Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® returns in full force, taking over the entire park with haunted houses, scare zones, sinister shows and more. 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.
Horror-filled haunted houses are back with a vengeance. New and returning favorite houses await your demise, but the scares don’t stop there. Unspeakable horror lives in every dark corner of the park - there’s nowhere to hide. With frightful scare zones, roaming hoards and Florida’s wildest rides at night, screams await at every turn.
New for 2023:
D.H. Baggum's Circus of Fear (New Haunted House)
Come one, come all, to the most terrifying show you’ve ever seen. D.H. Baggum brings you all his monstrosities that are sure to make your spine tingle and your blood run cold!
Stranglewood Estate (New Scares & Effects!)
Ms. Stranglewood is back for more haunts and has something sinister waiting behind every corner. Once a lively home filled with laughter and lavish parties is now filled with darkness and the spirit of evil. Welcome back to the Stranglewood Estate.
Rock The Grave (New Show)
Explosive, high-energy live stage show that merges the worlds of alternative and classic rock and pop hits into an unforgettable experience. Located on the Festival Field.
Scare-E-Oke (New Experience)
Take your turn behind the mic at the all-new “Scare-E-Oke” experience at Gwazi Plaza. Guests can select their song of choice and take a memorable photo of their experience. Located at Gwazi Plaza.
Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience. This event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore, and blood. Howl-O-Scream is a separately-ticketed night event. No costumes are allowed.