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Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream 2014

Evil Never Goes Out of Style at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay



Guests react to horror in the reconstruction zone at Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream.

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will kick off its 14th season of gut-wrenching scares with Howl-O-Scream on 21 nights in September and October. Known for its horrific spine chilling scenes and over-the-top and in-your-face haunted house experiences, Howl-O-Scream has become Tampa Bay's must-see Halloween celebration.

The grounds of the African-themed park transform into an arena of diabolical proportions, where voodoo spirits and horror reign supreme. Guest’s mental sanity and physical endurance are challenged and pushed to a place evil calls home.

Every year a horror theme is carried out throughout the park and in different haunted house experiences.

And, just when you thought you couldn't scream any louder... board a coaster for a bone-chilling ride through the darkness!

Details and Ticket Information

Howl-O-Scream is a separate ticketed event with a general admission price that is higher at the gate. Florida residents and Passport holders may save by purchasing advance tickets. Discounts are also available through promotional codes provided on various retail products across the state and for Facebook fans (promo code required).

The popular event runs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night during the last week in September and all of October — September 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 and October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 2014.  Discounted tickets are available in advance.

Hours are 7:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. for Thursday nights. Friday and Saturday hours are 7:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

This event is NOT for young children. In particular, this year's event carries a warning of "intense adult content, such as violence, gore and blood."

For more information or to purchase tickets for Howl-O-Scream, visit www.howloscream.com.

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