Busch Gardens Ups The Fear Factor


Busch Gardens Tampa is taking horror to the next level this Halloween season with “Howl-O-Scream 2015,” highlighted by a variety of VIP tour packages.

Guests are invited to conquer every terrifying corner of Howl-O-Scream 2015 – available on select nights from Sept. 25 through Oct. 31 – with all-inclusive VIP Packages which include event admission, a tour guide and a choice of three levels of special treatment. All tours include commemorative photos, merchandise discounts and complimentary beverages. Packages start at US$89, and Busch Gardens Pass Member discounts are available.

  • The Super experience is a three-hour group tour of haunted houses that includes front-of-the-line access.
  • The Mega experience is a five-hour experience that adds preferred parking and front-of-the-line access to Busch Gardens’ world-class thrill rides.
  • The Ultimate experience includes preferred parking and front-of-the-line access to thrill rides and haunted houses, including the Zombie Containment Unit 15: Moving Targets. The tour also includes a personal guide for a private group adventure through Howl-O-Scream.

For those who prefer self-guided scares, but still want front-of-the-line perks, the Front Line Fear pass grants no-wait access to six haunted houses for US$49. The Front Line Fear Extreme pass increases the terror and also gives guests front-of-the-line access to thrill rides for US$59. Both passes include merchandise discounts.
Also available is “Fright Feast,” described as the most deranged dinner show in town, featuring an exclusive performance of Fiends.

Fright Feast guests are also the first to brave the dark with 30 minutes of early access to haunted houses and front-of-line privileges until 8:30 p.m. Fright Feast is US$26 per person.

This year, 4-Pack Ticket Deals start at US$35 per person, plus tax. Reduced advance-purchase rates are available online and special offers are available for Busch Gardens Pass Members.
Howl-O-Scream 2015 is a separate ticketed night event.