Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2022

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Howl-O-Scream 2020

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream returns in full force, taking over the entire park with haunted houses, scare zones, sinister shows, and more.

Unspeakable horror lives in every dark corner, including on Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides. Howl-O-Scream is bringing fear to the next level, and once you’re in, there’s nothing to fear but everything.

Howl-O-Scream 2022 is a separately-ticketed night event that takes place on select evenings from September 9 to October 31, 2022.

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2022

Haunted Houses

Dark minds have been brewing new ways to terrify those brave enough to enter our sinister haunted houses with new unsuspecting scares.

Stranglewood Estate

Every town has its share of ghost stories—and this one is no different. Once a lively home filled with laughter and lavish parties is now filled with darkness and the spirit of evil. Welcome to the Stranglewood Estate.

Death Water Bayou: Blood Moon – The Final Phase

The werewolves are clawing their way back in, and the blood moon is in its final phase. Beware all who enter the inescapable fate of the Death Water Bayou.

The Residence: Home for the Holidays

Merriment turns murderous at this suburban family home. Christmas arrives earlier than ever this year at The Residence, and all-new horrors are eager to be unwrapped. Holidays are best when spent with loved ones, but there’s no guarantee you’ll survive this silent night.

The Forgotten

Victims will be drawn into a hidden world beyond the rubble and rocks of an unsuspecting quarry, where dark secrets lurk in the shadows. Will those who enter return to the world of the living, or are they destined to become the newest minion of the Forgotten army?

Witch of the Woods

Something wicked this way haunts…an ominous legend summons you with her inescapable curse. Curiosity has brought many travelers into this dark forest, but only bone-chilling stories & dying screams make their way out.

Scare Zones & Unpredictable Hordes

The scares are everywhere as new terrors lurk in every corner of the park. Experience screams & frights at any moment as you make your way through several scare zones. Plus, with roaming hordes, the horror awaits at every twist and turn.

NEW! Ravens Mill

Scarecrow in the Corn Fields Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2022

Within the walls of the cornfield lies a horrific nightmare you cannot awaken. The scarecrows of Raven’s Mill are ready for you…

NEW! Beyond the Veil

Beyond the Veil Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2022

Along the Nairobi Path lies the depths of a dark forest. Beware of the fairies and orcs as you stroll through this organic forest.

The Junkyard

The Junkyard Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2022

You’ll find more than spare parts as you rummage through this surly scrap site. Will you make it out in one piece or be devoured by the haunted rubble?

In the Shadows

In The Shadows Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2022

Eerie legends and cryptid creatures passed down through centuries of ghost stories have gathered in the woods, turning wary skeptics into doomed believers.

Skeleton Crew

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2022

Rising from their watery grave, shipwrecked pirates seek to plunder the world of the living, taking all lost souls as their bounty.

The Shortcut

The Shortcut

Cutting through the cemetery may seem easy, except when the corpses rise from the ground only to drag you back into their graves with them.


Voodoo Scare Zone at HOS

Driven out of the bayou by ravenous werewolves, the witch doctors now practice their dark magic on you as they pursue their twisted revenge through ancient curses.

Hidden Scare Zone & Roaming Hordes

Hidden Scare Zones

Beware of the hidden zone and roaming hordes…just when you think you know what’s coming, untold horrors lurk in the darkness awaiting your arrival.

Sinister Shows

Don’t miss our spirited productions that are said to be “worth dying for.”

At the raunchy monster dance party, Fiends will return to its outdoor venue for more devilish antics from Dr. Freakenstein and his gang of ghouls.

Plus, all-new event entertainment comes to life during this year’s event.

50/50: Choose Your Fate

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2022 50 50 Fate Show

No matter your choice— he wins, and you lose. Join the game show host as he decides your fate and experience the fright of a lifetime.


Fiends Show

These captivating creatures of the night will infect you with dance fever and keep your pulse pounding with their raucous dance party.

The Rolling Bones

The live performance of this skeleton band lights up Dragon Fire Grill with epic covers of classic rock anthems.

Cirque X-Scream

Cirque X-Scream

Cirque X-Scream features exhilarating acts and stunts, including trampoline tricks and aerial performances.

Pulse-Pounding Attractions

With exhilarating coasters and thrilling attractions, guests can take on their favorite rides in the dark in between the frights and scares of Howl-O-Scream.

Bring your fears to new heights on Iron Gwazi & SheiKra, then let the adrenaline rush as you launch into the shadows of Cheetah Hunt & Tigris.

NEW! Iron Gwazi

Iron Gwazi

Experience North America’s tallest and the world’s fast and steepest hybrid coaster.

Crash Test Clowns

Crash Test Zombies

Buckle up for an extra bumpy ride where the road rage from your fellow travelers includes a monstrous appetite for human brains.


SheiKra at Night

200 feet from the sky, 90° straight down – ride this extreme roller coaster if you dare.

Cheetah Hunt

Cheetah Hunt

Race through Busch Gardens on this thrilling triple-launch roller coaster.


Tigris Roller Coaster

Catapult through an exhilarating array of looping twists with forward & backward motion.

Cobras Curse

Cobra's Curse

Come face-to-fang on this immersive, one-of-a-kind spinning roller coaster.

Falcons Fury

Falcon's Fury

Drop 300 feet face-down on this freestanding drop tower.



Experience the roar of the legendary steel coaster, Kumba.



Challenge yourself to seven intense inversions on this award-winning coaster.



Twist and turn with a 360° vertical loop and 50 miles per hour speeds.



Zip, zoom & climb through the air on this “wild-mouse” style coaster.

For more information and to purchase Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream tickets, visit the official website.

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience.

This event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore, and blood. No costumes are allowed.

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