Staff Report

Howl-O-Scream 2014 returns to Busch Gardens Tampa with tormenting surprises and unexpected terrors around every corner, including the events newest haunted house, Dead Fall. Inside Dead Fall, the ghosts of long lost memories reach into the present and will not be forgotten. These spirits from the past lurk in the shadows of this Victorian garden and greenhouse, longing to drag unsuspecting guests into their world. Visitors will have to try to escape before becoming a permanent resident of Dead Fall.

In 2013, Busch Gardens included their Facebook fans in planning Howl-O-Screams new haunted house, Death Water Bayou. Fans chose three key elements of the house, and then saw their vote come to life when they visited the event. Back by popular demand, fans once again had the opportunity to vote on three key elements of Dead Fall, including the name of the estate, a murder tool one of the residents fell victim to, and the name of one of Dead Fall’s residents.

Voting started in August on the Howl-O-Scream Facebook page and took place in a series of three Facebook polls over the course of three weeks.

Freaky Preview is back to open Howl-O-Scream 2014 on Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27. The event then runs Thursday through Saturday nights, October 2-November 1. Howl-O-Scream will also be open on Sunday, October 19. Operating hours are 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

Get tickets early and save on a single terrifying night at Howl-O-Scream 2014. For a limited time, any single-day admission to Howl-O-Scream 2014 is $47. There’s safety in numbers, so a guest and three friends can also save on a pack of four or more tickets to Howl-O-Scream 2014 on Thursdays, starting at $35 per person. Busch Gardens Tampa pass members can take advantage of their limited time exclusive discount on any single-night admission to Howl-O-Scream 2014 for only $42.

Stay tuned to for the latest terrifying details. Howl-O-Scream 2014 is a separate ticketed night event. No costumes are allowed. For guest information, visit or call 1-888-800-5447. For more updates and pictures, follow Howl-O-Scream on Facebook at and Instagram with the handle @howlo scream.

Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience. This year’s event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore and blood.

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