Busch Gardens Tampa to put on physically-distant Howl-O-Scream for 2020

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has announced that its annual Halloween event, Howl-O-Scream, will return this fall for its 21st year in a physically-distant, modified format.


The creative production team behind the event has consulted with medical experts and modified this year’s event with a focus on open-air scare zones and entertainment and enhanced health and safety measures — all while still staying true to the heart of this guest-favorite event.


Capacity will be significantly limited to offer plenty of open space, and guests will experience themed open-air scare zones throughout the park, in addition to the offering of roller coasters at night. While not specifically confirmed, it appears that there will not be any haunted houses at this year’s modified event, based on the official website.

The fan-favorite show, “Fiends,” starring Dr. Freakenstein and his entourage, will perform on its largest stage ever for outdoor performances on the Festival Field Stage. Bench seating will be arranged in a physically-distant manner to offer plenty of space for a limited number of guests to enjoy each performance.


For scare actors, this year’s audition process will be a little different. Those interested in performing for Howl-O-Scream can virtually audition for a number of roles by submitting their application at BuschGardensJobs.com.


Howl-O-Scream is a separately-ticketed event, offered on 18 nights every Friday-Sunday from Sept. 25 – Nov. 1. Prices for admission start at $29.99, and guests are strongly encouraged to make reservations early, as reservations are required and space is limited. In addition, protective face coverings are required in order to attend.

To learn more and snag your spot to visit, head to HowlOScream.com.


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