Busch Gardens Tampa Howl-O-Scream in Tampa, FL

10165 N McKinley DrTampa, FL 33612
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Are you ready for your worst nightmares to come to life? Then get ready to experience Howl-O-Scream, if you dare. Tampa’s #1 haunted attraction is back with even more haunted houses, scare zones, terrifying shows, and chilling experiences than ever before. Think you can handle it? Admission to Howl-O-Scream requires an additional ticket separate from day admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.


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For 19 select nights, the scares are everywhere at Howl-O-Scream 2017. Designed to terrify, Busch Gardens’ haunted houses will return with a vengeance, but the scares don’t stop there. Unspeakable terror lives around every dark corner and even Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides are overrun with creatures riding alongside brave, thrill-seeking guests. Howl-O-Scream 2017 is bringing fear to the next level and once you’re in, you’re all in.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Busch Gardens Tampa Howl-O-Scream

Can I bring my children to Howl-O-Scream?
Due to the adult themes throughout the park during Howl-O-Scream, the event is not recommended for children. Themes include violence, gore, blood, and extremely frightening costumes.

However, kids under the age of 18 will be admitted to the event. No discounted children’s rate is available for admission to Howl-O-Scream.

Will Busch Gardens rides and attractions be open during Howl-O-Scream?

Yes. Howl-O-Scream guests will be able to ride all rides and visit all attractions. Water rides and/or additional attractions may be open, weather permitting.

If I purchased a day admissions ticket to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, am I able to go to the Howl-O-Scream event using this ticket?
No. Howl-O-Scream admission requires a separate ticket that can be purchased online or at the gate. That being said, a day admissions ticket is not required to attend the event.

Since it is a Halloween-related event, can I wear a costume to the park?
No. We ask that guests do not wear costumes to Howl-O-Scream. This policy is in place for the safety of our guests, performers, and park staff.

How late is Howl-O-Scream open until?

During Howl-O-Scream event nights, the park is open until 1:00am.

What time does the Howl-O-Scream event begin?

The event begins at 7:30pm each night.

Is parking available for the event?
Yes. Parking is available and the rates are the same ($20) as Busch Gardens general day parking.

Is the event wheelchair accessible?
Yes. All of our haunted houses are ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible. However, please be advised that the attractions include sharp corners. For this reason, we ask that guests transfer to a non-motorized wheelchair. Non-motorized wheelchairs are available at each haunted house and are provided by the hosts.

What is the rain policy for Howl-O-Scream?
Since Howl-O-Scream is a separately ticketed event, no refunds or rain checks will be distributed due to inclement weather.

When does Howl-O-Scream occur?
Starting September 23rd and running through October 30, 2016, Howl-O-Scream is available on select nights at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.