Busch Gardens Tampa Howl O Scream

Howl-O-Scream is the most famous event that takes place in the amusement park. 

The whole park is decorated with Halloween-themed items and transforms into an eerie and dark place.

When thinking about the Busch Gardens Tampa special events, this is one of the first ones you should consider attending. 

It is loads of fun and an experience that will stay with you for long.

Even the rides are converted into a scary place. This is just the time and the occasion to visit Busch Gardens Tampa if you are a horror nut.

Unlike the Summer Nights and Bier Fest events, Howl-O-Scream requires a separate ticket for entry, and the park entrance ticket will not entitle you to event entry.


Various types of tickets are distributed for this event. Here are all the combos —

Any Day Ticket
Any Day Ticket (Excluding Saturday)
Single Night Ticket$33 to  $55
Unlimited Admission Ticket
Unlimited Admission (Thursday, Friday, Sunday)
Night and Day Ticket$128 to $133
Two Park Ticket$90
Two Park Unlimited Admission Ticket$156
Single Night Ticket for Groups 15+ (15 or more)$28
Ultimate VIP Tour (2 or more guests)$250 to $300 (per ticket)

Note: Event dates may change or be canceled without prior notice. Ticket prices may
          change as the event gets closer.
           It is recommended to book Howl-O-Scream tickets online and in advance.

Some of the finer details about Howl-O-Scream tickets that you would do well to remember are here:

1) The ticket allows entry to the event from 7 pm to park closing time, generally 10 pm.

2)  No costumes are allowed inside Howl-O-Scream.

3) The event starts on the 8th of September and lasts until Halloween on the 31st of October for select dates.

4) If you purchase the Any Day Ticket, Unlimited Admission Ticket, Night and Day Ticket or a Single Night Ticket for Groups 15+, you can get entry into the event by 5 pm instead of 7 pm.

5) The Two Park Ticket and the SeaWorld Orlando theme park allow entry into the event.

6) Unlimited Admission Tickets allow entry to the event every day except for the Unlimited Admission Ticket for Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

7) Night and Day ticket is the only ticket allowing admission into the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay along with its Howl-O-Scream event.

8) The Ultimate VIP Tour also entitles guests to a private tour, first-in-line access to Haunted houses and roller coasters, preferred parking, dinner at Dragon Fire Grill Restaurant and beverages of their liking at select restaurants in the park.

Many other terrorizing features in Howl-O-Scream will startle you and give you a scare when you least expect it. 

Howl-O-Scream is an adult setting, so kids are not allowed into the event due to excessive violent scenes and spookiness.

Some other features of the spooky event are:

  • Haunted Houses that put your bravery to the test with hair-raising frights and creepy settings.
  • Scare Zones & Unpredictable Hordes to ensure there is no spot to shield you from fear, with many surprises that will make you scream in joy and terror.
  • The Attractions are in full Halloween flow. Rides in the night with the park immersed in the dark and scary Halloween theme.

Howl-O-Scream is one of the premier Busch Gardens fall events and is worth checking out if you wish to have fun with friends and scare them and yourselves straight.

Tickets go quickly, so gobble them up as soon as you can if you plan on going.

Featured Image: Buschgardens.com

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!