Fall Into Daytime Fun and Nighttime Frights at Busch GardensOctober 14, 2020
If you’re searching for fun things to do this fall around Tampa Bay, you don’t have to look any further than Busch Gardens. Our 335-acre park is open with tons of outdoor fun for the whole family and trusted safety precautions to put your mind at ease.
And now, just as Florida temperatures are inching down, our Halloween and seasonal events are heating up! From daytime fun to nighttime frights and flavors, here are a few reasons your family’s Busch Gardens getaway can be even more unforgettable this fall.
BRAVE SCARES IN THE OPEN AIR
Options are pretty limited this year for those old enough and courageous enough to take on the scary side of Halloween. Luckily, Tampa’s premier haven for haunts, Howl-O-Scream, is back at Busch Gardens in a whole new way! There’s no need for indoor haunted houses when there are open-air scares all around you (at a safe distance, of course).
Find out what lurks in a cursed campground. Take your chances on a cemetery shortcut. Try not to join the scrap heap in a jinxed junkyard. Don’t get caught in the chaos of escaping inmates. And that’s just for starters! These four all-new experiences are part of a packed lineup of 10 scare zones to keep you on edge all night.
Howl-O-Scream is a separately ticketed event on select nights through Nov. 1. Capacity is limited, so don’t wait to get your tickets and reservations. By the way, Pass Members and Fun Card holders get discounts! Purchase Howl-O-Scream Tickets »
TRICK-OR-TREAT WITH FURRY FRIENDS
Afraid of missing out on trick-or-treating this fall? If you’re looking for safe Halloween fun for the whole family, make plans to visit Busch Gardens during Sesame Street® Kids’ Weekends through Nov. 1. It’s your chance to throw on your coolest or silliest costumes and enjoy a contact-free candy quest throughout the spacious Sesame Street Safari of Fun play area.
Meanwhile, The Count’s Not-Too-Spooky Howl-O-Ween Radio Show stars (you guessed it) Count von Count himself, along with his Sesame Street friends. The outdoor Sunny Day Theater is set up for physically distanced seating so Sesame Street fans of all ages can “count” on a safe and exciting show—but only during these special weekends. What if you could join a famous furry friend to decorate his favorite treat? You can, during Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends! Bring your family to Cookie Decorating With Cookie Monster at the Gwazi Event Pavilion for a fun-filled activity and photo opportunities (with single-party tables and physical distancing).
Cookie Decorating With Cookie Monster is only $14.99 per person. Reservations are required, so be sure to get yours now. Purchase Cookie Decorating Experience »
SIP AND SAVOR FALL-INSPIRED FLAVORS
Whether you’re interested in furry friends, fearsome frights, or both, you can always use a tasty break. Did somebody say Busch Gardens Bier Fest? This popular, flavor-packed Florida beer festival is back through Nov. 15 with craft beers from near and far and new brew-inspired fall dishes
How does sinking your teeth into Sam Adams® Octoberfest Braised Short Ribs sound? Maybe you’d like to snack on Yuengling® Golden Pilsner Chili Pub Chips. From pub favorites to snacks to desserts, you can pair mouth-watering creations from 16 culinary cabins with just the right beverages.
Of course, the easiest way to try all these great tastes and feel like the VIP you are is with a Sampler Lanyard. They’re available in three different amounts to fit your appetite. Purchase a Sampler Lanyard »
DON'T FORGET THE EVERYDAY EXCITEMENT
These limited-time events are all exciting reasons to visit Busch Gardens. And once you’re there, you’ll remember everything else that makes our spacious Florida theme park famous.
When you’re not tip-toeing through a scare zone, accelerate the thrills with a coaster ride on Sheikra or Cheetah Hunt. After trick-or-treating with furry friends from Sesame Street, say hello to new ones like sloths and gorillas. These limited-capacity fall events are a great time to explore the park.
Of course, the best way to enjoy all of it is with an Annual Pass or Fun Card. Be sure to take advantage of limited-time offers now to maximize your fun through 2020 and 2021!