Busch Gardens Halloween

Howl O Scream Opens New Scare Zones at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Along with all of the ghoulishly horrifying haunted houses at Howl O Scream this year, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has rolled out some even creepier scare zones to keep you terrified while you have a night of spooky fun.


The horrors of Howl-O-Scream’s haunted past are the first frights to greet you, rising from the dead and bringing 20 years of fear back to life.


Take a creepy walk down memory lane to the bygone era of papier-mâché masks and homemade costumes sure to stir up the nightmares of your childhood.


The eerie quiet of this gothic Romanian cemetery is shattered by the triumphant screams of vampires and the sobbing moans of their victims. Climb into a coffin but your photo may be all that comes out.


Rising from the murky swamp waters, murderous mutants have taken over a seemingly peaceful campground. Campers are snatched from their idyllic dreams to become ghostly stars of living nightmares


In a post-apocalypse world, the surly survivors will stop at nothing for food and supplies, destroying all who stand in their way. Can you run the gauntlet of a murderous crazed biker gang to make it out alive?


Honoring the souls and spirits of those who have gone before us, guests can dance the night away in this festive zone; featuring face painters, traditional tastes of Mexico, spectacle of performers, and a one-of-a-kind photo with an icon of La Catrina.


Go backstage at “scariest show on earth” with Sparky and his terrifying carnie-crew as they take over Pantopia and make the midway their own stage of torture creating a frenzy of fear.


You can run but you cannot hide as giant toys spring to life in a murderous rampage with you in their sights. Childhood memories will be destroyed when these toys turn a play date into a slay date.


Howl-O-Scream’s most fear-inducing zone places you in the center of a nauseating assault by cannibal creatures gorging on their monster menu of human hors d’oeuvres.

Along with these spooktacular scare zones and the horror of the haunted houses, Howl O Scream offers the most thrilling of thrill rides at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay during the event. Evil comes along for the ride on Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s roller coasters, as creatures from your nightmares haunt the attractions. Experience Tigris, Cobra’s Curse, Falcon’s Fury, Cheetah Hunt, Montu, SheiKra & Kumba all night.

Then to top of the night, captivating creatures of the night will infect you with dance fever and keep your pulse pounding with their deranged dance party at Stanleyville Theater during the Fiends Show.

Howl-O-Scream is a separately ticketed event and runs on 22 select nights from Sept. 20 – Nov. 2. Single-night tickets start at $39.99 and unlimited admission for all 22 nights of Howl-O-Scream is available starting at $79.99. Guests can also upgrade to a Front Line Fear Pass with options like front-of-the-line access to haunted houses and attractions.