Busch Gardens is transformed into a vast Halloween-land full of dark corners and spooky thrills featuring 5 haunted houses, themed scare zones, and two shows, plus dining, shopping and rollercoasters in the dark. Offering a full theme park of fun and frights, this is Tampa Bay’s largest Halloween event.

2023’s lineup includes the new “D.H. Baggum’s Circus of Fear”, a continuation of the vampire uprising in a retooled “The Forgotten”, plus 2022 favorites “The Stranglewood Estate”, “Witch In The Woods” and “The Residence: Home For the Holidays”. Both the acrobatic “Cirque X-Scream” and live music “Rock the Grave” are included, plus scare zones including Raven’s Mill, Beyond the Veil and Junkyard.


$35-105. Varies by day with Fridays and Saturdays being more. Tix are more in person. VIP and combo tix are also available. Many sales and deals available esp before Sept.

Indoor or Outdoor

Outdoor. Weather will effect operations.


$25+ paved lot with shuttle to gate. Price could fluctuate based on demand.


Many full restrooms.

Food & Drink

Wide variety of theme park options, plus Halloween-themed food and drinks.


Yes, many options.

Other Entertainment

A full theme park including the many rollercoasters and event-specific shows plus games and shopping.

Other Frightful Facts

A variety of ticket options are available including multi-park passes that allow you to also visit SeaWorld Orlando's Howl-O-Scream.

Howl-o-scream is not included with daytime admission but you can enter the park as early as 5PM even though it's not dark yet.