Busch Gardens Tampa Bay releases details on new Howl-O-Scream scare zones

Also, there will be no indoor haunted houses this year and no costumes will be allowed.

click to enlarge Busch Gardens Tampa Bay releases details on new Howl-O-Scream scare zones
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Busch Gardens Bay Tampa Bay announced four new scare zone this afternoon for its annual Howl-O-Scream, a Halloween-themed event that is set to open on September 25.

The four new scare zones include Lycan Landing, set in an isolated campground; The Shortcut, in a cemetery; The Junkyard, and The Escape, which centers around escaped penitentiary inmates. Six other zones will be featured throughout the event, and guests can also attend the fan-favorite Fiends show while traveling between scare zones and rollercoasters.

This year, reservations are required for the event, and the park says it has consulted with medical professionals to account for social distancing and maintain proper cleanliness due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also, there will be no indoor haunted houses this year and no costumes will be allowed.

Howl-O-Scream will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from Sept. 25  to Nov. 1. Face coverings are required for entry, and single night-tickets begin at $29.99. 

While some popular Halloween attractions like Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights have decided not to open this year, other local Halloween events including ZooTampa’s Creatures of the Night, Scream-A-Geddon, and Pirate Taxi’s Haunted River Tours, are moving forward with their plans.

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