Howl-O-Scream Experiences - Coaster Creepers, Escape Rooms, Themed Bars and more!

Howl-O-Scream offers adventure for thrill seekers and scaredy-cats alike. 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!

  • Take your Halloween experience from day to night


    Whether you're looking for a great day of thrilling rides, entertaining shows, and delightful culinary experiences among the fall foliage; or the heart-pounding, palm-sweating adrenaline rush that comes from being really and truly scared, we've got you covered. Learn more about making the most of your Halloween experience at Busch Gardens, day or night.

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All-Access Halloween Tour

Join us on a 7-hour guided group tour and get priority access to ALL six haunted houses, ALL three Halloween shows and more!

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

    Control Bar

    Located at Castle O'Sullivan in Ireland


    Step into the Doctor’s bar and try your hand at being an 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.

  • 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.

  • All New Screamin' Swing, Finnegan's Flyer

    Rides and Coasters

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

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

    Coaster Creepers & Hack Pack

    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 and creeping along the walkways.

  • 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)

    Control Bar – Located across from Abbeystone Theatre (Ireland)

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

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

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

    Learn more about the liquid courage we're offering to get you through the scariest season of the year!

  • 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.