What is Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg?
When is Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg?
Howl-O-Scream is our annual top-rated Halloween nightly event, held at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. This adult-targeted event transforms Busch Gardens into a late-night party with 5 haunted houses, 5 scare zones, live shows, and more. This event is included with park admission to Busch Gardens.
Are costumes allowed at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream?
Busch Gardens Williamsburg will be open select dates from September 8 – October 31. Howl-O-Scream starts each evening at 6:00 pm. Be aware that when Howl-O-Scream starts, the park becomes a seriously scary place and may not be suitable for young children. Please use discretion when bringing children into the park at this time.
Are there roller coasters during Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
No, costumes are not permitted at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream.
Do I need to make a reservation before going to Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg?
Yes! Enjoy a lineup of nine record-breaking, world-class rollercoasters including the all-new DarKoaster™, North America’s first all-indoor straddle coaster.
Is Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg suitable for children?
No, reservations are not required. Howl-O-Scream is included with all applicable forms of admission to Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
Is Howl-O-Scream included with admission to Busch Gardens Williamsburg?
Howl-O-Scream is designed to be a thrilling and intense experience, and some areas might be too scary for young children. During the day, Busch Gardens Williamsburg offers family-friendly activities, but as evening approaches, the park takes on a darker, more mature theme. Parents are advised to use their discretion and be aware of the event's nature before bringing young children.
What can I expect at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream?
Yes, Howl-O-Scream is included with all applicable forms of park admission to Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
What dining options are available during Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg?
Your fate awaits with five newly-reimagined haunted houses, leaving no tale of terror left unturned. There’s no escaping the frights with five terror-tories™ and four sinister shows throughout the park. Beyond the haunts, fuel your fear with six BOOze bars and take horror to new heights on world-class coasters, including the all-new DarKoaster™.
Are kids allowed?
You have many food choices throughout the park. The best dining option is the All-Day-Dining Deal, where you can eat and drink every 90 minutes (about 1 and a half hours) for one low price! Learn more here.
Can I experience all of Howl-O-Scream in one night?
This year’s event contains amplified scares not recommended for children. While everyone is welcome to participate, parental discretion is advised.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg also offers silly, not-too-spooky family fun during this time of year at Halloween Spooktacular.
How late is the park open?
If you only have one night to experience all of Howl-O-Scream, you may want to consider one of our Quick Queue options, which gives you priority access to haunted houses and select rides on the date selected. Learn more here.
For park hours during Howl-O-Scream, please see our operating hours calendar.
Please note, re-entry to Howl-O-Scream is not permitted after 8 p.m.