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Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2023

Fall nights are full of fright during Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

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Get Ready for Frightful Fun during Howl-O-Scream

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg is one of the area’s most popular family-friendly attractions. With rides and entertainment for all ages, everyone can enjoy a trip to the award-winning theme park. During the fall season, the mood at Busch Gardens® changes. Fall nights are full of fright during Howl-O-Scream® at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

About Howl-O-Scream

Howl-O-Scream is Busch Gardens® Williamsburg’s annual celebration of the Halloween season, From Sept. 8 through Oct. 31, 2023, Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® returns in full force with ALL-NEW scares, taking over the entire park with haunted houses, terror-tories™, sinister shows, and party zones. Unsuspecting horrors await their victims at every turn. Plus, guests can test their thrill threshold with ten world-class coasters at night, offering a completely different ride experience. Parental discretion is advised after 6:00 PM, as this year’s event contains amplified scares that are not recommended for children.

Haunted Houses & Terror-Tories

There’s no turning back as you brave dark passageways and round dimly lit corners inside the haunted houses. Plus, the scares are everywhere as terror lurks across scare zones around the park.

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Sinister Shows

Don’t miss our spirited productions that are said to be “worth dying for”.

Coasters at Night

See Busch Gardens’ iconic coaster loops and drops in a whole new light after dark and take a ride on ten record-breaking coasters including the All-New DarKoaster™, one of USA Today’s most anticipated roller coasters of 2023.

Party Zones

Heart beats and pulses aren’t the type of rhythms these DJs are throwing. Head over for a Halloween party full of dancing and music.

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Visiting Busch Gardens with younger children. For family-friendly Halloween fun, check out The Count’s Spooktacular.