Howl-O-Scream 2017 at Busch Gardens Tampa – Dates Announced and Tickets On Sale

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Howl-O-Scream returns to Busch Gardens Tampa in 2017 for another year of haunted houses, scare zones and late-night coaster rides. This year promises to up the scares as “creatures will be riding alongside the brave, thrill-seeking guests” on the rides! The event is scheduled for 19 select nights September 22 through October 29, 2017.


UPDATE:  Check out our complete guide for this event with full house listings!


A theme has not yet been announced for this year’s event. Last year’s was entitled “Evil Encore” featuring a rather creepy ventriloquist dummy. So far one house has been announced for this year’s event: Motel Hell. There will be seven haunted houses total for 2017 including at least a couple new ones. See the full schedule and ticketing options below and stay tuned for more details as they become available.

For 19 select nights, the scares are everywhere at Howl-O-Scream 2017. Designed to terrify, Busch Gardens’ haunted houses will return with a vengeance, but the scares don’t stop there. Unspeakable terror lives around every dark corner and even Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides are overrun with creatures riding alongside brave, thrill-seeking guests. Howl-O-Scream 2017 is bringing fear to the next level and once you’re in, you’re all in.


Event Schedule

   • Friday, September 22 – Saturday, September 23
   • Friday, September 29 – Saturday, September 30
   • Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8
   • Thursday, October 12 – Sunday, October 15
   • Thursday, October 19 – Sunday, October 22
   • Thursday, October 26 – Sunday, October 29

Event runs from 7:30 PM to 1 AM on scheduled nights. Dates and times are subject to change. Stay tuned for updates and more details as they become available!


Haunted Houses & Scare Zones

A total of seven haunted houses will await your demise, but the scares don’t stop there. Unspeakable terror lives around every dark corner and even Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides are overrun with creatures riding alongside brave, thrill-seeking guests.

Motel Hell
Nightmares become reality at this deserted motel once you realize why it’s conveniently vacant. The paranormal presence of its former owners still lurk on the untouched property, mysteriously preventing the brave souls who have attempted to tear it down. Guests who dare to enter will find themselves face-to-face with their worst nightmares and inescapable fate.

More houses will be announced soon.


UPDATE:  Check out our complete guide for this event with full house listings!


Thrill Rides

Are you brave enough to challenge Florida’s top thrill rides in the dark? Take a spin on Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s newest attraction, Cobra’s Curse, test your limits on Florida’s first triple-launch coaster, Cheetah Hunt, or North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower, Falcon’s Fury!


Summer Deal – Save on Tickets!

For a limited time, get the lowest price of the season on Howl-O-Scream 2017 tickets. Pick any night to visit for only $29.99. Hurry though, this offer ends on August 16.

Event runs from 7:30 PM to 1 AM on scheduled nights. You can purchase tickets for the event and learn more at the official website.

Purchase tickets to Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa here, and stay tuned for more details and theme park news coming soon! Subscribe to our news feed to stay informed.

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