SeaWorld Orlando will once again go from kid-friendly during the day to a park full of horrors during the 2nd annual Howl-O-Scream. Due to last year’s popularity, this year the park is preparing for even bigger haunts with all-new houses and scare zones. In addition to the screams, guests can quench their thirst for fear at a fiendishly interactive bar, or feel the monstrous electricity of a live show. And of course, there is always the usual way SeaWorld Orlando likes to elicit screams - through its many thrill rides including Mako, Manta, Infinity Falls and the park’s newest thrill ride, Ice Breaker.
Let’s take a look at what’s lurking around the corner during SeaWorld Orlando’s Howl-O-Scream 2022:
All-New Horrifying Houses:
Those who love a good scare will love the many new houses at this year’s event. From encountering Scratch, a siren with a thirst for blood who will do anything to get yours in the All-New “Blood Beckoning” to the cursed treasure and mad ship crew in the All-New “Siren of the Seas,” it won’t be hard to scream. Plus, the re-imagined houses “Captain’s Revenge—Drowned in Darkness” and “Dead Vines-Root of all Evil,” will spook the most brave. Rounding out the list of haunted houses is the returning house, “Beneath the Ice” Which is as chilling as it sounds.
Spine-Chilling Scare Zones:
Guests looking for a break from the haunts of the houses will have a hard time finding a place to relax. The streets of SeaWorld Orlando will be turned into immersive scare zones and bring no rest from the heart-pounding madness of the event. Icy, subhuman walkers in an Arctic wasteland, a sea of restless souls and voodoo of the backwater bayous are just a few of the zones guests will desperately try to escape. The All-New Scare Zones “Terrors of the Deep,” “Sea of Fear,” “Cut Throat Cove,” and “Captive Cargo” join the re-imagined “Frozen Terror” and returning “Deadly Ambush” and “Witchcraft Bayou.”
The less screamy but still spooky shows at this year’s event will no doubt entertain, even if it is with some dark humor. Guests can enjoy high-energy shows like the haunting “Siren’s Song” as well as hear a famed explorer’s tales of tracking sirens in the All-New “Lurking in the Depths.” Things will get a bit more intense with a pulse-pounding musical performance starring Jack the Ripper in the award-winning “Monster Stomp.”
While there is no real escape from the terror on the streets of SeaWorld Orlando this year, there will be several themed interactive bar experiences that may offer some liquid courage to relieve some of guests’s fears. Each bewitching bar features specialty creepy cocktails like the All-New “Allura’s on the Rocks.” Guests can also grab a cold one at “Longshoremen's Tavern,” answer the call at “Siren’s Last Call” or pick their poison at “Poison Grotto.”
SeaWorld Orlando’s Howl-O-Scream runs select nights from September 9 to October 31.