Busch Gardens scare-raising event celebrates XX years in 2018

New Howl-O-Scream® Details Released the 20th Day of Each Month

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WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia (May 20, 2018) – Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® may be months away, but the Williamsburg theme park is preparing for the scariest and most exciting Howl-O-Scream yet when it kicks off a New Era of Terror in September. This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the popular fall event and that means more scares than ever before.


With so many new Howl-O-Scream attractions on tap, Busch Gardens will reveal new scares on the 20th day of each month beginning May 20 through Aug. 20 until the full line-up is announced. 


New scares coming in 2018 include:

3 Haunted Houses- 7 total

3 Bars- 5 total

2 Terror-tories™- 6 total

2 Party Zones

1 No Escape (Escape Room Experience)- 2 total

Plus more frightening fun


May 20 Reveal Howl-O-Scream 20th anniversary logo


June 20 Reveal – A haunted house and one Terror-tory


July 20 Reveal – Another haunted house, a second Terror-tory and the No Escape Room


August 20 Reveal – A third haunted house, party zones, bars and other frightening features


Consumers are encouraged to stay tuned and check back on the 20th day of every month for the next haunting Howl-O-Scream reveal. Details can be uncovered at HOWLOSCREAM.COM/VA


Howl-O-Scream opens Sept. 15 and will run on select days through Oct. 28.


The best way to enjoy Howl-O-Scream and other events all year long is through the Busch Gardens Williamsburg Membership Program.  Get unlimited visits to Busch Gardens, Water Country USA®, Howl-O-Scream and Christmas Town™ for as little as $12 per month.  Plus, exclusive discounts and monthly Member Rewards valued at over $250. For more information, visit buschgardens.com/joinBGW.


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