The cursed will take over Busch Gardens® when Howl-O-Scream® opens Sept. 12. Survive an all-new Terror-tory™ and see a revived fan-favorite show to celebrate the 16th year of this popular fall event.

Don't Listen

You will likely notice the change almost immediately when traveling through the park’s haunted villages beginning at 6 p.m. A new song was produced this year to coincide with the park's frightful offering.  You might hear the song playing over the park's sound system, but heed this one piece of advice: Don't listen.

It's said that strange things start happening whenever you hear the haunting melody. Rumor has it the song curses its listeners.  Survive a night of paranormal horrors at Howl-O-Scream and you may just lift it.

Wendigo Woods

Wendigo Woods™ started out as a state-of-the-art facility where researchers could study the flora and fauna of the northern reaches of the continent’s forests. The camp was named after a terrifying creature, the Wendigo, which was thought to be only a legend … until now.  Sightings of mysterious creatures stalking through the woods have prompted a security team to shut down the compound and contain whatever is out there. Either unravel the mystery of Wendigo Woods or fall prey to the terror in the trees.

Monster Stomp on Ripper Row

Monster Stomp™ on Ripper Row® is a modern rock-and-rhythm spectacular featuring Jack the Ripper in an electrifying percussion, dynamic dance and sensational singing revue in the park’s Globe Theatre. 

Video-mapping technology, 3-D soundscapes and other technology available inside the Globe Theatre transports the audience to London’s East End where the Ripper’s horrifying acts occurred.

Dining and Spirits

The doctor is out and now it’s Igor’s show.  Guests can pull up a chair at the operating table and feast on an all-you-care-to-eat buffet as Igor and his alluring assistants host Igor’s Fright Feast™.  The songs are as hot as the food and the drinks flow faster than an I.V. drip in this wacky and entertaining Howl-O-Scream dining experience.

Set sail to Crow's Nest Grill™, a pirate-themed galley in the heart of Ports of Skull™, serving up grub to buccaneers and scallywags alike.


Step into Vampire Vogue™ and a world of bedazzling jewelry, haunting haute couture and bewitching decorations suitable for any crypt, coffin or castle.  There’s something for every stylish vampire … or victim.   Being undead has never been quite so fashionable.