8/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

TAMPA, Fla. – Howl-O-Scream® 2014 Facebook fans have once again spoken, and the murder weapon of Dead Fall’s Gardener is a pair of gardening shears. Thousands of fans participated in the second round of voting and will be able to see the end result when they visit Dead Fall and witness how the shears bring the groundskeeper to his demise. 

The third and final poll, open today through Aug. 26, allows fans to name the resident ghost of Dead Fall. Perched in an overhead branch on estate grounds is a precocious young male ghost who watches, teases and distracts you as you try to make it out of Dead Fall's Hedge Maze. Visit the Howl-O-Scream Facebook page to vote to name this resident of Dead Fall – the winning name will be prominently displayed on his tree house on estate grounds.

VOTE in this week's Dead Fall poll

Stay tuned to the Howl-O-Scream Facebook and Instagram accounts for more contests and updated event information.

Freaky Preview returns this year with Howl-O-Scream 2014’s opening weekend on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27. The event then runs Thursday through Saturday nights, Oct. 2-Nov. 1. Howl-O-Scream will also be open on Sunday, Oct. 19.  Operating hours are 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. for all event nights. 

General admission is $89 plus tax. Reduced advance-purchase rates and special offers are available for Busch Gardens Pass members at Guests can save $39 on general admission tickets in advance at participating Publix Supermarkets and AAA locations.  Take advantage of promotional codes found at participating WingHouse and Taco Bell locations in Central Florida and on Fanta products in participating Walgreens and Coca-Cola products in participating Circle K locations.

Howl-O-Scream 2014 is a separate ticketed night event. No costumes are allowed. For guest information, visit or call 1-888-800-5447. For media inquiries contact Busch Gardens Public Relations at 813-987-5090 or

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