2016 Howl O Scream Halloween Event Now Open at Busch Gardens Tampa
Howl O Scream, Tampa’s most popular Halloween event, is now open at Busch Gardens. For 21 select nights, guests can experience the terrifying horrors from Sept. 23 through Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. this year’s theme is the Evil Encore!
Howl-O-Scream 2016 returns with seven haunted houses, two of which are new and creepier than ever:
Motel Hell: Nightmares become reality at this deserted motel once you realize why it’s conveniently vacant. The paranormal presence of its former owners still lurks on the untouched property, mysteriously preventing the brave souls who are attempting to tear it down. Guests who dare to enter will find themselves face-to-face with their worst nightmares and inescapable fate.
The Black Spot: When Saw Tooth Silas, an infamous pirate, decides that one should no longer exist, he marks them for death. Victims are then sent to The Black Spot, where they meet their horrifying demise. The trick lies within the dimly-lit corners of the mysterious hideaway, holding the secret to escape… or demise.
Howl O Scream will also see the return of five houses:
One more important thing to know is that Howl O Scream will not have specific scare zones; the scare actors will be located everywhere throughout the park! All of the pathways will be called the Inescapable Roaming Hordes. Even before you enter the park, scare actors will be at the entrance plaza to scare you!
Howl O Scream offers multiple ticket packages, and the best prices will be online in advance. Tickets start at $65.99, and pass members and Fun Card holders will receive discounts, and prices will vary depending on the day. In addition to the houses, all of the park’s coasters along with Falcon’s Fury will be open during the event.
Fright Feast is a great upgrade to your HOS ticket, starting at only $21. You will receive a buffet dinner in the Dragon Fire Grill, a private showing of Fiends, and front line access to the houses until 8:30 PM. Front Line Fear (VIP access to houses) passes start at $45, and Front Line Fear Extreme (house and rides) starts at $55.
Check out this Howl O Scream ad from Busch Gardens:
Howl O Scream runs every Friday and Saturday September 23 to October 30, and select Thursdays and Sundays. For tickets and more information on Howl O Scream, visit the official Howl o Scream site by clicking here.
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