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Be afraid! Busch Gardens Tampa Bay reveals the full horror coming to this years Howl-O-Scream

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the Bay's most terrifying Halloween Event, and the theme park have now unleashed all the houses, scare zones, and more coming to this years event!

 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Howl-O-Scream

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream returns to Tampa Bay in full force, taking over the entire park with haunted houses, scare zones, sinister shows and more.

Unspeakable horror lives in every dark corner, bringing fear to another level on select nights from September 8 to October 31.

This years Howl-O-Scream features five haunted houses and six scare zones, with a concoction of new haunted houses and scare zones as well as returning fan favorites.

New house this year is D.H. Baggum’s Circus of Fear, together with a re-imagined The Forgotten: Uprising, and favourites including Stranglewood Estate, Witch of the Woods and The Residence: Home for the Holidays.

There is two new scare zones this year, Sin City Zombies and Big Ed’s Demolition Derby, plus returning favourites include The Junkyard, Beyond the Veil, and Ravens Mill.

Howl-O-Scream will also feature live entertainment, including a new show called Rock the Grave, plus Cirque X-Scream, and performances from The Rolling Bones at Dragon Fire Grill.

This year will include a new Scare-E-Oke Karaoke Experience, while Coke Canopy will be home to a dance and cocktail experience, The Raveyard.

Read on for all the gory details on this years houses, scare zones, shows, and more... if you dare!

 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Howl-O-Scream

Haunted Houses

Dark minds have been brewing new ways to terrify those brave enough to enter our sinister haunted houses with new unsuspecting scares.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay unveils first new house for 2023 Howl-O-Scream

NEW! D.H. Baggum's Circus of Fear

Come one, come all, to the most terrifying show you’ve ever seen! D.H. Baggum brings you all his monstrosities that are sure to make your spine tingle and your blood run cold!

As unsuspecting patrons walked the midway, D.H. would capture them and take them backstage to carry out his evil plan. as you wander the midway, watch out for D.H. and his crew. don’t get distracted by the magic— you might just be the next FREAK to take the stage!

Are you brave enough to be amongst the first to experience the circus of fear?

Stranglewood Estate

Ms. Stranglewood is back for more haunts and has something sinister waiting behind every corner. Once a lively home filled with laughter and lavish parties is now filled with darkness and the spirit of evil. Welcome back to the Stranglewood Estate.

The Residence: Home For The Holidays

The Residence: Home For The Holidays, is making a haunting return— but things are definitely not as merry as they may seem.

The Residence: Home For The Holidays is a fan favorite house at Howl-O-Sceam, where merriment turns murderous at a suburban family home, and this year Christmas arrives earlier than ever at The Residence, with all-new horrors eager to be unwrapped, but will you survive this silent night.

Witch of the Woods

The Witch is back, and just as wicked as ever. Curiosity has brought many travelers into this dark forest, but only bone-chilling stories and dying screams make their way out. With each step deeper into the woods, the prospect of survival quickly fades as demonic disciples hunt wandering intruders through their abandoned village.

The Forgotten: Uprising

A year has passed, and lately more and more people have been going missing. The great battle has begun, and the only way to survive is to be brave, fearless, and survive the Night.

Scare Zones & Unpredictable Hordes

The scares are everywhere as new terrors lurk in every corner of the park. Experience screams & frights at any moment as you make your way through several scare zones. Plus, with roaming hordes, horror awaits at every twist and turn.

Busch Gardens Tampa unveils Zombie Entertainer Scare Zone for 2023 Howl-O-Scream - Sin City Zombies

NEW! Sin City Zombies

On the outskirts of the Vegas strip lies a small town that is home to some of the best entertainers to ever live, and is overrun by zombies who run rampant. Try your luck and hope your number wins because this is one town you don’t want to lose in.

NEW! Big Ed's Demolition Derby

Step into the twisted and adrenaline-fueled world of Big Ed's Demolition Derby. He has pulled together some of the roughest, toughest, and meanest baddies from all over Howl-O-Scream and brought them here to compete— but there’s always room for some surprise guests. Step up and see how long you can survive and navigate this automotive nightmare.

Raven's Mill

Within the walls of the corn field lies a horrific nightmare you cannot awaken. The scarecrows of Raven's Mill are ready for you...

Beyond the Veil

The dark fairies and orcs are dying for you to experience the depths of their magically sinister forest. Think you have what it takes to go beyond the veil?

The Junkyard

You’ll find more than spare parts as you rummage through this surly scrap site. Will you make it out in one piece or be devoured by the haunted rubble?

The Shortcut

Sinister Shows

Prepare to be bewitched, thrilled, and thoroughly entertained as the all-new stage show, Rock The Grave unleashes an unforgettable night of electrifying live music, dance, and special effects that will stir your soul and add a rockin’ good time to your Howl-O-Scream experience. Plus, enjoy returning favorites that are back and better than ever.

ALL-NEW Rock The Grave

Explosive, high-energy live stage show that merges the worlds of alternative and classic rock and pop hits into an unforgettable experience.


Electrifying & mesmerizing stunt show that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Pulse-Pounding Attractions

With exhilarating coasters and thrilling attractions, guests can take on their favorite rides in the dark in between the frights and scares of Howl-O-Scream.

Bring your fears to new heights on Iron Gwazi & SheiKra, then let the adrenaline rush as you launch into the shadows of Cheetah Hunt & Tigris.

Grab your tickets now, before it's too late!!

Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience. This event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore, and blood. Oh yes it does...

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Howl-O-Scream

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