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You sure don't want to miss this frightening annual event. This year, SeaWorld has taken the scare factor up a notch with their thrilling and chilling attraction, Howl-O-Scream. You'll finally get to face those lingering fears by venturing into haunted houses, soaring on adrenaline-pumping rides, and witnessing spine-chilling shows. We'll take you through everything you need to know about SeaWorld's Howl-O-Scream, from the origin and inspiration behind it to exclusive features only found at Howl-O-Scream. Let's get you tickets and prepare you for a night of frightful fun.
The Origin and Inspiration Behind Howl-O-Scream
Howl-O-Scream Orlando began its newly haunting journey in 2021. In recent years, the event has drawn inspiration from Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream and Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights, aiming to create an equally thrilling and spooky experience for guests. SeaWorld's Howl-O-Scream now brings this tradition to the Orlando area during the Halloween season, featuring haunted houses, scare zones, live shows, and good eats.
Diving into the Horrors of Howl-O-Scream
With 5 haunted houses and 7 scare zones, guests can immerse themselves in the spooky atmosphere while encountering terrifying characters like The Sirens, Siren Minions, and Camo. You'll also experience captivating street shows and sit-down shows, including voodoo and pirate-themed performances. Rest assured, SeaWorld has implemented safety measures to ensure everyone's enjoyment and security during all roaming haunts.
Highlighting the Major Attractions at Howl-O-Scream
Once you enter the park you'll have the choice to go left or right. Going left will take you to CarnEvil Pier, CarnEvil Curiosities, Longshoremen Tavern, Blood Light District, and Blood Beckoning. Going right will prompt you to D3LER1UM666, Beneath the Ice, Tormented, and Toxic Turmoil. See below for a full list of haunted houses, scare zones, shows, and themed bar experiences.
5 Haunted Houses:
7 Scare Zones:
3 Terrifying Shows:
5 Themed Bar Experiences:
*Note there is a great option to purchase a food & drink sampling lanyard which includes 3-5 full size drinks and 1-2 food items of your choice depending on the package purchased. For more information on the additional cost view their Evil Upgrades online or purchase during the event.
It's an obvious added plus that the most popular rides at SeaWorld are still open during the event. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you brave the belly drops and flutters of Mako, one of Florida's top roller coasters. Other rides that are open and worth hopping in line for are Manta, Pipeline, and Ice Breaker SeaWorld.
Exclusive Tips to Know
When is the Best Time to Experience Howl-O-Scream?
The thrills and scares of Howl-O-Scream run on select dates from September 8 until October 31. Saturdays and Sundays are recommended for maximum enjoyment, though if your goal is to experience it all with the benefit of shorter wait times, we recommend visiting on a Thursday or Friday. You'll also get to decide how early you want to arrive, as the terrors begin promptly at 7:00PM until midnight. That said, we suggest getting there when it begins as people tend to wait until it gets darker. This is a great opportunity to hop in line for a haunted house or two, and when the sun sets, you can navigate the scare zones in their natural setting: darkness.
Evaluating the Cost of Howl-O-Scream
When planning your visit to Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld Orlando, it's essential to consider the cost of park admission and what your intentions are. If you're set on experiencing it all in one night, it's best to purchase a single-night ticket starting at $44.99. If you're looking for more of a, shall we say "boujie" experience, their VIP Terror Tour will cost you $299.99 (but for good reason, as this includes everything you'd desire in a theme park ticket).
Parking needs to be taken into consideration as well. Currently, VIP Parking is $60, Preferring Parking is $45, General Parking is $30, and RV Parking is $45.
Are there any Special Packages or Discounts for Howl-O-Scream?
If you're looking for a combination of single-night tickets plus resort stay, our discounted Howl-O-Scream vacation package will do the trick. Otherwise, you can explore their ticket options ranging from Unlimited Admission and Any Night Ticket to a Fear Pass and VIP Terror Tour. For more information on tickets visit their website.
Exclusive Features Only Found at Howl-O-Scream
Aside from the insane details decking out the park, a cool drink feature only found at Howl-O-Scream is their blood bag infused with vodka, pomegranate, dragon fruit, and lime juice. Another is their Chipotle Cricket Sandwich and Grasshopper Tacos which, as you'd guess, have real bugs in them. Do you dare sample these creepy crawlies?
Another great feature is the Coca-Cola Freestyle station located next to Ice Breaker roller coaster, where you can enjoy free refreshments. Grab a cup, fill up on your favorite Coca-Cola product, and continue on.
Can You Survive the Entire Night at Howl-O-Scream?
Absolutely, so we think. Not only will you challenge your courage with a night of heart-pounding scares at Howl-O-Scream, but you'll have ample time to enjoy all there is to see and experience. Arrive early, have your map in hand, and keep your eyes peeled for what lurks behind the shadows. Only then will you confidently be able to walk away to tell the story.
For those who are iffy about Halloween events, we can guarantee you'd have a great time at SeaWorld's big Halloween event. Though the characters are scary, they also take into consideration everyone's scare factor, and are trained to know when to hit the pause button.
Preparing for an Unforgettable Night at Howl-O-Scream
Ready for the best tip to prepare for Howl-O-Scream? Dress comfortably. In order to fully enjoy the running, screaming, and heart-pounding excitement, you'll want to feel good doing so, especially if it happens to rain. To minimize wait times, you'll also want to arrive early. Grab your loved ones and experience the terrifying adventure together. Stay hydrated and energized throughout the night by bringing or purchasing snacks and water. And most importantly, remember to follow all safety guidelines and be aware of any specific rules or restrictions such as no costume masks and flash photography.
What Else Can You Explore at SeaWorld?
Looking for more than just scares? Aside from the rides and thrills, the Halloween festive environment offers up fantastic decorations and sightseeing opportunities. Make sure you take some time to stop and be present to the scenery around you. Bask in the beautiful bright lights that illuminate waterfront views of the park's lake. Indulge in delicious food and drinks available throughout the park. If you have time, capture memories with a photo or two to look back on.
How to Purchase Tickets for Howl-O-Scream?
To purchase tickets for Howl-O-Scream, you have two options. You can buy them directly from SeaWorld Orlando or through Westgate Reservations. Enjoy Howl-O-Scream tickets and accommodations with over 65% in direct savings! It is advisable to purchase in advance to secure your preferred dates and times.
Is Howl-O-Scream Worth the Scares and Screams?
As one of Central Florida's premier Halloween events, Howl-O-Scream Orlando is definitely worth the visit. Howl-O-Scream has even garnered recognition from USA Today's 10Best Theme Park Halloween events! It's at SeaWorld Orlando where you'll enjoy a unique combination of a theme park and haunted house experience, creating unforgettable spooky moments with your partner(s) in crime. The spirit of Halloween with its scares, screams, and thrills is waiting for you.
Let the Frights Begin
To wrap up, this SeaWorld Halloween event is the ultimate uncanny experience that promises unforgettable festivities. With its unique attractions, exclusive features, and diverse offerings for mature age groups, it notoriously sets itself apart from other Halloween events. Whether you're a horror enthusiast or simply looking for a fun night out, Howl-O-Scream has something for all. So, gather your courage, prepare for a night of frights, and get ready to create memories that will haunt you for years to come at SeaWorld's Howl-O-Scream.
If your need is an event for the entire family, be sure to check out SeaWorld Spooktacular to enjoy the Halloween fun alongside Elmo, The Count, Big Bird, and friends.
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