New Experiences Coming to Busch Gardens’ ‘Howl-O-Scream’

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Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream is celebrating 20 years of fear, and they’re definitely amping up the fear for this year. There will be plenty of horrifying haunted houses, terrifying scare zones and thrilling rollercoaster rides through the dark.

The event’s dark past has earned a sinister reputation, and is presently nominated for a USA TODAY Readers’ Choice award for Best Theme Park Halloween Event. Howl-O-Scream fans can show their support and vote for the event once per day until August 26.

Howl-O-Scream is available during select nights at Busch Gardens, beginning on September 20 and running through November 2. It’s a separately ticketed event, and single-night tickets start at $39.99. You can also get unlimited admission for all 22 nights starting at $79.99. Guests can also upgrade their tickets and get a Front Line Fear Pass with options such as front-of-the-line access to the haunted houses and attractions, which include their new launch coaster, Tigris.

Check out the new experiences below!

The Residence – ALL-NEW House!

Enter the pristine home of the picture perfect suburban Clark Family, but beware of unseen horrors – once you’re invited in, you may never make your way out. Don’t let yourself become the next sacrifice in their sinister devotion.

Howl-O-Scream 2019 also has nine scare zones this year! See details about some of the new ones below:

NEW! First Fear: The horrors of Howl-O-Scream’s haunted past are the first frights to greet you, rising from the dead and bringing 20 years of fear back to life. Come face to face with Dr. Livingsdoom, the vampires from the House of Vayne, Trickster and more.

NEW! Little Nightmares: Take a creepy walk down memory lane to the bygone era of papier-mâché masks and homemade costumes sure to stir up the nightmares of your childhood.

NEW! Carpe Noctem: The eerie quiet of this gothic Romanian cemetery is shattered by the triumphant screams of vampires and the sobbing moans of their victims. This immersive zone even offers guests the opportunity to climb into a coffin to get a feel for the nightlife of the undead.

Visit to shop now and learn more about all of the haunted houses, scare zones and experiences offered at this year’s Howl-O-Scream. Stay tuned for more dreadful details by following Howl-O-Scream on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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