Howl-O-Scream 2019 unearths long-buried icons of the past as well as new nightmares as Busch Gardens Tampa Bay celebrates “20 Years of Fear” with horrifying haunted houses, terrifying scare zones and thrilling rollercoaster rides through the dark.
For two decades, Howl-O-Scream has been haunting Tampa Bay each fall. It is a separately ticketed event, available during 22 select nights at Busch Gardens beginning September 20 through November 2, 2019.
New this year is The Residence, an all-new house. Guests enter the pristine home of the picture perfect suburban Clark Family, but must beware of unseen horrors – once they’re invited in, they may never make your way out, as they may become the next sacrifice in their sinister devotion.
Howl-O-Scream 2019 presents more scares than ever with an unprecedented nine zones throughout the park, including three new scare zones. There is First Fear, where the horrors of Howl-O-Scream’s haunted past are the first frights to greet you, rising from the dead and bringing 20 years of fear back to life. Visitors come face to face with Dr. Livingsdoom, the vampires from the House of Vayne, Trickster and more. In Little Nightmares, guests take a creepy walk down memory lane to the bygone era of papier-mâché masks and homemade costumes sure to stir up the nightmares of their childhood. Finally, there is Carpe Noctem. The eerie quiet of this gothic Romanian cemetery is shattered by the triumphant screams of vampires and the sobbing moans of their victims. This immersive zone even offers guests the opportunity to climb into a coffin to get a feel for the nightlife of the undead.