Halloween may not be until the end of October, but the festivities always start way before then. You can start your celebration early at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream! This year, the renowned event will be opening up on September 21st, making for the perfect fall date night. Here are all the details you'll need to make your Howl-O-Scream experience the best it can be.
If you've never heard of Howl-O-Scream, you're in for a treat. This event is the Busch Gardens Halloween celebration that runs on select night from September 21st through the end of October. Every night, Busch Gardens transforms from a normal theme park into a haunted park full of every trick you can imagine. There are 6 different haunted houses for you to explore with twists and turns and many frights along the way.
While walking through the park from house to house, you'll also encounter 6 scare zones full of monsters, spirits, clowns and more. Howl-O-Scream also features a scare show called Fiends that has been a hit for the past few years. And as you make your way through the haunted houses and scare zones, you can also stop and enjoy the famous Busch Gardens thrill rides.
With everything Howl-O-Scream has to offer you in a single night, it's definitely not an event you want to miss! Tickets are already on sale now for $39.99 a person. This ticket includes admission to the park at the event start time of 5pm and is good for haunted houses, rides and scare zones. You can also get group rates, tickets including all day admission for the park and event for 4 nights, event tickets that are good for every night of the event, or upgrades to skip the lines. Don't miss out on one of Tampa Bay's premiere Halloween experiences!
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