Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

Brings ‘20 Years of Fear’ to Tampa

Busch Gardens in Tampa is celebrating “20 years of Fear” with this year’s Howl-O-Scream 2019 that opens on Friday, Sept. 20. The event will continue for 22 select nights through November 2. They have unearthed long-buried icons of the past and new nightmares with sinister surprises at every turn. Brave souls can venture through terrifying scare zones in haunted houses and thrilling rollercoaster rides in the dark as gruesome ghouls emerge from their tombs to twist your daydreams into nightmares.

Howl-O-Scream events start at 7:30 p.m. each night of the event. Access to the park begins at 5 p.m. Dates scheduled for this year’s event are Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21 and Sept. 27 and 28; Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4-6; and Thursdays through Sundays, Oct. 10 through Nov. 2. These dates are subject to change.

Howl-O-Scream is a separately ticketed night event. Advance purchase prices are available online or by calling 813-884-4FUN. Fun Cards and Annual Passes are not valid for entry, but those ticket holders may receive a 10% discount or more online. Discounts are not available at the front gate. No guests in costumes are admitted. Front Line Fear and Front Line Fear Extreme cards as well as guided tours are available. For more information, go to www.BuschGardens/Tampa/Howl-O-Scream.

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