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Photo Opportunities, Games and Dining for a Scary Good Time

Step away from the screams to enjoy dining, shopping, games and photo opportunities.

Whether you're grabbing drinks at one of our full-service bars, snapping a photo with zombies or playing one of DarkHeart's games, you're sure to have a scary good time. Don't forget to stop by Howl-O-Scream's Shop of Horrors to pick up your souvenirs on the way out!

  • Full-Service Bars at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's Howl-O-Scream

    Full-Service Liquor Bars

    If there's one thing worse than being terrified, it's being terrified on an empty stomach. With beer by the yard, roaming shot girls and deviously delicious signature drinks, Howl-O-Scream 2018's bars and beer tents are not something to miss:


    - Carnibar in Pantopia
    - Dragon Fire Pub
    - Serengeti Overlook Pub
    - Stanleyville
    - Meat Market Eats
    - Nairobi Walkway

  • Zelfies Howl-O-Scream 2017 Photo Opportunities Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Photo Opportunities

    Snap the perfect party pics at exclusive photo opportunities that aren’t for the faint of heart! You can find them at the following locations:


    NEW! Harlequin Hotties (near DarkHeart's Games)
    - The Butcherettes (near Meat Market)
    - Voodoo Girls (near Adventure Photo)
    - Fiends Show - Naughty Nurses (near Stanleyville Theater)

  • Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Shop of Horrors

    Be sure to stop by the Shop of Horrors featuring the latest Howl-O-Scream fashions including shirts, hats, ghoulish sweatshirts and haunting gifts. 

  • Howl-O-Scream Games at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Games

    Test your luck at DarkHeart’s Games of Skill, located in Pantopia. A plethora of classic and new-age carnival games means there’s something for everyone’s taste. You can also win prizes at several other games around the park!

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Howl-o-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Fright Feast

Devour monstrous main courses and desserts at this delicious dinner. Then, be the first to brave the dark with a half-hour of early access to the haunted houses and front-of-the-line privileges until 8:30 p.m.


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Fright Feast at Howl-o-Scream Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  • Single-Night Ticket
    Howl-O-Scream 2018

    Buy your Single-Night Howl-O-Scream Ticket at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Brave 1 visit to Howl-O-Scream 2018, select nights Sept. 21 - Oct. 28, 2018 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

    • bullet Valid for 1 visit on the selected Howl-O-Scream 2018 event night after 5 p.m.
    • bullet Advanced pricing will not be available after 6 p.m. on the event night at the front gate. Pricing subject to change.

    This ticket does NOT include daytime admission to Busch Gardens. Howl-O-Scream starts at 7:30 p.m. each event night, but this ticket allows access to the park starting at 5 p.m.


    Pass Members and Fun Card Holders save on Howl-O-Scream tickets. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 


    Advanced pricing will not be available after 6 p.m. on the event night at the front gate. Howl-O-Scream is a separately-ticketed night event. Tickets are valid for the selected event night only. Prices are per person, and do not include parking, taxes or service fees. Advance purchase prices are available online or by calling 813-884-4FUN. Discount not available at the front gate. Annual Passes, Fun Cards and Friends & Family Passes are not valid for entry. Howl-O-Scream 2018 tickets are subject to availability. Howl-O-Scream 2018 ticket is not valid for general day admission, tours or dining. Not valid with any other discounts or offers. Operating hours are subject to change without notice. No guests in costumes admitted. No rain checks or readmits. Tickets and Passes are non-refundable. Get ready for guts, gore and a night of seriously sinister fun.

    Single Night
    Prices Starting at
    Guest $39.99
  • Single-Night Ticket for Groups 15+
    Howl-O-Scream 2018

    Buy your Single-Night Howl-O-Scream Ticket at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Gather your horde to face Howl-O-Scream with a group of 15+ and save big! Ticket valid for 1 visit to Howl-O-Scream on selected event night, Sept. 21 - Oct. 28, 2018 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

    • bullet Must purchase 15 or more tickets at the same time to receive discount
    • bullet Tickets must be used by group members entering as part of a group on the same event night
    • bullet Valid for 1 visit on the selected Howl-O-Scream 2018 event night after 5 p.m.

    This ticket does NOT include daytime admission to Busch Gardens. Howl-O-Scream starts at 7:30 p.m. each event night, but this ticket allows access to the park starting at 5 p.m.


    Advanced pricing will not be available after 6 p.m. on the event night at the front gate. Howl-O-Scream is a separately-ticketed night event. Tickets are valid for the selected event night only. Prices are per person, and do not include parking, taxes or service fees. Advance purchase prices are available online or by calling 813-884-4FUN. Discount not available at the front gate. Annual Passes, Fun Cards and Friends & Family Passes are not valid for entry. Howl-O-Scream 2018 tickets are subject to availability. Howl-O-Scream 2018 ticket is not valid for general day admission, tours or dining. Not valid with any other discounts or offers. Operating hours are subject to change without notice. No guests in costumes admitted. No rain checks or readmits. Tickets and Passes are non-refundable. Get ready for guts, gore and a night of seriously sinister fun.

    Single Night
    Guest $34.99 /ea.
  • Wild & Wicked Weekend Ticket
    Howl-O-Scream 2018

    Buy your Wild & Ticket Weekend Howl-O-Scream Ticket at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Enjoy a weekend full of visits to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay during the day and Howl-O-Scream at night, weekends Sept. 21-Oct. 28, 2018.

    • bullet Valid for unlimited visits to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Howl-O-Scream 2018 for one consecutive weekend (Thursday – Sunday)
    • bullet Please note Howl-O-Scream is not open for select Thursdays or Sundays. Check park hours and event dates prior to purchase.
    • bullet Howl-O-Scream starts at 7:30 p.m. each event night

    Valid for one consecutive weekend of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay admissions and Howl-O-Scream 2018 event nights. Please note that Howl-O-Scream is select Thursdays and Sundays only. Howl-O-Scream is not open Thurs, Sept. 20, Sun, Sept. 23, Thurs, Sept. 27, Sun, Sept. 30 and Thurs, Oct. 4. Check park hours and event dates prior to purchase. Howl-O-Scream is not open Thurs, Sept. 20, Sun, Sept. 23, Thurs, Sept. 27, Sun, Sept. 30 and Thurs, Oct. 4. Check park hours and event dates prior to purchase. Prices are per person, and do not include parking, taxes or service fees. Annual Passes are not valid for entry for the 2018 Howl-O-Scream event. Howl-O-Scream 2018 tickets are subject to availability. Wild and Wicked Weekend Ticket is not valid for tours or dining. Not valid with any other discounts or offers. Operating hours are subject to change without notice. No guests in costumes admitted. No rain checks or readmits. Tickets and Passes are non-refundable. Get ready for guts, gore and a night of seriously sinister fun.

    One Weekend
    Guest $104.99