Prepared to be scared at Busch Gardens

You don't have to wait until Halloween to get your frights, thanks to Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens where the spirit of Halloween comes to life with creepy creatures walking around, live shows and haunted villages.

This year, the theme park is adding a new haunted house: "FrostBite" replaces the retired "Bitten" and gives the park seven haunted houses total. FrostBite takes place in an enchanted dark castle, located inside the park's Curse of DarKastle attraction.

Howl-O-Scream will also offer four themed shows and a haunted house tour. Tempesto, Griffon and the Curse of DarKastle will be open to park-goes as well.

Busch Gardens asks that guests use discretion when bringing children to Howl-O-Scream.

The themed event is included with guests regular admission into Busch Gardens. Howl-O-Scream takes place beginning at 6 p.m. on select dates from Sept. 23- Oct. 29. For more information or to buy tickets, visit

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