Howl-O-Scream 2008 will be held for 17 nights beginning on September 26th-27th and continuing each Thursday - Saturday through November 1st (exact dates are September 26th-27th, October 2nd-4th, 9th-11th, 16th-18th, 23rd-25th, 30th-31st and November 1st). For ticket prices and purchase, as well as hours of operation, follow the link below.
This years' event, which is the ninth season of blood-curdling scares, promises to have guests begging for mercy and screaming for more. Busch Gardens Africa will be turned into a nightmare
full of fears with psychotic surprises around every turn. The event will feature all-new haunted houses, scare zones and thrilling zones. The streets themselves will make the hair on the guests' back stand-up as they will be inhabitant by demons of the night.
After Hours: Last Call
At Club Muse it's Last Call and the party is OVER. At the end of the night when the lights are turned on you'll see who's lurking in the shadows waiting to welcome you beyond the velvet rope. They'll turn your V.I.P. night into R.I.P.
Trapped in the Walls
The headlines rang of the terrible fate that befell an innocent family. Years later the evil is still wandering the house where the tragedy occured. The demons are still alive in the walls, halls and rooms infesting the house that can't let go of it's demons.
13: Eat Your Heart Out
13 victims are tracked down and tortured by The Messengers each October. This year The Messengers are feasting on the flesh of the 12 victims they've already captured. Hopefully you won't be number 13.
Taste of Blood
Vampires are run underground and are now surviving in the subways and sewers to avoid the light. During the day they live on rats but at night they come above ground to search for fresh blood.
Death Row Vengeance
The inmates at Grey Echo Penitentiary are scheduled for execution and they blame you. They curse those who stand by instead of saving them from the electric chair or lethal injection. They vow to haunt whoever watched them suffer. Now they've come back and are ready to follow-through on their dying words. Can you survive their vengeance?
Reconstruction: The Doctor Is In
Dr. Edger VonAngst has the skill and technology to rebuild you but what will you become? He's combining flesh and bone with steel in the most hideous outcomes.
The trees are alive so watch out! They may reach out to grab you or may be the hiding place for some terrible creatures getting hungry for a taste of you. Move quick or you may not survive this fairy tale.
The clock tower chimes a never-ending midnight while ghostly mourners and angry souls wander through the cemetery looking for eternal rest. The only way they can escape is by finding an unsuspecting visitor to take their place to wander until the end of time.
Marie de La Mort is new to town and she brought with her a dark plague that has poisoned the townspeople as they slept. The dead didn't stay buried long though. Now the town is home to flesh-eating ghouls who prey on anyone unlucky enough to wander into Corncob Junction.
Creatures of the night dance the night away during this deranged dance party. But when Dr. Freakenstein's nurses start to operate the diagnosis turns to a "Code Pink."
One Wild Night
A young couple breaks into an abandoned wax museum to steal the perfect costumes and find themselves at the mercy of the true spirits of Halloween. "Trick" and "Treat" are their escorts and they soon learn that it only takes One Wild Night to change their lives forever.
These are the clowns that you were always afraid of...and for good reason. These bloodthirsty clowns are looking for someone to join them. Be careful or you may just be drawn into their sinister spectacle and turn you into one of their own.
This year there are also some special upgrades available to enhance your experience.
This three-hour guided tour, with up to twenty people, includes front of the line access to the haunted houses and SheiKra, a complimentary beverage at one of their VIP tour stations and a complimentary HOS picture. Price for this tour is $99.95 (Package Price) or $83.95 (Passport Member Package Price).
This five-hour guided tour, with up to twenty people, includes front of the line access to all rides and haunted houses and reserved seating at select HOS shows, a complimentary beverage at one of their VIP tour stations, a complimentary HOS gift/souvenir and a complimentary HOS picture. Price for this tour is $129.95 (Package Price) or $112.95 (Passport Member Package Price).
Eight-hour guided private tour for three or more people. This tour includes unlimited front of the line access to rides and haunted houses, reserved seating at all HOS shows, complimentary preferred parking and admission to fright feast. Also, a complimentary beverage at one of their VIP tour stations, a complimentary HOS gift/souvenir and a complimentary HOS picture. Guests on this tour will also get a meet and greet with a member of the HOS creative team. Price for this tour is $179.95 (Package Price) or $163.95 (Passport Member Package Price).
TOURS A LA CARTE
Guided three-hour tour for up to twenty people. Price for this tour is $59.99.
Guided five-hour tour for up to twenty people. Price for this tour is $89.99.
Guided eight-hour tour for up to twenty people. Price for this tour is $149.99.
The most deranged dinner show in town! Enjoy monstrous main courses and devilish deserts on this frightful buffet while you witness an exclusive performance of the One Wild Night show at the Desert Grill. Then you'll be the first to enter HOS with a half-hour of early access to the haunted houses. Price for this feast is $22.95 or $19.95 for Passport Members.
Overnight Fright Package
This package includes one Howl-O-Scream admission and hotel stay on select HOS nights. Package price starts at $142.75.
Thrills & Chills Weekend Package
Choose any weekend (Thursday through Sunday) in October for unlimited daytime admission to BGT, three HOS event nights plus hotel room. Package price starts at $176.25.
This years Howl-O-Scream celebration at Busch Gardens officially opened this last weekend and it is once again a giant hit. This great event will continue on Oct. 6-8, 13-15, 20-23 and 27-31. Keep watching for more information on this event as it becomes available.
Howl-O-Scream returned to BGT for its fourth year with six haunted houses, scare zones, frightening entertainment and all the coasters will be open to ride in the dark. The dates for this years event were Oct. 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, and Nov. 1. The event opened at 7:30pm and closed at 1am on Thursdays and 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. There was also a "Freaky Preview" of the event on Sept. 26 & 27 from 7:30pm to 2am. They offered a couple of great specials for H-O-S to make the experience even better.
Once again BGT offered the Fright Feast at the Desert Grill. The Fright Feast consists of a great buffet and the Eternal Reward Dinner for $18.95 plus tax.
They also offered the Howl-O-Scream Sleepover. The Sleepover was offered to 7th - 10th graders and was fully chaperoned. For the $75 price these lucky (or unlucky) younger guests got to experience Howl-O-Scream as well as front-of-the-line access to the haunted houses, creatures of the night interactions, overnight accommodations in the Mzinga Lodge, a sunrise Serengeti Safari Tour, as well as dinner and breakfast. This great experience was offered on October 17 and 24 only and reservations could be made at 1-877-BGT-CAMP.
This years event is guaranteed to be bigger and better than last year so make sure you get out to enjoy it. Keep checking back to this page for further information as it becomes available.
Busch Gardens Tampa has kicked off the annual Howl-O-Scream event. Our staff went this year and had mixed feelings. Busch has done a great job at this event in the past and this year promised to be even better. The haunted houses and shows were entertaining. There was a lot to see and do but one of the best parts is that most of the rides are still open and riding them in the dark is great. Anyway their site offers cool graphics and is just plain creepy, so check it out!