It’s that time of year again. With Halloween just around the corner, Busch Gardens‘ Howl-O-Scream event is back for its 18th year!
There will be returning haunted houses, two new ones and a few surprising twists. If you think your heart can take it, grab your tickets and friends, and enter only if you dare.
“If it ain’t broke- why fix it?”. Busch Gardens agrees, which is why these houses are back for another year. But that definitely doesn’t mean you know everything there is to know about what’s inside. So, just uh, watch your back, okay?
Death Water Bayou
Because what’s more terrifying than some New Orleans voodoo and who-knows-what crawling its way out of a dark swamp? Not very much! Which is why this house is back for the 6th year in a row!
When you find out the producer of the Blair Witch Project worked on this house, you know it’s good. That’s why everything down to the sights and even smells standout here.
Another one of your worst nightmares; Staying overnight in a skeevy motel with hidden floorboards and walls. You think you’ve uncovered all the possible spots danger is lurking. But, you’re wrong. There’s more. So, sleep with one eye open. Or, don’t sleep at all.
The Black Spot
If you weren’t already afraid of Pirates, you will be now! Because these aren’t your loveable Pirates from the Caribbean. And there is no return from the Black Spot.
New Haunted Houses
These houses are here for the first year ever.
The doctor is in! He’s accepting new patients. What has he ordered, you ask? For each patient to stay wide awake as they receive twisted treatments from his demented staff. You should know, there are no cures. And you can pinch yourself all you want. But you won’t have any luck waking up from this bad dream. Every door in the asylum leads to something worse.
You can run, but you can’t hide. The houses aren’t the only places you will be scared. The streets aren’t safe either. Be careful where you wander. It might just be into a scare zone. Check out the new zones for this year.
Dia de Los Muertos, also known as the “Day of the Dead” is a mysterious realm which includes a celebration of life to honor those who have gone before us. Doesn’t sound so bad. What aren’t they telling you? Camp D.O.A is a deadly campground with mutants running rampant in a haunted marsh. Deadly Toys will have you terrified to return back home to your kid’s stuffed animals. Maniac Midway promises to reawaken your childhood fear of killer clowns, and Hell on Wheels will create a new fear – of motorcyclists. Especially those who run in packs.
Ready to Run?
The event runs specific nights from September 21-October 28. You can purchase tickets here on their site.