• Don't Panic... Howl-O-Scream is coming

    Tampa Bay’s premier Halloween event is preparing to return in a whole new way this fall with the 21st annual Howl-O-Scream. This year’s modified production will be unlike any other, including significantly enhanced safety and health measures at the core of the event. The event will be modified to feature open-air scare zones, limited-capacity admission with reservations required, and physical distancing.


    Howl-O-Scream is a separately ticketed event, available during 18 horrifying nights at Busch Gardens beginning Sept. 25 – Nov. 1, 2020, every Friday through Sunday.


    To help maintain physical distancing during the event, advance online reservations will be required. Guests are strongly encouraged to make reservations early, as space is limited. Protective face coverings will be required. Learn more about our health and safety guidelines here.


    *Event dates and details subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice. 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. Protective face coverings are required at all times for guests and ambassadors to ensure everyone’s safety. Costumes or full-face coverings are not allowed.


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Howl-o-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Dr. Freakenstein at the Fiends Show

Fiends Show

Show Times: 8:30 PM & 10:00 PM

The fan-favorite Fiends show, starring Dr. Freakenstein and his frightful entourage, will take to its largest stage ever for outdoor performances on the Festival Field Stage. Modified bench seating will be arranged to accommodate physical distancing between parties.

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