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Experiences & Things To Do


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Howl-O-Scream offers adventure for thrill seekers and scaredy-cats alike. Grab your friends and head over to No Escape for a spooky escape room experience, or treat yourself to a Halloween tour that will make for a night you won’t forget. Check out our themed bars and shopping, or plan out which of our toe-curling rides and roller coasters you will ride first.

  • No Escape - escape room experience


    The clock is ticking and there’s only one way out. In this physical adventure game, you and five others are locked in a room and must use clues to solve puzzles before time runs out. This is a scary event, so beware; other things might be lurking in the way of your escape.


    NOTE: This experience not included with Howl-O-Scream and requires an additional fee.


  • Jack's Nightmare Room - Halloween escape room at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

    Jack's Nightmare Room

  • Case of the Haunted Hotel Halloween escape room

    Case of the Haunted Hotel

  • Guests being scared in haunted houses at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream

    Control Lab at Inoculation Station

    Located at Castle O'Sullivan in Ireland


    Step into the Doctor’s lab and try your hand at being a lab assistant!


    Buy a token and pick which house you want to be a part of. Then, when the victim of your choice is in view, flip the switch to activate the scare and watch them jump out of their skin.

  • Haunting Hour at Howl-O-Scream

    Haunting Hour

    Located outside Das Festhaus in Oktoberfest


    Each night of Howl-O-Scream, when the clock strikes 5:45PM, our haunting horde of scare actors are let loose by their fearless leader, Jack, in this frighteningly fun ceremony celebrating a new era of terror.

  • Halloween party zones at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream in Virginia

    Party Zones

    Heart beats and pulses aren't the type of rhythms these DJs are throwing. Head over to Fools' Court (France) or Garden of the Souls (Il Teatro di San Marco - near Marco Polo's Marketplace) for a Halloween party full of dancing and music.

  • Beware of scare actors as thrill ride companions at Howl-O-Scream

    Coaster Creepers

    The creatures of the night are on the prowl … for an adrenaline rush. No place is safe during Howl-O-Scream, even the undead may be found queuing up at the hottest thrill rides.

  • Halloween projection mapping experience at Howl-O-Scream

    Projection Mapping Experience

    Located in Germany


    Come see the Wilkommenhaus transform before your eyes with a projection mapping experience fit for Halloween. Every 15 minutes from dusk to park close.

  • Mixed drink at Howl-O-Scream

    Halloween Bars

    Chaos Cocktails – Located near Fools' Court (France)

    Cobblestone Ale & Spirits – Located in Ripper Row (England)

    Inoculation Station – Located across from Abbeystone Theatre (Ireland)

    Jack's Nightcap – Located in Vampire Point (Germany)

    Last Call: XX – Located in front of Das Festhaus (Germany)

    Restless Spirits – Located near Marco Polo's Marketplace (Italy)

  • Verbolten at night during Howl-o-Scream

    Rides and Coasters

    Experience all of your favorite rides and coasters, like Apollo's Chariot, Alpengeist and Verbolten, IN THE DARK. If you thought that these behemoths were scary enough during the day, just wait to ride them in total darkness!

  • Halloween shopping and face painting at Howl-O-Scream Virginia

    Halloween Shopping

    From frightfully fashionable apparel to haunting home goods, our selection of spooky shops offer up an array of gifts to help you relive the thrills of Howl-O-Scream long after your terror-filled evening has ended.


    Face painting artists are available throughout the park to help transform faces into frightening demons, skeletons and everything in between.

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  • Experiences, locations, dates and times are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Must be 21 years of age to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Proof of age with valid ID required. Event is included with park admission. Due to frightening elements, families with young children should use discretion when visiting the park after 5:45 pm.