Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa

Tampa, Florida, USA

August 11, 2020 – With all the other major U.S. park Halloween Haunt events cancelled, Busch Gardens has confirmed that their annual Howl-O-Scream will take place this year, with modifications such as improved health and safety protocols and a shift toward more open-air and socially distant experiences. Live performances such as the returning “Fiends” show will be held with physically distanced bench seating, while face masks will be mandatory for guests and performers.

“The creative production team has been consulting with medical experts and has modified this year’s event content with a focus on open-air scare zones and entertainment, as well as enhanced health and safety measures, while staying true to the core of this fan-favorite experience,” a news release from the park said.

The separate-ticket event will be held over 18 nights after the park closes from Sept. 25 to Nov. 1, with ticket prices ranging from $29.99-$44.99.

Last month Kennywood, Cedar Point, Kings Island and Universal announced they were canceling this year’s edition of their Halloween events, which are wildly popular after-hours collection of haunted houses and scare zones. Walt Disney World also called off its after-hours Halloween party at Magic Kingdom.

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