Inside the Making of Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream

September 22, 2020, 5:01 PM · How has Busch Gardens Tampa been able to put on an after-hours, hard-ticket Halloween event when so many other theme parks have decided to cancel their events this year?

I talked with Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream Show Manager John Prast about the making of the 2020 event.

As John said, Howl-O-Scream 2020 will be an all-outdoor affair, with six returning scare zones plus four all-new scare zones: Lycan Landing, The Shortcut, The Junkyard, and The Escape. We gave you a first look at those new scare zones earlier this month.

If you're ready to be scared in Central Florida this Halloween season, Howl-O-Scream will run for 18 nights — every Friday through Sunday from September 25 to November 1. Tickets will cost from $29.99-44.99 a night, depending upon when you visit. They are available now on the Busch Gardens website.

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Replies (2)

September 23, 2020 at 6:21 AM

How many people will show up each night thinking there will be houses?

September 23, 2020 at 10:55 AM

No place I'd rather be than in close quarters with people screaming in my face!

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