About Howl-O-Scream


Busch Gardens ® Howl-O-Scream ® offers horrors to frighten and delight guests. Brave explorers beware, there’s no telling what lurks in the park after dark. Dare to venture through immersive themed Terror-tories  and haunted houses. Spooky spirits, ghoulish shopping and spine-chilling shows, like Monster Stomp ™ on Ripper Row ®, make for a frightfully entertaining evening. Your only sanctuaries are the park’s famous thrill rides that hurtle screaming riders through the darkness at terrifying speeds.

Check out our One-Day Guide to find tips on how to make the most of your fall visit. If you are uncertain about the scares, skim through the Scaredy Cat’s Guide to become an expert at navigating the park. For those guests who love the adrenaline rush of a good startle, get a sneak peek at our “escape room” experience, No Escape.

Be warned: at 6 p.m. Busch Gardens becomes a seriously scary place and may not be suitable for young children. Please use discretion when bringing children into the park at this time. Howl-O-Scream is open select dates from September 23 through October 29, 2017.


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