Limited-time Sinister Sale offers scary good deals on admission for Tampa’s biggest Halloween event and scare actor auditions invite locals to haunt guests this season.


TAMPA, Fla. (July 15, 2021) – Creeping closer each day, Howl-O-Scream returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with a hair-raising, skin-crawling celebration of ghoulish delights beginning September 10 through October 31 for 28 select nights. While family-friendly trick-or-treating and shows fill fall days with fun, by night five horrifying haunted houses, eight expansive scare zones and unpredictable hordes of nightmarish creatures will soon cover the 300-acre park, leaving nowhere for guests to hide.

As a sinister surprise, the park has revealed the first of THREE ALL-NEW haunted houses opening for the season on the Howl-O-Scream social media channels. Just beyond the twists and turns of Tigris, fear fans will enter the underground vampire realm of “The Forgotten.”

ALL-NEW Haunted House: “The Forgotten”
Victims will be drawn into a hidden world beyond the rubble and rocks of an unsuspecting quarry, where dark secrets lurk in the shadows. Just beyond a hidden gutter entrance, the legend of the human uprising is revealed as a swarm of starving vampires plot their imminent revenge. Will those who enter return to the world of the living or are they destined to become the newest minion of the Forgotten army?

Howl-O-Scream Sinister Sale - save up to 70% on admission for a limited time!
For horror and haunt fans, there is no better time to bite into incredible offers on Howl-O-Scream admission. Exclusive savings for Pass Members and Fun Card holders for Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream in Tampa are available now, plus admission products that also include access to unique and original haunted houses, scare zones and more debuting this fall at the all-new SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream Orlando!

Single Night Admission & Two-park Ticket
Busch Gardens Tampa Howl-O-Scream single-night admission starting at just $29.99 – up to 70% savings! NEW! Two-park ticket: includes one admission to Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream Tampa and one admission to the brand-new SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream Orlando starting at $79.99!

EXTRA Perks for Pass Members & Fun Card holders
- Busch Gardens Tampa Howl-O-Scream single-night admission starting at just $24.99.
- Platinum Pass Members receive one night’s admission FREE for opening weekend at Busch Gardens Howl-OScream Tampa, September 10-12, by showing their Pass at the turnstiles.             

These terrifyingly good deals end on July 25 at midnight. For all tickets and event deals, visit to shop now and learn more. Stay tuned for more dreadful details by following Howl-O-Scream on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Open Auditions for our Scare Actor Team Start Friday, July 16 (NO Experience Necessary)
For those who can’t get enough of the haunt life, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is looking for hundreds of enthusiastic performers who will add horror and humor to the award-winning event.  Interested applicants can secure their audition spot by applying today at for Howl-O-Scream Entertainer to audition on any one of these dates:

Friday, July 16, 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Friday, July 30, 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, July 31, 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Friday, August 6, 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 7, 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 14, 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older to apply and no experience is required.  Performers are asked to wear comfortable clothing and apply online for the position prior to attending an audition.

Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience. This event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore, and blood. Howl-O-Scream 2021 is a separately ticketed night event. No costumes are allowed.

About Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. Busch Gardens is a unique blend of thrilling rides, AZA accredited zoo with thousands of animals representing more than 200 species, and exciting seasonal events all year providing unrivaled experiences for guests of every age. For more information, visit Busch Gardens is owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world.

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