Haunted Houses & Terror-Tories™

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Lost Mines: The Descent

Deep in the depths of an underground gem mine, once-human inhabitants shield their riches after being trapped below the earth for generations. This mutated community now bears supernatural skin, daggerlike claws and disturbing sores doubling as a disguise. As you journey deeper, the shimmer of precious stones reflects in their vile eyes, revealing a dark hunger for both wealth and the flesh of the intruders who dare to tread their forsaken realm.

Lost Mines: The Descent Logo from Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream.

Death Water Bayou: Full Moon

As devilish devotees are beckoned deeper into the bayou by an unseen force, this swamp walks the line between our world and the next. With the flame of death looming from above, the Voodoo Queen reaches in desperation for her next sinister sacrifice, and the water's dismal surface shivers with restless spirits yearning for the souls of the living.

Death Water Bayou: Full Moon Haunted House returns to Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream revamped for 2023!

Nevermore: Chapter 3

The pages are turning for another chapter of the Nevermore saga. Tales of torment and terror take frightening form as Poe’s poignant prose returns with a bloody twist and an even darker reality. The walls whisper with verses of madness, and every step unravels a new stanza of dread in this nightmarish literary labyrinth. Will you make it out of this horrifying epilogue alive?

Nevermore haunted house returns to Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream with Chapter 3!

Witch of the Woods™: Scorched

After decades of destruction and damage from the devious Witch of the Woods, the villagers united to scorch her forbidden forest. Their cold-blooded plan failed, and the menacing ringleader is back with vigor and vengeance. Her cackles echo through the charred trees, a chilling reminder that even fire couldn't put an end to her malevolent power.

Witch of the Woods: Scorched haunted house returns to Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream.

KILLarney Diner: Infested

Order’s up! Patrons at this demented diner will soon learn that their bistro has been overtaken by bloodcurdling bugs and ghastly creatures. Amidst the crawling horrors, the jukebox eerily springs to life, playing twisted tunes that seem to mock the impending doom. With exterminators enroute, tonight’s blue-plate special may be your last.

KILLarney Diner: Infested returns to Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream.


  • Haunted House Camera Policy

    Guests are allowed to film their experiences in haunted houses with GoPro cameras, cell phones or other small handheld cameras; however, flash photography, lighting, extended selfie sticks and recording aids are prohibited. Any guest who interferes with scare actors or impedes on other guests’ experiences will be asked to leave the haunted house immediately. All cameras and accessories (grips, stabilizers, etc.) are subject to inspection or ban prior to or at any time upon entering a haunted house.

  • 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 6:00 pm.