Busch Gardens has released house and scarezone information for this year’s Howl-O-Scream event, as well as additional ticket and vacation package information.
Howl-O-Scream 2018 runs select nights from Sept. 21 through Oct. 28. For 19 menacing nights, guests will be able to experience new terrifying scare zones, creepers on coasters, and all-new 17 and older extreme experience.
New houses this year include:
Every door in this haunted asylum leads to your worst nightmare and the doctor is accepting new patients. Have your fears turn into fate as this reality comes to life. Patients will be forced to stay awake as they receive twisted treatments from demented doctors. There are no cures for the curses inside this hospital from hell.
Simon’s Slaughterhouse – Intense experience suggested for 17 and older guests
By merely stepping inside, you have agreed to play Simon’s sick and twisted games. Entering this horrifying realm requires a journey through the Meat Market where cannibalistic creatures feast on the weak as they add to their Monster Menu of human hors-d’oeuvres. Due to the intensity of Simon’s Slaughterhouse and the Meat Market, this area of the park is suggested for a 17 and older audience.
The new houses will join the previously announced, and returning haunts – Death Water Bayou, Motel Hell, Unearthed, and the Black Spot.
In addition to the Meat Market, all new scarezones will be featured all around Busch Gardens. They include:
A night at this deadly campground ensures a sleepover like no other. Campers should sleep with one eye open as swamp mutants arise to make sure nobody gets a good night’s rest at this haunted marsh.
Childhood memories will be crushed as the horror comes to life. Lock up your toy box because life-size toys are heading out on a murderous rampage and no one is safe from their deadly wrath.
Hell on Wheels
Attempting to approach this apocalyptic stronghold? Think again, as this nefarious motorcycle gang is willing to do the unspeakable to protect their survival supplies. With this gruesome gang in charge, your path to survival is looking grim.
Join Sparky and his carnie crew as you step into the center ring at the “scariest show on earth.” Clowns have overtaken the midway looking for the newest stars of this horrid attraction.
Día de los Muertos
Also known as the “Day of the Dead”, Día de los Muertos will join the Howl-O-Scream event this year. This mysterious realm includes a one-of-a-kind celebration of life and a parade to honor those who have gone before us.
Howl-O-Scream 2018 is a separately-ticketed night event. This year, tickets start at $39.99, plus tax; and exclusive offers are available for Busch Gardens Pass Members. In addition, a Front Line Fear Pass is available each event night for $35. The pass grants access to all haunted houses and special discount offers throughout the park. Additionally, out-of-towners can take advantage of great getaway packages, like the Overnight Fright or Wild & Wicked Weekend packages.
Howl-O-Scream 2018 runs select nights from Sept. 21 through Oct. 28. Operating event hours are 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
No costumes are allowed. For more information, visit HowlOScream.com