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Howl-O-Scream At Busch Gardens Tampa Opens With New Haunted Houses, Scare Zones & Shows

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream returns to Tampa in 2022 in full force, taking over the entire park with haunted houses, scare zones, sinister shows and more.

Until October 31st, unspeakable horror lives in every dark corner, including on Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides. Howl-O-Scream is bringing fear to the next level and once you’re in there’s nothing to fear but everything.

Haunted Houses

Dark minds have been brewing new ways to terrify those brave enough to enter our sinister haunted houses with new unsuspecting scares. Check back soon to see what will be unleashed at Howl-O-Scream 2022.

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.

Sinister Shows

Don't miss our spirited productions that are said to be "worth dying for". The raunchy monster dance party, Fiends will return to its outdoor venue for more devilish antics from Dr. Freakenstein and his gang of ghouls. Plus, all-new event entertainment comes to life during this year's event.

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.

2022 Guide To Busch Gardens Tampa Howl-O-Scream



Stranglewood Estate

Every town has its share of ghost stories—and this one is no different. Once a lively home filled with laughter and lavish parties is now filled with darkness and the spirit of evil. Welcome to the Stranglewood Estate.


Death Water Bayou: Blood Moon - The Final Phase

The werewolves are clawing their way back in and the blood moon is in its final phase. Beware all who enter the inescapable fate of the Death Water Bayou.


The Residence: Home for the Holidays

Merriment turns murderous at this suburban family home. Christmas arrives earlier than ever this year at The Residence, and all-new horrors are eager to be unwrapped. Holidays are best when spent with loved ones, but there’s no guarantee you’ll survive this silent night.


The Forgotten

Victims will be drawn into a hidden world beyond the rubble and rocks of an unsuspecting quarry, where dark secrets lurk in the shadows. Will those who enter return to the world of the living or are they destined to become the newest minion of the Forgotten army?


Witch of the Woods

Something wicked this way haunts…an ominous legend summons you with her inescapable curse. Curiosity has brought many travelers into this dark forest, but only bone-chilling stories & dying screams make their way out.


NEW! Ravens 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...

NEW! Beyond the Veil

Along the Nairobi Path lies the depths of a dark forest. Beware of the fairies and orcs as you stroll through this organic forest.

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?

In the Shadows

Eerie legends and cryptid creaters passed down through centuries of ghost stories have gathered in the woods, turning wary skeptics into doomed believers.

Skeleton Crew

Rising from their watery grave, shipwrecked pirates seek to plunder the world of the living, taking all lost souls as their bounty.

The Shortcut

Cutting through the cemetery may seem like an easy way out, except when the corpses rise from the ground only to drag you back into their graves with them.


Driven out of the bayou by ravenous werewolves, the witch doctors now practice their dark magic on you as they pursue their twisted revenge through ancient curses.

Hidden Scare Zone & Roaming Hordes

Beware of the hidden zone and roaming hordes...just when you think you know what's coming, untold horrors lurk in the darkness awaiting your arrival.



50/50: Choose Your Fate

No matter your choice— he wins, and you lose. Join the game show host as he decides your fate and experience the fright of a lifetime.


These captivating creatures of the night will infect you with dance fever and keep your pulse pounding with their raucous dance party.

The Rolling Bones

The live performance of this skeleton band lights up Dragon Fire Grill with epic covers of classic rock anthems.

Cirque X-Scream

Cirque X-Scream features exhilarating acts and stunts, including trampoline tricks and aerial performances.


Standard single-night tickets for Howl-O-Scream start at $44.99. Busch Gardens also offers day and night tickets to experience the theme park and stick around for the scares starting at $124.99.

If can’t get enough frights, the park has unlimited Howl-O-Scream admission passes starting at $124.99-$139.99 (the lower price excludes Saturdays).

Howl-O-Scream upgrades include behind-the-scenes and VIP tours, skip the line passes and reserved seating for shows.

If you’d like a little less scares during your evening at Howl-O-Scream, the park offers a “No Boo” necklace that’s supposed to ward off monsters in the scare zones. It does not guarantee you won’t get scared at all, and it doesn’t work inside the haunted houses.

More information, tickets and upgrades can be found at


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

Howl-O-Scream 2022 is a separately-ticketed night event.

No costumes are allowed.


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