Howl-O-Scream is haunting Busch Gardens Williamsburg once again, and as always, it’s a Halloween event not to be missed.
The park is open select dates through October 27, and entry to Howl-O-Scream is included with park admission. During the day, visitors can enjoy nearly all the rides and attractions they’ve come to love, including 2019’s new Finnegan’s Flyer, soaring 80 feet above the cliffs of Ireland. But by 5:45 p.m., little ones and anyone else who doesn’t love a good scare should be on the way to the car because the scares begin. (Kids attractions close at 5 p.m.)
Screams can be heard from England and Scotland to Italy, through Germany, France, and Ireland as scare zones and six haunted mazes bring out all sorts of creepies. Watch out for the invading Norsemen, Vampire Point, and more as you make your way through the park after dark. But if you need to take a break from all the scares, Howl-O-Scream features three fantastic shows in 2019, including Jack is Back in Ireland with a crew of dancing scarecrows for a disco party and the revamped Night Beats musical at Oktoberfest. Two new escape rooms are also available to visitors who are willing to pay an additional fee.
While haunts and scares are certainly what Howl-O-Scream is so great at delivering, the daytime hours offer family-friendly activities at a special Sesame Street Halloween Event, “The Count’s Spooktacular”, on Saturdays and Sundays. Children under 9 are encouraged to come dressed up and join the costume parade and other activities. Just remember, the Count’s Spooktacular closes at 5 p.m.