Howl-O-Scream kicks off at Busch Gardens Tampa


Howl-O-Scream officially kicks off tonight at Busch Gardens and features a total of 21 select nights of terrifying horrors and merciless roaming hoards from Sept. 20 through Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

There are two all-new haunted houses this year, including:

  • Motel Hell – Nightmares become reality at this deserted motel once you realize why it’s conveniently vacant. The paranormal presence of its former owners still lurks on the untouched property, mysteriously preventing the brave souls who are attempting to tear it down. Guests who dare to enter will find themselves face-to-face with their worst nightmares and inescapable fate.
  • The Black Spot – When Saw Tooth Silas, an infamous pirate, decides that one should no longer exist, he marks them for death. Victims are then sent to The Black Spot, where they meet their horrifying demise. The trick lies within the dimly-lit corners of the mysterious hideaway, holding the secret to escape… or demise.

The roaming hordes are also back this year,  and so no corner is safe from these relentless roaming hordes.

Howl-O-Scream 2016 is a separately-ticketed night event. No costumes are allowed. For guest information, visit or call 1-888-800-5447.

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