Howl-O-Scream Tampa 2003

2003 • Howl-o-Scream

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Despite the local competition’s decade-plus head start, Howl-O-Scream Tampa was deemed “America’s number one haunted theme park attraction” by HauntWorld Magazine. It wasn’t just reinforcement, but a massive, public endorsement of the event’s burgeoning strategy - elaboration before expansion. Four of the previous year’s five haunted houses returned, each with workshopped revisions and tweaks. Escape from Insanity received an entirely new story that served as a sequel for returning guests. The only new house - Darkheart’s Fear Fair - featured four different ways out. Another scarezone was added, bringing the total to a then-record five. In the spirit of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure at Universal and The Hanging at Knott's Berry Farm, Busch Gardens Tampa presented their own pop culture parody show called Eternal Reward, with an ending chosen by the audience. 

Busch Gardens® Tampa
September 26-27; October 3-4; 10-11; 16-18; 23-25; 30-31; November 1, 2003
Event Name:
Howl-O-Scream Tampa 2003
Event Phrase:
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)
5 Scare Zones
3 Shows

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Darkheart’s Fear Fair
Bird Gardens Pavilion | X/5
A NEW haunted experience with four terrifying experiences in one house! Step right up folks don’t be shy. Get four tries-not to die.
Demented Dimensions
Akbar’s Adventure Queue | X/5
An 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: Residents’ Revenge
Crown Colony Skyride Station | X/5
The asylum is open but with a new twist. The inmates are now OUTmates.-“out for your blood” mates. Welcome BACK to Sunny Meadows.
Ripper Row
Congo | 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
Bird Gardens Pavilion | 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!
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.
Speed Demons
Stanleyville | ??/5
Cross the path of these primitive beasts and it will be the last bad move you ever make.
Bridge to Stanleyville | ??/5
They come out of the night- target in sight- you’ll never know where they will strike. Be on the lookout.
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!
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!
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!
Eternal Reward
Desert Grill | ??/5
An edgy musical experience where the audience helps decide the grave outcome!
Theatre De La Morte: Guillotine Show
Crown Colony | ??/5
Sub-leased from John Bundy Productions. This 15 minute dramatization featured several classic magical illusions and pyrotechnics to chants of "Kill the Witch!" The show was previously used at a Six Flags for 13 years. After this year the area where the stage was set was converted to a DJ booth.

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