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Boo! Busch Gardens Spooktacular returns to cast magical spells for families this Halloween

At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, families are invited to Busch Gardens Spooktacular for Halloween 2023.

Busch Gardens Spooktacular at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

At Busch Gardens’ Spooktacular, guests will step into a whimsical world full of enchantment with Kandy, a witch-in-training!

A costume parade, story time and trick or treating are some of the activities guests will find in this immersive Halloween experience. Busch Gardens’ Spooktacular will be casting magical spells from 12 – 4 pm at the Festival Walkway from September 9 - October 31, 2023.

Best of all, Busch Gardens’ Spooktacular is included with Park Admission

Busch Gardens Spooktacular at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Check out the spooktacular highlights of this awesome family event:

Kandy’s World

Join Kandy as she shares her journey into becoming a real witch. Hear first-hand about the stories of this witch-in-training including how much she loves candy and even how she accidentally turned her friends into frogs.

Busch Gardens Spooktacular at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


The all-new Busch Gardens Spooktacular is the place to be for trick or treating. All guests who purchase a reusable bag from the park will be part of the super sweet fun.

Busch Gardens Spooktacular at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Spooktacular Costume Parade

A colorful parade of costumes will bring the Spooktacular Costume Parade to life. On this one-of-a-kind catwalk, every kid gets their time to shine!

Children 13 and younger are welcome to dress up in costumes.

All costumes are subject to normal dress code for the park. In addition, face painting is not permitted on any guests unless it is done by park artists.

Guests 14 and older are not permitted to wear costumes, masks, or hoods to the event.

Busch Gardens Spooktacular at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


Situated next to Kandy’s picture-perfect pumpkin patch, guests will be immersed in the popular story “Room on the Broom,” where everybody has a place and everyone belongs.

For more information on this awesome event, visit

Busch Gardens Spooktacular at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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