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The photo is from last year’s live show from Howl-O-Scream where I checked interviewing a ghost off my broadcasting bucket list.

Need some motivation to get through these last insanely hot weeks of summer in Tampa Bay? Think Halloween! Just got an email from the crew at Busch Gardens with all the stuff they’ve got planned to scare you at Howl-O-Scream this year.

This year’s dates for Howl-O-Scream: September 21 through October 28. Call 1-813-884-4FUN for more info.

Howl-O-Scream 2018 returns with new experiences designed to terrify, including…


Every door in this haunted asylum leads to your worst nightmare and the doctor is accepting new patients. Have your fears turn into fate as this reality comes to life. Patients will be forced to stay awake as they receive twisted treatments from demented doctors. There are no cures for the curses inside this hospital from hell.

Simon’s Slaughterhouse – Intense experience suggested for 17 and older guests

By merely stepping inside, you have agreed to play Simon’s sick and twisted games. Entering this horrifying realm requires a journey through the Meat Market where cannibalistic creatures feast on the weak as they add to their Monster Menu of human hors d’oeuvres. Due to the intensity of Simon’s Slaughterhouse and the Meat Market, this area of the park is suggested for a 17 and older audience.

Scares are everywhere throughout Busch Gardens as creatures of the night roam the park. Not a soul is safe as Howl-O-Scream’s infamous scare zones strike fear into the hearts of all who pass through.

Camp D.O.A.

A night at this deadly campground ensures a sleepover like no other. Campers should sleep with one eye open as swamp mutants arise to make sure nobody gets a good night’s rest at this haunted marsh.

Deadly Toys

Childhood memories will be crushed as the horror comes to life. Lock up your toy box because life-size toys are heading out on a murderous rampage and no one is safe from their deadly wrath.

Hell on Wheels

Attempting to approach this apocalyptic stronghold? Think again, as this nefarious motorcycle gang is willing to do the unspeakable to protect their survival supplies. With this gruesome gang in charge, your path to survival is looking grim.

Maniac Midway

Join Sparky and his carnie crew as you step into the center ring at the “scariest show on earth.” Clowns have overtaken the midway looking for the newest stars of this horrid attraction.

Día de los Muertos

Also known as the “Day of the Dead”, Día de los Muertos will join the Howl-O-Scream event this year. This mysterious realm includes a one-of-a-kind celebration of life and a parade to honor those who have gone before us.

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