A man dressed in a pirate skeleton costume at Howl O Scream
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Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

As the leaves begin to turn and the chill of autumn arrives, Busch Gardens in Williamsburg transforms into the frightfully fun Howl-O-Scream event. This annual Halloween celebration, renowned in the Mid-Atlantic region, promises thrilling rides, haunted houses, spooky live shows, and chilling scare zones that are sure to send shivers down your spine.

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Terrifying Attractions and Haunted Houses

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens is famous for its elaborately themed haunted houses and terrifying attractions. Each year, the park unveils new horror-filled experiences alongside fan favorites, offering a range of fears from classic ghost stories to modern horror:

  • Haunted Houses: Step into a variety of haunted houses, each with its own theme and story, filled with eerie corridors, ghastly creatures, and unexpected scares.
  • Scare Zones: The park’s pathways turn into scare zones where creatures lurk in the shadows, ready to surprise unsuspecting guests.
People in costumes putting on a show for Halloween
Guests joining in on the fun at Howl O Scream
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Thrilling Rides in the Dark

Experience Busch Gardens’ famous roller coasters and rides with a spooky twist:

  • Roller Coasters: Feel the rush of adrenaline as you ride the park’s world-class roller coasters in the dark, adding an extra thrill to the experience.
  • Themed Rides: Many of the park’s attractions get a Halloween makeover, offering a unique ride experience only available during Howl-O-Scream.
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Live Entertainment and Shows

Howl-O-Scream features a variety of live shows that blend horror, humor, and performance:

  • Stage Shows: Enjoy live performances filled with dance, music, and special effects that are sure to entertain and spook you.
  • Roving Performers: Encounter roving characters and performers throughout the park, adding to the eerie atmosphere.
A show with a man and a woman dressed up for Halloween for Howl O Scream

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