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HOWL-O-SCREAM

Reservations are limited

To help maintain physical distancing during Howl-O-Scream, advance online reservations will be required to attend.

 

NEW! THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29 ADDED

Tickets & Reservations are now available for Thursday, October 29 for weekday frights.

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  • 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.

PASS MEMBERS - SAVE MORE ON SELECT DAYS

Pass Members can save on frights when they buy a 4-pack Ticket Package for Sunday, Oct. 25 or Thursday, Oct. 29 at only $24.99 per ticket.

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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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  • *WARNING: Fiends is recommended for mature audiences. This show contains content with adult language, adult subject matter, scantily clad performers and sexual content.

Long Lines are for Zombies

Why wait? Get front-of-the-line access to our most popular rides during Howl-O-Scream!  

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  • Howl-O-Scream Food & Drinks Specials

  • Tacos

    DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS SPECIALS

    Seasoned beef on a flour tortilla topped with shredded cabbage, serrano and coriander salsa verde, avocado crema, queso fresco and fresh cilantro
    Tamales
    Filled with seasoned pork and topped with shredded greens, salsa verde, avocado crema and cotija cheese
    Pozole Blanco
    Hearty chicken and hominy soup topped with shredded cabbage, radishes, cilantro and lime
    Sandia Spicy Margaritas
    Watermelon infused tequila blended with fresh lime juice topped with fresh jalapeños

  • Specialty Drinks

    Specialty Drinks

    A ghouling mixture of rum, blue curaco & cranberry juice
    The Junkyard
    Long Island inspired concoction of gin, rum, tequila, vodka & fruit juices
    Syringe Shots
    The Naughty Shot
    Your favorite nurse's mix of gelatin infused with vodka
    The Freaken Shot
    Dr. Freakenstein's favorite mix of gelatin infused with tequila

  • BIER FEST BITES

    Select Bier Fest locations will be open throughout the night during Howl-O-Scream:


    Coke Canopy Eats

    The Smokey Dog
    fresh grilled all beef dog topped with chopped pepper smoked brisket, Sam Adams infused BBQ sauce, vinaigrette slaw, cojita cheese and pickle chips
    The Cuban Dog
    fresh grilled all beef dog topped with pulled pork, chef's Sam Adams infused special sauce, vinaigrette slaw, manchego cheese and pickle chips
    Pepper Smoked Chopped Brisket Slider
    served with a Sam Adams infused BBQ sauce and crispy jalapeño
    Kung Pao Ribs
    served on a bed of vinaigrette slaw topped with mandarin orange slices and chopped peanuts
    Griddled Cheese Cake
    fresh baked pound cake with deconstructed cheesecake topped with raspberry beer glaze

    Busch Bier Garten

    Mojo Roasted Heritage Pork Pub Chip Nachos
    topped with avocado crema and cojita cheese
    Bacon Fury Pretzels
    served with housemade Budweiser dipping cheese sauce
    Loaded Mac-N-Cheese
    Gemelli spiral pasta in a creamy Budweiser cheese sauce topped with "boujee bacon" and onion strings

    Pub Grub

    Bison Beef Sliders
    bacon and onion jam, vintage cheddar, herb mayo
    Yuengling Golden Pilsner Chili Pub Chips
    fresh pub chips topped with a Sam Adams® Boston Lager Chili
    Yuengling Golden Pilsner Drunken Shrimp Tacos

    Xcursions

    Gourmet Cupcakes:
    Guinness Paddy Cake
    Guinness infused chocolate cake, loaded with whiskey ganache and topped with Baileys Irish Cream butter cream frosting
    Bud Light Orange Cream
    our signature orange muffin with fresh orange zest, Bud Light Orange infused cream cheese icing
    Angry Orchard Delight
    apple cinnamon cake baked with fresh apples topped with Angry Orchard infused cream cheese icing
    Yuengling Black & Tan
    chocolate explosion cake topped with Yuengling Black & Tan and pretzel infused butter cream icing

    Tequila and Bourbon Flights

     


Craving More Brews and Bites?

Visit Busch Gardens during the day to experience the full Bier Fest event, every Friday – Sunday.

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Get Front of the Line Access to Rides During Howl-O-Scream

  • Howl-O-Scream Quick Queue® Unlimited

    Quick Queue Unlimited at Howl O Scream Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Skip the lines at our most popular rides, roller coasters & select Scare Zones as often as you would like for the selected Howl-O-Scream date.

    • bullet Unlimited front-of-the-line access to The Shortcut, The Junkyard, Tigris, Falcon's Fury, Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra, Montu, Kumba, Cobra’s Curse, Scorpion & SandSerpent.
    • bullet Seasonal pricing applies. Add Quick Queue to your cart for actual price.
    • bullet Limited availability. Pricing varies, select your date of visit for that day’s price.

    Limited availability. Pricing varies, select your date of visit for that day’s price.


    Enjoy unlimited front-of-the line admission at each of the following rides: The Shortcut, The Junkyard, TigrisFalcon's Fury®Cheetah Hunt®, SheiKra®, Montu®, Kumba®, Cobra’s Curse®, Scorpion®, & SandSerpent.

     

    Pass Members save up to 50% on this experience. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 


    Park admission is required, but not included. Individual height requirements must be met for ride entry. Nonrefundable & rain checks are not available. Prices are per person, do not include taxes, are subject to change & only valid for a single day. For the safety of our guests, attractions occasionally close for improvements and general maintenance. Please refer to our Closure Schedule before your visit.

    Skip the Lines Unlimited Times One Night
    Guest $99.99 /ea.
  • Howl-O-Scream Quick Queue®

    Quick Queue at Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Skip the lines once per ride at our most popular rides, roller coasters & select Scare Zones for the selected Howl-O-Scream date.

    • bullet Single-use front-of-the-line access to The Shortcut, The Junkyard, Tigris, Falcon's Fury, Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra, Montu, Kumba, Cobra’s Curse, Scorpion, & SandSerpent
    • bullet Seasonal pricing applies. Add Quick Queue to your cart for actual price.

    Limited availability. Pricing varies, select your date of visit for that day’s price.


    Enjoy one front-of-the-line access to The Shortcut, The Junkyard, TigrisFalcon's Fury®Cheetah Hunt®, SheiKra®, Montu®, Kumba®, Cobra’s Curse®, Scorpion®, and  SandSerpent .

     

    Pass Members save up to 50% on this experience. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 

     


    Park admission is required, but not included. Individual height requirements must be met for ride entry. Nonrefundable & rain checks are not available. Prices are per person, do not include taxes, are subject to change & only valid for a single day. For the safety of our guests, attractions occasionally close for improvements and general maintenance. Please refer to our Closure Schedule before your visit. 

    Skip the Lines at Howl-O-Scream
    Guest $79.99 /ea.
  • Reservations are limited, buy your tickets now!

    To help maintain physical distancing during Howl-O-Scream, advance online reservations will be required to attend. Book your reservation today to secure your visit!

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