- $45 for one ticket to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, including Howl-O-Scream (up to $75 value)
- Valid on select dates between September 12 and October 24, 2014. Not valid for use on October 11, 18, 25, or 26.
- Busch Gardens opens at 10 a.m.; Howl-O-Scream begins at 6 p.m. Parents and guardians should consider the park’s elevated scare factor when deciding to visit Busch Gardens with young children during Howl-O-Scream. Click to see ending times.
There is a song… they say that it curses all who hear it. And if you venture into Busch Gardens Williamsburg during Howl-O-Scream, you may not escape the curse. Haunted houses await at every turn. Terrifying creatures swarm through the streets, popping out from every corner. Your only sanctuary? The park’s famous thrill rides, which hurtle screaming riders through darkness at speeds up to 75 miles per hour. Parents and guardians should consider the park’s elevated scare factor when deciding to visit Busch Gardens with young children during Howl-O-Scream. Because at the stroke of 6 p.m., the ghouls and haunts come out to play and Busch Gardens becomes a seriously scary place.
Every year, Howl-O-Scream transforms Busch Gardens Williamsburg into one of the area’s most beloved Halloween attractions. Even if the rides and the haunted houses don’t get you, the creatures in the dark will be there to block your every escape. Among those creatures: a terrifyingly talented Jack the Ripper, who commands a crew of skeleton backup dancers during the Monster Stomp on Ripper Row live show.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Plan a visit to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and prepare for a unique experience that includes world-class roller coasters, entertaining shows, an assortment of great food options, and much more. Busch Gardens Williamsburg boasts six high-speed coasters, including Tempesto, its newest thrill ride that races into unbelievably tight turns at up to 63 miles per hour, seemingly defying gravity as it rolls through a complete inversion 154 feet in the air. The ride features three launch experiences that send guests backward and forward and flips them upside-down, before finally propelling them through the signature loop-the-loop.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg caters to youngsters with its KIDsiderate attractions, including two play areas, Land of the Dragons and Sesame Street Forest of Fun. Little ones can explore, splash, and soar on kid-friendly rides, and meet some familiar faces from Sesame Street.
On select dates in September and October, Busch Gardens Williamsburg welcomes families for fun during the day. But when 6 p.m. rolls around, ghosts and ghouls take over the park, transforming it into the scary annual haunt, Howl-O-Scream. Brave guests can explore five Terror-tories, immersive themed villages full of monsters lurking behind every corner, or venture into one of the park’s seven haunted houses. Their newest haunted house is Circo Sinistro, where only the truly disturbed are allowed to perform in its tents of terrors, and new Terror-tory Sideshow Square will make your jaw drop.
Spooky dining, ghoulish shopping, and spine-chilling live shows, including Monster Stomp on Ripper Row, add to the thrills. The only place visitors can seek refuge is on the rides, which hurdle through the darkness at terrifying speeds. Parents and guardians should consider the park’s elevated scare factor when deciding to visit Busch Gardens with young children during Howl-O-Scream.
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