the next level and once you’re in there’s nothing to fear but everything.
Several haunted houses will await your demise, but the scares don’t stop there. Unspeakable horror lives in every dark corner, including on Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides that are overrun with creatures riding alongside their soon-to-be-victims.
Every door in this haunted asylum leads to your worst nightmare and the doctor is accepting new patients.
SIMON’S SLAUGHTERHOUSE (17+ Audience Suggested)
By merely walking into the house, you have agreed to play Simon’s sick and twisted games.
THE BLACK SPOT
An infamous pirate has you marked for death and he has you right where he wants you.
DEATH WATER BAYOU
Escape the depth of the Bayou before you fall victim to the Voodoo Queen’s Spell.
A centuries-old house has been Unearthed, unleashing a vengeful demon seeking revenge.
In a deserted home, the Sandman waits to make your worst nightmares a reality.
MEAT MARKET (17+ Audience Suggested)
Back and better than ever, the Meat Market is sure to scare your appetite away. Cannibalistic creatures will feast on the weak as they add to their Monster Menu of human hors d’oeuvres.
Join Sparky and his carnie crew as they force you to be part of the “scariest show on earth.” Clowns have overtaken the midway and will scour Pantopia looking for the newest stars of this horrid attraction.
A night as this deadly campground ensures a sleepover like no other. Campers should sleep with one eye open as swamp mutants arise to make sure nobody gets a good night’s sleep at this haunted marsh.
Childhood memories will be crushed as the horror comes to life in Howl-O-Scream 2018. Lock up your toy box because life-size toys are heading out on a murderous rampage and no one is safe from their deadly wrath.
HELL ON WHEELS
Attempting to approach this apocalyptic arena? Think again, as a motorcycle gang protects the food and supplies that guarantee survival. With this gang in charge, the path to survival is looking grim.
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS
Spirits and souls have been asked to return for a one-of-a-kind celebration. This spooky festival includes a parade to honor those who have gone before us.
These captivating creatures of the night will infect you with dance fever and keep your pulse pounding with their deranged dance party at Stanleyville Theater.
Evil comes along for the ride on Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s roller coasters, as creatures from your nightmares haunt the attractions. Experience Cobra’s Curse, Falcon’s Fury, Cheetah Hunt, Montu, SheiKra & Kumba all night.
BUY EARLY & SAVE
Brave a visit to Howl-O-Scream 2018 during select nights between September 21 & October 28 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Purchase your tickets online and get the best savings! We’ve got the right tickets to suit your scare. Choose from single-night tickets, group offers or even an unlimited pass to get you into every Howl-O-Scream 2018 event night.
Don’t miss out on Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Howl-O-Scream! The horror is closer than you think.
MAKE YOUR VISIT TO HOWL-O-SCREAM EVEN SCARIER!
Brave a visit to Howl-O-Scream 2018 during select dates between September 21 & October 28 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Choose from experiences like our guided VIP Tours, front-of-the-line access with the Front Line Fear pass, dinner and a freakish show at Fright Feast or sample food and beverages from around the park with the Sampler Lanyard.
SKIP THE WAIT – LONG LINES ARE FOR ZOMBIES!
Why wait? Get front-of-the-line access to all 6 haunted houses and special offers throughout the park with a Front Line Fear!
Choose from three different options of Front Line Fear: Get front-of-the-line access to any 6 haunted houses plus 20% off all gift shops with the standard Front Line Fear. Upgrade to the Front Line Fear Extreme to also get front-of-the-line access to 6 of our major thrill rides. Or for the ultimate fear fan, get the All Howl-O-Scream Front Line Fear Extreme for front-of-the-line access to 6 haunted houses and unlimited front-of-the-line thrill ride access during ALL 19 event nights.
Howl-O-Scream admission is required but not included.
THERE’S SAFETY IN NUMBERS WHEN IT COMES TO CONQUERING TAMPA BAY’S SCARIEST ATTRACTIONS
Prepare yourself for a haunting night full of scares as you’re guided through Howl-O-Scream 2018.
All tours include Howl-O-Scream admission, front-of-the-line access to 6 haunted houses, a four complimentary beverages and a complimentary photo. Review the grid below to compare VIP and Ultimate VIP Tour details.
Groups and corporations looking to book tours of over 20 people, please call 1-813-884-4FUN.
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES, GAMES AND DINING FOR A SCARY GOOD TIME
Step away from the screams to enjoy dining, shopping, games and photo opportunities.
Whether you’re grabbing drinks at one of our full-service bars, snapping a photo with zombies or playing one of DarkHeart’s games, you’re sure to have a scary good time. Don’t forget to stop by Howl-O-Scream’s Shop of Horrors to pick up your souvenirs on the way out!
FULL-SERVICE LIQUOR BARS
If there’s one thing worse than being terrified, it’s being terrified on an empty stomach. With beer by the yard, roaming shot girls and deviously delicious signature drinks, Howl-O-Scream 2018’s bars and beer tents are not something to miss:
– Carnibar in Pantopia
– Dragon Fire Pub
– Serengeti Overlook Pub
– Meat Market Eats
– Nairobi Walkway
Snap the perfect party pics at exclusive photo opportunities that aren’t for the faint of heart! You can find them at the following locations:
– NEW! Harlequin Hotties (near DarkHeart’s Games)
– The Butcherettes (near Meat Market)
– Voodoo Girls (near Adventure Photo)
– Fiends Show – Naughty Nurses (near Stanleyville Theater)
SHOP OF HORRORS
Be sure to stop by the Shop of Horrors featuring the latest Howl-O-Scream fashions including shirts, hats, ghoulish sweatshirts and haunting gifts.
Test your luck at DarkHeart’s Games of Skill, located in Pantopia. A plethora of classic and new-age carnival games means there’s something for everyone’s taste. You can also win prizes at several other games around the park!
THE MOST DERANGED DINNER IN TAMPA BAY
All-you-care to eat cuisines and desserts along with early front-of-the-line access to all haunted houses.
Assorted beer, spirits and specialty beverages are also available for individual purchase at the Dragon Fire Pub!
Howl-O-Scream admission is not included but is required. Prices are per person, subject to change and do not include taxes or parking.