Howl-O-Scream Tampa 2002

2002 • Howl-o-Scream

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Horror here to stay.

Howl-O-Scream had become a hit, but nobody realized how big it was, including Busch Gardens. On opening night, after park ops deemed overflow parking lots unnecessary, cars wrapped the property waiting to get in. Under the watchful eye sockets of the Death Spirit, visitors endured more haunted houses and scare zones than ever before. Escape from Insanity returned from the year prior with minor enhancements, beginning a Busch Gardens tradition of keeping and improving fan-favorite haunts. For the first time since the event’s 1999 founding, the Myombe Reserve trail that had been used as both a maze and scarezone was not used at all. The Mortuary, an early Howl-O-Scream staple based on the step-by-step burial process, made its debut. 

Busch Gardens® Tampa
September 27 - November 2; Fridays and Saturdays, 2002
Event Name:
Howl-O-Scream Tampa 2002
Event Phrase:
Face Your Fear
7:30 PM-1:00 AM (Non-Peak)
7:30 PM-2:00 AM (Peak Nights)
$25.95 +tax - $49.95 +tax
6 Maze(s)
4 Scare Zones
2 Shows

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Bloody Bayou
Bird Gardens Pavilion | X/5
The Bayou Clan has been waiting all year for more "talent" to cast in their homemade movies. They worship horror movies. They live and die by them. And you will too. They want you to come. They need you to come. But steer clear if you know what's good for you. They mean to make you star in their nightmare versions of everyone's favorite cult classic horror movies.
Demented Dimensions
Akbar’s Adventure Queue | X/5
In archeological expedition has unearthed another world — a place of alien creation buried deep within the fiery earth. Here you will be transported to places the mind could never conceive and your soul will always fear. Something is in here with you... You've entered Demented Dimensions. (Best when viewed in 3-D Glasses.)
Escape From Insanity
Crown Colony Skyride Station | X/5
The asylum is open. The inmates are back. The staff is ready and waiting. Come by for a visit. We’ve spruced up the place. We really really really want you to stay. Welcome to Sunny Meadows — there's always room for one more in the asylum. We'll leave the light on for you.
Ripper Row
Nairobi Pavilion | X/5
A horrible black labyrinth… streets of rancid decay walls slimy with ooze this wretched alley has become home to robbers by day murderers by night. Jack the Ripper leads them all luring innocents in this dead end. We've all heard of him. We fear his legend. Now come live his terror.
The Mortuary
Employee Parking Lot | X/5
Ring a-round the roses. A pocket full of posies. Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down! A harmless rhyme from childhood? Or the reality none of us can escape? It's really about dying a song about death. Death leads to funerals cremations and underground burials. And in the Mortuary it all leads to YOU.
Ubanga Banga Bumper Cars | X/5
You’ve been invited to the party of the season. But who's the host and what's behind that sliding wall? Curiosity killed the cat but you won't have it that easy. Go behind the wall. Enter the darkness. Feel the coldness. Don't show your fear. Your mystery host wants you and fear only makes it worse. You're just another victim as easy to come by as a Halloween Party invitation. No R.S.V.P. necessary!
Grisly Gardens
Congo | ??/5
"Scary Scary quite contrary my how the garden has GROWN! Evil's roots have spread and taken over every inch of this once peaceful ground. Now there's really NO ESCAPE — This forgotten garden has become a horrible breeding ground where once-majestic statues now spread fear and terror. Their eyes are watching you. Welcome to the Grisly Gardens... please don't pick the flowers!"
Bird Gardens Pavilion | ??/5
This is a future where Bad is a way of life. The national pastime has become hunting chasing horrifying and maiming. This is a catastrophic world that has been overtaken by the X-treme. You will race for your very life while rogue hoodlums compete to see who can take you down first. They know X-actly what they want. They X-amine every possible move. Then they X-plode with the challenge of being the first to make you pay. Determined to fulfill their destiny they are The X-ECUTIONERS! They're bad to the bone!
Agony Express
Nairobi Train Station | ??/5
As you approach the station the lined-up travelers seem so eager to board the Express. Their faces glow in anticipation of the journey ahead. How naive they really are. Something in you stirs as you realize that things aren't quite right. Your instincts tell you to board but you can't... the Loco-monsters have other plans for you!
Timbuktu | ??/5
If there were another way around you would take it. You can feel that this is a wicked place. It’s as if there is a wall of superstition and evil that you have to pass through just to enter the area. The air is thick with electricity danger is near. Will you pass through untouched? Or enter at your own risk? It's hard to tell who will be CURSED.
Das Fest Haus | ??/5
Don't miss the all new RIP TV II hosted by the evil rotting Gor E. Decay. Join an entire new batch of guest stars from the top of the charts and the big screen for possibly their final performances! The all new gothic show is filled with a cast of corpses and rotting body parts making this literally a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Stanleyville Theater | ??/5
Dr. Freakinstien is designing his latest and greatest creation. Join him and his assistants Igor and the sultry nurses with all of his monster friends for a monster ball full of music dance and a few unexpected surprises!

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