Busch Gardens Tampa is preparing for a Halloween season of nightmares at Howl-O-Scream 2018. One of central Florida’s premier scare events, Howl-O-Scream is not for the faint of heart.
Fear returns to Tampa Bay for 19 menacing nights with new haunted houses, including a new intense experience recommended for those aged 17 and over. From terrifying scare zones to creepers on coasters, an air of fear will consume the park until there is nowhere to hide.
This year, there are new experiences designed to terrify, including:
- 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 –recommended for those aged 17 and over
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.
As well as the haunted houses, scares can be found throughout Busch Gardens as creatures of the night roam the park. Not a soul is safe as Howl-O-Scream’s scare zones strike fear into the hearts of all who pass through.
- 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 looks 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 honor those who have gone before us.
Howl-O-Scream 2018 runs on select nights from 21 September to 28 October from 7:30pm to 1am.