Even More Horrifying Scares At Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

Even More Horrifying Scares At Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

A whole new nightmare at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream, when fear returns for 19 menacing nights with new haunted houses, including a 17 and older (recommended) experience that takes screams to the extreme. From new terrifying scare zones to creepers on coasters, an air of fear will consume the park.

Howl-O-Scream 2018 returns with new experiences designed to terrify – 

  • NEW – Insomnia

Every door in this haunted asylum leads to your worst nightmare and the doctor is accepting new patients. Have your fears turn into fate as this reality comes to life.  Patients will be forced to stay awake as they receive twisted treatments from demented doctors. There are no cures for the curses inside this hospital from hell.

  • NEW – Simon’s Slaughterhouse (Intense experience suggested for 17 and older guests)

By merely stepping inside, you have agreed to play Simon’s sick and twisted games. Entering this horrifying realm requires a journey through the Meat Market where cannibalistic creatures feast on the weak as they add to their Monster Menu of human hors d’oeuvres. Due to the intensity of Simon’s Slaughterhouse and the Meat Market, this area of the park is suggested for a 17 and older audience.

  • NEW – Camp D.O.A.

A night at this deadly campground ensures a sleepover like no other. Campers should sleep with one eye open as swamp mutants arise to make sure nobody gets a good night’s rest at this haunted marsh.

  • NEW – Deadly Toys                                                                                         

Childhood memories will be crushed as the horror comes to life. Lock up your toy box because life-size toys are heading out on a murderous rampage and no one is safe from their deadly wrath.

  • NEW – Hell on Wheels                                                                                  

Attempting to approach this apocalyptic stronghold? Think again, as this nefarious motorcycle gang is willing to do the unspeakable to protect their survival supplies. With this gruesome gang in charge, your path to survival is looking grim.

  • NEW – Maniac Midway                                                                                                 

Join Sparky and his carnie crew as you step into the center ring at the “scariest show on earth.” Clowns have overtaken the midway looking for the newest stars of this horrid attraction.

  •  NEW – Día de los Muertos

Also known as the “Day of the Dead”, Día de los Muertos will join the Howl-O-Scream event this year.  This mysterious realm includes a one-of-a-kind celebration of life and a parade to honour those who have gone before us.


Scares are everywhere throughout Busch Gardens as creatures of the night roam the park. Not a soul is safe as Howl-O-Scream’s infamous scare zones strike fear into the hearts of all who pass through.

Howl-O-Scream 2018 runs select nights from Sept. 21st through Oct. 28th




Operating event hours are 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. This year, tickets start at $39.99, plus tax; and exclusive offers are available for Busch Gardens Pass Members.

Front Line Fear pass grants access to all haunted houses and special discount offers throughout the park. Front Line Fear is available each event night for $35.

Out-of-towners can take advantage of great getaway packages, like the Overnight Fright or Wild & Wicked Weekend packages.



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