Howl-O-Scream Tampa 2017

2017 • Howl-o-Scream

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New tricks, old treats.

For the first time since 2011, zombies took center stage at Howl-O-Scream, smiling wide on park maps and lurking in its darkest corners. They returned for the debut of a new and unusual house, Undead Arena Live. Unlike previous multiple-choice mazes at Busch Gardens, guests picked their path at the entrance, with all of them eventually leading to the same grand finale. Though reception was mixed to the game-show theme, the branching design was retained for a more successful maze the following year. Scarezones returned in force, with five elaborately themed hunting grounds in addition to the roving hordes. As a tribute to the event’s past and the performers that made it worth remembering, a special horde called the Silver Devils was comprised solely of Howl-O-Scream veterans. After years of technical difficulties, Zombie Containment Unit 15 and its laser tag arsenal would finally retire. For the first time, “coaster creeps” boarded select roller coasters to ride alongside guests.

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Howl-O-Scream Tampa 2017
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7:30 PM-1:00 AM (Non-Peak)
7:30 PM-2:00 AM (Peak Nights)
$39.99 +tax - $46.99 +tax
7 Maze(s)
5 Scare Zones
1 Shows

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Death Water Bayou 
Myombe Reserve | X/5
Escape the depths of the Bayou before you fall victim to the Voodoo Queen’s spell. In the depths of the Bayou the Voodoo Queen and her sadistic creatures transform wanderers into evil minions with dark magic. Descend into the swamps if you dare as you try to escape the evils that lurk in the shadows. Get out before you fall victim to her spell.
Demented Dimensions
Pantopia Warehouse | X/5
Constructed above a vortex of otherworldly energies the abandoned Sterling Manor hold doors to unwanted worlds creating a series of portals in Demented Dimensions. Every room and hallway leads to a different universe where the rules of your world do not apply and escape is nearly impossible.
Motel Hell 
Morocco/Nairobi Building | X/5
Nightmares become reality at this deserted motel once you realize why it’s conveniently vacant. The paranormal presence of its former owners still lurks on the untouched property mysteriously preventing the brave souls who have attempted to tear it down. Guests who dare to enter will find themselves face-to-face with their worst nightmares and inescapable fate.
The Black Spot 
Stanleyville | X/5
An infamous pirate has you marked for death and he has you right where he wants you. When Saw Tooth Silas an infamous pirate decides that one should no longer exist he marks them for death. Victims are then sent to The Black Spot where they meet their horrifying end. The trick lies within the dimly-lit corners of the mysterious hideaway holding the secret to escape… or demise.
Undead Arena: Live 
Bird Gardens Pavilion | X/5
In a post-apocalyptic world survivors of the Great Conflict have been divided into The Worthy and The Unworthy. Now for sport you are The Unworthy and the stars of a gruesome event at the Undead Arena: Live. Invaded with Brain Eaters this gauntlet is an almost impossible feat -with no guarantee that your group will stay together.
Bird Gardens Pavilion | X/5
During maintenance at the park an excavation crew uncovered a centuries-old house buried deep beneath the ground. Upon entering the house a sinister force is unearthed. The vengeful demon takes her revenge by collecting the eyes of all who enter the house.
Zombie Containment Unit 15: Moving Targets 
Tut’s Tomb | X/5
It’s up to you to hold off an undead mob of ravenous zombies. An undead invasion leads to a containment failure in Z.C.U.15 leaving zombies in search of flesh. Armed with only a Z.E.D. (Zombie Eradication Device) you’re the next target and it’s up to you to hold off an undead mob in this interactive zombie hunting experience.
Meat Market
Bird Gardens Pavilion | ??/5
Watch a band of sinister and cannibalistic creatures feast on the weak. They might just smell your fear and add you to their monstrous menu. 
Carnie Camp 
Bird Gardens Pavilion | ??/5
The backstage area of an old carnival breathes new life with its dirty inhabitants. Eerie street-fair music fills the air as spine-chilling fairground performers prowl for new test subjects to be featured in the next spectacle of this horrid attraction.
The Playground 
Nairobi Train Station | ??/5
A paranormal Playground lurks in the shadows of Howl-O-Scream 2017. Squeaking swings and rusty merry-go-rounds are now inhabited by hordes of deadly toys and lost children eager to stalk unsuspecting guests.
Jungala | ??/5
Dare to enter through the perils of the post-apocalyptic Wasteland where scenes of past and present atrocities still linger in an abandoned strip of roadway. Rush through the rusting and rotting piles of debris because those who remain will do the unimaginable to survive and make escape nearly impossible for newcomers.  
Class Deceased 
Morocco | ??/5
See what happens when savage school kids punish their cruel headmaster in this abandoned schoolhouse-inspired scare zone. Our Facebook fans voted to name this scare zone and now you can experience the terror first hand.
Stanleyville Theater | ??/5
Dr. Freakenstein and his naughty nurses are ready to bring Frankenstein's monster to life in a monster ball full of music and dancing and a few surprises.

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