All You Need to Know About Howl-O-Scream!

Orlando , Seasonal Events
Two young women in a dark room with a bright light shining behind with terrified facial expressions, clutching onto one another and dodging another person who is lurking in the dark. The third person has black hair and a wound on their head which seems to be bleeding down their face. Their hair is messy and they are pulling a scary face with their tongue poking out.
Our ultimate guide to a night full of thrills and chills!
Halloween 2024 is preparing to be bigger and better than ever. Howl-O-Scream is no exception, as this spine tingling event held by SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will be returning! Here is all you need to know...

If you are a thrill seeker or a Halloween enthusiast, Florida is the place to be this spooky season. With many seasonal events hosted in the top amusement parks, it can be hard to decide which to go to! We can guarantee, Howl-O-Scream will not disappoint! Whether you are a newbie to the horror scene or a seasoned horror enthusiast, this guide will outline all you need to know before you go!


What is Howl-O-Scream?

Howl-O-Scream is an annual event hosted by both SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, where the parks will be transformed into a gory nightmarish landscape filled with frightful horror attractions such as haunted houses, terrifying live shows and some scare zones! This event has even been voted number 1 Best Theme Park Halloween Event by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice so it is certainly not for the faint of heart!

Howl-O-Scream in SeaWorld Orlando:

Dark night sky with streaks of turquoise light which outline the silhouette of manta roller coaster flying through track.
  • 5 Uniquely themed haunted houses

  • A selection of adrenaline fuelling rides (Mako, Manta, Ice Breaker and Pipeline)

  • Monster Stomp with EXTREME show

  • Exclusive snacks to feed your fears

  • Exclusive boo-tiful merchandise

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay includes:

Iron Gwazi sign with green snake cartoon on top. In the background there is a tall purple roller coaster hidden behind trees and the sky is also a pink/purple shade.
  • 5 Uniquely themed haunted houses

  • A selection of adrenaline fuelling rides (All-New Serengeti Flyer, Iron Gwazi, Tigris, Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra, Kumba, Montu, Falcon's Fury and Cobra's Curse)

  • Exclusive snacks to feed your fears

  • Exclusive boo-tiful merchandise


When is Howl-O-Scream?

If you are brave enough to face this horrifically fun event, then make sure to book your ticket in advance for select dates between September 6th and November 2nd!


How do I get a ticket to this event?

Howl-O-Scream is a separately ticketed event and so standard tickets will not give you admission to this event. Purchase your SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream tickets here and purchase your Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream tickets here.


What time does the event run until?

You can enter the parks from 7PM to park close.


Can I dress up?

No dressing up is permitted at this event.


Is there an age limit?

There is no age limit for Howl-O-Scream however the haunted houses and scare zones feature mature content which may be intense and not suitable for younger audiences. Warning: special effects contain depictions of blood, gore and violence.

Orlando , Seasonal Events