Circo Sinistro

No one knows when or where the tents will rise, but all who see them are drawn to find out what lies inside Circo Sinistro at Busch Gardens ®. The park’s newest haunted house is not of this world and not of this time – but beware, what you see, you soon will be.

Circo Sinistro is located in the terror-tory ® Sideshow Square in Festa Italia.


Legends of Howl-O-Scream


The Fabled Saga of Circo Sinistro

This is nothing more than a story, whispered about for centuries in hushed tones, too inconceivable for average humanity. Because what happens under the faded big top is known only to those who have been lured in by its uncharacteristic charm. During the in-between times, when the mists of reality and the netherworld become one, lost souls from bygone eras come together to seek admittance to the other side. It is a gathering in a realm known as Circo Sinistro, where only those who are truly deranged are allowed to perform. Every so often, the circus abandons its veil of secrecy and appears for all to witness. These tents of terror are said to offer a sense of tranquility, enticing curious guests to come in and experience their wonders; but be warned, not everything is meant to be seen. For once you leave the mundane world; all is not what it seems. And soon, the bizarre sights that are too grotesque for some, are precisely what these guests become.



Scare Cam Inside Circo Sinistro

Can you survive a night of fright or will you surrender to the fears that await? The scares at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream ® are lurking around every turn. Follow Jackson and Anna, and see for yourself just how surprisingly scary our new haunted house can be.



Room Roulette

Explore this room in our newest haunted house and choose your path. You, our fans, had the opportunity to submit ideas and help decide this scare -- will you survive the route you chose?