Take on terrifying haunted houses & roaming hordes. For select nights in the fall, there is nowhere to hide at Howl-O-Scream. Designed to terrify, Busch Gardens’ haunted houses will return with a vengeance, but the scares don’t stop there. 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.
Howl-O-Scream is a separately ticketed event.
There are 6 haunted houses for you to navigate during Howl-O-Scream 2019.
If you haven’t visited before, each house (often referred to as a maze) is heavily themed and filled with creepy corridors, rooms and scareactors.
The Residence – New
New for the 2019 season. The Clark Family may look like your normal, everyday suburban family. But unseen horrors will soon have you fleeing to escape their sinister devotion to sacrifice.
Deathwater Bayou: Wrath of The Queen
Returning for the 7th year, Death Water Bayou has once again been enchanted by the Voodoo Queen. The Queen of Shadows has been raised from the dead and it’s up to you to elude her evil curse and devilish devotees.
Insomnia: Patients Revenge
Sweet dreams turn into your worst nightmare in this insane asylum. Wherever you turn, you’ll be at the mercy of deranged inmates, hell bent on the revenge of relentless torture by demented doctors.
Motel Hell: Infestation
Nightmares become reality at this deserted motel once you realize why it’s conveniently vacant. Don’t like bugs? You’ll be face-to-face with you worst nightmare when the exterminator tries to extinguish infestation of hoarding bugs. You included.
Black Spot: Blood Shed
Forget about the happy-go-lucky Pirates of the Caribbean, meet a real pirate. Saw Tooth Silas is evil personified, holding your fate in his hands. If he decides you will die, you are sent to the Black Spot to meet your gruesome fate. Can you escape his clutches on the way?
“Simon Says” is a game for innocents. But the game played by Simon in his slaughterhouse is an obscene trip down corridors of death. Beware as you are edged closer to a more untimely and gruesome end than you could ever imagine.
Howl-O-Scream 2019 Scare Zones
Roaming ghoulish hordes are prowling Howl-O-Scream 2019 looking for fresh flesh. From their screeching welcome at the front gates to the eerie traps in the depths of the park, these scare squads are merciless.
NEW! First Fear
Celebrating 20 years of fright, Busch Gardens are raising the dead to bring back horrors and ghosts from the ghoulish past.
NEW! Little Nightmares
Papier-mâché masks and homemade costumes take you back down memory lane to a childhood era you’d probably rather forget.
NEW! Carpe Noctem
Vampires and moans of victims shatter the peace and quiet of a gothic Romanian cemetery.
Never pitch your tent near a haunted marsh. Murderous mutant swamp dwellers have taken over.
Hell On Wheels
What happens when you try to take food and supplies from a brutal and murderous motorcycle gang? You’ll find out when you rum the gauntlet. And it’s not pretty!
Dia De Los Muertos
Spirits and souls of the dead return for a ghostly party. Did you get an invite? Of course you did and you really MUST attend!
The circus is in town and Sparky and his carnie clown friends provide “the scariest show in town.” Dare you join them?
Childhood toys come to full-size life and go on a frenzy of death and destruction. You’ll never sleep with a toy in your bedroom again!
Cannibalistic monsters roam, looking for human food. And you are on the Menu. Run this scariest of all gauntlets and stay off the monster menu.
Howl-O-Scream Live Shows
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.”