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Haunted Houses & Thrills

Haunted Houses, Scare Zones, Thrills Rides and Entertainment

A total of seven haunted houses will await your demise, but the scares don’t stop there. Unspeakable terror lives around every dark corner and even Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides are overrun with creatures riding alongside brave, thrill-seeking guests.

  • The Black Spot Haunted House at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    The Black Spot

    An infamous pirate has you marked for death and he has you right where he wants you.

  • Zombie Containment Unit 15: Moving Targets Haunted House at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's Howl-O-Scream

    Zombie Containment Unit 15

    It’s up to you to hold off an undead mob of ravenous zombies.

  • Death Water Bayou Haunted House at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's Howl-O-Scream

    Death Water Bayou

    Escape the depths of the Bayou before you fall victim to the Voodoo Queen’s spell.

  • Unearthed Haunted House at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's Howl-O-Scream


    During maintenance at the park, an excavation crew uncovered a centuries-old house buried deep beneath the ground.

  • Motel Hell Haunted House at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's Howl-O-Scream

    Motel Hell

    Nightmares become reality at this deserted motel once you realize why it’s conveniently vacant.

Long Lines are for Zombies

Why wait? Get front-of-the-line access to 6 select haunted houses and special offers throughout the park with one of our two fear passes!

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Scare Zones

Howl-O-Scream School Scarezone

NEW! Class Deceased

See what happens when savage school kids punish their cruel headmaster in this abandoned schoolhouse-inspired scare zone. Our Facebook fans voted to name this scare zone and now you can experience the terror first hand.

Carnie Camp Scare Zone at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

NEW! Carnie Camp

The backstage area of an old carnival breathes new life with its lingering dirty inhabitants. Eerie music fills the air as spine-chilling fairground performers prowl for new test subjects to be featured in the next spectacle of this horrid attraction.  

Meat Market Scare Zone at Howl-O-Scream

New! Meat Market

Watch a band of sinister and cannibalistic creatures feast on the weak. With chainsaws and sheer disregard, they might just smell your fear and add you to their monstrous menu.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Howl-O-Scream 2017 Scare Zones WasteLand


Dare to enter through the perils of the post-apocalyptic Wasteland where scenes of past and present atrocities still linger in an abandoned strip of roadway. Rush through the rusting and rotting piles of debris because those who remain will do the unimaginable to survive and make escape nearly impossible for newcomers.  

Scare Zones at Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


A paranormal Playground lurks in the shadows of Howl-O-Scream 2017. Squeaking swings and rusty merry-go-rounds are now inhabited by hordes of deadly toys and lost children eager to stalk unsuspecting guests.

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Thrill Rides

Nowhere is safe, not even Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's newest attraction, Cobra's Curse, as creatures from your nightmares take over. Experience our thrill rides, including Cheetah Hunt, Falcon’s Fury, Montu, SheiKra & Kumba

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Fiends Show

These captivating creatures of the night will infect you with dance fever and keep your pulse pounding with their deranged dance party at Stanleyville Theater.

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Inside Your Mind

Your deepest secrets and inside thoughts are revealed as mentalist and psychological illusionist, Joshua Seth, pries them out of a few lucky guests at Dragon Fire Grill.

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