Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay officially begins October 1, 2009. For 17 select nights during the month of October, Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream event will prove that evil never goes out of style. The event, now in its 10th season, has expanded and now includes seven horrifying haunted houses and a new host – the fashionable Ms. Vayne. All new scare zones and thrilling shows are planned, and all of the adrenaline-pumping coasters will also be open to Howl-O-Scream goers.
The event runs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night during October. The Howl-O-Scream dates are:
October 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & 31.
Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens is a separate ticketed night event. Cost of admission is $69.95. Operating hours for Thursday events are 7:30pm-1am. Operating hours for Friday and Saturday events are 7:30pm-2am. No costumes are allowed.
For visitors who would like to get an early start on their Howl-0-Scream fun, there is a Freaky Preview available September 25 & 26 for discounted rates as low as $29.95.