Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream Tickets (Tips + Pass Member Perks)

Today I have a real treat for you— we are going to go over everything you need to know about Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream tickets with tips to make your experience easy.

Are you ready to be paralyzed with terror? Do you have what it takes to venture out to Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream?

If so, you are in for more than ghostly encounters. I’ve gathered the best tips to help you survive Howl-O-Scream , based on my most memorable past experiences.


Listen to the Howl-O-Scream Pass Member Perks + Guide – Podcast Episode 52

We’ll Go Over:

  1. How to get to Howl-O-Scream in Tampa from Orlando
  2. What to wear to this Busch Gardens haunted event
  3. If you should bring kids to the event
  4. What to expect at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream
  5. The difference between Halloween Horror Nights and Howl-O-Scream

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream Tickets

  • Howl-O-Scream Tickets for a Single-Night starts at $39.99
  • The Howl-O-Scream 2019 Unlimited Admission Tickets start at $84.99 with admission to all 22 nights – this is the best value for you
  • Howl-O-Scream 2019 Wild & Wicked Weekend Ticket starts at $109.99 – valid for unlimited visits to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Howl-O-Scream 2019 for one consecutive weekend (Thursday – Sunday)
Busch Gardens Tampa Howl-O-Scream Tickets and Tips with woman screaming and clowns.

You can experience your own Busch Gardens Halloween Tampa adventure and purchase your tickets here!

Busch Gardens Pass Member Perks for Howl-O-Scream

If you’re a part of the Busch Gardens family, you may be eligible to save 10% or more on event tickets. The Single-Night Howl-O-Scream tickets start at $34.99 for Pass Members or Fun Card holders.

If you’re a Pass Member or Fun Card holder, you can sign into your Busch Gardens account to purchase discounted Howl-O-Scream tickets. 

What to Know Before You Go to Howl-O-Scream

Let’s go over a few things to think about before you make your way over to this annual Halloween event.

Busch Gardens Tampa Howl O Scream Tickets and Tips with haunted houses.

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream Dates

The 2019 Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream dates are select dates from September 20th to November 2nd. 

Howl-O-Scream Houses

There are6 houses, 8 scarezones, and the Fiends stage show for the 2019 year.

Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

2019 Howl-O-Scream Houses

  1. The Residence – NEW
  2. The Black Spot
  3. Simon’s Slaughterhouse
  4. Motel Hell: Infestation
  5. Death Water Bayou: Wrath of the Queen
  6. Insomnia
Busch Gardens Tampa Howl O Scream Map 2019
Busch Gardens Tampa Howl-O-Scream Map 2019 Photo Cred: SeaWorld Entertainment

2019 Howl-O-Scream Scarezones

  1. First Fear
  2. Dia De Los Muertos
  3. Deadly Toys
  4. Carpe Noctem
  5. Camp D.O.A
  6. Little Nightmares
  7. Meat Market
  8. Hell on Wheels

There is also a diabolical Maniac Midway located in the Falcon Fury’s area of the park. So, beware…

Busch Gardens Tampa Address

The address for Busch Gardens is 10165 N McKinley Drive Tampa, FL 33612.

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Busch Gardens Tampa Hours

Busch Gardens usually opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m.; however, during the peak summer days the park may be open until midnight.

Hipster Power Tip: Remember when planning your trip, always check the park’s website or mobile app for the current hours and wait times.

What should I pack for Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream?

  • Comfy Shoes
  • Small Bag
  • Breathable Clothing
  • Sun Protection
  • Small Umbrella
  • Water
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Phone
  • Park Ticket

You can get the full Theme Park packing checklist here!

When is the best time to visit Howl-O-Scream?

The best time to attend Howl-O-Scream is during the first few opening weeks of the event.

You can read the full Howl-O-Scream guide here!

Final Thoughts

You’re really going to have a great time, so try not to stress too much and enjoy the chilling frights of Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream!

Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

I hope this Howl-O-Scream Survival Guide helped you prepare for this year’s event. Remember that it is one of ThemeParkHipster’s favorite fall Florida event.

Let me know what your favorite Howl-O-Scream maze is of all time in the comments section below.

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(Original date September 16, 2016/Updated September 20, 2019)

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2 thoughts on “Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream Tickets (Tips + Pass Member Perks)”

  1. Great, informative info. Went for the first time this year on November 1st and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Had to get one more day of Halloween.
    And actually, prices went down for that night. I’m a pass member and the normal price was $34.99, but for that day they knocked it down to $29.99. So, sometimes it pays to wait after Halloween.
    Keep up the traveling and good work.


    • Hi Alex!

      Thanks for this awesome tip. Busch Gardens has always looked out for their Annual Pass Members and it makes me happy to hear that they’re always creating more deals for us 🙂

      Btw, did you have a favorite haunted maze/house for 2019?


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