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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream

If you like Halloween, Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream is a must do Halloween themed event running September 14-October 27, 2019.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream Jack Halloween
Jack

It’s Busch Gardens Williamsburg and the landscape is still beautiful. But now its scarier. Some of the regular entertainment like Pet Shenanigans and Howl to Coexist continue during the day. Entertainment geared toward younger visitors ends at 5:00. After that, can expect the crowd to begin growing. After 6:00, the park becomes scarier and entertainment transitions to the Halloween theme. Parents are advised that the park during Howl-O-Scream may be too scary for some.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream Halloween Landscape
Halloween Visits Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Through a combination of decorations and lighting, the park transforms to fit the Halloween theme.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream France Halloween
Busch Gardens Williamsburg France, But Scarier

Buildings get the Halloween tough through a combination of decorations, lighting, and some video

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream Ireland Grogans Pub Halloween

Watch out for the bridges. Some of them get the full Halloween treatment, too.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream Spider Bridge Halloween
Spider Bridge

Howl-O-Scream Haunted Houses

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream offers six haunted houses. These are indoor and outdoor mazes that are sure to scare you. Each has a themed story to tell. Special effects include strobe lights & fog machines. And, don’t forget the scarers who are looking forward to surprise you.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Haunted House Frostbite Halloween
Darkastle Becomes Frostbite

One thing that I missed from prior years was a haunted house scariness rating. Houses may range from mildly scary to very intense. In years past, Busch Gardens provided a ‘Jack-O-Lantern’ rating from 1-5 to help guide guests to selecting the right house for them.

Howl-O-Scream Scare Zones

There are surprises lurking around every corner. Each of Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s European themed areas gets an appropriately themed scare zone. Costumed performers engage with guests in short encounters that may startle you. In Italy, you’ll see ghosts roaming in the Garden of the Souls. Festa Italia has clowns and circus performers in Sideshow Square. In New France, get ready to encounter warriors from the North in Axe Alley while Germany has Vampire Point and England has in Ripper Row.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Scare Zone Italy Gondolier Halloween
Scary Gondolier In The Garden Of The Souls
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Scare Zone Italy Clown Halloween
Scary Clown In Sideshow Square
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Scare Zone Italy Scary Performer Halloween
Garden of the Souls

Howl-O-Scream Shows and Entertainment

During Howl-O-Scream, Busch Gardens Williamsburg produces several shows with music and dancing. You might choose to see the Monster Stomp in the Globe Theater or Night Beats Revamped in Das Festhaus.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Ween Night Beats Revamped Halloween Show Festhaus
Night Beats Revamped

Howl-O-Scream Special Food & Beverages

Several specialty beverages are offered during Howl-O-Scream. Offerings include a Ghostly Potion or a Gelatin Syringe. Drink stands are re-themed for the event. Of course the usual great selection of food, beer, and other beverages is still available.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Ween Beverage Stand Halloween
Howl-O-Scream Specialty Beverages

Cool Halloween Merchandise at Howl-O-Scream

Be sure to check out the shops at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. During Howl-O-Scream, they update the merchandise to include some interesting Halloween items.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Ween Gift Shop Halloween
Halloween Shopping At Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Ween Gift Shop Halloween
Interesting Skeleton Items
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Ween Gift Shop Halloween
Howl-O-Scream T-Shirt

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Games

During Halloween, the game prizes include some fun Halloween stuffies. Will you try your luck to win one?

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Ween Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Game Prize
Jack-O-Lantern Prizes

Howl-O-Scream Dates

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream runs Friday-Sunday September 14-October 27, 2019. A regular park ticket or annual pass will provide entry. A quick queue pass can be purchased as a way to get faster access to haunted houses and thrill rides.

Event details can be found on the Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream Website. See our Busch Gardens Williamsburg Review for general travel planning info.

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