Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL

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If you are looking for fear factor with high adrenaline rush in your body on this Halloween, Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL offers you it’s annual Halloween event known as Howl-O-Scream- Unearthed. I went there on last weekend and have to admit that it’s a halo scary fest event if you want to get little thrilled from claustrophobic spaces, darkness, zombies, monsters, witches and enjoy some Halloween Fun and Entertainment.

Few of the must see Halo Haunted Houses experience are as follows:

Unearthed Scarlett’s Revenge

The theme story behind this haunted house is that during maintenance at the park, an excavation crew uncovered a centuries old house buried deep beneath the ground. Upon entering the house, a vengeful demon is Unearthed. It’s completely dark and underground house. You will feel claustrophobic. As you will enter inside, you will experience monsters, witches who would be suddenly appearing to scare you. In the end, you will meet Scarlett who looks so deadly and evil.


The Basement

This contains adult content such as violence, gore and blood. You will see scary dead bodies, blood all around,  witches slaughtering dead bodies.They will be cooking meat with human blood and flesh in the complete darkness. Though everything is fake but the Busch Gardens team has worked so hard to give you a feel that everything is real.


Zombie Mortuary

If you are fond of Zombies movie, you will get the feel to be in the house full of Zombies infest in small town funeral home and satisfy their hunger with the flesh and brains of mortuary mourners. There is also a dooming room where witches would be sitting and mourning in front of dead bodies and suddenly any one will stood up and scream. After watching Zombies,  I didn’t feel like having my chocolate waffle cone because it was reminding me about blood and their bleeding brains.


Death Water Bayou

I liked this theme. The Voodoo Queen will try to trap guest’s spirits with her dark magic. As you will enter inside and encounter them, you will find number of thrilling scares. There is a revolving bridge in between that you have to cross. I loved crossing this bridge as it was revolving and everybody was screaming at the top of their voices.

Death Water

Zombie Containment Unit 15: Moving Targets

This was my favorite. It’s similar to laser tag game.  You will be armed with Z.E.D (Zombie Eradication Device), it’s up to you to hold odd an undead mob in this interactive zombie hunting experience. Though it was deadly scary. I was leading my group and eradicated five zombies. 🙂


Circus of Superstition : The Last Laugh

You will get 3D glasses and you will enter inside the colorful room where there will be clowns with smiling faces and they will scare you with their new demented fear. You will get nostalgic about your childhood memories but then you will come across superstitions and evil.


Dead Fall :Thirst for Blood

It is themed as Victorian garden and greenhouse. The team at Busch Gardens put an incredible amount of effort into the theming over pure scare or gore. It’s thrilling experience.

Dead Fall

Fiends returns

Fiends returns is an entertainment event.  Dr. Frankenstein returns as the host of “Fiends,” Howl-O-Scream’s stage show that combines a dance party with pop culture references and dirty jokes. For the 2015 edition, Dr. Frankenstein and his assistant Igor find themselves in massive debt to the I.R.S. and try to raise the money by putting on a show. Oh, and the pink-haired naughty nurses return. It’s fun to watch their performances on recent shoes-tapping pop numbers.


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I had an amazing thrilling experience in Busch Garden’s Howl-O-Scream. I loved all the scary and spooky things out there. There were multiple times throughout the night that I jumped and screamed, and some of those times I wasn’t even in a haunted houses. The ambiance was spine chilling.  The electrifying tingling music plays throughout the park. Some of the walkways are pretty desolate and the lighting is beyond creepy. In addition, there is fog strategically placed throughout the park. Sometimes the fog is just thick enough to make it a bit hard to see the zombies, or other monsters up ahead, that are about to scare you. So beware & I bet, you will have a thrilling experience and worth it.


Do share me about the Haunted places that you are going to visit this Halloween in the comments below or what is your plan for celebrating the Halloween night ?

Happy Halloween!


    1. I can tell you had a lot of fun and some of the “scary” photos are pretty funny… 🙂 I just don’t do scary at all.

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    1. UGH I LOVE HAUNTED HOUSES! Sorry for the excitement, but I seriously do and I’m so jealous right now. Every year I try to go to at least one, but this year I wasn’t able to. My favourite is the Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland, but there are a few good ones closer to home.

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