For 17 select nights in September/October, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay transforms into Florida’s top-rated Halloween event – a park-wide nightmare of inescapable fear with seductive surprises around every turn. Devious creatures infest Busch Gardens’ 335 acres with dark, sinister, adult-targeted fun, including more all-new haunted houses than ever before, spine-tingling scare zones and thrilling live stage shows. Even the streets themselves aren’t safe from the wandering hoards and other terrors of the night, and bone-chilling roller coasters keep the screams coming all night long. Howl-O-Scream 2010 will leave you begging for mercy… and screaming for more.
September 30th - October 31st.
Thursdays 7.30pm - 1am.
Fridays & Saturdays 7.30pm - 2am.
Halloween Night 7.30pm - 1am.
Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens Shuttle Express
Howl-O-Scream tickets include free return transportation from Orlando aboard the Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens Shuttle Express:
Pick-Up Location: Premium Outlet Mall
Pick-Up Time: 3.00pm
Drop-Off Location: Busch Gardens bus drop off
Drop-Off Time: Approximately 4.30pm
Upon arrival, guests will need to make their way to Guest Services, where after showing their Howl-O-Scream ticket or voucher they will be issued with their return ticket back to Orlando.
Pick-Up Location: Busch Gardens bus drop off
Pick-Up Time: 12am (midnight)
Drop-Off Location: Premium Outlet Mall (ONLY)
Drop-Off Time: Approximately 1.30am
Reservations are essential for this service; call 1-800-221-1339 once in Orlando to reserve your seat and to reconfirm the pick-up location and times as the service is subject to change
Nightshade Toy Factory
possessed toys come to life from the abandoned toy factory and terrorize the adults that have forgotten them.
Delta Epsilon Delta: Pledge Week
The most mysterious sorority on campus has invited only select girls from top families to join. But this year, it is open rush, and the sisters are welcoming new members with open arms. Can you escape before you become a victim? No one does it like a DED girl...
Trapped in the Walls
The gruesome death of an innocent family made newspaper headlines when it happened. Dark demons that murdered the family still lurk in the walls of their old house.
Each October, The Messengers come out of hiding to seek out 13 unlucky victims.
Taste of Blood
Once revered as undead royalty, vampires were forced to hide in the subways and sewers to avoid the light. Guests who travel into this abandoned subway system had to escape hungry vampires attempting to feed.
Death Row: Vengeance
The inmates at Grey Echo Penitentiary were slated for execution, and they blamed guests. With their last breath, they cursed those who did nothing to save them from the electric chair or lethal injection and vowed to haunt those who watched them suffer. Would guests make it out alive when they come back to make good on their dying promise?
Reconstruction: The Doctor is In
Dr. Edgar Von Angst had the skill and technology to rebuild man...but what would he become? This mad reconstructive surgeon set up shop, putting human parts back together with mechanical pieces and combining flesh, bone and steel in the most hideous ways.
Ancient evil rages when archeologists unearth the tomb of a feared Egyptian ruler, releasing his spirit into the world of the living. Ahmenhotep and his underworld minions will carry out a dreaded curse, seeking revenge on those who dared to defile his final resting place.
According to legend, a banshee will wail around a house if someone there is about to die. When several banshees appear at once, it is said to foretell the death of someone great or notable. Here, Banshees glide through the darkness, preying on the living and looking to make their screeching songs come true.
El Carnaval Del Muerto
In the small town of Decada de Sustos, the locals come together once a year to celebrate death. But in the midst of the wild revelry, visitors to this tiny village unwittingly play an important part in this macabre party by becoming the victims of the raucous and bloodthirsty townspeople.
As night falls, a hoard of restless half-man, half-beast monsters patiently wait for innocent guests to stumble into their lair. Those who are not worthy to join the clan will be preyed upon as dinner. These scavengers' insatiable hunger is matched only by their cunning and determination to satisfy their need to feed.
You never know where your next scare is preparing to pounce. Just when you thought you were safe, Roaming Hordes of clowns, zombies, monsters and more take their terror to the streets and sneak up on unsuspecting victims. Who's watching your back?
Shows and entertainment:
Is there a doctor in the house? These captivating creatures of the night will infect you with dance fever and keep your pulse pounding with their deranged dance party. But when Dr. Freakenstein's naughty nurses start operating, the diagnosis is always "code pink."
Special Event Features:
Full Moon Cabaret: The Magic of Jason Byrne
As darkness descends on the Desert Grill each night, The Academy of Magical Arts' "Stage Magician of the Year" Jason Byrne takes to the stage with tantalizing tricks and ominous illusions as he presents his unique brand of award-winning killer magic.
Take a break from the terror to stop by Howl-O-Scream's new, exclusive 21+ dance club, featuring unlimited access to exclusive cocktails, drink specials, character meet-and-greets and great music all night long. A special "Happy Hour" option also includes hors d'oeuvres and exclusive early access to haunted houses.
Howl-O-Scream Shop of Horrors
Remember your evening of evil with the perfect Howl-O-Scream souvenir, including signature House of Vayne jewelry, "10 Years of Terror" commemorative t-shirts and other Halloween-themed gifts. Then, smile through the pain and snap the perfect party pic with the DED girls at an exclusive photo op that's not for the faint of heart.