Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® returns this fall in full-force with ALL-NEW scares, taking over the entire park with haunted houses, terror-tories™, sinister shows and more. Unsuspecting horrors await their victims at every turn. Plus, guests can test their thrill threshold with 9 world-class coasters at night, offering a completely different ride experience.


Parental discretion is advised after 6:00 PM, as this year’s event contains amplified scares that are not recommended for children.


*Event dates and details subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice.

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Sinister shows like Jack-is-Back return to Busch Gardens Williamsburg for Howl-O-Scream.
Two people running from one of five Terror-Tories at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream.
Sweet treats at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream
Sinister shows like Monster Stomp return to Busch Gardens Williamsburg for Howl-O-Scream.

Event Details

Haunted House scares at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream.

5 Haunted Houses - 2 NEW!

There's no turning back as you brave dark passageways and round dimly lit corners inside two ALL-NEW and reimagined haunted houses filled with the most sinister of surprises, including two ALL-NEW blood curdling conquest.

Terror-Tories scares at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream.

6 Terror-Tories™ - 2 NEW!

The scares are everywhere as terror lurks across six scare zones around the park, including two ALL-NEW ghastly experience.

Enjoy 4 Sinister Shows at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream.

4 Sinister Shows - 1 NEW!

Don't miss our spirited productions that are said to be "worth dying for".
Busch Gardens Williamsburg guests riding the Dive Roller Coaster Griffon at night during Howl-O-Scream.

Coasters at Night

See Busch Gardens’ iconic coaster loops and drops in a whole new light after dark and take a ride on 9 record-breaking coasters.

Two people getting scared during Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Event Included with Membership

Get admission to all seasonal events with a Busch Gardens Membership. Plus, enjoy exclusive benefits like free guest tickets, free parking, and more.

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Two enjoying a drink during Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Howl-O-Scream Upgrades

Calling all goblins & ghouls! Enhance your Howl-O-Scream experience in a frightfully delightful way with priority Haunted House access and more!

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