A curse has been cast over Busch Gardens Tampa in Howl-O-Scream 2014. Evil creatures linger in the shadows and roam through the streets, just waiting to unleash their terror during this year’s event. Get lost in 300 acres of horror on select nights from October 2nd through November 1st from 7:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Experience the curse that has taken over Busch Gardens Tampa as you attend a demented live show, walk through deadly haunted houses, and ride thrilling roller-coasters in the dark of night. Don’t miss the most haunted Halloween event in Florida!
You won’t want to miss Fiends, the most frantic live show at Howl-O-Scream. Creatures of the night create panic during this deadly dance party that will have you shivering. Just when you thought the frenzy was over, Dr. Freakenstein’s nurses perform a gruesome operation in this thrilling live show.
Roam through the darkness, twists and turns of the six heart-pounding haunted houses that await you at Howl-O-Scream. Dead Fall features ghosts from memories past in an abandoned Victorian garden and greenhouse. These tortured souls long to make contact with the living. Can you escape before they pull you into the afterlife?
In the Zombie Containment Unit, zombies have escaped from confinement and are hungry for human flesh. Use a Z.E.D. (Zombie Eradication Device) to ward off swarms of hungry zombies in this interactive zombie hunt.
Deep in the Death Water Bayou, the Voodoo Queen uses black magic to transform innocent people into her sinister slaves. Escape from the bayou before her tribe of evil servants captures you and casts a spell to keep you there – forever.
The Basement is where Momma cooks her secret recipe that requires the blood, sweat and tears of innocent strangers. Escape from The Basement before the butcher finds you and uses you as an ingredient in Momma’s home-cooked meal.
Blood Asylum is a hospital for the criminally insane. The most deadly beast has escaped from solitary confinement and has killed all the inmates. Escape from his torture chamber before you become his next victim.
No amount of good luck can help you in Circus Superstition: The Show Must Go On. Your worst nightmares come to life at this circus as evil clowns laugh at your misery and black cats roam free. No matter how frightening, this show will go on.
In the Zombie Mortuary, zombie’s feed on mourning relatives. This funeral home is invaded with the undead. They are hungry for fresh flesh – so run while you still can.
All rides will be open for the event. Busch Gardens has six top-rated rides that will thrill you as you ride them in the dark. Enjoy Florida’s first triple-launch roller-coaster and the newest ride at Busch Gardens Tampa: Cheetah Hunt. Experience a view of the park from 200 feet in the air on Sheikra, before you take a shrieking 90-degree drop. Don’t forget Falcon’s Fury, America’s tallest freestanding drop tower.
Howl-O-Scream is a separate ticketed event. Due to the graphic nature of the event, it is not suitable for children.